Posts from — August 2011
Santa Ynez, CA – Petrine Day Mitchum is no stranger to Hollywood movies. Petrine is the daughter of actor, Robert Mitchum, so combining her interest in horses and movies was natural for the author. Hollywood Hoofbeats shares portraits of famous movie horses with personal accounts by their owners, trainers, and co-stars. The book includes historic accounts of horse stunts – from a fall at mid gallop to a race across a bridge during a live explosion.
http://www.equinevip.com/ covers all disciplines of riding and horses, because
“If It’s About Horses, We Cover It.”
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August 31, 2011
Do you know a farrier or equine veterinarian who performs much-needed hoof-care work for a therapeutic riding center without charge? Maybe someone who provides free footcare clinics for 4-H Club youngsters or works closely with local Pony Club members? If so, here is your opportunity to celebrate this person’s volunteerism.
To recognize the dedication and volunteer efforts among hoof-care professionals, the Delta Mustad Hoofcare Center and American Farriers Journal are again sponsoring the “Summit Achievement Award.” Started in 2009, this award honors members of the hoof-care community who have freely given their time and expertise to help horse owners and groups in need of assistance.
“The Summit Achievement Award is the pinnacle of recognition for farriers contributing their time and talents back to the equine industry,” says Glenn Hause, Director of North American Marketing. “The award represents the hallmarks we embrace as part of our mission statement and core values as a company.”
The 2012 award winner will receive $2,000 to use toward future volunteer efforts, as well as free registration and travel expenses to next winter’s International Hoof-Care Summit being held from January 31 to February 3, 2012, in Cincinnati, Ohio. During a ceremony at the Summit, a plaque will be presented to the winner and also to the group for which the volunteered services were provided.
Previous winners of the Summit Achievement Award include:
Bob Smith, Plymouth, California, 2009.
Margie Lee of Palo Alto, California, 2010
Doug Stanley, Ore City, Texas, 2011.
Nominate A Volunteer
Anyone may submit a nomination for the 2012 Summit Achievement Award before September 30, 2011. Visit www.americanfarriers.com/ff/givingback on the American Farriers Journal Website to obtain further details and the entry form for this recognition program. In addition to completing this form, please write a 1- to 2-page summary explaining why your nominee should be honored for his or her exceptional volunteer hoof-care work.
A panel comprised of hoof-care professionals will select a winner based on the amount of time, money, other contributed resources and the innovation of the contribution in terms of creativity and uniqueness. The judges will also evaluate the impact of the volunteered efforts to the equine community, the level of contribution on the local, regional, national or global level, the results of the volunteered work and the amount of required skill and knowledge.
This is your chance to nominate a well-deserving colleague and show them how much you appreciate his or her volunteered dedication and commitment to the equine industry.
August 26, 2011
Coast Mounted Assistance is hosting an Annual Poker Ride; an opportunity to come to Montana de Oro State Park and enjoy guided tours of some of the best horse-friendly trails, or follow a marked route on your own, at your own pace.
This event will be held October 7-10th with the actual ride and BBQ taking place on Sunday, October 9th. The Annual Poker Ride is a festive occasion, with a fabulous BBQ lunch after the ride, prizes, auction items, and a used tack sale. Proceeds beneﬁt the Central Coast Natural History Association and Coast Mounted Assistance. Horse camping is at a special price for this event.
August 26, 2011