November 2019 - What’s Happening...
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Horse Expo Pomona
Nov. 8-9 in Pomona

One of the best horse expositions in the United States, the Western States Horse Expo is a must-attend event for any horse owner. Catch up on the latest training and education, shop the nation’s premier equine vendors and connect with horse friends. Attending the expo is a low-cost, high quality way to stay engaged in the horse industry, making sure you have the tools, knowledge and products to help make the most of your investment in the horse owning lifestyle year-round.

Given the timing, it’s a Holiday Edition, with free stockings to the first 800 through the gates at Pomona Fairplex, plus free gift wrap, hot cocoa and evening entertainment.

The line-up of riding, training and horsemanship experts is the usual awesome agenda Horse Expo is long known for. Dressage multi-Olympian Steffen Peters, Chemaine Hurtado of Symphony Dressage Stables and Cavaletti Clinic’s Erika Jansson are a few of the familiar faces who will be presenting.

Dr. David Ramey, DVM; Dr. Deb Bennett, and Star Milling’s Dr. Bray are among the featured presenters in Horse Expo’s University series.

For tickets and more info, visit www.horseexpo.com.

Land Safe Clinics
Various December dates & locations

Equestrian sports attract an estimated 7 million people annually in the United States. Rider safety continues to be a serious concern. A common challenge that all riders face is the risk of injuries resulting from falls. Every ride can result in a fall, but certain scenarios introduce more risk than others.

FEI research shows that the risk of fall with injury ranges from 1 in every 250 starters for low impact falls to 1 in every 520 starters for serious injuries. The type of fall also correlates to the risk of injury or death. The risk of having a serious injury is once every 55 falls.  A rotational fall, however, increases the risk to once every 5 falls.

The Landsafe program has three main goals: to save lives, reduce injuries and increase safety education of parents and riders. Landsafe addresses these goals with training using a riding simulator and fall techniques involving tumbling and gymnastic exercises. Body awareness and self-preservation skills are the objectives taught by Land Safe principals Danny and Keli Warrington of Maryland.

The clinic is coming to California on these dates and locations.

  • Dec. 7-8 in at Kingsview Equestrian Center in Woodland
  • Dec. 15-16 at Red Fox Farm in Gilroy
  • Dec. 22-23 at Shea Therapeutic in San Juan Capistrano
  • Dec. 28-29 at Twin Rivers in Paso Robles (with Buck Davidson clinic)

Visit www.landsafeequestrian.com for more information.

Day Of the Horse Festivities
Dec. 14 in Huntington Beach

Games, contests, crafts, riding demos, shopping and pony rides are all part of the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center’s Day of the Horse festivities. A Christmas and holiday boutique will feature gifts for immediate enjoyment and to put under the tree for others – horses included.

For more information, visit www.hcpec.com.

Hawley Bennett Clinic
Dec. 14-15 in Sonoma County’s Petaluma

Southern California-based Canadian eventer Hawley Bennett comes to the beautiful Hawkwood Hill Farm for a weekend that will focus Saturday on show jumping skills and Sunday on cross-country. Hawley is a lifelong equestrian who carries the USEA’s Level IV Instructor Certification. She believes that any goal or dream is possible with hard work. She is known for equal dedication to riders and horses of all experience levels.

Auditors are welcome at $20 per day.

For more information, contact clinic organizer Alice Chan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .'; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text1363 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it