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Shopping on Amazon? See Compton Jr. Posse fund-raiser…

From Horsetrader sales staff - December 18th, 2014

You can help support a worthy organization while doing your Christmas and holiday shopping! Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Compton Junior Posse Youth Equestrian Program whenever you shop on Smile.Amazon.com. Compton Junior Posse, established in 1988, has been committed to keeping kids on horses and off the streets. It’s goal is to continue to provide a safe haven for at-risk youth, guiding both academic and career choices, and to develop an acceptance of socio-economic and cultural diversity. Learn more by checking out their ad on page 7, and visit www.ComptonJrPosse.org!

Fairgrounds facelift will unveil at 2015 Horse Expo Pomona!

From Horsetrader sales staff - December 4th, 2014

Each year, the team behind the Horse Expo Pomona updates its Expo event at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds, and this year, some of the innovations will be the venue itself! A new entry gate for closer parking plus moving the main horse arena and practice arena closer to the Expo halls are just two of the great updates for the 2015 Expo Pomona, scheduled for Jan. 30-Feb. 1 at the Fairplex in Pomona. Horse Expo Pomona offers something for every horse enthusiast. Learn from renowned professionals such as Chris Cox, Craig Cameron, Jonathan Field, Kalley Krickeberg, Brandi Lyons, Larry Whitesell and many more! Popular returning attractions will be the California Classic, Young Rider Park, Breed Revelation, Trail Symposium, University, Ultimate Super Horse, and the Great American Truck Display.  More than 300 exhibits will offer the latest products and services from riding apparel, tack, nutrition, horse supplies and trailers to art, jewelry, equipment and items for your home and ranch.  For more info, call (800) 352-2411, or see the ad on page 20. For discounted tickets, schedules and a complete list of clinicians, go to or visit www.horseexpoevents.com.

Something special for Christmas at Big Horse in Temecula

From Horsetrader sales staff - November 20th, 2014

How is your Holiday shopping coming along?

How is your Holiday shopping coming along?

How can you prevent a holiday shopping disaster? Shop at Big Horse Feed and Mercantile in Temecula for a great selection of gifts, feed, tack, apparel, horse equipment and more, and take advantage of “Ladies Night”! For one night only, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, ladies can come, shop early, enjoy food and refreshments — all while you receiving 20 percent off on your Christmas shopping. Plus, sign up for the Big Horse Gift Registry and receive 15 percent off your purchase (limitations apply) on items listed on your gift registry or the registry of your loved ones and friends. Avoid a “gift-giving tragedy — be a hero and shop Big Horse… they’ll even gift wrap it for you! For more information, see the Big Horse ad on page 31, or call (951) 676-2544.

Kahoots Grand Opening in Norco is on Nov. 22

From Horsetrader sales staff - November 6th, 2014

Kahoots Feed & Pet is celebrating its Norco Grand Opening on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be free food, live music, prizes, kid’s activities and samples of Kahoots premium exclusive brand foods. Norco store manager Matt Clark says, “Thank you for welcoming us into your community. Nothing makes us more proud than to bring our company to the wonderful city of Norco. When we started our company in 1987, our hopes were not only to offer premium quality products to pets and livestock of all types, but to be the leader in service for our customers. We strongly feel we will be able to bring this experience to Norco and are very excited to be a part of this growing community.” Kahoots offers a variety of quality products at affordable prices, including Kahoots exclusive brand feeds, pet foods and supplements. They also offer a variety of services, such as low-cost vaccination clinics, anesthesia-free pet teeth cleaning and pet adoptions. The friendly and knowledgeable staff looks forward to seeing you and serving Horsetown USA! You can reach the store at (951) 371-4000, and see the Kahoots ad on page 15.

World Cup contest in Del Mar will be truly scary

From the Horsetrader sales staff - October 15th, 2014

Looking for a frightfully fun time? Don’t miss the Del Mar International Horse Show and Halloween Celebration, scheduled Oct. 15-26, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds! This amazing event features world-class show jumping, hunter and jumper championships, year-end finals and special Halloween festivities. Show highlights include the Villas at Rancho Valencia World Cup Grand Prix of Del Mar, the GGT Footing Grand Prix Series Finale, the Grand Prix Hunter Derby Final and much more. Sat., Oct. 25th will feature the Del Mar Halloween Costume Competition – watch as zombies, ghosts, witches, goblins and more vie to frighten and spook the judges. Plus, all of the videos from Horsetrader.com “Funniest Horse Video Contest” will be presented and

Get ready: It’s Broken Horn’s huge Western sale!

