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Come see the Horsetrader at Equine Affaire – something new!

From the Horsetrader sales staff - January 20th, 2011 - Ingate Column

By now you’ve seen in this issue of the Horsetrader all the buzz about the upcoming Equine Affaire Trade Show in Pomona – what’s new, what’s happening, what’s up, what’s down. We’d love to give you the scoop on what we’ll be launching starting at Equine Affaire, but we can’t – it’s a secret! But as you schedule your day(s) at this annual get-together at the L.A. County Fairgrounds, but sure you make us one of your stops so we can show you what we have for our readers and advertisers!

Speaking of the trade show…it’s one of our most popular issues of the year, so be sure you get your ad in early! Deadline is Jan. 24 for the big Feb. 3 Equine Affaire issue!

Are we really talking about February already?! Wow…the 2011 NSHA Classic Horse Sale is just around the corner! The sale will be held Saturday, Feb. 26 at 5 p.m. at the International Agri-Center in Tulare during the NSHA Classic event (Feb. 23-27). Contact Denise Goodman at (559) 568-0540 for more horse sale information. The NSHA Stallion Service Auction is also currently running, with all of the money raised from the auction being used as added money for the NSHA Futurity and Classic. The stallion auction began Jan. 1 and will continue until Feb. 15. Place your bids by mail or online at http://www.nationalstockhorse.com//. See ad on page 7.

More news from the NSHA – the Grant Berg Benefit Clinic held Jan. 9 at Casner’s Ranch in Temecula raised more than $11,000 for the family of Mike and Kristi Berg, whose young son, Grant, is suffering from Dandy Walkers Syndrome. The California Horsetrader congratulates the NSHA and those who participated in the great fund-raiser. The NSHA and the Bergs also wish to thank the public for such strong support. The NSHA will be holding another auction benefit at the NSHA Classic. Items can be mailed to the NSHA office or brought to the show. You also can place a tax-deductible donation through Paypal.com (nationalstockhorse@gmail.com) by visiting the NSHA website.

Gaylord Rodeo Co. is set to present the Norco Winter Rodeo Classic 2011 – to be held Feb. 4-5 at Ingalls Park in Norco. The event features special guest announcer, Rob Smets, aka the Kamikaze, who is a five-time World Champion bullfighter and Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame inductee. Come watch courageous cowboys taking on the baddest bucking bulls in the country! Gates open Friday at 5:30 p.m., with the rodeo starting at 7 p.m. Saturday is Military Appreciation Day, and gates will open at 3:30 p.m., with a 5 p.m. rodeo. Tickets can be purchased at Inland Vet Supply, Norco Ranch Outfitters, Thrifty Horse, Boot Barn, Filippi’s Pizza Grotto and Dally Up. Please, no dogs/animals or cameras. For more info, call (951) 575-5577 or see the ad on page 76.

Greystone America offers a range of useful products for your barn, ranch or equine facility. Save hours by vacuuming manure with their Maxi Vac and Paddock Vac, all while reducing flies and worm count. Simple to use, the large capacity vacuums are powered by Honda reliability with a three-year warranty and are easily towed behind four-wheelers, riding mowers or small tractors. Greystone’s Arena Rakes make light work of all arena surfaces – saving time, ensuring an optimum riding surface & eliminating edge build up! The Travel Fence is a temporary horse corral that easily sets up in minutes, is lightweight and comes with a handy Greystone carry bag. To learn more & to see these products in action, see the ad on page 30.

Join fellow horse enthusiasts for dinner and learn about UC Davis Extension’s horsepacking adventure courses coming this summer. Instructor Craig London will present slides and photos showcasing horsepacking excursions of years past. This three-hour open house is for anyone interested in attending one of the two summer courses. Mustangs: A Living Legacy is a popular educational trek through the Pizona area of Inyo National Forest and a great place to learn about mustangs and packing. Mountain Horsemanship: Veterinary Care and Horsepacking in the Wilderness is a deluxe pack trip in the high Sierra with expert instruction on wilderness horse care. The open house is Saturday, Feb. 5, 6–9 p.m. in the Rec Pool Lodge, First Floor, located on LaRue Road, UC Davis. The $25 enrollment fee includes dinner. To request more information or to enroll, call toll free (800) 752-0881, email extension@ucdavis.edu. See the ad on page 75.

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