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Galway Int’l Horse Trials to challenge top athletes March 28-30

From Horsetrader sales staff - March 20th, 2014 - Ingate Column

The Galway Downs 2014 International Horse Trials, featuring top eventing riders and horses from around the world, comes to Temecula March 28-30 at the Galway Downs Equestrian Center. Be on hand to watch the precision and beauty of dressage, the jaw-dropping excitement of cross-country where competitors navigate through water, over ditches and across numerous large obstacles at top speeds, and show jumping, where you’ll sit on the edge of your seat, to see if any rails get knocked down. Galway Downs offers fun for the whole family Ð both horse people and non-horse people! Enjoy a variety of delicious cuisine provided by Super Q, Two for the Road and Sweet Treats food trucks, live music and local vendors. General admission for the event is only $10 per day in advance, $15 at the gate, with children under 12 free when accompanied by a paying adult. Patron’s passes—which include seating in the ringside tent, lunch and a full selection of beverages—are also available for $55 per day or $150 for the weekend in advance. For advance reservations, see the ad on page 39.

Buck Brannaman is coming to Southern California in two locations. Take advantage of these upcoming clinics with the renowned horse trainer and leading practitioner within the field of natural horsemanship. Working with the horse’s nature and using an understanding of how horses think and communicate, Buck Brannaman’s primary goal is to make the animal feel safe and secure around humans, so that the horse and rider can achieve a true union. Clews Horse Ranch in San Diego’s Carmel Valley will proudly host a Buck Brannaman Clinic April 4-7, focusing on Horsemanship 1 and Cow Working. Contact Christian Clews at (858) 755-5022, or email him at bucksclinic@clewsranch.com for your space reservations. See their ad on page 76. Don’t wait too long – these clinics tend to fill up very quickly!

In Woodland Hills, where construction at the Pierce College Equestrian Center is completed, Buck Brannaman will be the first post construction event April 11-14. In addition to the existing show barns and multiple arenas, Pierce College now has space for overnight RVs – plus plenty of parking for horse trailers and spectators! Spectator reservations are not required, unless you are planning to stay overnight. Spectators pay $30 a day. Details are available on www.Brannaman.com, or you can call Sandy at (626) 524-3166. She also can be reached via email at sallysandor@gmail.com. See the ad on page 74!

The Wild Horsemen of America (W.H.O.A. Inc.) would like to invite you to join them for some ranch ridin’, cattle drivin’, tail bustin’ fun! The Rancho Las Flores Trail Ride and Cattle Round-Up will be held May 16-18 at the historic Rancho Las Flores in beautiful Summit Valley. Offering camping, trail riding, a cattle round up, BBQ, entertainment and a live auction this promises to be real Western fun! Proceeds from the event will benefit the Junior Livestock Programs and Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.). Admission to the fund-raising event, open to everyone over ag 21, is $175, including meals and entertainment. No refunds will be given. To reserve your spot or to get additional info, please call Rhonda Graham at (760) 240-4449 or Cliff Wolfe at (909) 824-2030. See the ad on page 78.

The Backcountry Horsemen of California, San Diego Unit, would like to invite you and your family to come out and enjoy their upcoming clinics! Held in Ramona, the April 13 event will cover Horse Camping, Packing and Hauling 101; the April 27 clinic will go over Stock Hauling and Trailer Safety (bring your trailer!); and June 22 will feature a Stock Packing and Wilderness Safety Clinic. Each of these educational and fun events are only $20 per person/family or rig – or you can pay $50 for all three clinics! (BCH members will receive a 50 percent discount, and youth under age 16 are free). Call Terry at (760) 789-5185 to reserve your spot and for more details – you can also visit their website, www.bchcsd.com. See the ad on page 75.

The Extreme Mustang Makeover Norco Trail Challenge is headed back to Horsetown USA, on May 16-17 at the George Ingalls Equestrian Event Center. The Mustang Heritage Foundation created the Extreme Mustang Makeover event in order to recognize and highlight the value of Mustangs through a national training competition. Over 40,000 American Mustangs are waiting for adoptive homes, and the Mustangs competing at this event will be available for adoption. These events give the public a unique opportunity to see the beauty, versatility and trainability of these rugged horses. Call for more info at (512) 869-3225 and learn more at their website: www.ExtremeMustangMakeover.com. See the ad on page 18.

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