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Lake County Horse Council

Journal 2015 Volume 4

LCHC Annual Horse Faire at the Kelseyville Pear Festival SAFER in Lake County ~

HAW at Highland Springs ~

LCHC Charter Members

California Dressage Society LC Chapter’s First Annual DANCING HORSES

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 ~ 2015 Volume 4

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

279-9595 272-1248

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 ~ Mike Riley Historian Donna Thornton 707-987-3964 Communications / Social Media Calendar— Kim Riley 279-0343 kimriley58@gmail.com Journal Editor – 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 Veterinary -Jerri Waddington, docjerri@att.net

Inside this Issue President’s Message, Mission Statement


Life’s a Parade (Editor column)


4th Annual LCHC Horse Faire at Pear Festival


Local Horse Owners at Alternative Therapy Seminar


All About LEAP (Lake Evacuation & Animal Protection)


SAFER Helps Valley Fire Horses & Livestock


CDS Lake County Chapter’s DANCING HORSES


A Day at the Fair


Equine Blast from the Past


Businesses that Support the Lake County Horse Council


Hooves & Wheels at Highland Springs in September


Honor Roll of LCHC Charter Members


Emergency Preparedness—Quick Guide to Resources


LCHC Calendar of Equine Events


Membership/Renewal Form / Journal Advertising rates


Cover Photo Highland Springs Recreation Area is beautiful in all seasons and has many miles of trails to enjoy. See page 18 for more.

BACK COVER: Negotiating a real-life trail obstacle in High Valley. Photos by Deb Baumann

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 Are you all tired of hearing about New Year and all the accompanying New Beginnings? Ready to snore at the thought of another recounting of last year’s accomplishments? How about a list of goals? All good things, really good things, but what I want to talk to you about is Those Things We Love and Want to Do Again. How about the Horse Council Poker Ride — good time in the saddle, lots of laughs along the way, sitting down with friends, sharing a bite to eat and some good conversation? How about the Horse Faire — the smiles on kids’ faces, gentle hands on a pony’s nose? We’ll be sure you have those things to enjoy again this year. How about setting out for a peaceful afternoon with your horse at Highland Springs? Well, that raises some issues. In fact, access to trails in our county has changed significantly with the devastation at Boggs Mountain S.D.F., the shifting of users from that area to others, and the proposed changes to trails on North Cow Mountain. If you’re concerned about these changes, and about your access to riding trails, please come to our general membership meeting this January 22nd, 6pm, at the Kelseyville Senior Center. We’ll have something to snack on, something to drink, and your friends will be there. Carol Maxwell

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

A Message from the Editor Many thanks to those who contributed to this issue of the Journal. You can help the Lake County Horse Council Journal cover the local equine scene. We welcome your articles and photographs on any Lake-County-horse-related topic, and any ideas you have for articles.

Quarterly Deadlines are: December 1, June 15,

March 1,

September 15

Please send your “event” stories right away (within 2 weeks of event), while memory is still fresh (and you can still remember who is in the photos!).

Life’s a Parade No one has ever asked, but I’ll explain this column’s byline anyway: How is life like a parade? 1) There is so much work that goes on behind the scenes, getting everything as ready as possible. 2) One always needs to be prepared to deal with unexpected obstacles or hazards. 3) Riding in parades is really about public service (done for the joy it brings to the faces of children young and old who come to watch the parade) 4) Parades are over almost before you’ve begun to figure out what you’re doing. This is my last edition of the LCHC Journal as Editor, a task which I have enjoyed thoroughly. Today I have too many other chores on my plate, so it is time to pass the reins on. Producing each issue of the Journal takes an enormous amount of time. For the sake of whoever takes over, I hope that more people will come forward to volunteer stories and photos. Covering horse-related events has given me a wide perspective on the variety of equine activities happening in Lake County. From Junior Horsemen Gymkhanas to trail rides to dressage shows to Hooves & Wheels events to meetings of various local horse clubs… There’s an activity or club to suit every taste, and every type of equine. Like many Lake County horse owners, I came from somewhere else, and a prime motivation to move to Lake County was to have more room to enjoy my horses, without the encroachment of subdivisions, increasing population density and evertightening restrictions that make keeping horses in or near cities so difficult. Like many of us, I sought escape from years of fighting for equestrian rights in large urbanized areas: issues of zoning, loss of trails, and trail safety heading the list. Right now, Lake County is still under-populated, which is the only real protection that rural areas have. It may be hard to envision today, surrounded by farm and ranch lands and so much beautiful wild scenery, but as more people move here in years and decades to come, the situation will change. The best protection that equestrians have is for more equestrians to move here, to keep our numbers strong and therefore our ability to influence zoning and trail issues. I have always seen the Journal as an advertising tool to attract more horse owners to move to Lake County, a thought which has never been far from my mind as I edit each issue. I entertain fantasies of someone passing through Lake County and picking up an issue of the Journal, thumbing through all the photos of spectacular scenery and people having fun with their equines in so many different ways, and thinking “Wow! This is the place to move with our horses!”

