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Stacy Westfall clinic coming Aug. 27-28 to Chino Hills

From the Horsetrader sales staff - August 5th, 2010 - Ingate Column

Clinician Stacy Westfall is coming to Chino Hills Aug. 27-28 for a two-day clinic presented by the Chino Hills Horsemen’s Association. In addition to a being a great chance to learn from one of the nation’s most popular clinicians, the event has another special purpose –- it’s a fund-raiser for CHHA as it prepares for a campaign to keep the rich equine heritage in the Chino Hills says the year-old club faces legal challenges to fend off efforts by developers who want to fragment equestrian areas. Says Suzi, “We hope other clubs will help support our efforts by publicizing Stacy’s clinic — we are facing now what many other horse communities could be dealing with in the near future.” Ticket sales are limited, so buy reserve your seat early. See the ad on page 83 for more information.

Memorial services will be held at Eternal Hills Cemetary in Oceanside on Wednesday, Aug. 4, for Pat Ramos; widow of Tom Ramos. The Ramoses were founding members of Palomar Riders and Caballeros del Camino Real. Pat, from Boston, Mass., was an active duty Marine in World War II and stationed at Camp Pendleton, formally the Santa Marguarita Rancho, where she met Tom, the wrangler managing the horse population on the newly acquired government land purchased for the base. Tom’s father was the last manager of the Rancho Santa Marguarita. The couple will always be remembered for their devotion to the vaquero traditions of old California, and for their contributions to the horse community.

A new feed and supply store in Fallbrook has opened! Hawthorne Country Store of Escondido has announced a second location at 2762 South Mission Road. Residents and patrons can look forward to the same charming, friendly feel of the popular Hawthorne’s in Escondido – as well as great prices on feed and supplies year-round. And circle Saturday, Aug. 21, on your calendar – that’s Hawthorne’s Annual BIG, FAT, HUGE SALE at their Escondido store. Don’t miss out on big deals, fat discounts and huge savings throughout the store the entire day. See ad on page 23.

Big runners, bargain prices! Get your Cal-bred racing prospect from the Nor Cal Yearling Sale at noon on Aug. 17 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. Two sale grads include top stakes winners such as Bai And Bai, earner of $724,983 yet cost only $3,200 and a $1,000-bargain Autism Awareness, Sierra Sunset. You can run for millions in races restricted to Cal-breds, plus many open races provide purse bonuses for Cal-breds. And now, Cal-bred winners of certain maiden races receive a new $10,000 to $20,000 bonus paid directly to the owner, in addition to the purse! For more info, and for a catalog, call the CTBA at (800) 573-2822. Sales coordinator Cookie Hackworth at cookie@ctba.com can answer your bidding questions.

Vaquero Ranch in Chino will be holding an Andalusian Horse Auction on Saturday, Aug. 14 at 3 p.m. Offered for auction will be stallions, mares in foal to buckskins, cremellos and in foal to the stallion, “Excalibur.” Stock from Cheque Pena will also be available, along with fully-trained dancing horses. Please join them for this unique offering of quality horses! Food and drinks to be served. For more information, see ad on page 87, and call (760) 559-8508.

Like some free tickets to the 2010 Alltech World Equestrian Games in Lexington? Pennfield Equine Feed Technologies each week gives away pairs of tickets to celebrate their new website. Entrants will need to correctly answer seven questions to be entered to win the weekly drawing. For more information about Pennfield, the world’s most credentialed feed, call 800-995-0333 x8735, or visit PennfieldEquine.com.

Join Sheryl Lynde, a John Lyons certified trainer, for an Obstacle Course Practice Day on Saturday, Aug. 28 at the Cactus Valley Ranch in Hemet. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., you can challenge and prepare yourself to safely navigate through a variety of obstacles spread out over 12 acres — whether you ride trail, compete in trail trials or do cowboy races. Cost is $45. For more info, see the ad on page 80, and call (760) 285-0160.

Looking to be a more self-confident rider? Want more control of your horse on the ground? Dan Gardner Horsemanship, a Josh/John Lyons certified trainer, offers Confidence Building Workshops on the second and fourth Saturdays each month in Norco. “Gaining Control through Trust and Respect” is Dan’s theme. Space is limited, so call early to secure your spot. For more info, see the ad on page 32, and call (714) 398-6055 or (951) 966-5196.

The Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Performance Horse Sale will be held Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Cal Poly SLO Equine Center Arena. The sale offers Quarter Horse and Appaloosa performance prospects, from 2-year-old old cutting horse prospects to 2- to 4-year-old ranch horses. Sale horses are sired by stallions such as Cats Merada, SR Instant Choice, As Smart As The Fox, Hickorys Indian Pep, Yellow Roan Of Texas, Texas Kicker and Meradas Blue Sue. A barbeque lunch will be available at noon, with the sale beginning at 2:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Cal Poly Equine Center. For more info, see ad on page 80 or call Pete Agalos at (805) 756-7414.

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