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It is about time to start your Holiday shopping! Here are some gift ideas for the horse people in your life.
Lighted Hoof Pick $24.95
Safety Stirrups $79.99 Anything that helps with riding safer is a great gift!
Quilted Lycra Hood $78.98 Looks like a great option if you need the extra warmth, but don’t like traditional hoods.
Stirrup Napkin Rings $33.95
Red Riding Coat by Driza-Bone $209.24
dav boots Around $90.00 Equestrian inspired rain boots. Some even have spur rests!
Yucca Flats Show Blankets $250 Beautiful designs in many colors
Patterned Polo Wraps $19.95 They come in so many colors now!
Dura-tech Stable Hand $15 A handy device to help fill buckets, hay bags and hay nets
Knit Horse Cap $24.95
Step stool in colors $5.95 2 or more $4.99 So many uses! Buy one for each horsey friend at this price!
Other non-traditional gifts:
Donate to a horse rescue in honor of a friend.
Pay a year’s Breed association fees for a trainer or shower.
Offer a weekend of feeding and cleaning for your boarding barn owner.
Buy a certificate for a truck detail and wash.
Have other clever idea for gifts? Please feel free to share!
We headed up the hill to Reno, Nevada to go to the 2011 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity. It is the place to be for any western horse enthusiast this time of year. While the show includes several classes for working cow horses, the real draw is the Finals on October 2nd. The best 3 year old horses compete in the “Greatest Show on Dirt” in herd work, rein work, and cow work.
We watched some of the prelim runs of the cow work. The horses have to cut or box one cow at the end of the arena.
Then they run down the fence line and turn the cow both directions on the fence. This is probably the most exciting part, and possibly the most dangerous. The most problems occur when a cow does not turn like it is suppose to, or ducks out at the last second.
The last phase of the run is moving the cow in two circles, one in each direction
After watching a few runs, we walked around the arena where you can find shopping, equine product information, and breeder’s information. Carol Rose always has a prominent position here, and her display featured huge pictures of their horses. She was sitting on the side of the arena with a laptop, keeping track of the results. Other booths included beautiful wooden frame work and western themed furniture.
If you are looking for a prospect, there is a viewing area to watch videos of the horses entered in the sale.
The show takes good care of it’s exhibitors with a pizza party in the main arena. What a great way to take a break before getting back to the hustle and bustle of the horse show.
The shopping is always jammed pack with great quality tack, gear, art, and clothing. Want individualized shopping attention? During the week is a great time to shop, you practically have the place to yourself!
On our last stop of the day we went by the warm up pen and watched a few horses worked.
If you want to see more pictures from our day at the Snaffle Bit Futurity head over to the facebook page here. Do not forget to hit the like button while you are there!
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Check out this interesting article about the Diving Horses of Atlantic City. The film Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken also featured diving horses.
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Check here for links to some of the latest show results locally and nationally
California Quarter Horse Exhibitor Association (CAQHEA) Point Standings
Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Association (PCQHA) Point Standings
Sacramento Horsemen’s Association Friday night show Point Standings (Left hand column)
California Paint Shows Point Standings
Twin Lakes Riding Club Results
Mother Lode Fair Circuit 2011 Results
El Dorado County Fairgrounds Schooling Show Results
NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Results
Here is a great source for results of National Cowhorse, Ranch Horse and Reining events. Results
Show Secretaries: Would you like to publicize who won high points and other awards at your show? Contact us and we will post results and and your provided pictures.
Photo by Mandi Thompson Photography