The Mustang Heritage Foundation invites you to “Do the Extreme in 2014″! The 100-day wild horse training challenge is headed back to Horsetown USA, Norco, on May 16-17 at the George Ingalls Equestrian Event Center. Trainer applications will be due Jan. 3, so make sure your application is ready to turn in! For adults, there is a $10,000 estimated purse, while the youth division (offered for the first time at this event), offers a $5,000 estimated purse. The Mustang Heritage Foundation created the Extreme Mustang Makeover event in order to recognize and highlight the value of Mustangs through a national training competition. These events give the public a unique opportunity to see the beauty, versatility and trainability of these rugged horses. See the ad on page 21, and call for more info at (512) 869-3225.
The Christmas shopping season is upon us! Planning out your ‘Black Friday’ sales circuit? Don’t miss out on the super discounts and great deals available at some of your favorite tack and feed stores! See the California Horsetrader’s ‘Black Friday’ special section on page 58, for more details!
Looking for a top notch gelding? A well-broke trail or reining horse? The Twombly Performance Horse Sale will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, during the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas! This is one of the best broke gelding sales in the U.S., specializing in reining, ranch broke and trail riding geldings — and features lots of duns and buckskins! They’ll also be selling the entire Zan It 2013 foal crop by private treaty. For directions and more information about the sale, see the ad on page 73, and call (308) 783-1866. You also can check out early consignments and view videos on www.TwomblyArena.com.
Calling all Non Pros! The Southern California Reined Cow Horse Association wants you to save the dates of Nov. 16-17, for the 2013 SCRCHA Triple Crown. The competition will be held at Casner Ranch in Temecula and will feature snaffle bit, derby, bridle, youth and limited divisions. More than $10,000 in added money and awards will be given, and there will be buckles for champions, stirrups for reserve champions, plus go-round awards! You won’t want to miss this exciting event. Call Laura at (951) 551-9505 and see the ad on page 72 for further details.
The horsetrader.com Funniest Horse Video Contest has launched in conjunction with the Del Mar International Horse Show! Go on horsetrader.com today and enter a contest that will award $2,000 in cash prizes — including a $1,000 first prize! West Palms Event Management will present the videos on the big screen at the Del Mar International on Saturday, Oct. 26, before the $25,000 Rancho Valencia World Cup Grand Prix of Del Mar. Judges will select the top three for prizes of $1,000, $300 and $200 for first, second and third places, respectively. Plus, you readers can select a “People’s Choice” winner by voting on horsetrader.com. The winner, selected by online voters, gets $500! More details at www.horsetrader.com/contest.
The California Reining Horse Association is proud to present the CRHA Challenge, sliding into the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank on Oct. 23-27. With more than $100,000 in prizes and added money, this is the show to attend! Riders will compete in a full slate of classes including NRHA Open and Non-Pro Futurity, Derby, Southwest Regional Affiliate Finals, CRHA Reiner of the Year, along with Rookie, Youth and Maturity Ancillary classes. For show schedule and further details, please visit www.CalReining.com, or email CRHAsecretary@aol.com. See the ad on page 27.
The Rancho California Arabian Horse Assn. Fall Horse Show is just around the corner! The 27th Annual Purebred and Half Arabian Class A show will be held at Galway Downs in Temecula, on Sept. 14-15. The show offers performance, sport horse and dressage classes, and is approved by AHA, USEF and USDF. Working on qualifying for Pacific Slope, U.S., Canadian, Youth and Sport Horse Nationals? You do not want to miss this show! It’s also a Region One qualifier. See ad on page 14, and call Nancy Harvey for more info and premiums, at (626) 355-9101, or visit www.rcaha.org.
The High Roller Reining Classic is just around the corner! Scheduled for Sept. 7-14 at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, this first-class event offers something for everyone — including the new $65,000 Added Whizkey N Diamonds 4-year Old Stakes, which is a fantastic opportunity for those young 4-year old horses to compete for big money and prizes against only horses their own age. More than $300,000 in cash and prizes will be attract top NRHA professionals and Million Dollar Riders to South Point from all over the U.S. and Canada. The venue is a spectator favorite, as it provides the chance to enjoy competition in a comfortable indoor atmosphere. The South Point Hotel and Casino is attached to the arena and stabling areas, providing unparalleled ease of access to all that the event has to offer, including multiple vendors selling everything from cowboy boots and belt buckles to jewelry and clothing. See the ad on page 33 for more info, or call (602) 677-3774.
The 29th Annual Norco Mounted Posse PRCA Rodeo is heading to Norco! The bucking bulls, broncs, cowgirls and cowboys will all be at Ingalls Park on Aug. 23-25. Bring the whole family for a full schedule of professional rodeo action! The Rodeo Dance will be Sat. night, starting at 9 p.m., and will be for those 21 years of age or over. The Challenged Children’s Rodeo is on Sun. starting at 4:30 p.m. To get additional information, see the ad on page 93.
Are you ready to start reining? Need help with your horse? Join the California Reining Horse Association for its fabulous Beginner Reiner Clinic on July 28 at Green Oaks Ranch in Temecula. You’ll learn how to fine tune your maneuvers from some great, local California trainers! The rider fee of $150 for the day includes lunch, and if you’d prefer to audit the clinic, you can for just $30. And since you are marking your calendar, make sure you write in the CRHA’s Second Annual “Slide on the Beach Reining Show,” which will be held Aug. 4 at the River Valley Ranch in San Diego. With a full slate of CRHA classes, a Jack and Linda Baker qualifying class, and a Team Reining Jackpot, you’ll be in for a fun-filled day in the sun! See the ad on page 41 or call (951) 600-8999.