Welcome to the Sonoma County Horse Council
The date is fast approaching, so you don't want to miss getting tickets for the Annual EQUUS Awards dinner, Saturday, March 22nd at the Double Tree Hotel in Rohnert Park. Doors open at 5:45 pm. There's a silent auction followed by a sumptuous dinner and awards ceremony. This year's recipients are: Ashley and Howard Herman, John Kaufman D. V. M., Kate Sullivan (founder of SAFER), Patricia Williams and Romax Foldager.
Tickets are $85. Contact Karen Indindoli at 707 484-5813 firstname.lastname@example.org or go online to:
Low cost gelding clinic for Cryptorchids only. $250 each. Stallions must be halter broke and healthy Castrations must be scheduled in advance and horses will be pre-screened by the attending veterinarian. Overnight accomodations for your horse are available for an extra fee. Limitied Space Available.
Saturday and Sunday, March 15 & 16.
Beaumont Farms, 5580 Red Hill Rd. Petaluma, CA
National Equine Resource Network
Join us for elegant food and great company in celebration of the equestrian way of life in Sonoma County.
Come honor: Ashley & Howard Herman, John Kaufman DVM, Romax Foldager, Kate Sullivan, and Patty Williams at this years EQUUS Awards Banquet, Saturday, March 22 at the Doubletree Hotel in Rohnert Park.
Registration begins at 5:45 pm and Dinner and Awards at 7 pm.
Tickets: $75 before February 1st. $85 between February 2nd and March 15th.
Information: Karen Indindoli 707 484-5813 or email@example.com
To Purchase Tickets Online: http://equus-awards.eventbrite.com
Come and hear about the new paradigm in feed for horses. Tom Duffy, National Sales Manager for Fodder Solutions will explain the Hydroponic Fodder System and discuss the benefits for local horse owners. Tracy Underwood of Santa Rosa Equestrian Center will bring samples for people to view and talk about the benefits she has seen with this new feeding system.
GIVE YOUR HORSES WHAT NATURE INTENDED:
Hydroponic Fodder is a supplement of fresh nutritious barley grass in a horse's diet that provides rapid results ranging from higher energy levels to faster recovery times from infection. Fresh hydroponic barley grass supplements increases sheen of the hair coat while increasing the hemoglobin level and blood count, giving the animal more "heart". With a ration of fresh hydroponic barley grass, maximum performance is...
December 13--THE DAY OF THE HORSE
The Congress of the United States has proclaimed December 13th to be the national Day of the Horse in recognition "of the contribution of horses to the economy, history and character of the United States." Your Horse Council has one mission--to protect and promote the health and well-being of horses and the horse industry in this county---but we cannot do it without the help and support of all of our fellow horse lovers.
We have commissioned Sonoma State University to conduct a CONFIDENTIAL survey to measure the economic impact of the equine industry in Sonoma County so that our governmental policy makers can see and appreciate the huge contribution that the equine industry makes to the economy of the county.
So if you haven't already filled out the online confidential survey...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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