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.
Heaven’s Ranch comes to Norco! Since 2002, Heaven’s Ranch in Chino Hills has been sharing its distinctive version of paradise with area horse lovers, both young and old. Anne Capelle, owner and founder of the historic, working cattle ranch recently announced the opening of a second Heaven’s Ranch facility in Norco. The Grand Opening is planned for July, 2016. The new establishment, located at 4036 Pedley Ave., has the ability to house more than 40 horses and will feature box stalls, outside pens, a 60′ x 200’ arena, round pen and hotwalker, and is a short ride to river trails. Heaven’s Ranch specializes in assisting newcomers to the equine world by providing the foundational skills and education necessary to truly enjoy life with an equine companion. As with the Chino Hills location, horsemanship skills for all levels, as well as lessons on cattle, will be in the offerings at the Norco site. For information, contact Heaven’s Ranch at 909-597-4920. For updates on their grand opening, visit their website at www.heavensranchllc.com.
The University of California – Davis Annual Production Sale coming on June 18 will include weanlings, yearlings, 2-year olds and several broodmares that have been worked with and trained by the program’s foal managers. They have been trained for parades, the farrier, hot walker, round pen, clippers — and even saddle-broke. Folks in the program like to emphasize that their yearlings “are better trained than most people’s 3-year olds!” Whether you are looking for a Quarter Horse or an Azteca, the UC Davis Horse Barn is a great source. As always, “the proof is in the progeny!”
Next month’s Western States Horse Expo June 10-12 at Cal Expo in Sacramento will offer “HorseMax: The new way to buy a horse.” For a flat $400 fee, sellers will receive a 10×10 stall for four days at the Expo (including three bags of shavings), scheduled access to arenas on-site for test rides, on-site prepurchase vet exams availability, three three-day parking passes, plus back-stage off-hour access to the Expo. All sales are private party, with no commissioned sales. Plus, HorseMax sellers get a California Horsetrader/Horsetrader.com account to place ads that appear both in print — in the California Horsetrader and the Official Horse Expo Program — as well as on Horsetrader.com. Call to sign up or get more info: 800-352-2411.
The Equine Health & Pleasure Fair, sponsored by the Foothill Trails District Neighborhood Council (FTDNC), is Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Orcas Park Equestrian Center. The entire community and equestrian friends are invited to share in this FREE, fun-filled event by riding on the trails at Hansen Dam, then continuing on your horse to the Fair! There will be lots of vendors, including L.A. Animal Services for micro-chipping/licensing of horses and dogs, horse-and-rider bling, BLM and other horse rescues, farriers and vets, various equine products, info booths from various equine-based organizations, political candidate booths, free food and drinks, free pony rides for the kids — and much more!
It’s here! Don your breeches and English attire for the Ninth Annual Broken Horn ALL ENGLISH SALE April 23-24. In so doing, you’ll be eligible for hundreds of free hourly prizes during this spectacular weekend. Everything English will be 10 to 50 percent off (some restriction apply). If you’re in need of Kastel sun shirts, you’ll find select styles on sale for $49.99. All English riding boots are up to 20 percent off, select hunt coats are 20 to 50 percent off, Ariat denim breeches are on sale, as are half-chaps, EOUS saddle pads, select Ovation helmets — and much more! In need of an English saddle? Check in-store for Broken Horn’s “Gift certificate for sales tax” special for all the details. You won’t want to miss this once-a-year opportunity on everything English at Broken Horn, your equestrian super store. Call 626-337-4266 or visit www.brokenhornsaddlery.com.
Wylene Wilson-Davis is coming to Rolling Horse Ranch in Ramona on April 16-17, 2016. Wylene is the most recent winner of Mustang Magic, a two-time winner of Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover, and has been featured in Wild Horse, Wild Ride. She also has been in the 2014 three part miniseries, Mustang Millionaire for NatGeo Wild. Known for making quick and lasting changes for you and your horse, Wylene will provide lessons on how to ride, trust and communicate confidently with your horse, as well as how to create a safe partnership in both normal and “extreme” circumstances. She invites you to come, watch and learn, then leave with a more confident relationship between you and your horse! The clinic runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days and costs $400 for two days, $30 per day for auditors. For more info, contact Ellen at email@example.com or 760-419-6768.
A few spots remain unfilled, but they aren’t expected to remain that way long for the Buck Brannaman clinic in the Los Angeles area April 1-4 at the Hansen Dam Equestrian Center in Lake View Terrace. Brannaman will be offering two classes: Foundation from 9 a.m. to noon, and Horsemanship 1 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. To bnook your spot in the clinic, call Sally at (323) 662-8085, and see the ad on page 62. Spectators are welcome to watch this remarkable teacher at work, and no reservations are necessary for that. More info is also available on the trainer’s website.