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The beach goes Western!

- June 1st, 2024
STEPPING OUT: Christi Kugler rides Im A Smoking Fox through an obstacle at the May 11 Surf City Western Series shown in Huntington Beach. (Amy McCool photo)

The four-show Surf City Western Circuit brings it to the beach

From the Horsetrader sales staff

Summer and surf go together in Southern California, and the only way to improve that mix is to add horses! The four-show Surf City Western Circuit held at the beautiful Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center in Huntington Beach brings it all together for competitors in reining, ranch riding, pleasure, horsemanship and trail who want to beat the heat, have fun and compete. The first show was held May 11, with the rest of the summer schedule set for June 15, July 20 and Aug. 17. The series, presented by the Los Serranos Award Circuit, is PCHA-approved and offers fabulous year-end awards — trophies, buckles and cash! For more information, check out the Surf City Circuit display ad on page 7, and visit the circuit’s website at trackoneevents.com.

YOUTH RIDE FREE!: The SCRCHA Grant Berg Memorial Show is coming July 4-7. (Danger DIngo Photo)

If you are interested in learning more about cow horse for yourself or your young riders, make plans to attend the Grant Berg Memorial Horse Show July 4-7 at Green Acres Ranch in Temecula. Put on by the Southern California Reined Cow Horse Association, this event is the club’s annual “Youth Ride Free!” show, with all youth entrants receiving waived fees — for haul-in, stall, youth classes, office fees, cow horse cattle fees, and youth herd work cattle fees. Whether young or not-so-young, there will be three full slates of NRCHA classes, including classes in ranch riding, AQHA cutting and working cow horse — as well as six Spectaculars: Open, Non Pro Fence, Box Drive (new!), Non Pro Boxing, Youth Fence and Youth. For more information, see the SCRCHA display ad on page 19, and visit the association’s website at scrcha.com.

Spectacular Again

- June 1st, 2024
SPECTACULAR VINTAGE: Craig Cowley of Temecula and Magic Vintage Lace win the Spectacular Open Hackamore Championship at the Jimmy Flores, Sr. Memorial Show. (Danger Dingo photo)

Cow Horse action heats up at Jimmy Flores, Sr. show

By SUE CARTER / for the Horsetrader

TEMECULA — The Southern California Reined Cow Horse Association held its annual Jimmy Flores, Sr. Memorial Horse Show on May 9-12 at Green Acres Ranch. The temperatures in Temecula were moderate, and competition was high!

Highlighting the four-day competition were the Spectaculars in six divisions. Winning the Open Spectacular was Jason Grimshaw on his Diamond J Starlite. Grimshaw also took second on Chris Lytle’s Rebel Wilson. Alexandria Zingg took the Limited Open Bridle Spectacular aboard her Uno Im Smart, and the Non Pro Spectacular went to Sarah Bradley riding her Blind Ambition.