Two Southern California Arabian Horse clubs merged as of Jan. 1 this year, forming a new club, the San Diego Arabian Horse Association. The two organizations that came together, the Desert Arabian Horse Association and the Tierra Del Norte Arabian Horse Association, actually are two branches of the same tree. Tierra Del Norte formed in 1976 when it split from DAHA, which began in 1950.
Former TDNAHA President Theresa Oakley is President of the San Diego AHA, which will meet on the second Monday each month in Escondido. “Our club’s main charter is to promote the Arabian Horse in our local community,” said Oakley. “Our efforts will be focused on introducing the Arabian horse to our community through new ideas that may include one-day Class A shows, supporting local all-breed community shows, and trail rides. We look forward to promoting the Arabian Horse in our community and welcome ideas.”
In less than a month, turnstiles at the Fairplex in Pomona will be spinning with attendees at the 2016 Horse Expo Pomona, eager to experience what looks to be the best line-up of clinicians yet to the L.A. County venue. Here’s the line-up:
Clinton Anderson, Pat Parelli, Richard Winters, Eitan Beth-Halchmy, Jonathan Field, Craig Cameron, Charles Wilhelm and Brandi Lyons. The non-headliner favorites will include Gary Lane, Bonnie Davis, Robert Eversole, Mary Kitzmiller, Laura Batts, Nancy Loving, DVM, and Heidi McLaughlin. The updated list of clinicians and also vendors is on horseexpoevents.com, and you can make your own “Don’t Miss List!” already using the cool mobile/web feature provided by horsetrader.com! The 2016 Horse Expo Pomona will take place Feb. 5-7. See ad on page 33!
Broken Horn Saddlery offers one-stop shopping for all of your English and western riding needs! Let their expert staff help you and your horse attain that professional look, with over 36 expert craftsmen, 623 years combined experience offering custom western saddles, custom silver tack, custom silver buckles, club buckles, year-end awards, horse blankets and sheets, leather ack and training aids — and so ,much more, including on-site repairs for saddles and tack. Also, Broken Horn in now hiring for full-time sales position in western tack and saddles. Spread the word at the barn! See December Savings in the Broken Horn ad on page 2.
Hawthorne Country Store is a family-owned and operated business with two locations to serve you. Brian and Suzy Hawthorne along with their daughter, Heather, and son-in-law, Terry Thelen, bring their varied experience to work in support of local country lifestyle enthusiasts. They provide useful and unique, quality products related to the agrarian lifestyle in our rural and growing urban environments. Three generations of family currently provide retail experience with broad pet, equestrian, livestock, gardening, home food preservation, western lifestyle clothing and home décor offerings. Their primary owner Brian comes from a heavy equipment background, family still in that arena and frequently recommend Hawthorne Brothers tool shed as another resource for you to use in your country projects. You can see through their product line, that one family member loves animals and one is passionate about canning! Heather is zealous about helping you find the right feed for your animal family .Bring your favorite animal and canning enthusiast, as well as children and pets, to Hawthorne Country Store today! See ad on page 16.
A photo with Santa is something that’s treasured, and word has it that he’ll be trotting into Deer Springs Equestrian on Sunday, Dec. 13. Bring your horse, your family or your favorite pet from noon to 3 p.m., and Santa and the store staﬀ will make your day bright. Deer Springs Feed and Supply is a full-service feed store that oﬀers weekly sales and Christmas specials, so pick up some great gifts and supplies for the four-legged friends in your life.
Big Horse Feed and Mercantile “Gift Registry” is the best way to avoid gift giving disasters this holiday season. The gift registry is the perfect opportunity to graciously tell your loved ones what you’d truly like for Christmas. Both registrants and their loved ones will receive 15% off any purchase of registry items (restrictions apply). That’s Big Horse savings! And ladies, it’s your night…Ladies Night on December 3rd, 6-8 pm! There’ll be food and refreshments as well as 20% savings on your Christmas shopping.
