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Upcoming Events

Please see the Calendar of Events page for more events, as well as details and contact information.

April 4

Area VII Schooling Show #1

Equestrian Center of Walnut Creek at Heather Farm Park, Walnut Creek

April 11-12

Rolling Hills Spring Fling (AMHA)

Rolling Hills Equestrian Center, Corning

April 18-19

Clay Station Horse Driving Trials

Clay Station Horse Park, Wilton

April 25

Area VII General Membership Meeting

Applebee's, Livermore

April 25

PCMHC April Flowers (AMHR)

Riverside Rancheros, Riverside

May 9-10

Brookside Spring Show (AMHA)

Brookside Show Park, Elk Grove

May 22–24

National Area VII Show (AMHR/Classic/Modern/ASPR)

Ingalls Park, Norco

May 23-24

Clay Station Horse Driving Trials

Clay Station Horse Park, Wilton

May 23-24

2015 Continuous Drive

Twin Rivers Ranch, San Miguel

June 5–7

Western States Horse Expo

Cal Expo, Sacramento

June 6

Area VII Schooling Show #2

Equestrian Center of Walnut Creek at Heather Farm Park, Walnut Creek

June 12–14

Summer Festival CDE

Clay Station Horse Park, Wilton

June 13

PCMHC June Jamboree (AMHR)

Ingalls Park, Norco

June 19

NorCal Wine Country AMHR Show

Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa

June 20–21

NorCal Wine Country AMHA Show

Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa

June 22

Stanislaus County Fair Horse Show (Driving)

Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, Turlock

July 18

PCMHC July Celebration (AMHR)

Ingalls Park, Norco

August 1

Area VII Schooling Show #3

Equestrian Center of Walnut Creek at Heather Farm Park, Walnut Creek

August 1-2

Clay Station Horse Driving Trials (HDT)

Clay Station Horse Park, Wilton

February/March 2015 Journal
The Journal is online!
The February/March 2015 issue is available here.

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Bay Area Equestrian Network

Area VII Schooling Show—Saturday, April 4

The first of our series of three schooling shows is coming up on Saturday, April 4 at the Equestrian Center of Walnut Creek at Heather Farm Park. Jim Curry is our judge.
Entries will be accepted at the show, but please pre-enter to save time. Pre-entries should be received by Friday, March 17. Classes start at 8:30 a.m. Download the complete premium and plan to join us for a great day.

There will be a High Point Award in each Division—Junior and Senior—for the series, sponsored by Rich Erickson and Jacob Elliott of Double E Ranch in Galt, CA. The awards will be cash prizes for High Point Champion and Reserve in each division, and will be presented at the end of the last show on August 1.

Check out the 2015 Schooling Show Series page for more information.

Spring Newsletter Deadline: Friday, April 10

The deadline for the Spring 2015 issue of the Area VII Newsletter is Friday, April 10. This is a hard deadline and will not be extended. Please contribute! We need your news, photos, and advertising. New Members! Please send us your Ranch/Member news. More information is available on the Newsletter page.

Send your contributions to: Michele Nelson
5619 Market Street, Apt. B, Oakland 64608
(510) 326-6487

General Membership Meeting: Saturday, April 25

Meeting starts at Noon.
Applebee's, 4301 N. 1st Street, Livermore
This meeting is open to all members—please come and help us plan more fundraising and social events for our club.

Contact Nancy Turner, (707) 433-4346

NorCal Wine Country AMHR Show: Friday, June 19

The NorCal Miniature Horse Club has added a 2-judge AMHR show to be held prior to the AMHA Show on June 20–21 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa. This is the only AMHR show scheduled in Northern California this year before Nationals—please support it! If you can't participate in the show, please consider a sponsorship. The premium will be available soon.

Contact: Sharon Housley, (707) 579-506

Welcome New Members!

As a result of our 2015 membership drive spearheaded by Gail Byrnes, we are delighted to welcome these new members to our club:

Shelia Bryant and John Gracey of Appy Downs in Marysville

Jacob Elliott and Richard Erickson of Double E Ranch in Galt

Lauren Vucinich, South San Francisco

Eleanor (Nell) Wood, Napa

Cassidy Blanton of Drive 'Em Wild Ranch in Reno

Jean M. Hayunga of Black Mountain Miniatures in Carmel

Pam Brown of Pee Wee Farms in Galt

Cindy and Kimberly Groverman of The 350 Ranch in Santa Rosa

Nancy Resetar, Royal Oaks

Sharon Rapadas, Loomis

Sharon and Bill Duncan of Mini Hacienda Ranch, Martinez

Ron and Sami Scheuring of Sami's Lil Horse Ranch, Santa Rosa

Kristy Pruett of K&K Mini Company, Napa

Dennis and Jan Haney, Half Measures Ranch, Coloma

Danielle and Louise Miller, Morgan Hill

Rebecca Solberg, Taft

Brad, Marcy, Sydney, and Kory Parsons of Parsons Farm in Williams

Yvonne, Cathy, and Ashley Lowas of River Willow Farm in Lemoore

Karen Farlow of Blue Oak Farm in Clayton

Horse SmilingPlease Renew Your Membership for 2015

Now is the time to renew your membership for 2015. You can renew by downloading the 2015 membership renewal form (PDF) and sending it with your payment to the address on the form.

Want to Join Area VII?

New members can download the 2015 membership form for new members (PDF).

Questions? Contact the Membership Committee.

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Check out the listings on our For Sale pages.

Area VII Members
Advertise your horses, ponies, equipment, etc. 100 words and a photo, only $5 for 3 months.

Thanks to our 2015 Sponsors

Member Sponsors:

Pat and Linda Anastasio • Pam Brown • Christine and EmmaCaringello
Jacob Elliott and Richard Erickson • John and Carol Gasparini
Dennis and Jan Haney • Jean M. Hayunga • Jim and Vicki Killfoil
Yvonne, Cathy, and Ashley Lowas • Ken and Julie Mabie • Pat Michielssen
Brad, Marcy, Sydney, and Kory Parsons • Kristy Pruett • Penny Radulovich
Rebecca Solberg • Nancy Turner • Marjorie Vliet

Company and Individual (Non-Member) Sponsors

Brentwood Feed & Pet Supply
Carriage House Miniature Horse Tack & Harness
Double E Ranch, Jacob Elliott and Richard Erickson
Higby's Country Feed • Kelly and Grady Mykrantz
Brooke Sheridan, "The Clipper Girl" • Western Saddlery, Inc. • Tracy Yost

Please see our Sponsors page for more information about our wonderful supporters

Horse Report Winter 2014CEH Horse Report

The Winter 2014 CEH Horse Report is now available. You can read it online in Zmag format, or download the PDF for reading offline.

The focus of this issue is Pigeon Fever.

The CEH Horse Report is published by the Center for Equine Health, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis.

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Many thanks to Larry Connolly and John Killacky.
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