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Sgt. Reckless climbs toward Camp Pendleton with fund-raiser

From Horsetrader sales staff - August 21st, 2014 - Ingate Column

The heartfelt campaign to bring a memorial for Korean War hero Sgt. Reckless comes to Camp Pendleton on Sept. 13, as the Camp Pendleton Historical Society will host a fund-raiser to assist building a memorial for the mare. Spearheaded by author Robin Hutton of Los Angeles, the proposed monument would duplicate the stunning statue by sculptor Jocelyn Russell dedicated last July at the National Museum for the Marine Corps in Quantico. Sgt. Reckless, who once carried 386 rounds– about five tons– 35 miles through rice paddies and up steep hills while enemy fire roared around her, was retired and buried at Camp Pendleton. The fund-raiser will be held at the historic Las Flores Adobe on the base, and it will include architectural tours, a book signing by Hutton with her book, “Sgt. Reckless, America’s Warhorse,” plus other activities including a war dog demonstration, Indian basket weaving, food, music, silent auction and more. Camp Pendleton CPHS will match any funds raised, dollar-for-dollar, up to $30,000! See the ad on page 87, and learn more about this amazing project, at CampPendletonHistoricalSociety.org. For a moving glimpse at the story of Sgt. Reckless, visit www.sgtreckless.com/Reckless/Movie.html

Mark your calendars for an important Western Dressage Association of America event! The “Train The Trainers Clinic” will be hosted by the California Western Dressage Association Oct. 5-6, at the beautiful McCoy Equestrian Center in Chino Hills. This two-day workshop is your opportunity to learn Western Dressage training and judging standards from WDAA advisors Cliff Swanson and Frances Carbonnel. The morning sessions of the program are taught in a classroom with plenty of materials and handouts for participants, as well as videos and power point presentations. The afternoons will be held in the main show ring with live demonstrations of the movements and WD tests. The program is open to all WDAA members! Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the workshop. Attending trainers will be granted the right to advertise themselves as WDAA Train The Trainers graduates. Amateurs who are interested in the program can also attend and will receive an Amateur certificate of completion. See the ad on page 93, and visit www.cawda.org to learn more!

Arabian Horse Fashion makes presentation sets, show halters, accent blankets and accessories. All Arabian presentation sets are handmade, unique, luxurious – and all are made of the highest quality materials. The presentations sets add an authentic touch to photo shoots, and they are perfect for international showing. The show set consists of two or three pieces: show halter, accent blanket, and breast collar. They use quality fabrics, beads, Swarovski crystals, and gemstone jewelry. Arabian Horse Fashion cares about the durability of each piece that they make, and they pay attention to each detail. They gladly accept custom orders and will make something very special and unique for your horse. See their ad on page 26, and check out their amazing work!

Does your barn need a little TLC? Or maybe you’re moving and need to take your barn along? If you want to get things in shape before the winter weather hits, give Bob Schaul at Barn Repair & Relocation a call! Serving all of Southern California, Bob can help you with roof repairs, rust, pipe panels, welding projects and much more. With the knowledge and expertise you’ll need for all of your barn projects, Bob will get you fixed up right. Call him at (951) 764-9971, and see his ad on page 54.

Anyone who owns a horse knows that they need to be prepared for the eventuality of injuries, wounds and irritations. As a one-step immediate acting product, veterinarian-recommended Vetericyn eliminates the need for multiple products while reducing the application time and requirements. Since it is “no-rinse”, it leaves no film or residue to clean off. Vetericyn can be applied with spray irrigation systems, immersion, lavage and dressings, and is compatible with most gauzes and acrylics and can be used prior to application of other treatments. Unlike traditional antiseptics and topical antibiotics, it does not damage healthy tissue. Finally, Vetericyn “tests free” on competition animals as it contains no banned substances. Vetericyn is a family of animal wound and skin care products that are safe to use on all animals. They are non-toxic, steroid-free, antibiotic-free, and do not contain alcohol or tea tree oils. Vetericyn is environmentally friendly and is proudly made in the USA. See their ad on page 10.

Everything will be on sale at Hawthorne’s “Big, Fat, Huge Sale,” coming up on Saturday, Aug. 23. They’re holding nothing back! Special deals and savings will be offered at both locations, in Escondido and in Fallbrook. Take advantage of awesome savings, like $10 off Pendleton shirts, $20 off select closeout boots, $4 off any equine supplement, 50 percent off jewelry and many other great deals! If you’ve been thinking about it, now is the time of year to buy! Call (760) 746-7816 or (760) 728-1150 to learn more, and see their ad on page 27

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