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Here are some get-aways when you want to escape from everything EXCEPT your horse

- March 1st, 2018

Coffee Creek Ranch
Trinity Center, Calif.
(800) 624-4480
This 367-acre guest ranch is nestled in the Trinity Alps Wilderness Area of Northern California. Coffee Creek, an excellent fly-fishing stream, runs wild year-round for a half-mile through the ranch where you can pan for gold, tube and fish. Planned activities include horseback riding, bonfires, trapshooting, bingo, volleyball, line dancing and archery, to name a few. The outdoor pool and creekside Jacuzzi spa are perfect places to watch the stars while your mind and body soothe back-to-nature from the stress of the outside world.

Hearty breakfasts are served in the ranch house or out on the trail, as well as poolside lunches and western barbecues under the stars! Coffee Creek’s professional chefs prepare all your meals from garden-to-table, using the freshest herbs, vegetables, and fruits. Special diets can be accommodated.

Specially-designed Summer Youth Programs are offered from June 9 to August 24, with great savings at the beginning and end of summer. Programs include Bronc Busters teens 13-17; Junior Wranglers 6-12; Cowboys & Cowgirls 3-5 have special pony rides, and a Kiddie Korral for those under 3 is FREE. Wilderness Pack Trips to one of the 42 sparkling alpine lakes (summer through fall) are also offered.

Horses matter

The bond between an 11-year-old girl and her petite Arab mare changed lives

By Angie Campbell / for the Horsetrader - February 1st, 2018
Jenna Campbell and "Atty"

Jenna Campbell and “Atty”

Courtesy photo

If someone would have told me that Arabian horses could help people, I might have thought they were crazy.

I mean, how can the labeled “hot headed” Arabian help people, right? Wrong! They totally can — and do.

I have discovered Arabians bond with their owners on a deeper level than any other breeds I have encountered. I can say that because a little Arabian mare did just that for our 11-year-old daughter.

We adopted our daughter at a young age from a neglect/abuse social services situation. We maintained contact with two of her siblings (and still do), and even took in her younger brother who was born later on. However, due to a social services mistake, her younger brother returned back to the care of the department. Then, a week later, my mother died of breast cancer, and three months later my father died.
My daughter was caught in a storm of grief and loss, so much so that she was not able to fully comprehend it. How can you explain loss of this level to a child?

2017 NSHA Futurity Program

- August 1st, 2017

1708AMonday, August 21
8 AM Reining Practice

Tuesday, August 22
8 AM Lucas Oil REIN WORK Non Pro Futurity
Protect The Harvest REIN WORK Open Futurity

Wednesday, August 23
8 AM REIN WORK Non Pro Derby
REIN WORK Open Derby
NRCHA Open Two Rein
RODEO ARENA– Fresh cattle herd practice

Protecting the precious

Equine insurance today plays a bigger role than ever in horse ownership. Here's an introduction to your best insurers-- who are also horse people.

- August 1st, 2017

Sypolt Insurance

(916) 202-8455 or (800) 995-4770


License OD10217

Get on Board!

A look at some of the region's best boarding facilities

- May 1st, 2017

All American Horses


(619) 572-3087


Consignment Horse Sales, Boarding, Training

This premier Riverside County equestrian facility offers more than 900 acres of private, fenced, gated acres for both trail, arena, cross-country and buggy driving, plus a lighted arena, one jumping arena, one dressage arena, one 45-foot round pen, one 90-foot round pen, a one-acre confidence and obstacle course, a one-acre open field jumping schooling course, a three-acre pasture, 1/2-acre paddocks, and an event-style 1/5-mile cross-country course. There is natural water onsite, as well as box stalls and corrals from 24′x24′ to 60′x80′ for your horse to enjoy. All American also offers consignment horse sales and training.

