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2016 Volume 2

HAW Brassfield Drive Spring Wildflowers at Cache Creek ~ Berryessa Snow Mountain Dedication Stay Safe Event 2016 ~ Dressage Show~ Desensitization Clinic ~ Junior Horsemen Extravaganza ~ Your Horse’s Vital Signs

When was the last time you had your horse or stock trailer in for “grease & pack bearings� service? A well-maintained trailer is a safer trailer


Lake County Horse Council Journal ~ 2016 Volume 2

Contact: Lake County Horse Council P.O. Box 1551 Kelseyville, CA 95451 707-263-3899 2015-2016 LCHC Board of Directors Visit www.LakeCountyHorseCouncil.com for Board profiles President: Carol Maxwell ~ cjcmaxwell@yahoo.com 263-3899 Vice-President: Barbara Kroboth ~ Bmerrybey@aol.com 279-2429 Secretary: Jaxan Christensen ~ jaxanc@yahoo.com 489-4382 Treasurer: Alice Chevalier ~ cahorse@sbcglobal.net 349-1929 Directors: Carleene Cady ~ carleenejcady@gmail.com 349-1993 Sally Green ~ baliusfarm@gmail.com Dave Lowrie ~ dalow46@yahoo.com

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Mike Riley ~ themikeriley@gmail.com 279-0343 Dave Roush ~ blueyejan@hotmail.com 235-7716 Carol Thorn ~ drthorn80@sbcglobal.net 349-6847 Donna Thornton ~ 707-987-3964 LCHC Committee Chairs Executive Committee ~ Carol Maxwell Finance Committee ~ Alice Chevalier Membership Committee ~ Kim Riley Trails Committee ~ Dave Lowrie and Karen Sullivan Historian Donna Thornton 707-987-3964 Communications / Social Media Calendar— Kim Riley 279-0343 kimriley58@gmail.com Journal Editor –Brenna Sullivan brenna.reese.sullivan@gmail.com Website & Facebook – Kim Riley 279-0343 kimriley58@gmail.com Advisors/Advisory Groups Disaster Rescue -Lynette Bertelli, 279-2125 Dressage -Dave Claus, 998-9564 Dressage/Driving -Sally Green, 279-9595 Trail Safety -Carleene Cady

Inside this Issue President’s Message, Mission Statement


Know your Horrse’s Vital Signs


Wildflowers at Cache Creek


Where to ride at Cache Creek


Berryessa Snow Mountain Dedication


Parades with your Horse


Dressage Schooling Show


Brassfield Drive


HAW Desensitization Clinic


Junior Horsemen Extravaganza


Fiesta of the Horse


Stay Safe Event


Local Calendar of Events


Wild West Days Parade

Back Cover

Cover Photo The Percheron team of Joan and John Van Eck enjoy a lovely drive with the Hooves and Wheels Club at Brassfield Estate Winery. The same team crossed the United States in the summer of 2015. Photos by Jaxan Christianson

To stay current with Lake County equine events, check out our Facebook page “Lake County Horse Council”, and our website, www.lakecountyhorsecouncil.com

The Lake County Horse Council is incorporated as a non‐profit, public benefit, membership organization under California Corporations Code sections 5000‐9927 and IRS tax‐exempt status of IRC 501(c)(3). All donations are 100% tax deductible. © Lake County Horse Council. All rights reserved. The Lake County Horse Council is a non-profit volunteer organization. This journal is published for informational purposes only, and has been written and edited in good faith with no willful, negligent, malicious, or fraudulent activity in mind. * * * Please contact us with any errors or omissions. * * *

