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Buck Brannaman is back! He will return for a two-stop clinic engagement in Southern California in April. Come learn from one of the most respected horsemen in the industry, as he shares his insight, skills, and techniques on achieving a better relationship with your horse.

“First up, on April 9-11, Buck Brannaman will be in Los Angeles County at the JPK Ranch in Agua Dulce for his Foundation Horsemanship and Horsemanship 1. There will be no spectators this year — except for family and friends of riders. Riders will need to reserve and pay for their guests in advance, and numbers will be limited. Bring a chair and your own food and water. Also: please, no dogs. The clinic will observe all CDC and health department protocols. Call Sally at (213) 247-7157 to reserve your spot.

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Obstacles aren’t insurmountable, especially for distance riders! Instead of their usual in-person convention this March, the American Endurance Ride Conference decided to go virtual with their 2021 Unconventional Convention. Participants can watch live on both days, March 6-7, and content will remain available to watch throughout the month.

Open to interested equestrians in the U.S., Canada and around the world, the convention features eight seminars that will appeal to everyone from new riders to experienced endurance enthusiasts. Vendors will have virtual booths, and many are offering convention-only specials. The convention also includes raffles, including one for a Treeless Saddle, valued at more than $3,000, donated by Saddle Up LLC. Awards and virtual get-togethers for various regions are scheduled for Friday afternoon, with the national awards ceremony presentation on Saturday to close out the convention.

“Although our in-person conventions are always terrific, going virtual this year will allow many more people to experience an AERC convention,” said AERC Executive Director Kathleen Henkel. “The opportunity to see so many eminent speakers for such a low cost is one that should appeal to trail riders and distance riders alike.”

The seminar schedule can be accessed in real time, which allows attendees to present questions and comments to the speakers. Can’t make one or more of the seminars live? The seminars can be watched at any time through March 2021.

Through Feb. 18, the cost to attend all convention activities is $60 ($50 for current AERC members). Additional household members are an extra $10. After Feb. 18, the cost increases to $65 for the first attendee.

For full details, schedule and speaker bios, and a link to convention registration, see http://AERC.org/2021conventioninfo.pdf

We would like to congratulate incoming California Reining Horse Association President, Tom Foran — not just for his office, but also to Tom and his wife, Daphne, on the birth of their son, Wyatt! Tom, a longtime CRHA member and supporter, and Daphne run Foran Performance Horses in Santa Clarita. He says he’s excited to serve as CRHA President again, and he’s looking forward to 2021.

“The past year has been very challenging, and I think Mike Berg did a fabulous job as president,” said Tom. “In fact, the entire board met the many difficulties of 2020 and positioned the club to have a very productive and fun-filled 2021.”

For more info on CRHA, see ad on page 39. The Foran Performance Horse ad is on page 27.

Thinking about a new barn? North Coast Barns can deliver with The Millennium Barn. Modular horse barns have been constructed the same way for years, but North Coast Barns has implements newer technology and has changed the direction of barn production with state-of-the-art state of the art materials as well as considering the long-term environmental impact of the materials used. The Millennium Barn, exclusive to North Coast Barns, is a steel skeleton with the wall material consisting of a man-made tongue and groove product designed to replace wood. The composite material is specifically designed to perform in the harshest of climates while maintaining its beauty and durability — with the least amount of maintenance. Imagine — no painting, no warped boards, no rot, a resistance to insects, and the beauty of wood without the problems inherent with wood construction. That is The Millennium Barn, currently available in three colors: cedar, slate and mahogany. For more info, see the North Coast Barns ad on page 44.

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You can take the guess work out of finding the perfect gift for you, your loved one, or best friend at Big Horse Feed and Mercantile in Temecula. Have you ever thought, “Gee honey… just what I always wanted for Christmas!” Well now there’s an option to give or receive the perfect gift this holiday season. Sign up today for Big Horse’s Gift Registry and receive 15 percent off any purchase listed on your gift registry — or the registry of your loved ones or friends. Better yet, the friendly staff at Big Horse will even gift wrap it for you! (Limited to in-store items only and does not include feed, saddles, Brighton Jewelry, Charles Owen, Roecki gloves, wormers, vaccines, and dog or cat food. Cannot be combined with already discounted or discontinued items. Offer expires 12/24/2020.) S, be a hero (not a zero!) and avoid another year of holiday gift-giving tragedies. Big Horse is located at 33320 Temecula Parkway, Temecula. Call (951) 676-2544 or visit BigHorseFeed.com. See ad on page 11.