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editor column

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. This issue of the Journal presents another very important aspect of living here — as the stories about LEAP and SAFER show, we enjoy an incredible local community of can-do people who mobilize to help each other. Despite the word “Sonoma” in its title (because that is where it originated years ago), SAFER could not be a more local Lake County resource even if its name was LCAFER (which would not make a poetic acronym). Fortunately for us, SAFER is as much a Lake County organization as it is a Sonoma, Mendocino or other North County organization, with our own local SAFER superwoman-organizer, Carleene Cady, who performed tirelessly for weeks on end during this summer’s fire disasters. As someone who has been part of the LCHC since the first meeting in 2010, I have watched it evolve into an organization unique to Lake County, as different from the Sonoma County Horse Council as Lake County itself is different from Sonoma. New organizations need help getting off the ground financially, which is why the LCHC created the “Charter Member” category as a way of recognizing and thanking people who made donations above and beyond the normal annual dues. You will find a list of Charter Members on page 19. This to the crowd. That’s it. Nada. list is as accurate as we can make it, based on existing financial you perform! and membership records. If you don’t see your name and you feel your name should be there, you are welcome to contact the Vaya Con Dios BOD. However, please note that Charter Members are not simply people who were the first to join — to make the list, you would have had to pay the extra Charter fee, significantly higher than normal dues, during the first five years. I am already busy with planning meetings to make Californio Days / Fiesta of the Horse a bigger, better event every year. Please mark your calendars — Sunday June 12, 2016, at Rancho de la Fuente. And, on the off-chance that there may be folks out there who enjoy my scribblings… I’ve started a BLOG, “The View From My Saddle,” which you can subscribe to at www.californio.us

Vaya con Dios, Deb Baumann

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4th Annual LCHC Horse Faire by Kim Riley

This year the Lake County Horse Council saddled up for their fourth Horse Faire at the Kelseyville Pear Festival. Debuting in 2012 to provide the community with an up-close opportunity to learn about horses, the Horse Faire has become bigger and better with each year. Along with the many different round pen breed demonstrations held both morning and afternoon, the public also had an opportunity to learn what it takes to own, care for, and ride a horse. They watched amazing horsemen and amazing horses show off their skills! The Kiddie Korral returned again this year with dress-up, rocking horses, roping, and games for the youngsters. Junior Horse Council Members, Liv Dobusch and Kaley O’Boyle gave a demonstration on the proper way to groom and saddle a horse. Great information for want-to-be horse owners, both

young and old, and parents who are considering the purchase of a horse. The audience learned about the sport of Endurance Riding from Brenna Sullivan, who grew up in the sport and currently competes with her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sky. During her presentation, Brenna and Sky educated the audience about the preparation and training necessary for success, tack and hoof protection, what to expect on ride day and tips to ensure a healthy and long career for both horse and rider. Also added this year, Karen Sullivan spoke about and demonstrated several different brands of treeless saddles. The audience learned why so many equestrians are choosing them for their lightness, closer contact with the horse, easy fit and versatility. Treeless saddles can provide unsurpassed comfort and freedom for many disciplines of riding including trail, endurance, dressage, and jumping.

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The audience got to ask questions and a close up look at the tack and equipment used during all of the demonstrations as well as visiting the horses in their paddocks and talking with their owners. This year’s event was sponsored by the Kelseyville Pear Festival Committee, Rainbow Agricultural Services, Holdenried Harvesting, Gaddy Shack Ranch, Highland Springs Equestrian Center, California Dressage Society, Lake County Chapter, Hooves and Wheels Driving Club, and Williams Equine Enterprises. So, come out next year for the 2016 Horse Faire at the Kelseyville Pear Festival. Fun for the entire family!

