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August/September 2016 Journal

The August/September 2016 digital issue is available. Read online

2016 Events

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

October 29-30

Clay Station HDT

Clay Station Horse Park, Wilton, CA

November 5

Playday (Driving)

One-Two Carriage Driving, Oakdale, CA

November 10–12

ASPC National Convention

San Antonio, TX

2017 Events

February 3-5

Western States Horse Expo Pomona

Fairplex, Pomona, CA

April 22-23

California Classic 2017

Murieta Equestrian Center, Rancho Murieta, CA

June 9-11

Western States Horse Expo

Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA

July 29–August 5

ASPC Congress

Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI

August 26-
September 2

AMHA World Championship Show

Ft. Worth, TX

September 7–17

AMHR Nationals

Expo Square, Tulsa, OK

Save these dates! We've signed a contract with Murieta Equestrian Center for our California Classic 2017, which will take place April 22–23, 2017. We're looking for volunteers to help with planning and sponsorships. Please check out the California Classic 2017 Web page for details.

Horse Reading NewsHoliday/Year-End Newsletter Deadline

The deadline for the Holiday/Year-End issue is Sunday, November 13. Please contribute! We need your news, photos, and advertising. More information is available on the Newsletter page.

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


Horse SmilingOur members are our most valuable resource. If you haven't renewed your membership for 2016, if you do it now we'll extend your membership through 2017. You can download the membership renewal form (PDF) and send it with your payment to the address on the form.

New Members Welcome!

Area VII needs you! Download the Membership form for new members (PDF) and send it with your payment to the address on the form. If you join now, your membership will extend through 2017.

Questions? Call Michele Nelson at (510) 326-6487, or email

Membership Chair
We are seeking a Membership Committee Chair. Interested? Contact Susan Browning-Wroe, (916) 969-9722, or Michele Nelson, (510) 326-6487.

Welcome New Members

Sue Grant Duffield of Rivers End Farm in Healdsburg

Judith Peterson of Vacaville

Rachel Sanders of Vacaville

Kim Sterchi of Sierra Ranch in Grass Valley

Kandi Griffith of Valley Springs

Diane Dorigan of Medford, OR

Jennifer, Adelyn, and Avery Rowland of Hunterberry Hill Farm, LLC, in Salem, OR

Beth Rounsevell of Royal Oaks

Isabell Rodrigues of Fort Worth, TX

Heidi Jensen Arau of Corralitos

Yvette Miller of Petaluma

Jamie Bethany of Jacksonville, OR

Lynne Francis and Irene Baldwin

Pony Shopping Cart

Buying or Selling?

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

Thanks to our Sponsors

2016 Member Sponsors:

Pat and Linda Anastasio • Pam Brown • Lynn and LeRoy Burnham • Gail Byrnes
Casey Campbell • Christine and Emma Caringello • Jacob Elliott and Richard Erickson
Lois Evans • Dennis Haney • Jean M. Hayunga • Heidi Jensen Arao • Jim and Vicki Killfoil
Ken and Julie Mabie • Cindy McPike, Cameron Nelson, and Kira Nelson • Pat Michielssen
Mark and Michele Nelson • Charlene Palmer • Kathie Peterson • Kristy Pruett
Penny and Richard Radulovich • Sharon Rapadas • Nancy Resetar
Sheryl Rodda • Isabell Rodrigues • Michelle Sharrock • Nancy Turner
Cynthia Villarimo • Marjorie Vliet • Lauren Vucinich

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Many thanks to Larry Connolly and John Killacky.
© 2009 Larry Connolly

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