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President’s Message In our last issue, I pointed out that some of the most crucial work of the Horse Council is done by regular members who share ideas, make plans, or carry out projects. Since that time, several opportunities to enhance the options we have as horse owners have come up. If more members will share in the work of the Council, we can take advantage of these opportunities. For example, the Big River drainage (off Hwy 101) has recently been incorporated into the Mendocino District of the California State Parks. Now, a General Plan must be developed to determine future multiple use management policy for this region. Superintendent Loren Rex asked Kenn & Susan McCarty if they would support this process by developing equestrian recreation data to be used when the General Plan process begins. The McCartys have asked the Horse Council to take this ball and run with it. They will assist whoever takes the lead. It is to our advantage to lobby for equine access and accommodation in this new park, which would make some 20 miles of trails available to us, and possibly connect to Jackson State Demonstration Forest. This area would be a welcome resource when we want an escape from the heat of summer, or when trails are closed due to fire or other problems. If you would like to help, and have some time available, consider joining us in this effort. Another example is looming over us. We have two public elections this year. We would like to sit down with each local candidate to learn his or her position on various subjects that affect the horse community, and then report back to you in the Journal. At present, we don’t have the people-power to do this as thoroughly as we’d like. But we will in the future, if more Horse Council members lend a hand. If you would like to help make our horse-time safer and more fun, bring your energy and your ideas to a BOD meeting the second Tuesday of each month, 6 pm at Kelseyville Pizza. I look forward to seeing you there ~ Carol Maxwell

Read the Journal online in full color! http://issuu.com/lakecountyhorsecouncil Hint: bookmark the above LCHC ISSUE HOME PAGE for easy access to current and past issues of the JOURNAL.

We welcome submissions of articles, photographs or any Lake County horserelated topic to the Journal! Please email brenna.reese.sullivan@gmail.com if there is something you would like to see in the next newsletter!

The Lake County Horse Council’s Mission is to:      

Promote and preserve the horse as agriculture, industry, and recreation Inform the public about horse community goals, projects, and events Promote educational programs for the horse industry Support private and public equine facilities and activities Serve as liaison between the horse industry, the community, and government agencies Promote all aspects of the equine industry

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Know your horse’s ‘normal’ vital signs With hot summer weather upon us, it’s important for horse owners to pay special attention to their horse’s wellbeing during fun summer activities. Dehydration and other metabolic problems can happen quickly in hot weather; especially for horses who are unfit. An easy way to determine whether or not your horse is handling the heat and workload is to establish a baseline of his vital signs and monitor them during events or periods of work. Resting heart rate should be taken before work and a heart rate should be taken after riding to gauge your horse’s recovery. Respiration, capillary refill, gut sounds and skin tent are all additional vital signs that the rider can take themselves with nothing more than a stethoscope and palpation. These vital signs should be taken on a regular basis before, during and after exercise to assess your horse’s ‘normal.’ Any deviations from ‘normal’ in these vital signs can indicate that your horse is experiencing dehydration or stress. Know the signs of metabolic stress under work: they can be as subtle as slight fatigue or indifference to food after riding. Constantly noting what is ‘normal’ for your horse in work and rest will help you to help you to catch problems before they turn serious. Below is a chart noting normal and abnormal metabolic parameters for the horse. Your horse may deviate from these; i.e. some horses’ resting heart rates may lie in the high 40s. The importance is to note those deviations regularly.

Professional Trainer Tip: “When things get hairy on the trail you need a term that tells your horse in no uncertain terms to calm down. There is only one calming method I know that works consistently-the cue for your horse to lower his head. When a horse is excited, his head and neck come up and his muscles get tense. But when his head is down by his knees, his whole body relaxes; it's a physiological response. To teach the basic calm-down cue, start on horseback, with your horse relaxed and standing still. Take up one rein only, applying light pressure on the bit. Expect your horse to raise his head but maintain your light contact when he does. When he drops his head, even if it's just by a half-inch, reward him by releasing the rein pressure and patting him. Repetition and consistency are the key.” ~ John Lyons

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WILDFLOWERS of the Cache Creek burn area In August 2015, the Rocky fire swept through the Cache Creek Wilderness area destroying nearly 70,000 acres of native brush and oak woodland. Fortunately, spring has brought growth to these areas, including a gorgeous wildflower display that can be reached on horseback. Equestrians will be pleased to find that the majority of oak trees in the Judge Davis/Payne Ranch trail system are alive, and that while the burn at the Redbud Trailhead is still very visible, Baton Flat is alive with color and life. Please see the end of this article for information on the trails and access locations of the Cache Creek Wilderness area. If you wish to see the below photos in full color, visit the Lake County Horse Council website. Photos: Karen Sullivan

The beautiful cliffs above Baton Flat are sedimentary in nature

Birds Eye Gillia and Purple Owls Clover near High Bridge

A field of Blue Dicks at Baton Flat

Lupin located near the sandstone at Baton Flat

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Jeweled Onion: allium serra

Birds Eye Gillia and Purple Owls Clover

Blue Larkspur: delphinium patens

A manzanita grows in the burn

Death camas on a burned bank

California poppies and blue dicks cover the banks of Cache Creek at Baton Flat

Chinese Houses

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California poppies and blue dicks at Baton Flat

A view from the Cache Creek Ridge with patches of burn.

