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SOUTH POINT ARENA AND EQUESTRIAN CENTER CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF PRIEFERT PAVILION

South Point Arena and Equestrian Center is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Priefert Pavilion. Construction of this state-of-the-art equestrian facility began in 2013 and it opened to the public in 2014, expanding the existing Arena

Ask the Vet: Equine Dental Care

As I was bridling my 5-year-old warmblood yesterday, I noticed his right lower canine felt sharper than usual. I swapped sides to look and he’s broken it somehow. He doesn’t seem bothered at all by

Summer Sores

One condition that many people do not associate with flies is habronemiasis, also called summer sores, granular dermatitis, jack sores and any number of other names. Summer sores result from a complex association between the

Beat the Heat

Essential Tips for Keeping Horses Cool in Hot Weather As summer temperatures soar, it’s crucial to ensure the well-being of our equine friends. Horses are sensitive creatures, and excessive heat can lead to dehydration, heat

When to Use a Hoof Sealant or Hoof Conditioner

Browse the shelves at your local equine supply store and you’ll find a wealth of topical hoof products. Two popular options are hoof sealants and conditioners. Do you need one or both? How do you

How to Clean Your Leather Tack

Regular cleaning is an important part of caring for your tack because it will prevent sweat and dirt from building up and causing cracks in the leather. Here, we’ve included our general guidelines for cleaning

Horse Insect Defense Supplements

Insect defense supplements are daily, feed-through formulas that help deter pesky insects. These formulas commonly include garlic, apple cider vinegar, and brewer’s yeast to deter biting insects. Why Are Insect Defense Supplements A Smart Choice?

A Lasting Legacy

Cathy Hanson has certainly left her mark on the Pacific Coast horse industry Cathy Hanson has been a mainstay on the California circuit since she was a young girl. Growing up as the daughter of

Saving Lives: Performing CPR on a Foal Horse

When it comes to emergencies, every second counts. In the world of horses, where accidents and unforeseen events can occur, being equipped with life-saving skills like cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can make all the difference. While

Benefit auction for Brant and Priest Barn Fire Relief

Nearly 600 items have been generously donated to an Internet auction to offer support to Brandon Brant Performance Horses and Eric Priest Performance Horses.  The Internet auction catalog is posted and available to view the

benefit auction spearheaded by Cooper Smith, Kelsey Flessner, Chelsea Schneider and Lorenzo Lotti.

Fire reportedly killed some 43 horses and injured an employee who was trying to save them Saturday afternoon at Brant Performance & Priest Performance Horses, 8755 State Route 638, Belle Center. The injury victim was

UP A TREE St. Paul Rodeo tradition features arborvitaes in arena, around grounds

Ask any pro rodeo cowboy or cowgirl who’s competed at the St. Paul Rodeo, what they remember about the arena, and “trees” probably come up. The St. Paul Rodeo, this year July 2-6, has had

AZ Pinnacle Circuit and AQHA L1 West Championships See Tremendous Growth

The bet to move the Arizona Pinnacle Circuit and AQHA L1 West Championships to Las Vegas paid off with a big win for exhibitors May 11-18.  It was obvious from the start that the double

Harnessing the Power of Vitamin E

Vitamin E, a potent antioxidant, plays a crucial role in maintaining the health and well-being of horses. As an essential nutrient, it contributes to various physiological processes, and its supplementation has gained attention in the

Thank you to our Trainers! The unsung heroes of the horse show

Walk into a horse show and take a look around. You will see people tacking up their horses, riding them and being coached from the ground. You will hear laughter and words of encouragement. You

First Aid For Horses

At some point horse owners are likely to face an emergency or injury involving wounds and eye problems. It may be hard to tell if it’s a life-threatening situation, but an equine first-aid kit is

Keeping Horses Hydrated in Summer Heat

As summer’s scorching temperatures rise, horse owners must prioritize the well-being of their equine companions. One of the most critical aspects of summer horse care is ensuring they stay properly hydrated. Horses, like all animals,

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame Class of 2024

This year’s Hall of Fame class includes three horses and three men. Induction into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame is the highest honor be- stowed by the American Quarter Horse Foundation. This year,

SCRCHA Jimmy Flores, Sr. Memorial Horse Show

The Southern California Reined Cow Horse Association held their annual Jimmy Flores, Sr. Memorial Horse Show on May 9-12 at Green Acres Ranch. The temperatures in Temecula were moderate and competition was high! The Spectacular

Lyme Disease in Horses

Whether you blame it on climate change, increased deer numbers, movement of horses for sport and pleasure — or all the above — the fact remains that Lyme disease in horses is on the rise.

5M Ranch Fostering Community, Quality and Professionalism in San Juan Capistrano

For Devon Martin, ranch ownership was not always her dream, she sort of fell into it. Devon rode horses as a child and always enjoyed hanging out in the clubhouse with friends but it wasn’t

Preventing Shipping Fever

Shipping fever is a well-described pulmonary disorder appearing in animals shipped long distances. If left untreated, cases of this pneumonia type can become severe enough to require hospitalization and even endanger a horse’s life. So,

Focus On Forage

When most riders and horse owners think about feeding their horse, their mind often jumps first to grain. Think about switching barns, going to a horse show, or trying a new feed store—you often think,

2023 NCHA NATIONAL CIRCUIT CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS

Running concurrently with the NRR Cat King Cole Super Stakes, the 2023 National Circuit Championship made its debut in the Watt Arena from April 3 – 14, 2024. This event highlighted the local champions and

2024 CRCHA Paso Robles Spring Classic Derby, Spectacular and Horse Show

2024 CRCHA Paso Robles Spring Classic Derby, Spectacular and Horse Show The fourth edition of the California Reined Cow Horse Association’s Paso Robles Spring Classic presented by Borjon Auto Center was held at the historic

Endotoxemia in Horses 

Endotoxemia in horses is a serious, body-wide medical condition that requires prompt veterinary diagnosis and treatment to prevent grave, even fatal results. Endotoxin is a part of the cell wall of certain bacteria (such as

Keeping Dust Down in Your Horse Arena

Maintaining a dust-free environment in your horse arena is crucial for the well-being of both horses and riders. Dust particles not only pose respiratory health risks but also impact visibility and overall comfort during training

2023 NCHA NATIONAL CIRCUIT CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS

Running concurrently with the NRR Cat King Cole Super Stakes, the 2023 National Circuit Championship made its debut in the Watt Arena from April 3 – 14, 2024. This event highlighted the local champions and

Know Your Footing

Olympia Footing Olympia Footing LLC offers a broad range of services include site consulting, new arena installation, revamping old arenas with a wide range of textiles and sands with the expertise to blend them specifically

My Horse Was Stung By A Bee!

Insects are in full force — and a nuisance to people and horses. While plenty of equine insect control products are available to repel and control horse flies, deer flies, mosquitoes, or ticks, these products are not