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Pre-futurity warm-up: Fairlea Ranch opens up for practice

From the Horsetrader sales staff - July 7th, 2011 - Ingate Column

Need some practice for the upcoming futurity season? Fairlea Ranch in Exeter will be offering futurity practice sessions the weekend of Aug. 6-7. Saturday will feature cutting, and Sunday will be used for reining and cow work.  Because of a limited number of stalls and slots, the Fairlea Ranch folks urge you to call and make your reservation now! (559) 594-5400, See the ad on page 80.

Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center welcomes renowned trainer and clinician Don Stewart for an educational clinic on Tuesday-Wednesday, Aug. 9-10. Stewart is a two-time Chronicle Hunter Horseman of the Year, chairman of the USHJA Junior Hunter Task Force, and top trainer to many champion riders and horses as well as a highly regarded judge. Clinic riders will receive four hours of instruction in groups of six to eight horses, and stabling is available. Organizers are suggesting that applications be submitted early because of high demand. For more info, call (714) 848-6565, and se the ad on page 81.

Join Hidden Hills Equestrian Ranch on Saturday, July 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for its Grand Opening Celebration! This full service boarding and training facility in Bonsall now offers a variety of boarding options, including a beautiful, new showcase barn. There is a large pleasure arena with lights, two 60-foot round pens, tack sheds, turn-outs, wash racks, groomed and chipped trail endurance conditioning course…and much more! Hidden Hills even has mare breeding and foaling facilities, stallion standing and a breeding center. Come enjoy lunch, refreshments and special presentations — and help welcome Laura Cronk Equine Management to Hidden Hills. To RSVP and to learn more, call (760) 468-3691. See the ad on page 34.

Tierra Del Norte Arabian Horse Association will host its Second Annual Lou Roper Clinic on Sunday, July 31, from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. at the Roper Ranch in San Marcos. Come and enjoy the magic of Lou in beautiful Twin Oaks! This is an “audit-only class”, and your $30 fee includes breakfast and lunch. Lou will cover beginning to bridle-less training. Find out his training techniques toward becoming the ultimate horseman. If you’re interested in having a particular topic covered, please submit questions via email to theworksi@aol.com before July 29. To register, call Cheryl Goodheim at (760) 434-5663. See the ad on page 80.

The Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse will present its 2011 National Celebration on Aug. 30-Sept. 3 at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nev. In addition to the morphology, working equitation, performance, heritage and specialty classes, there will also be Dressage at Celebration – with a $5,000 Musical Freestyle Challenge! And don’t miss the must-see ‘Horse of the Kings Theater’ show on Saturday, Sept. 3, at 7:30 p.m., presenting Mystic PRE. With vendors, an art show, exhibitions, clinics and more, this is the premier event for the Pure Spanish Horse in the U.S. For more info, call (505) 294-0800. See the ad on page 10.

Los Vaqueros de las Montanas Riding Club will celebrate “Old Miner’s Days” in Big Bear with their “Burro-Palooza!” The July 25-27 event at the Los Vaqueros Rodeo Grounds will feature a Burro Derby, Junior Rodeo and a Donkey Softball Tournament. Come cheer on local teams and enjoy the fun! See the ad on page 78.

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