Riding at Cache Creek

The Cache Creek Wilderness Area was recently included in the Berryessa/Snow Mountain National Monument and is currently managed by the Ukiah office of the BLM. Equestrian use has existed in the area for many years out of the Redbud and Judge Davis trailheads. In 2000, an acquisition of the Payne Ranch west of Hwy 16 added approximately 13,000 acres to the greater 71,000 acre Cache Creek Wilderness area as well as Cowboy Camp; an equestrian camping and day use area. Terrain varies from steep chaparral-covered ridges to rolling hills encircling stock ponds. In addition to Cache Creek, which can be accessed by both Redbud trail and Judge Davis, Bear Creek runs through Cowboy Camp and joins Cache Creek at the Confluence. Bear Creek is a fish-bearing stream that beavers, otters, northwestern pond turtles and the foothill yellow-legged frog call home. The Cache Creek Natural Area is primitive in nature and hosts tule elk, black bear, mountain lion, bobcat, turkey, and valley quail. Both yellow-billed magpies and roadrunners have been spotted and the threatened bald eagle is seen year-round. This area can be remote, and equestrians should take care to prepare their horses for the rigors of the terrain. There are steep climbs up to the ridge at Judge Davis and Cowboy Camp and the area can be very hot and humid in the spring and summer. There are many stock ponds and natural streams for the horses to water at in Payne Ranch. Pack a lunch and plan for an all-day ride; there are many trails and loops to discover out at Cache Creek! See below on accessing Cache Creek: From Redbud Trailhead:

From Judge Davis:

From Cowboy Camp:

The Redbud Trailhead is located on Hwy 20 approximately 2 miles from the Spring Valley turn. Restrooms and rig parking are available. The Redbud Trail climbs up and over the ridge 3 miles to Baton Flat. In the summer and fall Cache Creek can be crossed, and there is a trail to Wilson Valley that meets with the Judge Davis trail. Perkins Creek Ridge can be followed to Clear Lake. CAUTION: There has been damage to the Redbud Trail from the Rocky Fire. Proceed with caution.

The Judge Davis trailhead is located a 10 minute drive from Redbud down Hwy 20. There are restrooms and rig parking available. The Judge Davis trail leaves the staging area heading west up the ridge. One may follow the trail 5.2 miles down to Cache Creek at Wilson Valley. Payne Ranch may also be accessed by taking the trail left of the bathrooms up to the ridge. It is a 10.2 mile ride along the ridge to the Confluence. Many trails intersect the ridge and can take you down to the valley floor. Make sure to stop for lunch at ‘Roadkill Café’ on Stagecoach Road.

Cowboy Camp is located on Hwy 16 less than a mile from the Hwy 20 turn. The horse camp is below and day use is located up top. Restrooms and rig parking is available. There are many trails and loops available out of Cowboy Camp; most require a hefty climb near the beginning of the ride. Bear Creek runs through camp and there are high lines available for camping. Check with the BLM for seasonal closures.

