October 2018 - What's Happening
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 23:32

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World Cup Jumping
Oct 6 & 20, Nov. 10 & 17

West Palms Events hosts two FEI World Cup Jumping qualifiers this month, at the Sacramento International Oct. 6 and the Del Mar International Oct. 20. These are legs #2 and #3 of seven West League rounds. The HITS Sunshine Series hosts #4 in Thermal Nov. 10, then the Las Vegas National stages #5 on Nov. 17.

The Sacramento round will be a nice follow-on to the previous week’s NorCal Medal Finals, staged this year as part of the Sacramento International Horse Show Warm Up Week at the Murieta Equestrian Center.

“We are having more special events this year than ever before,” says Sacramento show manager Sara Nastri. “We’re particularly excited to be able to host several parties at the Murieta Inn & Spa.

The Inn is located right off the show grounds, so exhibitors will be able to walk over to enjoy the party, then go right back to their horses.”

For more information on the Sacramento shows, visit www.westpalmsevents.com.

oct2018 wh2Foxfield Jumping Derby & Medal Finals
Oct. 6-7 in Westlake Village


This fun weekend of exciting competition and great hospitality at a beautiful venue marks the 47th year of the Foxfield Medal Finals and the 38th year of the Calabasas Saddlery Jumping Derby and Foxfield Jumping Derby. Michael Page of New York and Sue Lightner of Modesto are set to judge, with Mike Nielsen on course design duties. Saturday’s Medal Finals consist of two rounds, with a lovely luncheon in between for competitors and their families and oodles of beautiful prizes. On Sunday, the Calabasas Derby is for juniors and amateurs, with $1,500 in prize money, while the Foxfield Derby is open to all and offers $5,000 purse.

For more information visit www.foxfield.com.

oct2018 wh3Bonita Valley Horsemen Fundraiser
Oct. 6 in San Diego’s Coronado


This Western Wine (and Beer) Tasting fundraiser benefits the trails of San Diego County’s Bonita and includes music, wine and beer paired with “horse-douvers.” Western apparel is encouraged and a Bonita Valley Horsemen tasting glass is included in the price of admission. The event will be held at the Gardens at Baby Del, down the street from the Hotel Del Coronado.

For more information, visit www.bonitavalleyhorsemen.com.

oct2018 wh4Race For The Rescues
Oct. 13 in Pasadena


Run, walk or do a little of both to benefit the Southern California Thoroughbred Rescue organization. This fun race held at the Rose Bowl features 5 and 10K run/walks, a 1K dog walk and a kid’s run/walk, plus a silent auction and pet adoption.

Founded in 2008, SCTR is an all-volunteer run, accredited charity with the mission of rescuing Thoroughbred from neglect, slaughter and abuse. “Many of the Thoroughbreds we rescue are found in poor and depressed condition requiring extensive rehabilitation prior to adoption,” the organization’s website states. “The work we do in rehabilitation, re-training and re-homing our rescued Thoroughbreds is driven by the philosophy that all of them - whether they ever raced, whether they raced competitively or not, whether they were successful or not in the breeding shed, and no matter what their condition when we rescue them - they are still winners.”

For more information, to register for the race or make a donation, visit www.sctbrescue.org.

oct2018 wh5Ride & Stride
Oct. 21 in San Diego County’s San Marcos


By saddle, sneaker or with your pup, the Ride & Stride is a fun prelude to the Horse Heritage Festival. Now celebrating its 12th year, the event has two parts: first, the Ride & Stride, a 3-mile trail ride originating at Walnut Grove Park along San Marcos trails. You can ride your horse, walk, or walk a leashed dog. An early-bird registration prize of Dierks Bentley concert tickets is among a several opportunities to win fun stuff. The ride is followed by the family friendly Horse Heritage Festival, with pony rides, horse demonstrations, kids games, petting corral, food, and more.

The event is staged by the Horse Heritage Conservancy and the Twin Oaks Valley Equestrian Association.

For more information, visit www.helpthehorsepark.org.

oct2018 wh6Liberty Expert Sylvia Zerbini
Nov. 3-4 in San Diego County’s Bonsall


Horse Spirit Ranch in Bonsall is hosting a special two-day clinic with Sylvia Zerbini. Sylvia is a liberty horse performer and trainer well-known as the star of Cavalia for many seasons. In this clinic, she will help participants and auditors learn and experience her hands-on, personalized liberty techniques using “body energy” as the foundation to build enduring trust and communication skills without using a halter or whip. Posture, eye contact and voice are among the tools Sylvia teaches, with the goal of helping all achieve an effective and fulfilling relationship with their horse.

To register or receive more information, visit www.horsespiritranch.net, call 760-822-3579 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .