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Your ranch Equipment Matters

Horse people rely on their ranch equipment, from tractors and drags, to irrigation and hotwalkers. Here are top dealers and products to get it done... right.

- August 31st, 2018

Arena Werks by Snodgress Equipment
(800) 644-3724

Snodgress Equipment is a complete provider of Arena Werks™ and Hey Werks™ farm, ranch, and arena equipment. All products meet the highest standards for reliability and durability and are guaranteed to withstand the trials of time and patience. Whether you need an effective method for hauling a single or multiple bales of hay, or you need a solution to treat your arena or a full arena conditioner, Arena Werks™ and Hey Werks™ has your solution. There are many options in arena drag equipment, including arena drags, harrows, rotary harrows, arena groomers, arena rakes, rotary drags and water trailers. Take your time browsing the products and contact Snodgress Equipment’s knowledgeable staff for an equipment quote, or simply send a suggestion and one of the company’s friendly staff will be more than happy to help you! Snodgress Equipment is also a proud partner with the Ranch Sorting National Championships in 2017 and are now the official drag of the RSNC. See ad on page 13.

Horse Camps

- May 1st, 2018

Hidden Creek Ranch
Instructor: Mailei Bennett
(714) 363-1563
Summer 2018 holds exciting activities at Hidden Creek Ranch. With five camps from which to choose, youth of all ages will have the opportunity to attend Horsemanship Boot Camp, English Riding Camp, English Jumping Camp, and Trail Camp. Camp dates are June 25-29, July 9-13, July 16-20, July 30-Aug. 3, and Aug. 6-10. All camps run Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the cost of $350 per week. The Horsemanship Camp (offered two different weeks) provides a good foundation into horses. Campers will be introduced on how to handle, ride and care for the horses. English Riding Camp is an introductory camp to learn diagonals, forward pace and equitation. Open to participants who have at least six months of riding experience and are capable of cantering, our English Jumping Camp focuses on riding a course, understanding strides, and judging requirements. Trail Camp is open to advanced beginners to intermediate riders over the age of 11. Campers will experience trail riding and hiking through the Santiago Oaks and Irvine Regional Park system.

Best in Boarding

Where you stable your horse is key. Here are some of California’s best.

- April 1st, 2018

Anaheim Equestrian Center/
Rancho Del Rio Stables
1370 S. Sanderson Ave., Anaheim
(714) 535-3510

Anaheim Equestrian Center’s mission is to offer support and training to every person interested in learning more about horses, and its staff strives for a partnership between people, horses, community and environment. It also provides a safe and fun environment for horses and people of all ages, where they can learn the skill and art of horsemanship. The center’s belief that a stable and equestrian center is a vital asset to its city in order to provide a much-needed balance to city life is apparent here. It is a learning center, similar to a school, privileged with a park-like setting with access to many miles of riding trails along the Santa Ana riverbed. The center has a 64 stall barn, 12’ x 12’ box stalls, and 12′ x 24′ full covered stalls for over 140 stalls from which to choose. Boarding includes tack locker, four lighted arenas, hot walker, full-size dressage court, round pen, and wash racks. An on-site tack and feed store provides free delivery to your stall (and is open to the public). The Anaheim Equestrian Center is home to many trainers of all disciplines.

Horse Property Experts

Matching the perfect equestrian real estate with the right owners takes a special breed of realtor. Here are some of the best.

- April 1st, 2018

Jeana Boulos, Associate Broker
Shoemaker Realty
Valley Center
(760) 517-6316
CalBRE #01923953
Jeana Boulos has been involved in the Valley Center Community for over 15 years. As a local, she has seen the community grow and evolve while realizing that it is critical we continue to help shape and guide the community while these changes are taking place. Jeana is a Broker Associate with Shoemaker Realty and enjoys helping new and experienced homeowners navigate the ins-and-outs of a real estate transaction as well as serving as a guide to the development of the community through her role as an elected member of the Valley Center Community Planning Group.

Horse Vacations

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.