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Equestrians at Berryessa Snow Mountain Dedication On March, 19th, dignitaries, elected officials and hundreds of members of the community met at Cache Creek to dedicate the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument. The dedication and spring festival took place at Cowboy Camp, a popular recreation area for hikers, equestrians, and wildlife enthusiasts near the town of Williams. The equestrian community was represented by the Lake County Horse Council and Back Country Horsemen, Lake-Mendo Unit who proved an exceptional Friday night tri-tip dinner and Saturday morning breakfast. Members of BCH, Lake County Horse Council, Hooves and Wheels Driving club and the American Endurance Ride Conference helped cook and serve the meals. The monument was designated by President Barack Obama on July 10, 2015, to protect nearly 331,000 acres of public lands in Northern California. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell, Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze, California State Director for the Bureau of Land Management Jerry Perez, U.S. Representatives Mike Thompson and John Garamendi, California Secretary for Natural Resources John Laird, Sen. Lois Wolk, Assemblyman Bill Dodd, and City of Winters Mayor Cecilia were just a few of the many delegates and elected officials on hand to celebrate the designation. The monument extends from Berryessa Peak and other lands in Napa, Yolo, and Solano counties through the spectacular lands of Lake, Colusa, and Glenn counties to the eastern boundary of the Yuki Wilderness in Mendocino County. The landscape rises from near sea level in the south to over 7,000 feet in the north, and encompasses diverse and beautiful areas. There are hundreds of miles waiting to be explored on horseback in the Berryessa Snow Mountain monument!

Hundreds of spectators listen to the dedication Back Country Horsemen BBQ for the crowd

Horse Council members promote equestrian use in Cache Creek

Equestrians rode to the dedication from Judge Davis

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Participate in a Parade with your horse! If you love to ride or drive your horse in parades, look no further! Here is a list of local and regional upcoming parades! Please note that there are some deadlines coming up if you want to participate! If you would like to ride in the parades that LCHC is participating in as an LCHC member, please contact the Lake County Horse Council! 

Wild West Day, Upper Lake - June 4, 2016

Middletown Days Parade - Saturday, June 18, 2016

Willits Frontier Days - July 4, 2016

Lake County Rodeo Parade - Saturday, July 9, 2016

Kelseyville Pear Festival Parade - September 24, 2016

Kelseyville Christmas in the Country Parade of Lights- December 2, 2016

You can access and download parade applications, rules, and maps at the Lake County Horse Council website: www.lakecountyhorsecouncil.com. We look forward to seeing you out there showing off your fabulous equine!

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Lake County CDS Dressage Schooling Show On April 16, 2016, Highland Springs Equestrian Center hosted a schooling show for the Lake County chapter of the California Dressage Society. There were a total of 40 tests ridden by 16 riders/drivers. Congratulations to the High Score winners: Junior High Score award goes to the White Dog Ranch Quadrille Team with Anais Monlux, Grace Boles, Natalie Niderost, and Haley Schlerf , for a score of 74.5% in their Introductory Level Quadrille. Open High Score award went to Marci McDaniel-Davis for her score of 70.2% in a First Level Musical Freestyle. Driving High Score award went to Sally Green for her 80.8% score in the ADS Training Level Test 1. All photos by Lana Thompson.

Susan Cannon

A balanced trot

Veronica Baylor

A relaxed canter

Barbara and her mini make a beautiful team

High Score winner Sally Green Audience listens to presentations

Beginning the test

A young rider

Liz Rohnstock

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Hooves and Wheels Spring Drive at: The Lake County Hooves and Wheels Carriage Club met at Brassfield Estate Winery on March 26, 2016 for their spring drive. All sizes of driving horses were represented; drafts, horses and minis. Many people also rode their saddle horses through the gorgeous spring meadows, oak woodlands and vineyards at the estate. Above: the club admirers the spring bloom on one of Brassfield’s meandering roads. Below: The Van Eck Percheron team at the front of the winery’s tasting room. Photos by Jaxan Christianson

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Left to right, top to bottom: J udy Wilson; Kar en Sullivan and Leia Gibson; Mar ty Br ookman and Roy; the Van Ecks’ team with Lake Serenity in the background; HAW members eat lunch and drink Brassfield wine under the gazebo following the drive; Jaxan Christianson, Judy Mitchell and Sally Green pose for a brief moment in front of the tasting room. Photos: Jaxan Christianson, Carol Steiger-Melvin, Judy WilsonBarrish, Sandy Davis and Dave Lowrie

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HAW Desensitization Clinic On May 22nd, the Lake County Hooves and Wheels Carriage Club hosted a Desensitization Clinic at the ranch of Tom and Lynn Hughes in Upper Lake. HAW put a tremendous amount of work into setting up the various obstacles and had a wonderful turn-out of equines of all shapes and sizes! Photos by: Karen Sullivan and Bobbie Eral.

