Area VII Shetland Pony & Miniature Horse Assoc., Inc.

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Fall 2014 Newsletter Deadline
Friday, October 18

Please support your newsletter and send your photos, ranch/member news, and articles to Michele Nelson via email to michelenelson@nelsonpics.com or US mail to 5619 Market Street, Apt. B, Oakland, CA 94608.

We need ads to help pay the printing and mailing costs. Everyone is welcome to advertise, membership in our club is not required. Rates and specs are available on the newsletter page. Send your ads to Michele at the address listed above.

Your ad can be on the cover in full color for only $35
The cover of the fall issue is still available—make your reservation now.

Low-Cost Gelding Clinics

The National Equine Resource Network (NERN) is continuing their National Gelding Clinic Pilot Program.

Upcoming Low Cost Gelding Clinics:
DateLocation Fee
October 11The Shiloh Foundation, Auburn, CA $75
October 25Sweet River Equine Clinic, Modesto, CA $75

Stallions must be halter-broke, healthy, and have two descended testicles. Colts must be at least four months of age. Castrations must be scheduled in advance. Limited space available.

Contact: National Equine Resource Network, (760) 419-2462, Email: nationalequine@gmail.com

First Annual Area VII Swap Meet

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Pat and Linda Anastasio's Bellota Ranch, Escalon, CA

  • Setup: 8:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. (BYO tables)
  • Shopping: 11:00 a.m.–noon
  • Short General Membership Meeting: Noon–1:00 p.m.
  • More shopping: from 1:00 p.m. through the afternoon

10% of all sales will go to the club. This event is for members only, but joining our club is easy! Just download the membership form (PDF) and mail it with your payment to the address on the form. If you join now, your membership will extend through 2015.

Buying and selling will take place rain or shine, so mark your calendar now!

Buying or Selling?

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 2014 Club Sponsors

We want to thank our members who have made generous donations to help sponsor our club events.

Pat and Linda Anastasio • Christine and Emma Caringello
John and Carol Gasparini • Ken and Julie Mabie • Penny Radulovich
• Joe and Cathy Orth • Nancy Turner • Marjorie Vliet
• Pat Michielssen

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

2014 Events

Details and contact info are available on the Events Page

September 18–21
Shady Oaks CDE

Shady Oaks Farm
Lodi, CA

October 4–5
Fall Festival Pleasure Show

Clay Station Horse Park
Wilton, CA

October 5
Playday (Driving)

One-Two Carriage Driving
Oakdale, CA

November 1
Playday (Driving)

One-Two Carriage Driving
Oakdale, CA

November 1–2
Horse Driving Trials

Clay Station Horse Park
Wilton, CA

November 6–8
ASPC/AMHR/ASPR Convention

Fairborn—Greene County, OH
All registrations must be received by October 15

December 6
First Annual Area VII Swap Meet

Anastasio's Bellota Ranch
Escalon, CA


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