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Shoot-Out and tough duels highlight VCHA Super Show

From Horsetrader staff reports - November 15th, 2012

TEMECULA — The Valley Cow Horse Association held its 2012 Super Show competiton at Sundance Arena on Oct. 27-28 with two shows in two days. The winners went home knowing they had made the most of their last VCHA events of the year.

Also, a couple of riders also went home with a new saddle and buckle, respectively, after the annual Saddle Shoot-Out and Box-Off for a Buckle competitions.

Sir James of Galway

Alliston defends his CCI3* crown, collects $12,250 at Galway Downs

Special to the Horsetrader - November 15th, 2012

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James Alliston and Tivoli flew to the CCI3* title at Galway Downs.

TEMECULA — James Alliston should now be called “Mr. Galway Downs”.

The Galway Downs International Three-Day Event has offered a CCI3* for the last three years, and Alliston, of Castro Valley, Calif., has placed in the top three at all three events. He earned third place in 2010, first and seventh places in 2011, and this time he placed first, second and sixth.

Shoot Out at Casner’s

Brookshire, Bradley and Noring all win saddles at SCRCHA event

From Horsetrader staff reports - November 15th, 2012

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Aaron Brookshire takes Krugerrand Queen to the Open SRCHA Saddle Shoot Out title Oct. 21.

TEMECULA – Three riders rising in their respective Open, Non Pro and Limited Non Pro divisions claimed trophy saddles last month, as the Southern California Reined Cow Horse Association wrapped up 2012 with its Saddle Shoot Out at Casner’s Ranch.

More than $15,000 in awards and prizes were given out at the three-day event Oct. 19-21, including certificates for the trio of customized Cowdog Saddles. On Friday, the SCRCHA held its Cut for A Cause charity event, which club President Laura Edwards said raised $8,700 for The All Glory Project, a non-profit program led by Elizabeth Shatner that uses animal-assisted therapies to aid military veterans and their families upon their return home.

Fast Lane

Special to the Horsetrader - November 15th, 2012

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Lane Clarke and Cassuer de Pris race to an exciting win...

DEL MAR — Lane Clarke captured the $55,000 Villas at Rancho Valencia World Cup Qualifying Grand Prix, presented by the California Horsetrader, to highlight the Del Mar Fall Festival.

It marked the the third time this year for Clarke to win a big grand prix, and it puts him solidly in the top 10 ranking of the North American West Coast World Cup League.

More shoulder control exercises

By LES VOGT - Horsetrader columnist - November 15th, 2012

31st in a series
Last issue, Les defined simple steps with the shoulder that will open the door for many maneuvers in the future. Here’s a wrap-up before moving on.

Well-timed ‘Ladies Night’ at Big Horse offers 20 percent off!

From Horsetrader sales staff - November 15th, 2012

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