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Have a funny horse video? Win $1,000 cash first prize!

From Horsetrader sales staff - October 3rd, 2013 - Ingate Column

The horsetrader.com Funniest Horse Video Contest has launched in conjunction with the Del Mar International Horse Show! Go on horsetrader.com today and enter a contest that will award $2,000 in cash prizes — including a $1,000 first prize! West Palms Event Management will present the videos on the big screen at the Del Mar International on Saturday, Oct. 26, before the $25,000 Rancho Valencia World Cup Grand Prix of Del Mar. Judges will select the top three for prizes of $1,000, $300 and $200 for first, second and third places, respectively. Plus, you readers can select a “People’s Choice” winner by voting on horsetrader.com. The winner, selected by online voters, gets $500! More details at www.horsetrader.com/contest.

Speaking of the Del Mar International, West Palms Management is really putting together a fabulous event – combining world class jumping Saturday night with a Barn Night as well as a lively $1,000 Halloween costume contest featuring prizes for the “Largest Group” and “Best Group” costumes. There will also be free informative clinics with Will Simpson, Rich Fellers and Hope Glynn. See the ad on page 39 for more info on this remarkable weekend at the Del Mar Fairgrounds!

It’s time for Broken Horn’s Sixth Annual All Western Sale! For two days only, Oct. 12-13, (Saturday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.), shoppers will find great specials, awesome savings and discounts on horse products and supplies, apparel and Western tack. There will also be hourly drawings for great prizes — as well as four Grand Prize Saddle drawings to be held Sunday at 4 p.m. You must dress Western to enter the drawings. Example: a pair of Wrangler jeans, Western boots, a Western shirt or a cowboy hat. Since 1956, Broken Horn has been the West’s largest tack store and a premier manufacturer of quality tack, custom saddles, year-end awards, tack repair and so much more! Call (626) 337-4266 to learn more, and see their two-page spread on pages 50-51.

The Big Horse Corn Maze and Harvest Festival is back! From Oct. 5-31, Big Horse invites you to come be “a-mazed” as you get lost in the largest corn maze in Southern California. This year’s theme is “Honoring Our Heroes” – honoring military, police and firefighters. Come enjoy all the fruits of the harvest and see what farming is all about at the Corona Ranch “Farm of Dreams.” Weekend festivities include the Colors of Courage 5K Run, which will raise funds for the Gary Sinise Foundation; the “Classic Car Craze,” an “Old Time Rock and Roll Weekend;” plus “Old Fashioned Farm Days.” There will be something for everybody, so bring your family and friends to enjoy the pumpkin patch, hay rides, corn cannon, face painting, pig races, baseball activities and much more! For more info, see the ad on page 17, or call (951) 389-4621.

Ride with the heroes and villains of the Ramona Pageant! Saddle up and enjoy the Inaugural Poker Ride and BBQ Fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre, located on 160 acres in the foothills above Hemet. The amphitheatre is home to our nation’s longest running outdoor drama and the California State Official Outdoor Play, Ramona. You will be riding on private property not normally accessible to the public, with panoramic views of the San Jacinto Valley. Check-in is at 8 a.m., with ride out at 10 a.m., for an unforgettable experience of about three hours. When you get back, a Tri-Tip barbeque lunch will be served with live entertainment. The Grand Prize is a trail saddle, sponsored by Rabobank. Not a rider? Additional barbeque tickets can be purchased for $7 per person. For registration and information, please call (951) 658-3111 or visit www.ramonabowl.com. Register early for a discount! All proceeds will go to benefit the Ramona Bowl. See the ad on page 83.

Martin Auctioneers, Inc. will be holding its West Coast Consignment Auction Nov. 22-23 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. There will be carriages, wagons, horse-drawn vehicles, as well as harness and antiques available to purchase. Have items you’d like to sell? Consign now! Contact the office as soon as possible with photos and information on your items. See the ad on page 84 for more info, or call (717) 354-6671.

Join Armstrong Feed & Supply in Valley Center for its Customer Appreciation Day on Oct. 12! Free gift buckets will go to the first 100 customers, plus, there’ll be a barbeque lunch along with great opportunities to win prizes! Take advantage of up to 40 percent off store-wide, along with a Truckload Alfalfa sale. Call (760) 749-2223 for details, and see the ad on page 29.

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