May 4th and 5th was the Points West Appaloosa Horse Show at Rancho Murieta. We arrived during a break, so only have a few shots from the warm up.
SacHorse headed out to Rancho Murieta to check out the Parelli’s Horse And Soul tour event. The stands were packed all weekend long. Several sessions happened throughout the day, includes topics like colt starting, trailer loading, and bio-mechanics. During intermissions there were demos by Atwood Ranch. Enjoy some pictures from the event!
The Sacramento Horseman’s Association annual tack swap was on Saturday, March 2nd. There was plenty of tack to shop from and I saw some great deals. SHA is known for their tack swap where they handle the selling for a commission, but this year it was $25 a booth space and you sold your tack from your own spot. Enjoy a few pictures from the event.
2012 Winter Warm-Up Open Horse Show
November 17th – 9 am.
Location: Cool Hills Ranch
3320 State Hwy 49, Cool, Ca 95614
CSHA Rules will be followed
Judge: Dean Lacey
Entry Fee: 4.00 per class. Pre-entries will need to be in by November 14th! Post entries and day-of-show entries will be accepted with an additional fee per class.
The Winter Warm-Up show is a fundraising effort to help two El Dorado County 4-H kids, Shannon J. and Melinda C., travel to Denver to compete on the California state 4-H team at the Denver National 4-H Horse Classic competition for Equine Team Demonstration
High point awards, silent auction and a raffle!
(If you are willing to donate a new or gently used tack, horse related item, or general item to the silent auction, you will receive 5 free raffle tickets!)
Snacks and hot drinks will be available during the show!
A stick horse race will take place during the lunch break! Open to all with some cool prizes available$$.
**Halter, Showmanship, English and Western pattern and rail classes, as well as reining and ranch horse classes will all be offered.
Entry forms, full class list and release forms can be obtained on our website:
For additional information please call (530) 333-4376, (530) 333-2884 or visit our website!
We Look Forward to Seeing you there!
OPEN ALL BREEDÂ ENGLISH HORSE SHOW.Â Â Saturday, September 8th.
OPEN ALL BREEDÂ WESTERN HORSE SHOW.Â Â Â Sunday, September 9th.
Both shows will be held at the Orangevale Park Horse Arena (7301 Filbert Avenue) and both will start at 8:00 a.m. (entry booth will open at 7:00).
English show will have: Â halter, hunter in hand on the triangle, bareback equitation, leadline, walk only, lots of walk/trot classes (both pleasure and equitation), walk/trot/canter classes (both pleasure and equitation), English horsemanship, and hunter under saddle.Â The over-fence classes include:Â hunter hack, low hunter over fences, mid hunter over fences, equitation over fences, and jumping.
Six end-of-the-day high point awards for the English show
* Halter Horse,Â * 12 years and under,Â * 13 to 17 years,Â * 18 years and over,Â * Hunter Horse,Â * Over Fences Horse.
Western show will have:Â halter, showmanship, bareback equitation, leadline, walk only, lots of walk/jog classes (both pleasure and equitation), walk/jog/lope classes (both pleasure and equitation),Â western horsemanship, and trail (separate area 9:30-2:30).Â The ranchÂ classes include:Â ranch horse conformation, reining, ranch riding, and ranch trail.
Six end-of-the-day high point awards for theÂ western show
* Halter Horse,Â * 12 years and under,Â * 13 to 17 years,Â * 18 years and over,Â *Â Ranch Horse,Â * Trail Horse.
All entries are taken the day of the horse show (no pre-entries).Â Entry fees are:Â $4.99 per class.Â $4.50 per class if you are a member of SFHA, 4-H, FFA, or Pony Club.Â Â No extra fees of any kind!Â No CA drug fee.Â No office fee.Â No arena fee.Â No parking fee.
First place awards to winner in every class.Â Ribbons to 6th in all classes and additional 7th to 10th place ribbons in all youth classes.
BothÂ of these two horse showsÂ have been approved by the APHA (Paint Horse Club) PAC program, Arabian OEIP, and CSHA Region 3.
Another great Gold N Grand came and went. In addition to the horse show and the shopping, there was free snow cones everyday, a water slide, a barn party and a pancake breakfast! I think the two new covered arenas are a welcomed addition particularly to this show.
People showed their generosity for their fellow horse showers by donating some great items to the Family of Chris Kozlowski silent auction. The bidding was hot and heavy up to the last seconds and from the looks of the bidding sheets, people were bidding generously also. A celebration of life service was held on Monday after the show.
Please enjoy a few pictures of the auction and show.
Once again the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley will play host to the 26th annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair from September 20th through the 23rd.Â The show gives you your money’s worth with a range of competitions from pulling carriages, working farm equipment, and driving teams of horses all the while showcasing Clydesdales, Percherons, Shires, and a number of other draft breeds.
In addition to the time in the arena, there is the opportunity to get up close and personal with the horses.Â During times prior to the show, spectators can visit the barns and watch as staff from the stables prepare their steeds for the performance.Â For a more formal introduction, there is the opportunity to receive a guided tour of the barns on Friday and Saturday.Â Reservations are required.
The Draft Horse Classic also hosts a Harvest Fair with many booths selling all sorts of wares, food vendors, and musical performances.Â New this year will be a Sausage and Brew Fest on Saturday and the 2nd Annual Classic Rib Cook-Off will be from 1:30 to 4:00 pm on Sunday.Â I recommend getting there early, last year most of the vendors were sold out of ribs an hour or so after the competition began.
There will be five performances for this years classic.Â The dates and times are listed below:
Thursday, September 20 6:30 pm
Friday, September 21 6:30 pm
Saturday, September 22 10:00 am
Saturday, September 22 6:30 pm
Sunday, September 23 10:00 am
Sunday, September 23 4:00 pm
Tickets for the evening and afternoon shows are $21 for reserved seating and $18 for general admission.Â For morning performances, tickets are $15 for reserved and $12 for GA.Â Children (ages 12 and under), are $13 reserved for $10 GA for any performance.Â To purchase tickets, please visit www.nevadacountyfair.com/dhc.
Nevada County Fairgrounds is located on McCourtney Road in Grass Valley, just 50 miles northeast of Sacramento.
For more information, please visit: www.nevadacountyfair.com/dhc or callÂ (530) 273-6217.
Find a performance schedule at: www.nevadacountyfair.com/dhc/schedule.html