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Rancho California Arabian Fall event is almost here!

From Horsetrader sales staff - September 5th, 2013 - Ingate Column

The Rancho California Arabian Horse Assn. Fall Horse Show is just around the corner! The 27th Annual Purebred and Half Arabian Class A show will be held at Galway Downs in Temecula, on Sept. 14-15. The show offers performance, sport horse and dressage classes, and is approved by AHA, USEF and USDF. Working on qualifying for Pacific Slope, U.S., Canadian, Youth and Sport Horse Nationals? You do not want to miss this show! It’s also a Region One qualifier. See ad on page 14, and call Nancy Harvey for more info and premiums, at (626) 355-9101, or visit www.rcaha.org.

Join West Coast Sales, Inc. on Sat. Sept. 21 in Riverside for a Complete Horse Dispersal Sale! The auction will start at 3 p.m. Over 150 head will be available for purchase, along with Western décor, new and used saddles, plus other great items. There will be registered foundation Quarter Horse colts and fillies (all colors – blue roans, palominos, buckskins, etc), mares in foal to Hollywood and Chic, miniature ponies, and stallions as well. Sale highlights include a finished reiner, Dun It For Dough; NRHA money earners Chick Olena Red and Itsa Smart Alec; and proven color-producer, Mr Excalibur. Plus, when you attend, don’t miss the drawings for gifts to random bidders numbers! For more info, see ad on pages 26-27, and call Mike Koopman at (256) 490-9630.

Tierra Del Norte Arabian Horse Association will be hosting a Western Dressage Clinic with Linda Hamilton, on Sunday, Oct. 13, at the beautiful Stachowski Farm in San Marcos. Whether you are looking for new tools to improve the overall performance of your horse, have never ridden a Western Dressage test, or just want to learn more about the new discipline, this clinic will answer all of your questions. Linda will offer assistance on how you can best improve your riding and have fun in both the show ring and out on the trail. See ad on page 14, and to reserve your spot, call Mimi Gaffey at (760) 518-6745, and visit www.tdnaha.org.

Giddyup! It’s the one place where tack isn’t short for tacky and bit isn’t the past tense of bite. It’s the event where you can learn everything you ever wanted to know about horses and the equestrian lifestyle. The 2013 Equine Festival of Apple Valley is gathering all things equine! Held Sat. Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., there will be an Open All Breed Horse Show, an Open Ranch Sorting competition, equine health seminars, vendors, merchandise, food and much more! Kids can play and adults can shop for Western gear and more. Admission is free! The event will be located at the Horseman’s Center in Apple Valley. Vendor space is still available, so visit www.applevalley.org, see ad on page 96, and call (760) 240-7000, ext. 7071 to learn more!

Looking for a great spot to camp with your family, friends and your horses? McCall Memorial Equestrian Park in Mountain Center is designated specifically for horse camping and trail riding! Come enjoy excellent trails (hiking, biking and equestrian) that meander through tall pine trees, open meadows, seasonal streams and offer breathtaking views of the San Jacinto Mountains, as well as the rock-strewn peaks that tower above Idyllwild. McCall Park is pet-friendly and has many amenities, including picnic areas, BBQ’s, restrooms, coin operated showers, corrals, water and more. For more info, see ad on page 60 and visit www.RivCoParks.org or call (951) 659-2311.

Tickets are now on sale for the 28th Annual Industry Hills Pro Rodeo, at the Industry Hills Expo Center in City of Industry, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12-13. Top cowboys and cowgirls will compete for prizes in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronco riding, calf and team roping, barrel racing, bull riding and best all-around rider. The Gabriel Foundation, the Rodeo producer, has helped as many as 20,000 young people in the East San Gabriel Valley who are mentally challenged, physically handicapped or come from disadvantaged or abusive homes. The Industry Hills Pro Rodeo is the Foundation’s annual fundraiser. Gates open Saturday at 4 p.m., and families can enjoy pony rides, a petting zoo, clowns, and vendors selling Western-theme items. Food and beverage concessions will be available. For more details, see ad on page 94 or to purchase tickets visit www.industryhillsprorodeo.org or call the Rodeo office at (626) 961-6892.

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