Calling all HORSE CAMPS

Looking for destination camps? From the coast to the Sierra, here are some favorites

- May 1st, 2017

Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center
By Horse Play Rentals
Huntington Beach, CA
(714) 848-6565
Horse Play Rentals at Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center offers after school and summer horsemanship clinics for children age eight and older. The program focuses on basic horsemanship skills such as grooming, haltering, leading, saddling, bridling, and horse health. It provides instruction on Western riding and groundwork. Each day of the program is filled with learning, safety, and fun. The program will prepare students for more advanced riding lessons, how to care ?for their own horses someday, and/or participate in other aspects of the equine industry.

Horse Play Rentals also offers a five-week internship program. Please contact the office for the next scheduled dates. Students attending this program must be at least 14 years old; the program fee is $225 per student. Space is limited to five students per session. During the course of the program, students will learn how to safely handle horses, grooming tools and techniques, terminology, equine body language, Western and English tack, round penning, feed and medications, and how to handle emergency situations. They will also learn the Horse Play Rentals “Order of Conduct” (interaction with staff and customers, etc.) and more about being in the equine business. At the end of the Internship Program, students must pass both the skills and written examinations in order to begin an internship at HPR. Hours worked as an intern are unpaid. However, hours worked by HPR interns are redeemable for trail rides.

Where special things await

Top professionals share a seasonal look at equestrian real estate in their areas of expertise

- April 1st, 2017

Bill Blume
Keller Williams Coastal Estates
Monterey County/ Central Coast
CalBRE #01979776
In a word, “variety” is what makes Monterey county special for horse people. You can ride on the beach or trails in Carmel Valley or Jack’s Peak. With several micro climates, we are never too hot or too cold to play with horses. If you like it warmer find a spot in the valley, if you like it cooler stay closer to the coast. Our equestrian community has members active in just about every discipline imaginable: hunter/jumper, dressage, polo, driving, everything western from western pleasure and cowboy dressage to reining. We have a wide variety of horse property and boarding facilities and great trainers for every arena. No matter what you are looking for, you can find here in Monterey county. We have beautiful weather, beautiful views and a diverse and welcoming equestrian community. It’s hard to beat!

One Stop Shop & Education Too


- January 1st, 2017

All American Horses
BOOTH 9218
All American Horses provides top professonal services inNatural Horsemanship, certified training, consignment horse sales and boarding. Experienced in working with all breeds and disciplines, All American Horses prides itself on its long-lasting client relationships. The saying, “Horses are our life” rings true, as All American Horses holds national and international certifications with more than 20 years of professional experience that make a difference. Your horse will know the difference! All American Horses invites all Expo Pomona attendees to visit its booth to learn of the facility’s popular boarding and training options, as well as of its tried-and-true consignment and training program, where they tune up your horse, market it and get it sold to a good home.

Lands of Opportunity

What makes certain areas so special to horse people? We asked the experts for their insight.

- October 6th, 2016

Jewels Farmer, Riverside County
Keller Williams
(951) 634-9814

If you are a horse enthusiast, you will love Norco.  The whole town revolves around our love of horses.   We have over 130 miles of horse trails that wind through all the city streets, leading to trails in the hills, to and through the riverbed, and to the several community riding arenas located throughout the town.  Our town’s sign, coming into the area, proudly states “Horse Town USA”.  We even have over a week dedicated to our love of horses — the last week of April called Horseweek — where we have a parade, many community fun events every night and a three-day rodeo. All this happens with a red, white, and-blue-stripped “Main Street” in very a patriotic little town that is located right in the center of Southern California!

Right at the RANCH

Having (and keeping) your horse facilities at their best make a world of difference; Here are some top resources to make it happen

- August 4th, 2016

Big Sprinkler.com
Big Sprinkler.com is the source for commercial grade sprinklers and quality irrigation accessories to fit a variety of applications for your ranch or farm. Big Sprinkler’s large selection of sprinklers may be mounted stationary or used for portable irrigation.  Their wheeled irrigation carts are American-made by craftsmen.  These portable, large-volume sprinkler carts are very popular for use on pasture, horse arenas, gardens, and much more.  Self-propelled traveling sprinklers are also available, as well as complete irrigation kits that include everything needed to be irrigating in minutes.  If you are looking for high quality sprinklers, sprinkler stands, fittings, or pumps, call Big Sprinkler today or shop online. See ad on page 18.