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The Bureau of Land Management California Wild Horse and Burro Program, in partnership with Sacramento County Sheriff’s office, will be offering for adoption up to eight saddle-trained horses on Thursday Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. The BLM will be conducting the adoption via Zoom, and in order to bid and participate in the Zoom call, participants must have an approved adoption application and a bidder number. For more information, contact the BLM at (916) 978-4678. Particpants also can fill out an online adoption application at https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/4710-010.pdf and email it to adumas@blm.gov.  The registration deadline is Nov. 18 at 4 p.m., and because of processing time, the BLM will not accept registrations after the deadline.  Pick-up for the animals will be on Dec. 12 at Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center (R3C) in Elk Grove.

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Just in time for the gift giving season, Winchester Western Saddlery is a liquidation outpost for a famous-maker hat company out of Texas. Shop online at WinchesterWestern.com for the “Winchester Western Saddlery’s Truckload Hat Liquidation Sale!” The truck has arrived and in the coming weeks, they’ll be rolling out many styles of classic and trending hats in many styles, shapes, and sizes. You could save up to 50 percent on most styles! Prices so good, you can get one for every outfit. For more info, see the ad on page 29, or call (951) 894-2501 with any questions and the friendly staff at Winchester Western will answer them.

Are you looking for a boarding stable within an easy drive that will transport your time with your horses to a relaxing respite from today’s unpredictability? Then come visit Mountain Meadows Stables in Chatsworth. Mountain Meadows Stables is a full-service, quality horse boarding facility on more than 20 acres of landscaped grounds. It is located in the western San Fernando Valley, two miles up a scenic canyon road. You will enjoy a beautiful view overlooking the city below. MMS has been gladly serving the equestrian needs of our neighbors since 1997, and it is proud to say that it provides a comfortable, fun and secure environment for boarders, their guests and, most of all, their horses! Mountain Meadows is a family-oriented facility that strives to make it a place our members look forward to coming to. See ad on page 13.

Keep Colors True and Leather Soft with Farnam® Leather New® Total Care 2 in 1.

When you want your true colors to shine, look for a cleaner and conditioner that keeps all of your leather soft, supple and looking brand-new. Farnam, your partner in horse care™, is pleased to introduce Leather New® Total Care 2 in 1, a convenient new leather cleaner and conditioner in one. The innovative formula safely cleans and conditions all colors of tack without stripping dye from dark leather or darkening light leathers. With no silicones, waxes or petroleum distillates, the formula even keeps stitching looking new.

Leather New® Total Care, with its avocado oil-based formula, simplifies the leather care routine by cleaning and nourishing in one simple step. The creamy, mess-free texture rubs in easily to clean away dulling dirt and grime and reveal the leather’s natural shine. Conditioners work deeply into the leather to restore moisture and elasticity to older leather and help break-in new tack. The go-anywhere formula comes in a compact bottle that is small enough to put in tack bags for quick and easy touch-ups. Leather New® Total Care is also versatile enough to clean and protect nearly any type or color of leather, from equestrian tack to boots and purses, to furniture and car seats. Like all the nourishing Leather New® leather care products, Total Care 2 in 1 keeps leather looking new and feeling soft for a lifetime. For even deeper cleaning and conditioning, look for our two-step system of Leather New® Easy-Polishing Glycerin Saddle Soap and Leather New® Deep Conditioner & Restorer. For a limited time, horse owners can find $2 off instant savings coupons attached to the product in retail stores, or at www.farnam.com. To learn more about Leather New® Total Care 2-in-1 and the complete line of Farnam® grooming products, visit www.farnam.com. See ad on page 4.

