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Marjie Robinson completes a remarkable comeback with NRCHA Stakes Level 1 Ltd. Open win

From Horsetrader staff reports - April 18th, 2013
Ted and Marjie Robinson

Ted and Marjie Robinson

LAS Vegas, Nev. — Marjie Robinson scored the victory of her life when she entered the show pen at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Stakes last month at South Point Equestrian Center.

Then, she won the Level 1 Limited Open Championship.

Summer Horse Camps

As vacation nears, California's top riding camps prepare for this summer's experience. Here are some of the best!

From Horsetrader staff - April 18th, 2013

Rawhide Ranch
(760) 758-0083

Rawhide Ranch has been a Southern California camp tradition since 1963. Overnight one week or multi-week summer camp sessions are available, as well as a Winter Camp week. Week-long camps feature Western riding lessons, animal and horse science classes, animal care, vaulting lessons (gymnastics on horseback) and much more. The programs are great for beginners and are ACA and CHA accredited.

In addition to our week-long summer camp, special programs are offered throughout the year at Rawhide Ranch, including its “Girls-Only” Equestrian Experience Workshop, Spotlight Weekends and Family Camp. Three-day Camps are for school groups, and weekend programs for youth group are also available September through May. Call (760) 758-0083 for more information or to reserve your spot!

CRHA Bunny Slide champs hop out front

Special to the Horsetrader - April 18th, 2013

BURBANK — The California Reining Horse Association hopped into gear March 29-31 with its Bunny Slide Reining competition Easter weekend, and the region’s top reiners earned some ground toward in their 2013 campaign toward club and affiliate qualifying for this fall’s big events.

In addition to serving as the first two National Reining Horse Association Affiliate Shows of 2013, the Bunny Slide also served up two slates of CRHA Jackpot competition. Two full slates of PCHA reining classes included two Jack and Linda Baker qualifying classes.

All told, the three-day reining at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center provided a springboard for qualifiers to the CRHA’s venerable Challenge competition, including the second annual CRHA Reiner of the Year competition, as well as a qualification to the NRHA Affiliate Finals.

March 29-31, 2013 * Burbank, Calif.

Division/ Rider/ Horse/ Owner
Ladies: Brenda Brown/ North Star Wrangler/ M.W. Green
Gents: Chad Hardwick/ Big Hollywood Chex/ L.Hardwich
Open: Brenda Brown/ Mr Hollywood Whiz/ K.Thayer
Y13-Under: Lisa Bricker/ Shady Moonshine/ D.Bricker
Y14-18: Kristi Wiggins/ Gangsters Hitman/ E.K. Wiggins
Nov Horse Open: D Bricker / Boggies Last Benz/ Painted Desert
NP & IntNP: Lindsey Handren/ Roxys Custom Crome/ L.Handren
Ltd NP: Lindsey Spencer/ Otoe Chant Pine/ L. Spencer
PT Rookie: Marcie Whitney Green/ North Star Wrangler/ M.W.Green
Green as Grass: Rebecca Armour/ San Cielo Rey/ R.Armour

Division/ Rider/ Horse/ Owner
Open: Dallas Wedel/ Downright Juicy/ J.Moran
Ladies: Kristi Berg/ Dancin At Night/ J. Ghiselli
Gents: David Adams/ Chocolate Whiz Chic/ A Hammonds Rnch
Y14-18: Tommy Weiss/ Fancy Red Short Oak/ K. Weiss
Nov Horse Open: Donnie Bricker/ Boogies Last Benz/ Painted Desert
Nov Horse NP: Tina Ries / Smart Shiney Cruiser/ T. Ries
Non Pro: Kim Adamic/ Jesses Cowgirl/ K. Adamic
Int NP: Gene Williams/ Gata Mia/ E. Williams
Ltd NP: Gene Williams/ Gata Mia/ E. Williams
PT NP: Gene Williams/ Gata Mia/ E. Williams
Rookie L1: Rebecca Armour/ San Cielo Rey/ R. Armour
Rookie L2: Cassandra Stambuk/ Smugglin Diamonds/ R. Stambuk
PT Rookie : Rex Ross / Smokee San Badger/ Rex Ross

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. — Julie Krone, legendary jockey and San Diego County horsewoman who is ready to embark on a chapter of natural horsemanship, will be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame this fall alongside fellow inductees Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic Leader, and Betty Ford, the former first lady.

Collection: Soft neck and poll required

By LES VOGT - Horsetrader columnist - April 18th, 2013

41st in a series
After defining collection and our objectives in working towards it, Les offers pointers this issue as the work gets under way.

Without a soft neck and poll, collection is impossible, so if you still have any resistance in the neck during any of the exercises that we’ve done so far, go back and work on them.

DEL MAR — Published reports earlier this month detailed bankruptcy details of the defunct Valitar show that closed in Del Mar last November, and although $600,000 has been recovered by a federal bankruptcy court, employees, acts and vendors are still heavily owed.

Cal Poly Pomona hosts clinic with Cavalia star

From Horsetrader sales staff - April 18th, 2013

The W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center and Cal Poly Pomona are proud to present a Clinic and Master Class with Sylvia Zerbini, to be held May 17-19 in Pomona. Most recently the star of the acclaimed equestrian spectacle Cavalia, Sylvia’s gift for orchestrating nine Arabians at once in her mesmerizing Grande Liberte performance has earned accolades from widespread media. She will share her knowledge of liberty training in this rare opportunity in which she will work with horses and their handlers, individually guiding them into a more natural, gentle and effective way of communicating together. Space will be limited, so reserve your spot early! Call (909) 869-4988, or email krpina@csupomona.edu. See more on page 3.