Welcome to the Sonoma County Horse Council
Attached is a reservation form for the EQUUS Awards Banquet. Come join us at the Double Tree Hotel in Rohnert Park at 5:45 pm on Saturday March 22, 2014. Join us in honoring Ashley and Howard Herman, John Kaufman DVM, Kate Sullivan, Patricia Williams and Equine Romax Foldager.
For information contact: Karen Indindoli 707 5813 or email@example.com
To purchase tickets online: http://equus-awards.eventbrite.com
The Sonoma County Horse Council is counting on every local horse owner to participate in Sonoma State University’s equestrian funded 2013-14 Online Survey of Sonoma County’s Equine Industry. The survey got underway Nov. 1.
'IMPORTANT! Your responses count! Sonoma State University is updating their Economic Survey of the Equine Industry. We need your help to make sure every horse is counted and that we develop a complete picture of the industry. Your responses are 100% confidential! There is no way for the information you provide to be tracked back to you so please be assured that there will be no negative consequences to your participation. Without your help, we may lose valuable traction in our efforts to support and enhance...
Wine Country Horse Calendar Competition: Get your photos in now to be considered for our Wine Country Horse Calendar competition, see additional information below. We have extended the deadline to Friday, November 8th!
Enter your pictures to be featured. Winning entrants receive 5 free color wall calendars. Proceeds of calendar go to Sonoma County Horse Council.
Picture quality must be 300 dpi at 8.5 x 11 inches. Typical file size: 1,500 KB
Submit all entries to Lisa@LisaThomas.com
Have you been thinking about who you would like to nominate for a 2014 EQUUS Award. Now is the time!
This is your opportunity to honor an individual or horse who has made an outstanding contribution to the SonomaCounty equestrian community over the years. We suggest you focus your nomination(s) on your own discipline, but there are no limitations to who you nominate or how many nominations you submit. Please copy a few separateforms for additional nominations. The Equus Awards will announced in the winter issue of the Sonoma County Horse Journal and will be presented at the 10th Annual Equus Hall of Fame Awards Dinner, (date to be announced).
A fillable PDF form is attached. Fill it out and send it in.
Please mail nominations to the address below, to be received no later than October 21, 2013
The next Horse Cabinet meeting will be at 7:00 pm on Wednesday September 11th at the Sonoma County Driving and Riding Club a the back gate of the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.
Landsmart will be presenting information for Equine Facility Owners & Operators on Managing Mud and Manure in Equine Facilities as well as water quality issues for Ranch Owners.
A condensed program will feature highlights of their RCD and Ranch plans. We will discuss beneficial management practices currently being used by horse owners to manage problem areas, as well as the Sonoma Resource Conservation District's new Landsmart for Livestock program, with opportunities for one-on-one assistance to landowners.
8:30 am - 4:30 pm. This is a FREE event.
FOCUS on FITNESS in the Equine Athlete
• Lecturers include: Olympic veterinarian and UCDavis Professor Emeritus Dr. Jack
Snyder, UCDavis radiologist Dr. Sarah Puchalski, boarded internist from Montana
Equine Dr. Peter Heidmann, Pan-Am games Head Veterinarian Dr. Sergio Salinas.
• Twice the painted horse! Equinology showcases both a western skilled horse and a
jumper in hand and under saddle.
• Hands-on small group wet labs** on equine massage for fitness, palpation
techniques, body working maneuvers and condition assessment .**
• Live horse demos on hoof fitness, laser therapy and laterality.
• Active demos such as: Using the Equiband for fitness, Saddle fit for back fitness,
upper level dressage...
Officer David Juricich of the CHP came and spoke to the Horse Cabinet last week to clear up some confusion about proper licensing of drivers who haul horse trailers.
Most of us have a Class C license.
With a Class C license you may:
- Drive 4 wheel vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating up to 26,000 lbs.
- You may haul a horse trailer with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating up to 10,000 lbs.
- You may haul an RV with manufactured living quarters with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating up to 15,000 lbs.
Once you exceed any of those limits, you must get a Class A (Commercial) license. It must be renewed every 2 years with a physical exam, written test and driving test in the vehicle you will be hauling.
You must carry your medical card in your vehicle at all times and there is zero tolerance for any alcohol in...
The new federal Animal Disease Traceability Rule became effective on March 11, 2013. Since then we have received numerous questions regarding equine interstate movement requirements. The attached Equine Interstate Movement Question and Answer document was developed to answer the questions related to equine movement under the new federal rule.
Please see attached file for requirements.
Our event wouldn't have been possible without the generous support of the following sponsors. Pleaseuse their services whenever possible to thank them for their support.
- Circle Oak Equine
- Premier Equestrian Properties
- American AgCredit
- Larsen Feed & Pet Supply
- Martin Ranch Supply
- Honig Vineyard & Winery
- Hunter Lane Equestrian Center
- Cochran/Erickson; Attorneys at Law
- Greg Harder; Edward Jones
- Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery
- Burgess Lumber