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The Livery Feed and Ranch Supply is well known for its friendly service, terrific inventory and good prices, but not everyone knows (yet) that it also is a super place to buy and sell used tack. Stop by next time you are in Ramona at 2537 Main Street to check out what’s available and to meet the friendly staff that is ready to go to work for you. Shop the large selection of tack and product from all your favorite manufacturers, including Berlin Custom Leather, Breyer, Professional’s Choice and much, much more. Be sure to ask about The Livery’s delivery service. The Livery is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more info, see the ad on page 23, or give The Livery a call at (760) 789-5582.

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Ranch horse popularity continues to grow, and growing along with it is West Coast Ranch Horse, offering new events and programs all the time. Two Southern California events on the calendar after summer will be the Ranch Horse Rendezvous Oct. 24-25 at CRC Ranch in Temecula and the Winter Ranch Horse Buckle Series at Green Acres Ranch in Temecula on Nov. 7, Dec. 12 and Jan. 16.

The Ranch Horse Rendezvous will feature a clinic, an open and amateur futurity for 3/4 and 5/6 year-olds, and a barbeque dinner with wine tasting and music on Saturday, and the horse show with divisions for all levels on Sunday. The Buckle Series will award division high points, best 2/3 shows to count. Come on out and check out the ranch horse classes in August at two WCRH-sanctioned events, the Southern California Professional Horseshow at Green Acres Ranch Aug. 15-16, or the “Slots of Fun” Summer Circuit Show at the Rolling Hills Equestrian Center in Corning Aug. 28-30. For more info, see the ad on page 17, or go to westcoastranchhorse.com.

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At the forefront of the aloe vera industry since 1971, Pharm-Aloe Equine’s president and founder, based upon research done at the University of Wisconsin, developed three great products to help with the overall health of humans — and now horses. It is their mission to provide the highest quality aloe vera at an affordable price so that all horse owners can give their horses Pharm-Aloe Equine daily. Pharm-Aloe Equine’s 4X Concentrate Aloe Juice, AloeGut Oral Tube, and Aloe Pellets support GI health, the immune system, aids in balancing stomach pH, supports normal detoxification and inflammatory response processes, and reinforces cellular communication. When used topically, Pharm-Aloe Equine supports the healing of skin tissue, helps itching, and soothes insect bites. Moreover, all aloe vera products are not created equal and most do not fulfill the claims they make that independent laboratory results show. Pharm-Aloe Equine has tested many on the market today and has compiled an aloe vera brand comparison chart which can be found on its website, PharmAloe.com. You’ll notice a calmer disposition and a healthier coat as just two of the more visible benefits. When you want the best for your horses, provide them with the extraordinary benefits of Pharm-Aloe Equine. You will love the results…guaranteed! Visit the website for more information, and watch the videos to see what people are saying about Pharm-Aloe Equine and their horses. In California, contact Will Friday with Performance Equine Bodywork at 310-804-6783 or order online at PharmAloe.com. See ad on page 19.

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It’s hard to imagine San Diego County without the Del Mar Fairgrounds, but General Manager Tim Fennel announced in late May that unless the state-run facility gets some financial help, its future is uncertain.

The Fairgrounds urged residents to write their elected officials in support of a request by the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which operates the facility, for a $20 million share of the federal economic aid package available to state and local agencies affected by the COVID-19 crisis. A website, savethefairgrounds.com has sample letters, emails and tweets for people to use to lobby local leaders to help the fairgrounds. It lists telephone numbers for elected officials and suggests people can share their fairgrounds photos online, or buy a fairgrounds-printed T-shirt to support the cause. “We need people’s help,” said Tim. “I can’t stress that enough.”

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Warm weather doesn’t have to be marked by tail swishing, head tossing and foot stomping. Make this the year you put an end to fly season woes with a pest control program that really works. Effective control demands more than just one weapon against annoying, disease-carrying flies, mosquitoes and ticks. That’s why Farnam has developed a complete arsenal of pest control products to block, repel and reduce, enabling you to protect both horse and premises by building your own powerful No Fly Zone.

The Farnam’s “No Fly Zone” Sweepstakes have been such a success, the company is doing it again, even giving horse owners a choice of which products they can win. When you enter online, you’ll have the opportunity to select which No Fly Zone Prize Package you prefer should you win. Ten lucky winners will be chosen by random drawing to each receive approximately $500 in Farnam pest control products. In addition, during each week of the contest Farnam will select a winner to receive a No Fly Zone T-shirt.