Above: Karen Sullivan & Treeless Saddles All photos by Kim Riley

Left: Liv Dobusch and Kaley O’Boyle

Huia Pope

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Local Horse Owners Enjoy Alternative Therapy Seminar By Barbara Brown

Nancy Skallerup, CST and Margaret Manion, MT provided a day long seminar at Balius Farm to help assess equine range of motion using both cranial sacral and massage techniques. Nancy & Margaret began by watching the horse walk and trot then spent individual time with each horse and rider. Two of the day’s participants share what they learned: What was the concern each rider had for her horse and/or what new learning did she experience today? Jennifer’s horse: “.. my horse had a history of difficulty due to the long term impact of a saddle on the back. Plan of Action: They showed me how to use massage to help retrain my horse to experience the sensations of the back differently - from the neck through the back to the hoofs... It was useful to learn the massage technique. Barbara’s horse: “I brought a horse that I was just beginning to lunge who trips on the left rear.”

Plan of Action: All hamstrings on all four legs were tight as well as neck muscles resulting in disparate movement in the front, middle and rear of the back. Many specific Range Of Motion suggestions were given. My plan is to increase range of motion coupled with overall classical dressage strength building (specific relaxation of neck and hamstrings). Nancy described the work is like “sitting by the river and letting things calm and become clear.” Out of this calm, attentive attitude, both Nancy and Margaret, with great kindness, helped me to better appreciate the need to listen to the basic dignity of this tripping horse. Gratitude for them and for this 18 year old mare - still willing to run to her full potential.

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What is LEAP?

You are invited General Membership Meeting Lake County Horse Council Friday January 22, 2016 6 pm, at the Kelseyville Senior Center Enjoy the speakers… • Karen Sullivan: Update on Highland Springs and Glen Eden trails • Carleene Cady: Update on conditions at Boggs Mountain Recreation Area • Lisa Deas: Presentation on “No Trace Left Behind” • Marta Williams: Update on access to alternative therapies for treating animals in CA

(Lake Evacuation & Animal Protection)

Enjoy your friends, share your thoughts, and vote on proposed by-law changes.

LEAP was formed approximately 4 years ago beneath We look forward to seeing you there! the umbrella of Health and Human Services. It originated with from an idea brought forth by several members of the Lake County Horse Council, and has grown into one group of dedicated people, who during times of disaster, work under the authority of the Lake County Animal Care & Control Department, for the purpose of evacuating and safe guarding animals that may be in need. Additionally, we also offer assistance to those community residents who have been displaced with their pets and need guidance on what do to next. Our objective is to assist first responders with the immediate evacuation of animals that may be in jeopardy, or to shelter in place those animals that are currently safe, but whose owners cannot get in to take care of them. Our group is activated by requests from first responders only, and not by requests from the public. Once an area is stabilized, we can and will assist the public by performing welfare checks on animals that may have been left behind. Once an evacuation order has been lifted, our group will de-activate and leave the area. The following is our protocol for response: 1. Animal Control Director notifies members of activation and responds to the ICP 2. Team responds to the staging area to help setup and await assignment (the staging area should be outside of the evacuation zone and preferably away from any designated evacuation centers). Our staging area is setup to receive and relocate animals that have been evacuated or displaced with their families. Multiple vehicles, work areas, animal crates, and livestock pens will be setup for use at the Animal Staging Area. *All team members will have a photo ID available as well as a clearly marked vehicle with the above logo (magnetic vehicle signs). New and specially made ID cards will be issued to team drivers in order to get through road blocks. Currently we have 10 complete sets of PPE (personal protection equipment) for use by our members: Jacket, Pants, Gloves, Helmet, Shroud, and Goggles. This means that ONLY 10 members, or 5 teams, will be allowed in the evacuation area to perform evacuations at any one time. These members will usually be escorted by a first responder representative (Calfire/LCSO) into the evacuation area to perform the necessary evacuations or welfare checks. They will then be escorted out of the evacuation zone to the staging area, unload, and return to continue the evacuations until the situation has been stabilized, or until they have been ordered to stop. LEAP also offers peripheral assistance to the evacuation centers where community members may be arriving with their pets in tow. We can offer crates, food, bowls, blankets, and toys to help ease their adjustment until such time as the situation is once again under control. LEAP members are part of a team, as such the word “I” doesn’t exist. Anyone who isn’t willing to work with the group, or plans to take off and do their own thing once in the evacuation area, should look elsewhere if they wish to offer assistance.

