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Super Susie

Good health, good horses and good riding have Susie Hutchison on top again

From Horsetrader staff reports - May 1st, 2014

1405A CoverTEMECULA — Between Susie Hutchison’s barn and her arena at Casner’s Ranch, there lies a hill.

Since she moved here 20 months ago, each day begins with an up-and-down trek that, for a good stretch along the crest, makes one feel on top of the Temecula Valley.

“It’s good for the horses — it gives them a little ride up, and a little ride back,” Hutchison says. “And there’s a great view from up here.”

Randy is dandy

California reiner in Open Prime Time win at 2014 NRBC aboard 'Artie'

From releases and staff reports - May 1st, 2014

Randy Paul, head trainer at day Creek ranch in Simi Valley, slides to a 223 on Chics Dream About Me to win the Prime Time Open Championship April 19 at the National Reining Breeders Classic in Katy, Texas.

Randy Paul, head trainer at day Creek ranch in Simi Valley, slides to a 223 on Chics Dream About Me to win the Prime Time Open Championship April 19 at the National Reining Breeders Classic in Katy, Texas.

KATY, Texas — Randy Paul, the NRHA Million Dollar Rider and 2009 NRCHA World’s Greatest Horseman who returned to Day Creek Ranch in Simi Valley last summer, was California’s top headliner at the 2014 National Reining Breeders Classic, held April 13-19 at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center.

Paul, riding Day Creek’s Chics Dream About Me, scored a 223 to take the NRBC Open Prime Time Championship.

Focus on Boarding

Looking for a home for your horse? Here are some of California's best

From Horsetrader sales staff - May 1st, 2014

Anaheim Equestrian Center
Anaheim
(714) 535-3510
www.AnaheimEquestrianCenter.com

Anaheim Equestrian Center and Rancho Del Rio Stable give riders both convenience and top amenities, all centrally located in the heart of Orange County. In addition to recently updated arenas, the stable has an on-site tack and feed store, access to river trails, and an upgraded fly system to the barn. More trailer parking was added to the facility to include a yearly hunter-jumper show series along with various clinics, plus instruction and training in reining, western and dressage. What’s more, you feel that you are in the country thanks to Anaheim Equestrian Center’s friendly atmosphere and great location near the river trail. Check out this facility for a show or event> If you are thinking of making this your new “horsey” home, give them a call.

BONSALL — The northwestern San Diego County property that encompasses the Vessels Stallion Farm has been listed for sale.

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Sixteen combinations entered the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena Sunday morning with National Championship honors and selection for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games on their minds for the second and final round of the Adequan/USEF Open Reining National Championship and Selection Trial for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Reining Squad. And in a repeat of Friday’s initial round at the Kentucky Reining Cup, Shawn Flarida posted the top score of the day to claim the National Title and punch his ticket to Normandy, France for the World Championship in August. Additionally, five other riders earned their place on the squad with strong performances over the week.

It’s time! Broken Horn’s ‘All English’ Sale is May 10-11

From Horsetrader sales staff - May 1st, 2014

It’s that time of year again –- it’s Broken Horn’s 7th Annual All English Sale! The event spans two big days, May 10-11, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. There will lots of great specials, awesome savings and discounts on horse products and supplies, apparel and English tack. There will be thousands of dollars in hourly drawings and three English saddles will be available as grand prizes! You must dress English, or present a photo of yourself in English riding attire to enter the drawings. 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! See their ad on page 46, or call (626) 337-4266 for details.

Next up: Circles and lope departures

By LES VOGT - Horsetrader columnist - May 1st, 2014

66th in a series
After working on hip control and developing cues in the last two issues, Les moves us into circles and departures.

Some folks find the circles in a reining program to be the boring part, but you’ve got to face the fact that if you’re going to show, you’ll spend most of your time in the pattern circling, so why not make them look good? Especially when many patterns call for circles before the other maneuvers. You only get one first impression, and if the judges don’t like how your horse handles in the circles, they’re going to know right where to look for faults in the rest of your maneuvers.