February 2019 - What’s Happening
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Friday, 01 February 2019 01:07
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California Riding Magazine Event Calendar

EponaMind Event
Feb. 2-3 in Paso Robles

Billed as an educational weekend for horse owners, farriers and veterinarians, EponaMind features speakers and presenters focused on equine soundness. “EponaMind’s goal is to place the horse at the center of focus,” says the website description. “We seek to involve all members of the equine community by providing a communication platform based on education and technology.  Our interdisciplinary approach will be of interest to veterinarians, farriers, trimmers, trainers, and owners.”

For tickets and more information, visit www.eponamind.com.


Veterinary Symposium
Feb. 8-9 in Santa Ynez Valley

Equine practitioners gather at Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center for a symposium covering sports medicine and orthopedics, diagnostic imaging, neurology and rehab. It is RACE approved for continuing education credits and features speakers renowned throughout our area and well beyond.

For more information, visit www.alamopintado.com.

Copper Meadows Eventing
Feb. 9-10 in Ramona

Copper Meadows event venue in San Diego County’s Ramona is off to a great year with the Feb. 9-10 Sun Series. These are one-day shows that allow horse and rider to compete on a first-rate course without the pressures of competing in a recognized event. The Sun Series is ideal for competitors on a budget, green horses and/or riders needing exposure to eventing, or as a supplement to Area VI recognized events.

On the Saturday before each Sun Series one-day event, Taren Hoffos teaches group cross-country lessons. The clinics are a great introduction for the green rider/horse, and a fabulous way to practice your course before you head out at Sunday’s event. Clinics are approximately two hours, with up to six riders in each group, scheduled throughout the day. The clinic schedule is made the week of the show and finalized on the Thursday before the weekend. Ride times are posted on the website and on the Copper Meadows Facebook page.

To sign up for the clinic, please email Taren, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , with your name and the level you would like to ride. All levels are welcome – from Advanced horses and riders to pairs that have never tackled cross-country. Join us for the fun!

For those ready to tackle a full-on Horse Trial, Feb. 27 is the entry close date for Copper’s March 15-17 Horse Trial.

For complete details, visit www.coppermeadowseventing.com.

Adequan West Coast Dressage Festival
Feb. 14-17 in Temecula

It’s week II of the second annual AWCDF, this year staged entirely at Galway Downs. There are qualifying classes in all divisions up to Grand Prix or come out and watch our region’s best in a lovely environment.

For more information, visit www.westcoastdressagefestival.com.

Mid-Winter Dressage
March 2-3 at Burbank

The dressage season is fully underway, with Cornerstone Events second show of the season, held at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. The class list includes qualifiers for national championships in divisions ranging from Children and Pony Riders to North American Youth and Intermediate.

For more information, visit www.cornerstonedressage.com.

SLO Horse Expo
March 12 in San Luis Obispo

Hosted for the third year by the San Luis Obispo Equine Practitioners Alliance, the SLO Horse Expo brings together horse health care experts and enthusiasts.

Educational sessions, shopping opportunities and social events fill up the day, all at the Madonna Inn Expo Center. Platinum Performance and Zoetis Animal Health are additional sponsors.

Visit www.slohorseexpo.com for more information.

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