January 2017 - What's Happening
Written by CRM
Friday, 30 December 2016 00:30

California Riding Magazine Event Calendar

Hunter/Jumper Year-Ends in Vegas
Jan. 6-7 in Las Vegas

The California Professional Horsemen’s Association and the Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association host their annual banquets and get-togethers Jan. 6-7 at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

On Friday night, the CPHA celebrates the contributions and accomplishments of current and past stars of our sport—humans and horses. Expect special presentations on special award winners ranging from outstanding juniors Ransome Rombauer, Nina Vogel and Eve Jobs to superstar horses of yore. These include jumpers Fleet Apple and the Godfather to hunters, Sutton Place and Modest Man. It’s always a special evening of reflection and celebration and you can find a sneak peek at many of this year’s honorees in our CPHA Spotlight, page 48.

On Saturday, it’s meetings on topics relevant to CPHA and PCHA members until 12:30, then the always-spectacular PCHA Awards Banquet starts at 5 p.m. Throughout the weekend, the CPHA’s fundraising silent auction will feature many enticing items.

For more information, visit www.pchorseshows.org or www.cpha.org.


New Year New Insights
Jan. 7 in Castroville

The “Spirit Point Method” of grounding and healing for horses will be unveiled by Thea Montella of Energy Through Balance at this presentation. The new and unique approach integrates the use of what Thea has named the horse’s Spirit Points into her equine bodywork, which is based on myofascial and energetic modalities.

Thea collaborated with Cheryl Beller of Well Scents to create “Spirit Horse,” a special, meditative aromatherapy blend. Although the blend and the bodywork are independent entities, they form a very powerful fusion.

The event will be held at Patience Prine Carr and Chris Carr’s Glynnsong Farms in Castroville. Patience is one of the top Arabian breeders and trainers in the nation. Thea will have laminated Spirit Point charts available for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to Redwings Horse Sanctuary in Lockwood. Cheryl will have the Spirit Horse blend, along with her other targeted equine and equestrian blends, available for purchase as well.

This event will be held on Jan. 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. Personal consultations for horse and owner/guardian will be provided in a demonstration format for a fee of $100, and participants will take home a personalized aromatherapy sample. Auditors are welcome for a fee of $25. Refreshments will be available.

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Dressage Judging Presentation
Jan. 16-19 in Temecula

Are you interested in becoming a licensed dressage judge or learning how to get the most out of your dressage test?

Next Level Eventing will be hosting the Licensing Officials Program for individuals interested in furthering their educations.

Whether you would like to audit or participate, this program is very educational and one that will help you take your dressage riding to the next level.

Contact Nancy Knight at the U.S. Eventing Association if you have any additional questions: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Equine Symposium
Jan. 28-29 in Los Angeles

Have you ever wondered what the inside of your horse’s leg looks like? How about getting tips for marketing your equine business? Who isn’t interested in shopping for all horsey needs?

The United States Pony Club’s 2017 Equine Symposium, presented by County Saddlery, will address those questions and fulfill those needs.

It takes place at the Westin Los Angeles Airport.

The Equine Symposium offers more than 70 different horsemanship workshop topics, specific equine business track workshops and a hands-on anatomy room. The business track includes workshops about equine business planning, equine tax and insurance, marketing strategies, balancing work, competition and family in addition to other educational resources.

From the anatomy room, to workshops to the trade fair, there is something for every age and interest.

But perhaps most importantly, you can continue to expand your knowledge of the equine industry and meet some new comrades along the way.

For more information, visit www.ponyclub.org.


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