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December 2018 record high seller, 4 year old palomino gelding at $100,000.

The renowned Twombly Performance Horse Sale is ramping up for its July 26-27 dates in Cheyenne, Wyom. The sale takes place during the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo—on the street in front of the Cheyenne Depot Museum. Twombly Performance Horses at Coyote Slide Ranch, located in the hills of western Nebraska, specializes in training and selling top quality geldings and mares. They offer conformation, dispositions, color and great pedigree and athletic ability. Ranch, trail, roping and reining are the ranch’s main focus, known for a style and flash. Twombly rides its horses through thick brush, up and down big hills and steep canyons. The horses are trained to be soft in the face and take their correct leads, stop on “whoa” command and to move away from the neck rein and leg pressure. All the horses offered in Twombly sales are owned and ridden by the Twombly family, nd they want to match a potential buyer with the perfect horse for them—and they intend to do whatever it takes to make that happen! Two major horse sales are held each year—the July sale in Cheyenne and the December sale in Las Vegas, Nev., during the National Finals Rodeo. The summer sale preview will be held Friday, July 26, at 6 p.m., and the sale will be held Saturday, July 27, at 5:30 p.m. Phone bids are welcome, and to view an online catalog with photos and video, visit www.TwomblyHorse.com. See ad on page 57, and direct any questions to (308) 783-1866.

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Come ride and learn with “The Six Million Dollar Man,” world-renowned reiner Shawn Flarida, when he comes to Southern California May 11-12 for a two-day clinic at Hansen Dam Horse Park in Lake View Terrace. Flarida is known not only for being the man in the green shirt, but also as the man winning the green: He’s the first to top the $6 million mark in earnings and also is the National Reining Horse Association’s all-time leading money-earner. His accolades include winning the NRHA Open Futurity championship six times and winning the All-American Quarter Horse Congress Futurity 11 times.

This special clinic will be presented by Ariat, LEGISequine.com, Foran Performance Horses, and Langer Equestrian Group. Professionals will ride May 11, with non-pros on the following day. Cost is $450 per day, with auditors welcome for $50 per day or $80 for the weekend. Each rider will receive lunch and two one-day audit passes, and the first fifty auditors will receive gift bags with a $25 online gift certificate to Ariat. Stalls and RV space are available. Contact Marnye@langershows.com for more information, or call (818) 563-3250, ext. 6. See ad on page 21.

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Winter is behind us, and as attractive as hillsides in a poppy superbloom comes April! Two major events that have been part of the Southern California landscape for decades take place this month. First, the 49th Annual Norco Horseweek comes to Horsetown USA from April 12-21. It’s a grand celebration of equestrian life, for those horsepeople in Norco and throughout the region. There is always something for everyone, young and not-so-young. Be sure to check out the happenings and schedule on page 40, and then plan a visit to to see what makes Norco so special—its people!

Also this month, the 74th Annual Del Mar National Horse Show comes to the Del Mar Fairgrounds for three weeks of variety, top competition, and fun. This event is truly a treasure historically, and its ongoing relevance in today’s world is special. Don’t miss the preview that begins on page 34.

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In the tradition of the venerable Fiesta of the Spanish Horse, a new springtime event will bring the Los Angeles Equestrian Center to life April 25-28—the inaugural Burbank Showcase Multi Breed Horse Show.

The Burbank Showcase will honor the tradition originated and then run by Fiesta of the Spanish Horse for more than 20 years, helping the non-profit organization in its quest to find a cure for cancer, the beneficiary cause this year.

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The Backcountry Horsemen of California’s annual Rendezvous will return to Norco this year, giving Southern California horsepeople a chance to learn about horsemanship, trail use and preservation and more. The 2019 conference, titled “Preserving Trails for Future Generations”, is set for March 29-31 at the George Ingalls Equestrian Event Center. The BCHC Rendezvous features equine training clinicians, scores of vendors, horse and mule packing seminars, “Gentle-use/Leave No Trace” classes, Western Art Show, awards and accolades, Dutch Oven Cook-off, Trail Challenge, Beer and Wine tasting, Cowboy Church, Youth classes, raffles and auction. There is always lots to learn, lots of fun, and plenty of horses and mules.

The beginnings of BCHC started in 1981, when a group of private and commercial packers met to form the High Sierra Stock Users Association with the purpose of representing horsemen in dealings with the administrators of public lands.

GGT-Footing sets the standard for Western discipline arenas, too

From Horsetrader sales staff - December 28th, 2018

wordpress_column_ingateChelsey Berkstresser has joined the team at GGT-Footing, and her enthusiastic attitude and knowledge of western riding disciplines will help spread the benefits of the GGT’s great products into the western pleasure and western markets. Growing up in the horse industry with a grandfather who bred Quarter Horses and Appaloosas, Chelsea is no newcomer to the equine industry. She showed Western Pleasure as a young girl before turning to working cow horse. In 2009, she represented the state of Pennsylvania and the PRCA as Miss Rodeo Pennsylvania. She currently competes in working cow horse events and is a show producer for the RSTPA.

