Come enjoy talented, gorgeous horses and the beautiful wine country of Temecula at the 52nd All Morgan Spring Classic Horse Show, presented by the Morgan Horse Club of Southern California (MHCSC) May 25-27 at Casner Ranch. A full slate of classes including halter, English, driving, Western, hunt and carriage classes will be on tap, and for the younger set, there will be walk-trot and leadline classes. This year, MHCSC has added two new events of interest to the general public: on Saturday afternoon, there will be a presentation on Cowboy Dressage, narrated by Garn Walker, a well-respected Northern California trainer and judge. On Sunday, there will be a “Showcase of Morgans” available for purchase. Come enjoy and learn more about this wonderful breed! Call Mary at (951)737-1294 for details.
The region’s best reined cow horses, riders and trainers will rock Casner’s Ranch in Temecula May 17-19 as the Seventh Annual Sherri Gilkerson Memorial Bridle and Hackamore Spectacular comes to town. Both the Southern California Reined Cow Horse Association (SCRCHA) and the Arizona Reined Cow Horse Assocation (AzRCHA) work hard each year to make this a truly special event for exhibitors and spectators. This year’s event will offer $28,000 minimum in added money and prizes, and don’t miss the Big Horse Wine Country Classic, held concurrently (May 17-19), with NRCHA shows and AQHA cutting available. Call Kelley at (714) 255-7488, or learn more at www.AZRCHA.com and www.SCRCHA.com. And see the ad on page 87!
The W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center and Cal Poly Pomona are proud to present a Clinic and Master Class with Sylvia Zerbini, to be held May 17-19 in Pomona. Most recently the star of the acclaimed equestrian spectacle Cavalia, Sylvia’s gift for orchestrating nine Arabians at once in her mesmerizing Grande Liberte performance has earned accolades from widespread media. She will share her knowledge of liberty training in this rare opportunity in which she will work with horses and their handlers, individually guiding them into a more natural, gentle and effective way of communicating together. Space will be limited, so reserve your spot early! Call (909) 869-4988, or email email@example.com. See more on page 3.
It’s that time of year again! Broken Horn Saddlery’s Sixth Annual All English Sale is getting near — two days only on April 20-21. Doors will be open on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sunday from 9 to 5. This is more of an “event” than just a sale, and you can expect awesome specials and discounts on horse products, supplies, apparel and English tack. There will be thousands of dollars in hourly drawings and four English saddles will be available as grand prizes! To enter the great drawings, you must dress English or present a photo of yourself in English riding attire. Since 1956, Broken Horn has been the West’s largest tack store and a premier manufacturer of quality tack, custom saddles, year-end awards, tack repair and so much more! The store is located within easy access of the 10 and 605 freeways in Baldwin Park. Check out the ad on pages 52-53, and call (626) 337-4266 to learn more!
Join Pat and Linda Parelli, and the Savvy Team, for a Horse And Soul tour stop at the Murieta Equine Complex. This world-wide tour will be in Rancho Murieta on May 4-5, featuring topics such as the Seven Games, colt starting, horse psychology 101, fool proof lead changes, rider makeovers, mastering your body position and more! You’ll go home with more knowledge, more love, and more savvy than you showed up with! Tickets are just $25 per person, for two full days. Military, police, firefighters, EMT’s and kids 16 and under get in free! Come for the horses and stay for the education! For more info, see the ad on page 3.
The Galway Downs International Horse Trials will welcome top-level riders & horses from the United States, Canada & other countries, on March 28th-31st at the Galway Downs Equestrian Center. Riders will be competing in three international divisions—the CIC3*, the CIC2* and the CIC1*. Each of the more than 60 horses expected to start will perform in dressage on Friday morning & then negotiate the demanding show jumping course in the late afternoon. Then, on Saturday afternoon, they’ll gallop over the more than 30 jumps on the cross-country course designed by Ian Stark of Great Britain, the Galway Downs course designer since 2007. General admission for the event is only $10 per day in advance, $12 at the gate, with children under 12 free when accompanied by a paying adult. Patron’s passes—which include seating in the ringside tent, lunch & a full selection of beverages—are also available for $55 per day or $150 for the weekend in advance. See the ad on page 77, and for advance reservations, go to www.galwaydowns.com.
New year, new goals…whatever type of riding or level you enjoy, if you’ve been thinking about finding a trainer to reach the next level, there’s no better location to commence your search than the Horsetrader’s Trainer’s Directory. Four pages of top trainers begin on page 58, and you also may find them online on Horsetrader.com. From dressage to mounted shooting, jumping to reined cow horse, these best-in-class professionals offer you education that will last a lifetime. Be sure to check them out!
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When you attend the great line-up of activities at the Horse Expo Pomona Jan. 31-Feb 2 at Fairplex, be sure to visit the Horsetrader.com and California Horsetrader booths — #7207 and #7209 in Building 7. We’d love to meet you and also share the most exciting launch EVER of Horsetrader.com. (Horsey reviewers who were asked for a pre-launch response are calling it “the Google® of the horse industry!”) We’re very excited to put it to work for you, starting at Expo Pomona, so please stop by. We’ll also have “Horsetrader Dollars” you can use to place you own ads on the new website – plus, meet and greet our popular columnists!
Now that winter is here — don’t get caught in the cold! Take advantage of great discounts and savings from our $tore$aver Coupon advertisers and make sure your horses and pets stay healthy, well fed and warm and dry. Broken Horn in Baldwin Park (ad on page 42-43) and Norco Ranch Outfitters in Norco (ad on page 31) are both offering savings on your winter and stable blanket needs; Armstrong Feed in Valley Center (ad on page 58) has specials on dog and horse feed; and don’t miss Big Horse Feed and Mercantile in Temecula (ad on page 60) for their huge January Clearance Sale on Saturday, Jan. 12th! You can clip out the $tore$aver Coupons on page 56, or get them online at www.horsetrader.com.