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The innovative team at Western States Horse Expo has done it again! A brand new edition of expo unlike any in Southern California will take over the Los Angeles County Fairplex just in time for horsey holiday shoppers—Nov. 8-10.

One of the fastest-growing expos in the U.S., Western States Horse Expo in Pomona is a must-attend event for any horse owner. In three short days, you can catch up on the latest training and education, shop the nation’s premier equine vendors and connect with your horse friends. Attending the expo is a low-cost, high quality way to stay engaged in the horse industry, making sure you have the tools, knowledge and products to help make the most of your investment in the horse-owning lifestyle year round.

California Horsetrader is partnering with Horse Expo to help make this the most exciting Expo ever. Keep an eye out for the first “Expo Funniest Horse Video Contest” set to launch Oct. 1—with $2,000 in shopping spree cash at the Mane Market Mall. If you’d like to give us feedback to continue improveing our products, let us know with an email to: survey@horsetrader.com, and if you are one of the first 50 to take the Horse Expo-Horsetrader survey, you’ll receive a free one-day pass to this year’s event!

ADVERTISERS! As an Expo partner this year, the California Horsetrader magazine and the Official Horse Expo Program will be the only publications on the newsracks, so be sure to invest your ad dollars where they will get response! Contact our office for special ad rates—both in the November issue of California Horsetrader or the Official Expo Program at (760) 546-1184 or ads@horsetrader.com.

For more info on the Horse Expo Pomona Holiday Edition, be sure to check out the show’s website at www.horsexpo.com (note the ONE “e”!).

If you aren’t familiar with the Oregon Horse Center National Mountain Trail Championships, be sure to take a look! Scheduled this Nov. 7-9 in Eugene, Ore., the Mountain Trail competition is the brainchild of Major Defoe. Inspired by a Welsh Pony trail class in 2001 while watching ponies balk at a cut-out of a cow, Defoe held the first Mountain Trail Competition in 2002. Seventeen years later, there might be many other outdoor mountain trail courses, but none are as impressive and unique as the original Oregon Horse Center Indoor Mountain Trail National Championship Course.

Built only once a year, it takes two weeks for the arenas to undergo the transformation. Two hundred tons of rocks and dirt are hauled in to transform the arena into the legendary “Championship Course”. Complete with ditches, ponds, logs, bridges, waterfalls, streams, trees, trails with rock switchbacks and even a 100-foot mural of the Three Sisters Mountains in the background. The arena takes on a whole new spectacular atmosphere.

The Oregon Horse Center National Mountain Trail Championships has become the most well-known Mountain Trail competition in the country with competitors coming from all over North America and from as far as Europe. Although it is a championship show, it is also open to riders that have never competed before. With divisions for every age and ability, there’s something for everyone at the Nationals. Come find out what your trail horse can do! First-time competitors are welcome to all shows, even the National Championships. There will be a Practice Show Nov. 1-3, the National Championships Nov. 7-9, and Open Practice Nov. 11-Dec. 9. Be sure to see the ad on page 23, and visit www.OregonHorseCenter.com or call (541) 689-9700.

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