Meanwhile, GGT-Footing anticipates its groomers will revolutionize the ease and effectiveness of keeping arena footings in their best condition. They were developed especially for the care and levelling of uneven surfaces and geotextile soils as well as for sandy underground. Their construction is robust, and the handling is easy. Because of their compact and modular design, the device requires little space and offers one of the best price/performance ratios on the market.

EquestFest returns this month better than ever!

From Horsetrader sales staff - November 30th, 2018

wordpress_column_ingateThe Tournament of Roses EquestFest presented by Wells Fargo, is coming soon to the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank on Saturday, Dec. 29. Don’t miss the opportunity to be “up close and personal” with your favorite equestrian units from this year’s fabulous parade.
The very first Tournament of Roses parade took place on January 1, 1890, when Grand Marshal Francis Rowland and President Charles Holder mounted their favorite horses and led the Rose Parade through Pasadena. In 1920, the 31st Annual Rose Parade marked the end of the horse-drawn era and ushered in the innovation of motor-driven floats, powered by electric and gasoline engines. Over the years, the organizing committees have recognized and honored the horse-heritage of this great event. This year, 18 of the nearly 90 participants in the Tournament of Roses parade are equestrian.
Talented equestrians have performed many favorite and iconic roles, from pony races and chariot races, to beautiful horse-drawn carriages and horse-drawn floats. A tradition as old as the Tournament of Roses® itself, equestrian units remain an irreplaceable part of America’s New Year Celebration®. A wide variety of horse breeds entertain spectators, each with their own style and grace. Previous breeds have included Curly Horses, American Saddlebreds, Gypsy Cobs, Andalusians, Miniature Horses, Draft Horses, Quarter Horses and more.

Ho-ho-Horsetrader Gift Guide ready in print and online

From Horsetrader sales staff - November 2nd, 2018

wordpress_column_ingateAt a quandary as to where to find the perfect items for all the horse-happy people on your holiday gift-giving list? Be sure to check out the Ho-Ho-Horsetrader Holiday Gift Guide on pages 22-23. You’ll find everything from bling aprons, shirts, hats, and window decals; to home décor and furnishings; to tack, apparel, grooming and stable equipment; to blankets and coats for your horse and pets; and so much more.

Several of our stores are having sales in November! Broken Horn Saddlery in Baldwin Park (see ad on page 7) and Thrifty Horse in Norco (page 45) are both having big “Black Friday” sales on Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 23-25. Deer Springs Feed & Supply in San Marcos (page 3) is hosting their annual Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, Nov. 24 including photos with Santa for you and your pets. Inland Vet Supply both in Norco and Temecula (page 2) have all your essentials and Kruse Feed in La Habra (page 9) along with four other Standlee dealers, have a special coupon offer on their premium forage.

Be sure to shop early for the best selection, and by all means, say you saw it in the California Horsetrader. Give us a call at (760) 546-1184 if you have a gifty item you’d like to advertiser in our December Holiday Gift Guide.

Lynn Palm teaches Western Dressage, Ranch Riding Oct. 20-21

From Horsetrader sales staff - October 4th, 2018

Lynn Palm

Lynn Palm

California Western Dressage Association will present a Western Dressage and Ranch Riding Clinic with Lynn Palm Oct. 20-21 at the George Ingall’s Equestrian Event Center in Norco. Palm is a world-renowned trainer, clinician, author and judge with a long list of accomplishments including 34 AQHA World and Reserve World Championships, seven Western Dressage Association of America™ World Championships and four “Superhorse” Championships. The four-time AQHA World CHampionship Show judge has performed over 50 bridleless exhibitions with the legendary Rugged Lark, and she also performed western dressage freestyle exhibitions at the 2017 FEI World Cup Finals Dressage Showcase. Don’t’ miss this opportunity to learn from a world class professional. Sharpen your ranch riding skills and learn how you can use western dressage to improve what you do with your equine partner in the “dressage court”, as well as in other disciplines—or out on the trail. Award-winning equestrian journalist Jennifer Forsberg Meyers quotes Lynn Palm as on western dressage, “You’ll love the control you gain…adding that it’s all without a bigger bit, without sharper spurs.”

This is it! Broken Horn Saddlery’s BIG sale Sept. 15-16

From Horsetrader sales staff - August 31st, 2018

wordpress_column_ingateThe “Sale of Sales” is coming to Your Equestrian Superstore on Sept. 15-16! You will be able to save 10-60 percent off nearly everything. Check out this month’s Broken Horn Saddlery ad on pages 44-45 for a sampling of what you can expect. In addition to great savings, there’s so much fun to be had. There are giveaways and raffles for gift cards and saddles. Mark your calendar and be one of the first 100 families in the door to receive a free bucket! Broken Horn is located at 1026 Leorita St. in Baldwin Park