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Another win for Lyn

Gilkerson brings out the best; Lance Johnston takes another big Derby

From Horsetrader staff reports - June 6th, 2013

TEMECULA – It was deja vu all over again at the Seventh Annual Sherri Gilkerson Memorial Bridle weekend, as Lyn Anderson and Lance Johnston emerged with respective Open Spectacular bridle and hackamore victories at the May 17-19 event that mirrored their success from two years ago.

Young stars Vitalis and Dalina DG earn big wins

Special to the Horsetrader - June 6th, 2013

LA CAÑADA-FLINTRIDGE — The serene setting of the historic Flintridge Riding Club belied the buzz of excitement surrounding huge scores and promising talent on display during Dressage at Flintridge CDI*/Y/J, held May 23 – 26. This competition once again hosted the Markel/USEF Young Horse Dressage Western Selection Trial, one of only two Selection Trials in the country used to select horses and riders to proudly represent the U.S. at the FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Championships in Verden, Germany this August.

Focusing on the Vets

California vet practices are among the best - here are some

From the Horsetrader - June 6th, 2013

Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital
(661) 832-1150 www.bakersfieldvet.com

Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital is the leading provider of equine veterinary services in Kern County. We provide high quality care and diagnostic workups in the following areas: preventative medicine, internal medicine, lameness, reproduction, neonatal care, dentistry, podiatry and elective soft tissue surgery. We have three ambulatory veterinary units, ultrasound, full service digital radiology, upper airway endoscopy and a limited surgical facility.

While Equine medicine is our main focus, we also provide service to small ruminant food animals and some exotics. We come from a rural background, with strong work ethics. We understand the importance of “old fashioned” values and hope to be a source of inspiration to future generations of Veterinarians. We are committed to keep pace with the newest technology and treatment modalities while maintaining our long-standing tradition of excellent animal health care.

Reining Roses

Derby, Maturity and WCRHA Affiliate #2 Show draw talent to Rein For The Roses

Special to the Horsetrader - June 6th, 2013

ELK GROVE — Take 2013’s second NRHA Affiliate show, mix in some well-filled aged-events, and top it off with a tradition of fun, and the West Coast Reining Horse Association had another winning mix at the Rein for the Roses, held Kentucky Derby weekend May 2-5 at Brookside Horse Park.

Lining Up The Future

From the Horsetrader - June 6th, 2013

SOMIS — A program of free reined cow horse clinics for youth riders came to California May 31-June 2, as Ferrante Ranch in Somis hosted 42 students for a weekend of learning from clinicians Ted Robinson, Sandy Collier, Randy Paul, Doug Williamson, Holly Marsh and Kathie Ferrante.

Casey Deary clinic with CRHA is a hit

From the Horsetrader - June 6th, 2013

TEMECULA — Casey Deary, the Weatherford, Texas-based reiner who won the 2012 National Reining Horse Association Futurity Open title on Americasnextgunmodel, hung his hat at Tucalota Ranch in Temecula May 11-12 for a two-day clinic sponsored by the California Reining Horse Association. Deary, who taught CRHA non pros Saturday before addressing local trainers on Sunday, loved the event and the area.

Starting Spins: Time for some fun!

By LES VOGT - Horsetrader columnist - June 6th, 2013

44th in a series
After focusing on collection the last issue, we can move ahead into some new skills.

Now that you’ve established some body control in your horse with the exercises you’ve worked on in the previous levels, it’s time to start doing something really fun! The turnaround, when it’s done well, can be one of the most exciting parts of a reining pattern, both to ride and to watch!

Big purses, big action come soon to Reining By The Bay

From Horsetrader sales staff - June 6th, 2013

Save the date for one of the National Reining Horse Association’s leading events, as the Reining By The Bay slides into the Horse Park at Woodside, from July 17-21. With top competition, generous sponsors, an amazing venue and fun for the entire family, you will not want to miss out! Some of the exciting classes include a $95,000-added 4/5/6 Year-old Derby, a $55,000-added 3 Year-old Futurity, two slates of NRHA Ancillary divisions, plus a Masters Division for reiners 60 years or older. For more info, see the ad on page 27 and call the Brumley Management Group at (602) 677-3774 to get details and a schedule of events!