Since 1890, horses have been part of the Rose Parade, with equines pulling flower decorated carriages more than 127 years ago. Even with the advent of motorized vehicles in the
parade, equestrian units have remained a big part each year, highlighting a wide variety of breeds including graceful Andalusians, striking Percherons, and elegant Saddlebreds. Skilled riders, eye-catching costumes and hand-crafted tack add to the appeal year after year. Fans have an opportunity to see the 2017 Tournament of Roses equestrian units at the Equestfest, sponsored by Wells Fargo and held at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center Friday, Dec. 30. Twenty equestrian groups this year will include:
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 percent off any purchase of registry items (restrictions apply). That’s Big Horse savings! And ladies, it’s your night…Ladies Night on Dec. 6, 6-8 p.m.! There’ll be food and refreshments as well as 20 percent savings on your Christmas shopping.
The Guitron family has a long tradition of braiding quality rawhide and leather tack in the spirit of the vaqueros for nearly 50 Years. Through this time, their selection of products has grown to include a full array of meticulously handcrafted tack, such as romal reins, bosals, headstalls and cavesons. Steve Guitron continues the family tradition. Made from only the finest leather and rawhide, you can be assured of the superior craftsmanship that is evident in his vast product line.
In the market for a tractor? Let Inland Kubota in Redlands steer you in the right direction. Now through Dec. 31, Inland Kubota can oﬀer the Kubota L3301 compact tractor equipped with two new qualifying implements with a “Valuable Customer Instant Rebate” of up to $3,500. With more power, cleaner emissions and a bold new look, the new Standard L-series tractors are at the top of their class. The Standard L-Series has not only improved performance but also feature a revamped design with smooth, rounded contours from front to rear that improve visibility so you can get the job done faster and with ease in the comfort of the New Standard L-Series Tractors. You’ll ﬁnish the big jobs easily with the mechanical Synchro-Shutt le Transmission featuring inline forward and reverse shifting for quick directional changes. The transmission oﬀers four main-shift speeds and two range-shift speeds (Hi/Lo) for a total of eight forward and eight reverse speeds (8FX8R), enabling you to select the right speed for better productivity. The gear-drive models include a live, continuous-running rear PTO for easier operation.
Long before it was fashionable, Modesto Milling began taking organic feed production seriously. The company gained its first organic certification from Oregon Tilth of Corvallis, Ore., in 1998, becoming the first organic grain processor in Central California. Ninety-nine percent of the ingredients the company uses are organic or naturally-mined products, and its horse feeds contain only the best organic oats, barley and alfalfa, as well as organic coconut meal that are high in digestible fiber and healthy fats to promote healthy coats. What are other difference-making ingredients? Well, they include organic peas for high-quality protein; flax seeds and sunflower seeds for the omega 3 and omega 6 fats; organic stabilized rice bran for its fat and low-starch content; supplements like natural vitamin E and biotin for healthy coats and hooves; plus additional quality ingredients like diatomaceous earth, zeolite, yeast, sea kelp and other essential nutrients. The essential oils and herbs give the products a unique flavor that horses enjoy.
It’s the event of the year that everyone awaits! The Broken Horn Saddlery 60th Annual Store Wide Sale is happening Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17-18. Doors open at 10 a.m. The first 150 families in the door each day will receive a free bucket. On Sunday, there will be two western saddles raffled to lucky winners. Everything in the store will be 10 to 50 percent. You’ll find everything from headstalls to bale bags, boots to buckets, supplements to Wranglers, and saddle pads to bell boots. If you’re in the market for a new saddle, be sure to ask about their “No Sales Tax” promotion on new saddles! Broken Horn Saddlery is located at 1026 Leorita St., Baldwin Park. If you’ve never been to Broken Horn, be prepared for the shopping experience of a lifetime. (Better have your GPS turned on while shopping, as you just might get lost!) For details, call the store at (626) 337-4266 or visit www.BrokenHorseSaddlery.com. See ad on page 2.
The Andalusian World Cup, the largest Iberian Horse event in North America, will fill the South Point Casino & Spa in Las Vegas, Nev., Sept. 21-24. Out of a dream to create a world-class event that unites all Iberian breeds and disciplines, the Andalusian World Cup was born. The event has a unique format, hosting WEIAUSA Working Equitation, PSL (Lusitano) classes, PRE (ANCCE) classes, dressage, dressage sport horse in hand, and Andalusian World Cup halter and performance classes that are open to all Iberian Horses (both pure and part-bred), regardless of the association into which they are registered. Championship, supreme championship and sweepstakes classes will offer significant prizes, such as saddles and prize money to participants. Entries for the show, which opened on May 1, closed Sept 1. There are limited sponsorship and advertising (show program) opportunities available for corporate sponsors, as well as individuals and breeders. These sponsorships sell out quickly and offer significant perks, so reserve early to avoid disappointment. Be sure to check out the ad on page 13, and for information or questions about the show or sponsorship opportunities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The event website is http://awc.andalusianworld.com.
Banning Stagecoach Days and PRCA Rodeo is coming to Dysart Park on Sept. 9-11, and the Stagecoach Days Association is bringing back Honeycutt Rodeo and Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association on Friday and Saturday. Be sure to bring your appetite, as food and beverages will be plentiful. Live entertainment on Friday and Saturday night will be provided by Country Nation — to help you with your boot scoot boogie. Also, six-time PRCA comedy act of the year, Troy Lerwill (“The Wild Child”) will be performing Friday and Saturday evenings as well.
The American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC) is making the first step to endurance riding a little easier this year with their 2016 Fall Special promotion. Beginning now, new members can join for the remainder of the 2016 ride season and all of the 2017 ride season, which runs through November 30, 2017, for the discounted price of $88.75. Additional adult family members are $57.50; those 17 or younger are $27.
More than 3,000 riders have requested AERC’s free “Discover Endurance Riding” booklet, which shares the adventure and camaraderie experienced by members of the nonprofit organization.
Auctioneer Rick Machado will once again be at the podium for this first-rate event, part of a world-class six-day line-up at the Mid-state Fairgrounds from Aug. 16-21, including the NSHA Futurity, the World’s Richest Stock Horse Bridle competition and the pre-futurity horse show.
The competitors and attendees at this event is a “Who’s Who” in the reined cow horse world, and the competition is fierce among the world’s top riders and horses.