Bobbie Baken and her grulla mare

Main Street, Kelseyville. Photo: Karen Sullivan Sally Green and her mule negotiate an obstacle

Ted and Becky Horat lead their minis over the mattress

Susan Cannon and her grey Andalusian

Cheryl Johns shows perserverance

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Deb Bauman and Silver

A young handler expertly negotiates the cones

Uncertainty at the car wash

Carleene Cady and her Peruvian

Shire and the laundry line

Sierra Baker and Cleo

A warmblood surveys his surroundings

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Clearlake Junior Horsemen Extravaganza on June 14th at Gaddy Shack Ranch Gaddy Shack Ranch will host the Clearlake Junior Horsemen Extravaganza on June 14, 2016. This event will support the Clearlake Junior Horsemen and encourage new membership in the 75 year old organization. The event will also be a way for current members and prospective members alike to plan the future of the club. “There will be lots of things happening in the future like clinics, drill team and trail rides.” said Debbie James of Gaddy Shack Ranch. This event is aimed at keeping the CLJH organization alive and thriving in Lake County. Many horsemen in Lake County grew up as CLJH members either doing the drill team, gymkhanas, parades, trail rides and any number of events the club hosted.The Extravaganza Event will bring back the camaraderie of the gymkhana series with fun demonstrations and a drill team performance. It will be a wonderful way for parents and their kids to discover and join the Junior Horsemen. Booth space is available for vendors to sell tack and crafts. There will also be a tack swap. Vendor booths are available for $25. Admission to the Extravaganza is a $2 donation. The event starts at 10am at Gaddy Shack Ranch which is located at the corner of Gaddy Ln and Soda Bay Rd. in Kelseyville. For more information contact Debbie James at (707) 338-1014. If you or your child is interested in joining the Clearlake Junior Horsemen, you can contact them on their Facebook page under “Clearlake Junior Horsemen” and or speak with the officers at the Extravaganza! The Clearlake Junior Horsemen look forward to welcoming all spectators and vendors at the CLJH Extravaganza on June 14th!

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Californio Days returns June 12th Rancho de la Fuente and Rancho Californio present the third annual CALIFORNIO DAYS, to be held at Rancho de la Fuente on Sunday, June 12. Festivities begin with the popular Fiesta of the Horse at 10:30am. There are three times more participants this year, including new drill teams and exotic horse breeds, as well as returning favorites like the Hooves and Wheels Quadrille, the Claiche Family Jousters and Cowboy Mounted Shooting; two hours of fastpaced, fun entertainment. The Fiesta show will be followed at 12:30 by live music, family-friendly beverage and food sales (with a lowpriced kids menu in addition to tasty adult dishes), and opportunity to browse educational displays devoted to California history, agriculture, artwork and ranch crafts. There is a special emphasis on artwork, crafts and literature by local residents. At 2 pm the action will move to the big Barn venue, with Native American drumming and singing ("Red Voices Intertribal Drum"), and ceremonial dancing, followed by a special screening of the locallyproduced documentary "A Walk Through Time, The Story of Anderson Marsh." The film will be introduced by historian/archeologist Dr. John Parker and Koi Nation tribal administrator Dino Beltran. There will be opportunity afterwards for audience Q&A with the filmmakers. Last year’s Californio Days event drew over 500 spectators and participants. The event has doubled in size every year. Admission to Californio Days is free. Parking begins at 9:45am and the 2hour-long Fiesta of the Horse starts at 10:30. Rancho de la Fuente is located at 2290 Soda Bay

Road, south of Lakeport. This years sponsors and supporters include (so far) Highland Springs Equestrian Center, Hooves & Wheels Driving Society, Lake County Wine Studio, Balius Farm Miniature Sport Horses, and the Lake County Chapter of the California Dressage Society. Anyone interested in sponsoring, supporting, volunteering, participating, or contributing displays or expertise, please contact Deb Baumann at 2759234 or email info@californio.us Photos and videos from past events can be viewed at www.californio.us

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Fischer Development (Kelseyville) 350-0155 Highland Springs Equestrian Center (Kelseyville) 279-1903 Holdenreid Harvesting