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SAFER offers feed, tack, other supplies for Valley fire horses & livestock in Lake County Excerpted from article originally published in the Lake County News 10-18-2015, written by Elizabeth Larson All photos courtesy of SAFER

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – For those community members with horses and other large animals needing help in the wake of the Valley fire, a North Coast nonprofit is continuing its efforts to make sure that animals are fed and their people have the supplies and tack needed in the days ahead. Sonoma Action for Equine Rescue, or SAFER, is offering assistance in the form of feed for all types of large animals and livestock – horses, cows, goats, sheep, llamas – to Lake County residents affected by the Valley fire, and also have expanded that assistance to those impacted by the Rocky and Jerusalem fires before it. “We just have an enormous amount of hay and feed coming in,” said Kate Sullivan, who founded SAFER in 2007. There also are bags of food like Equine Senior, and a wide array of donated tack, tools, tarps, some fencing and other supplies, Sullivan said. Sullivan said they are increasing their local outreach – which has included social media, fliers at locations such as animal hospitals and outreach to groups around the state – to make sure that they have reached everyone who needs their help.

Sonoma Action for Equine Rescue, or SAFER, has an account at Rainbow Ag available for wildland fire victims in Lake County.

Shoreline Riders of Fort Bragg made a generous donation. Rosalie Caesari drove over three hours to deliver saddles, blankets, bridles, show halters, girths, saddle pads, equine supplements and more. Above, Caesari chats with Kit Huston who was thrilled to find saddle pack bags brought by a member of Shoreline Riders.

SAFER – also known in Mendocino and Lake counties as North Counties Horse Rescue – had an active presence in Lake County well before the fire, both on the side of animal rescue and assistance for owners trying to afford their horses through economically trying times. Several years ago, SAFER instituted its “Donate A Bale” program through Rainbow Ag, which offered assistance for horse owners trying to hold onto their animals during the depths of the recession. SAFER has a number of public programs, one being the rescuing of horses directly from auctions. On the day the fire started Sullivan was heading home to Sebastopol from the Escalon Auction outside of Modesto with six horses she had purchased after outbidding a notorious meat buyer, and thinking she might take a break for a few days. Then she heard about the fire. She soon was swinging into action to offer help, calling Jim Mayfield of Rainbow Ag the next day to make adjustments to the Donate A Bale program so that it could also serve evacuees, their horses and livestock. That night, she followed up by sending out an online request to her extensive network of connections, seeking help for fire victims. While she couldn't have guessed how enormous the need would be, neither could she nor her group have known how big the response would be. Working closely with Sullivan is Carleene Cady of Lakeport, an equestrian and a retired nurse practitioner, whose multitasking abilities make her just the person for the job, according to Sullivan. Cady calls the entire experience of working both with fire victims and those who want to help them “truly amazing.”