From Horsetrader sales staff - October 2nd, 2014

Mark you calendars for Broken Horn’s Seventh Annual All Western Sale! One of Southern California’s most popular sales, this event will be held two days only, on Oct. 18-19, with Saturday’s hours 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday’s from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Great specials and deep discounts will be available on a variety of inventory, including horse products, supplies, apparel and Western tack. One of the highlights are the hourly drawings for great prizes — along with three Grand Prize Saddle drawings held on Sunday at 4 p.m. You must dress Western to enter the drawings; for example, a pair of Wrangler jeans, Western boots, a Western shirt or a cowboy hat. Since 1956, Broken Horn has been the West’s largest tack store and a premier manufacturer of quality tack, custom saddles, year-end awards, tack repair and so much more! See their center spread ads on pages 44-45, or call (626) 337-4266 to learn more.

October will be a busy cow horse month – north and south!

From Horsetrader sales staff - September 18th, 2014

California’s two major regional affiliates of the National Reined Cow Horse Association kick into high gear in October with their respective line-ups of events.

$1,000 cash for funniest horse video in Horsetrader.com contest

From Horsetrader sales staff - September 4th, 2014

The Horsetrader.com Funniest Horse Video Contest is back! Upload your funny videos to YouTube and them enter them on Horsetrader.com, and then invite your friends to vote! Cash prizes are: first place, $1,000; second place, $300 and third place, $200 – plus, there is a “People’s Choice” award of $500 given to whichever entry gets the most online votes! The contest is in conjunction with the Del Mar International Horse Show, where the winner will be announced and the Top 10 videos will be played on the big screen the night of the Villas at Rancho Valencia World Cup Grand Prix of Del Mar Oct. 25! In addition to top level competition including world-class show jumping, hunter and jumper championships and year-end finals, the popular Del Mar International has an abundance of fun.

In addition to the World Cup qualifier, show highlights will include the GGT Footing Grand Prix Series Final and the PCHA/Equine Insurance Children’s/Adult Hunter Championships, and much more! Don’t miss the annual Flash Mob and a special appearance by Michael Jackson, on Saturday night, Oct. 25th, at the Halloween Celebration. Cash prizes will be given for the best costumes! Join in the video contest at www.horsetrader.com/2014-video-contest, and check out the great show line-up at www.WestPalmsEvents.com for schedules, details and more info. See the ad on page 25!

Sgt. Reckless climbs toward Camp Pendleton with fund-raiser

From Horsetrader sales staff - August 21st, 2014

The heartfelt campaign to bring a memorial for Korean War hero Sgt. Reckless comes to Camp Pendleton on Sept. 13, as the Camp Pendleton Historical Society will host a fund-raiser to assist building a memorial for the mare. Spearheaded by author Robin Hutton of Los Angeles, the proposed monument would duplicate the stunning statue by sculptor Jocelyn Russell dedicated last July at the National Museum for the Marine Corps in Quantico. Sgt. Reckless, who once carried 386 rounds– about five tons– 35 miles through rice paddies and up steep hills while enemy fire roared around her, was retired and buried at Camp Pendleton. The fund-raiser will be held at the historic Las Flores Adobe on the base, and it will include architectural tours, a book signing by Hutton with her book, “Sgt. Reckless, America’s Warhorse,” plus other activities including a war dog demonstration, Indian basket weaving, food, music, silent auction and more. Camp Pendleton CPHS will match any funds raised, dollar-for-dollar, up to $30,000! See the ad on page 87, and learn more about this amazing project, at CampPendletonHistoricalSociety.org. For a moving glimpse at the story of Sgt. Reckless, visit www.sgtreckless.com/Reckless/Movie.html

Draft Horses and equipment head to Tulare this fall

From Horsetrader sales staff - August 7th, 2014

The California Draft Horse and Equipment Sale returns to the Tulare County Fairgrounds on Oct. 30-Nov. 1, and consignments are under way for draft and saddle horses, mules, wagons, carriages, buggies, tack, horse trailers, antiques and collectibles. Visitors to this popular annual event can enjoy a free Draft Horse driving clinic conducted by the California Draft Horse and Mule Association, as well as the Fall Packers Challenge, hosted by the American Mule Association, and a Friesian demonstration and clinics with Jerry Tindell. See the ad on page 86, and for more info or a free brochure, call Dan at (559) 334-7731.