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Rancho de la Fuente (Lakeport) 263-3160 RB Peters (Lakeport) 263-3678 Soul 2 Soul (Kelseyville) 279-0732 Blue Wing Saloon (Upper Lake) 275-2244 TNT Storage (Kelseyville & Lower Lake) 279-9090 U.C.C. Rentals



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Dr. Dana Shackelton completed a year long internship at Pioneer Equine Hospital in Oakdale after graduating UC Davis. She has worked at Middletown Animal Hospital since November 2014 and has a passion for horses. We provide mobile service throughout Lake County 6 days/week. Our truck is equipped with Ultrasound, Shock Wave Unit, Laser Therapy, Mechanized Dental Instruments, Digital X-ray & all the tools and instruments needed for field procedures. The hospital also offers and encourages haul-in appointments where we have stocks/palpation chute, hospital stall, round pen, trained assistants, and expanded inventories. (Ask to borrow our horse trailer to haul in!)

$25 off to new clients!

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10% off for Horse Council members

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Ongoing or Multi-Date Events LCHC Board Meetings: Second Tuesday of each month, meeting starts at 6pm at Kelseyville Pizza Back Country Horsemen Lake Mendo Unit: Quarterly meetings at Round Table Pizza, Lakeport. Paul Villanueva 263-0147 or villan13@pacific.net California Dressage Society - Highland Springs Equestrian Center. Juliana Vidich 279-1903 Redwood Empire Quarter Horse Association Team Penning - see Facebook page for new events SCE Gymkhanas—Middletown Central Park Arena, Info Vicky Schmidt 707-494-4929 White Dog Ranch Events—Potter Valley 707-743-9973 www whitedogranch com Hooves and Wheels Carriage Club-various events throughout the year for HAW members including summer evening drives at Highland Springs, desensitization clinics, drives at Brassfield Estate Winery and much more! Check out their facebook page!

One-Time Events in 2016 June 12 , 2016 ~ Californio Days / Fiesta of the Horse at Rancho de la Fuente June 14, 2016 ~ Junior Horsemen Extravaganza at Gaddy Shack Ranch June 17-19, 2016 ~ Middletown Days, Middletown June 18, 2016 ~ Stay Safe Event July 9, 2016 ~ Lake County Rodeo All Horse Parade, Lakeport August 27-28, 2016 ~ Lake County Fair Horse Show September 24, 2016 ~ Pear Festival Parade and Horse Faire, Downtown Kelseyville

Local clubs are invited to send their entire 2016 calendars for inclusion as soon as available. Send your event information to: Kim Riley (707) 245- 7468 or kimrileya58@gmail.com

Due to frequent updating of the Rolling Calendar, the printed version in any Journal becomes outdated very quickly. Please visit the LCHC website for the most current Calendar information including events held in locales beyond Lake County.


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Why join LCHC? LCHC members have been involved with:  Konocti Regional Trails  Bureau of Land Management master plans  Westside Community Park  Cache Creek Cowboy Horse Camp  Lake County Farm Bureau  Lake County Grading Ordinance Committee  Lake County Public Works Adopt-a-Road Program  Members originated an idea which eventually became LEAP (Lake Evacuation & Animal Protection)

Accomplishments:  Received a trail improvement grant through Tractor Supply and AQHA  Drafted a resource management plan for Highland Springs Recreation Area in 2011  Honored by Lake County Board of Supervisors by Proclamation in 2011  Quarterly Journal  Created Horse Sense safety brochure  Lake County’s Horse Resource Directory  Emergency Equestrian Evacuation Directory  Disaster Assistance Fund

Events & Activities and Sponsorships: Horse Faire at the Kelseyville Pear Festival (4 years) Highland Springs Scavenger Hunt/Poker Ride (3 years) Stay Safe: A Public Expo for You and Your Animals - free-to-the-public emergency preparedness seminar Saddle Fitting Clinics Trail Rides Trash Pick-Up at Highland Springs Californio Days Upper Lake Wild West Days Clearlake Jr. Horsemen Gymkhana Series

Wild West Days P.O. Box 1551 Kelseyville, CA 95451

Upper Lake, June 4,2016

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