The Sgt Reckless Memorial Fund is pleased to announce that the Department of Navy has accepted their $140,000 gift for a monument and grave marker for Staff Sergeant Reckless, the Korean War horse hero. Thomas W. Hicks, performing the duties of the Under Secretary of the Navy, signed off on the project on Wednesday, Sept. 23, granting permission to place the monument at the Pacific View Events Center on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Partnering with the Camp Pendleton Historical Society, plans will immediately get under way for the final fundraising, ground-breaking and installation. A target date of March 2016 is proposed for the dedication ceremony. For updates and how you can donate, please go to www.SgtReckless.com, and see the ad on page 73.
Does your horse need a few more healthy calories? Try supplementing with Integrity® Rice Bran. Horse owners seeking healthy weight gain or weight maintenance for their horse often turn to a rice bran supplement. Available in meal and nugget, rice bran is high in fat and helps horses get the extra calories needed for building a little more lean muscle. Horses will love the taste of Integrity Rice Bran. It is a dry source of healthy fat that tastes much better than oil. People don’t eat vegetable oil straight because it would taste bland. Horses think so too! They would much rather consume their energy in a dry form, such as Rice Bran pellets or meal.
Modesto Milling has spent the last year researching and developing organic horse feeds with its consulting equine nutritionist. Now, it’s proudly introducing California’s first 100 percent certified organic “ration balancer” called the Horse Supplement Pellet. Specifically formulated to have a low recommended feeding rate, when fed with forage it will meet the horse’s needs for protein, vitamins and minerals — but add very few additional calories. It can be an excellent addition to a forage-only diet, and it also combines well with organic oats or barley to make a balanced feed for horses that need more calories than a forage-only diet can supply. Modesto Milling’s Horse Supplement Pellet is organic and contains no GMOs. The organic cultural practice prohibits the use of herbicides, pesticides and commercial fertilizers. The company uses only the highest quality ingredients in its horse feeds, and the Horse Supplement Pellet has organic oats and alfalfa, as well as organic coconut meal that is high in digestible fiber and healthy fats that promote healthy coats. We use organic peas for high quality protein to promote muscular strength, plus flax seed and sunflower seed for omega 3 and omega 6 fat, as well as organic stabilized rice bran for its fat and low starch content. Plus, the product has additional ingredients like natural vitamin E and biotin for healthy coats and hooves, as well as diatomaceous earth, zeolite, yeast, sea kelp and other essential nutrients.
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When you hear or read that Big Mare™ skin, wound and hoof care products have it all, they really do. With an innovative new Controlled Delivery System (CDS), these solutions offer more than the “singular dimensional” benefits of micro-encapsulation by delivering a smaller molecule deeper into the skin. These combined actives work together and offer time-released benefits for round-the-clock healing. Available for both equine and canine, these anti-bacterial and anti-fungal formulas are available in a Body Wash, All-purpose Skin Solution, Wound Lotion, Thrush Spray and White Line Gel. Ask your store today for Big Mare™. It heals, prevents and maintains healthy skin and hoofs. As the slogan says: “Because you care…Big Mare™!” Dealer inquiries are welcomed.
American Endurance Ride Conference is pleased to announce that their Parade Group has been accepted into the 2016 Rose Parade.
The American Endurance Ride Conference is pleased to announce that their Parade Group has been accepted into the 2016 Rose Parade. This group of 25 riders, headed up by AERC member Gayle Pena of Moreno Valley, will be marching in the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadena. The group, veterans of this year’s Swallows Day Parade in San Juan Capistrano, Nevada’s Carson Valley Days Parade in June and the Temecula Fourth of July parade, recently learned of their acceptance. “We wish them all the best and love the international exposure this will garner for AERC and endurance riding!” said AERC Vice President Lisa Schneider. The 5.5-mile route of the Rose Parade should be a breeze for these riders and horses, who regularly compete in distances of 25, 50 or even 100 miles a day. Fund-raising efforts will be under way soon. For more information, or to request a Discover Endurance Riding informational booklet, phone 866-271-2372 or email email@example.com.