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  • Horse Talk Calendar: 08-09-14

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  • Saturday
    Equestrian Trails Inc., Corral 103’s Johnnie Miller Ride from Imperial 2 Ranch, Santa Fe Road and Agate Road in Summit Valley, starts with sign-ups at 3:30 p.m. and ride out at 4:30 p.m. It is a two-hour “ride the loop” followed by hot dogs and a pool party.
    Members ride for $5, non-members $5 plus a $7 nonmember insurance fee. For more information, call Johnnie at 760-949-8915.
    Hesperia Wranglers holds a gymkhana at Val Shearer Arena, Hesperia Lake, 7500 Arrowhead Lake Road. Sign up at 7 a.m., show starts at 8 a.m. For more information, visit Hesperia Wranglers’ Facebook page.
    Sunday
    A roping and raffle benefit is planned at Randy Stanley’s Flying S Ranch, 9248 Juniper St. in Apple Valley. Sign up at 8 a.m., rope starting at 10 a.m. A food truck will be on site. Ropers will compete for half the jackpot, with the remaining jackpot plus all proceeds from the raffle going to Jennifer and Kevin Britzman, whose daughter Rachelle passed away June 30.
    For information or to make donations to the raffle, call Tamara at 760-553-4299 or Randy at 760-217-9356.
    National Barrel Horse Association of California District 18’s next race is at Shay Meadow Ranch, 1635 Shay Road in Big Bear City. Fees are cash only and sign-ups start at 10 a.m., when time-only runs will begin.
    Leadline — walk-trot — is free to members and starts at 11:35 a.m. 4D starts at noon.
    Open 4D is $35 per horse and rider; youth, senior and novice is $25 per horse/rider. District and state fee is $5 per horse, insurance is $5 per rider and time-only fee is $5 per run. A one-day permit for non-NBHA members is $10 per person.
    Arena sponsors are Village Pizza and Carlson Custom Homes.
    NBHA members must provide their membership number. The NBHA CA 18 2014 season will be the second Sunday, January through September, and the third Sunday of October and November. The website is www.nbhaca18.net or call Sara Newha m-Johnston, NBHA CA 18 Director, at 760-964-8147 or email nbhaca18@yahoo.com.
    Aug. 16
    “Meet Rowdy and Gasston,” at a fundraiser barbecue from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mea Ola’s Place in Baldy Mesa. Children are welcome, and Ann and her gang are seeking items for the silent auction.
    Auction items do not have to be horse-related. Text Ann at 661-557-2680 for shipping instructions if you cannot deliver them in person.
    Barbecue tickets are $8 for adults, $5 kids 12 and under. Please call or text Ann to let her know you are coming.
    Work never stops at the rescue, and if you would like to help out, you can donate toward purchase of hay, bagged feed, straw and shavings at J and K Feed, 16361 Yucca St. in Hesperia. Their phone number is 760-244-6312.
    Donations for vet fees may be sent to Dr. Sam Wittlin, www.samwittlindvm.com. Ann is also interviewing volunteers to help with chores and maintenance at Mea Ola’s Place. Horse experience is not necessary. For more information, email ann@meaola. com.
    Riders and non-riders alike are invited to the third annual William A. Betterley Western Heritage Foundation trail ride and dinner to benefit Change of Heart, Paisley Mae Arnold at Historic Rancho Las Flores in Summit Valley. Anyone who knew Bill is invited to come share stories about him. A silent auction and raffle will take place as well.
    Gates open at 1 p.m., ride out at 3 p.m. It’s an easy to moderate ride, and shod horses are recommended.
    Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., with live entertainment by Highview Riders Band. There is no overnight camping available. Ticket prices are $40 per person. Kids 12 and under free.
    Riders must be at least 16 years old; riders under 18 years must wear a helmet and be accompanied by an adult. Reserve rental horses in advance by calling 760-245-7695. For more information, call Barb Betterley at 760-881-5752.
    Mojave River Valley Horsemen’s Association Hot August Nights show is at Horseman’s Center, 24320 Highway 18 in Apple Valley. The show starts at 4 p.m., and all classes are $4.99. Call Sherry Krig at 760-247-5944 or email MRVHA92308@gmail.com for more information.
    Aug. 29 through Sept. 1
    Equestrian Trails Inc. ride and campout over Labor Day weekend is at Big Pine Flats near Fawnskin. Fee is $50 per family unit, $30 deposit to hold a spot. The first five reservations get a corral. Bring a proper rope and tree saver to high-line stock.
    Corral 103 members get first priority for spots.
    Contact Phil and Pam Hill for details. Reservations are due by Aug. 20. Call 760-948-1780 or email PamHillPlanner@gmail.com
    Upcoming events
    Mojave Trail Days are Oct. 4 and 5 at the Helendale Community Park, 15425 Wild Road in Helendale. Mojave Trail Days is a fun-filled western event for the whole family. There will be live music, Wild West re-enactments, blacksmith demonstrations, Cowboy Mounted Shooting demonstrations, a kids area, vendors, food and more. Equestrian activities include an extreme cowboy competition at 11 a.m. Saturday. Entry fee is $20. The winning rider will receive a buckle. There will be two divisions, beginner and advanced. Ranch sorting starts at 11 a.m. Sunday. Entry fee is $25 per rider; second try, $10 per rider. The winning team will receive a buckle.
    Call 760-951-0006 for more information or to register.
    Deadline for submissions to Horse Talk is 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Submit material to Horsenwriter@aol.com, horsesndogs@verizon.net or call 760-947-6575.
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