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2010 Del Mar International only a stride or two away – Oct. 20-24

From the Horsetrader sales staff - October 21st, 2010 - Ingate Column

Five days of top hunter/jumper competition return to the Del Mar Arena Oct. 20-24 when Jump Del Mar presents the 2010 Del Mar International Horse Show. Special classes will include a $5,000 Prix de Nations, a $5,000 Hunter Derby and the $30,000 California Horsetrader Grand Prix on Saturday, Oct. 23. For more info on this well-run, exciting event that is great both for spectators and exhibitors alike, go to http://www.jumpdelmar.com.

Top riders from both coasts are preparing for the Galway Downs International Three-Day Event on Nov. 4-7, featuring the first CCI3* ever held in California. All of these riders are heading to the Southern California Equestrian Center in Temecula since Galway Downs’ record and reputation as one of America’s highest-quality events. Plus, Galway Downs offers three-day events at four additional levels, where riders can also compete on less-experienced horses, and the event’s prize money can make the trip from anywhere worthwhile. The cross-country course is designed for the fourth consecutive year by British Olympian Ian Stark. The Galway Downs CCI3* will offer $21,000 in prize money, and all told, the Galway Downs International Three-Day Event will offer $33,000 in prize money and more than $50,000 in total prizes. For more info, call (951) 303-0405 or see the ad on page 75.

The 50th Annual Santa Barbara National Amateur Horse Shows are coming soon! Nov. 19-21 will feature the Open Western classes for professional, non-pro and youth competitors in trail, reining, pleasure and horsemanship divisions. Also offered will be trail and pleasure horse futurities, PCHA Showdown, the Glenn Gimple Memorial Stock Seat Classic ,and three Jack and Linda Baker Reining Classic qualifiers! Hunter and jumper classes will run Nov. 24-28, including flat classes, hunters, equitation and team jumper competition. This is the last show of the season — the “Turkey Show,” since it’s held over Thanksgiving week and it sponsors a turkey dinner on Thanksgiving evening. For premiums, entry forms and more info, see the ad on page 74.

The Arena Maker is the hottest new arena groomer on the market today! Designed by a horseman for horsemen, the Arena Maker will cut and pack the base of your arena and fluff the footing. Its patented fluid fill system allows you to simply add water to the unit for additional weight to break up those harder, troublesome surfaces. Its adjustable teeth allow you to decide what depth of footing is right for you, making it the perfect choice for any discipline. With a range of sizes available, the Arena Maker can be pulled by an ATV, tractor or vehicle. Remember, good ground keeps horses safe and sound! For ordering information, call Alan or Rozanne at (541) 432-6405 or email arenamaker@rhrmfg.com. See the ad on page 12.

Ready for a frightfully fun time? Cowboy Up Events presents the First Halloween Haunt ‘Obstacle Challenge’ on Sunday, Oct. 31 in Chino Hills. There will be six classes available: Open, Youth, Green Horse, Green Rider, In-Hand and a Costume Class. All classes receive prizes and Open also includes a Jackpot. Entry fee is $35 for Open, $25 other classes & Costume Class is free! For more info & complete rules, call Kathy at (714) 349-5110 or see the ad on page 67.

Challenge yourself and your horse to navigate through obstacles, while improving your horsemanship skills and building confidence! Rancho Santiago is a private practice facility located in Norco that is open to the public and is presenting an Open Practice Obstacle Course. Cost is only $10 per rider, per horse. The course features a variety of obstacles & is designed for the novice rider, offering more challenging obstacles for the competitive Trail Challenge participant. The facility is available for private groups, please contact Liza Rogers for more info at (951) 582-0333.

Our “Think Pink” Heroes –
California Horsetrader would like to thank these advertisers for participating in our “Think-Pink” fund-raiser for Cancer Research! Be sure to see their ads in all their “pinkness!”

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All American Trailers, Inc. Pg. 64
Armstrong Feed Pg. 18
B&E Feed And Supply Pg. 9
Canidae – Equidae Pg. 40
Crowsen-C-21 Olde Tyme Pg. 59
Cuddeback Trailer Pg. 71
EQ-WINE Covers Co. Pg. 88
First Time Events Pg. 71
Inland Vet Supply Pg. 87
KAT Company Pg. 46
King Equine Feed Pg. 33
Norco Ranch Outfitters Pg. 25
R&De Trailers Pg. 18
Rancho de Felicidad, Inc. Pg. 49
Round Up Feed – Bonsall Pg. 13
San Pasqual Valley Ranch Pg. 43
Tierra Del Norte Arabian Assn Pg. 71
Trailer Mart Pg. 49

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