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Top reined cow horses heading to Temecula this month

From Horsetrader sales staff - May 2nd, 2013 - Ingate Column

The region’s best reined cow horses, riders and trainers will rock Casner’s Ranch in Temecula May 17-19 as the Seventh Annual Sherri Gilkerson Memorial Bridle and Hackamore Spectacular comes to town. Both the Southern California Reined Cow Horse Association (SCRCHA) and the Arizona Reined Cow Horse Assocation (AzRCHA) work hard each year to make this a truly special event for exhibitors and spectators. This year’s event will offer $28,000 minimum in added money and prizes, and don’t miss the Big Horse Wine Country Classic, held concurrently (May 17-19), with NRCHA shows and AQHA cutting available. Call Kelley at (714) 255-7488, or learn more at www.AZRCHA.com and www.SCRCHA.com. And see the ad on page 87!

Ready for an awesome family vacation? Dreaming of getting away from everything BUT horses? Don’t miss some great options for your next horse-filled adventure! Visit www.horsetrader.com and check out our Horse Vacations category – all you do is type in “vacation” in the search bar, and you’ll be greeted with amazing choices – from the rugged beauty of a Montana dude ranch, to a relaxing coastal inn and stables in California. Many of the listings have videos and slideshows, so relax and enjoy!

School is almost out, and it’s time to make your plans for summer camp! Don’t get left out – take a look at www.horsetrader.com for some excellent horse camp offerings, in our Horse Camps category. From day camps, week-long camps and overnight options – for beginners all the way to more advanced riders – you’ll be sure to find the right fit for your horse-crazy kid! It’s easy to find, too: Just type in “horse camp” in the Horsetrader.com “search” bar.

Speaking of horse camps, BM Equine horseback riding academy is offering a wonderful Summer Camp for children ages 7 to 14, at their clean and family-friendly barn in Chino Hills. Camp includes a daily riding lesson, horsemanship lessons, arts and crafts, along with games and team building opportunities. There are four weeks of camp, each week with a different theme for students who enroll in multiple sessions. There is also a weekly pizza party and the horse show is lots of fun! Join BM Summer Camp 2013 for a safe and educational experience with horses! Call (562) 552-1103 to reserve your spot and visit their website, www.BMequineservices.com to learn more.

El Rodeo Equestrian Center in Brea is offering its 2013 Summer Horse Camps, and beginner and intermediate riders are welcomed! There are lesson horses available. Not only will you have a great time riding, you’ll also be learning about horse science, horse history, equipment and care, nutrition, stable management and lots more! Contact Katie Stricklin at (714) 904-9410 to reserve your spot and check out their ad on page 57.

Come and enjoy the largest and most comprehensive equestrian exposition in North America! The Western States Horse Expo will be held June 7-9 at Cal Expo in Sacramento. Known throughout the nation as the gold standard of equine expos, this is much more than a large trade show with great clinicians – there is something for everyone! Check out Rigs & Digs for that new trailer, learn about different horse breeds at the Breed Walk, watch top riders and horses compete in the Magnificent Seven stock horse competition, see all the great talent at the Equine Dream Art Show and Sale, shop ‘til you drop with tons of awesome vendors and deals – and you sure don’t want to miss any of the amazing clinics and seminars with world-class clinicians and trainers! Chris Cox, Sandy Collier, Kerry Kuhn, Tim Kimura – those are just a few of the professionals scheduled for this exciting event. Learn more by calling (800) 352-2411, and see the ad on page 15.

The Norco Regional Conservancy invites you to enjoy the Friends of Norco Hills Ranch Tour 2013 on Saturday, May 18. This is your opportunity to visit and explore some great ranches in Norco — you can start at any of the participating ranches, and you can take as much time as you’d like at each one. You can also take a break and go on a horse-drawn wagon ride, or visit “Refreshment Ranch” for a hot dog! Tickets are $10 per person, with children under 12 years of age free. Proceeds benefit Open Space, which celebrates the outdoor life and is organized to preserving the remaining undeveloped land in Norco and Western Riverside. Call Pat O. at (951) 734-5081 for more info and download a map of participating ranches at www.friendsofnorco.com. See their ad on page 84.

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