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On Sept. 14, Scott Bell at Bell Ranching called Sullivan, wanting to donate a semi load of hay for the fire victims. However, Bell had a short window in which to deliver it, and Sullivan needed a place to store the hay. She began making phone calls and was pointed toward Lake County Farm Bureau Executive Director Brenna Sullivan, herself an accomplished horsewoman. By the next day, Brenna Sullivan secured a large shed at Adobe Creek Packing for feed storage. Adobe Creek Controller Shirley Campbell contributed the facility for longterm feed storage. Other help also started coming in, such as a donation from Rainbow Ag and Purina of 24 pallets of Equine Senior, plus smaller loads Kathy Madsen and Marcie Paolini getting hay for Madsen's horses, which are from other donors, Kate Sullivan said. being fostered in Redwood Valley until Madsen can make them a place to From there, Sullivan said supplies started come home to, following the Valley fire in Lake County. Madsen lost everything rolling out to those who needed them. on her property on Hartmann Road except her horses. SAFER now has supply depots in both Kelseyville and Middletown, with fire survivors also able to also arranging meetings with people at the depots to either access help through the Rainbow Ag stores in Lakeport take applications for assistance or to receive donations and Ukiah, Sullivan said. and give tax receipts to donors. She recognized the ASPCA's equine division for its “She's just tireless,” Sullivan said of Cady. help, noting the organized quickly granted SAFER Cady said a lot of hay has been trucked in from the $5,500 for horse hay purchases. Sacramento Valley. Equine groups like the Shoreline Sullivan said North Coast Barns and 7-M Ranch Riders of Fort Bragg have stepped up to offer tack, putcame forward in the Middletown area to participate with ting out the call for donations and then driving over from SAFER's fire assistance program. She also recognized This is an excerpt from much longer article in Lake County News. LINK to original article: http://www.lakeconews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=43803:-safer-offers-feed-tack-other-supplies-for-valley-fire-horses-and-livestock&catid=1:latest&Itemid=197

the coast to deliver five Western saddles, three English Kevin Tighe for all his work receiving and dispensing saddles, saddles pads and bridles. feed as well as his counsel on how best to serve the agriculture community at this time. She recalled one woman coming in seeking tack, and “Together we watched and listened anxiously as rewhen asked what kind of saddle she wanted, she said she ports came in of sad losses and miraculous survivals was happy with any kind – she just wanted to ride her amongst the families impacted by the fires. We are both horse. (see LCN at link above for more of this story) humbled and delighted to be working with so Rainbow Ag and Purina donated 24 pallets of Equine Senior feed to Sonoma many folks from all over Northern California Action for Equine Rescue, or SAFER, for wildland fire victims in Lake County. who have come forward to help out fellow animal owners. It's a great community,” Sullivan said. There has been so many offers of help that SAFER had to turn some donations down, Sullivan said. Sullivan said Cady came on four days into the effort, working seven days a week coordinating the comings and going of more than $150,000 worth of hay, feed and other donations, while

1st Annual Dancing Horses: A Dressage Festival The Lake County Chapter of the California Dressage Society presented “Dancing Horses: A Dressage Festival” on Saturday, September 12. The free event began at 11 a.m. at Highland Springs Equestrian Center, 8900 Wight Way in Kelseyville. A happy crowd enjoyed the presentation of horses and riders performing dressage to music. Horses of many different breeds showed off their Dressage skills in all levels in either a single performance or in a "Pas de Deux," two horses and riders doing a routine together. Horses range from rescue projects to high level Warmbloods and everything in between including Max, a handsome Friesian. There were local Lake County wines to taste and the Lake County 4-H Leadership Group provided a great barbecue with chicken, tri-tip and all the fixings. The Lake County Chapter of the California Dressage Society held a silent auction at the event with many items to bid on, including a wine tour for four with Frontier Wine Tours, an oil change or other service from Performance European in Lakeport, metal sculpture from Tom Macomber, specialty baskets, riding lessons and much more. Every act was wonderful and received with much appreciative applause from the audience, but for many the highlight of the show was a delightful and unconventional “Odd Couple” routine, pairing a small mustang with a giant Friesian. Many thanks to our Volunteers: Liz Rohnstock, Chair Debbie Smith, Frontier Wine Tours Lynnette Bertelli and sons Michael & Christopher + Kat. Katy Sommers, Anna Macomber, Judy Ruminsky, Anne Martin, Rachel Walsh, Deb Baumann, Veronica Baylor, Karen Withnell, Nicole Goodman, Paul Marchand, Juliana Vidich, Alexandra Marchand Vidich.

A musical video of the show made by Two Spirits Productions can be found on the Highland Springs Equestrian Center Facebook page.

photos by Deb Baumann

Above: Anna Macomber riding Valor Below: Judy Ruminsky riding Miracle

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Katy Sommers & Garabato

Lynette & Max

~ The Odd Couple ~ Lynnette Bertelli riding Max Liz Rohnstock riding Nicki

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A Day at the Fair

(Lake County Fair)

Above: Carol & Keith Brandt Above Left: Carol Thorn

Four Clockwise from Left: Ted Horat, Becky Horat, Sally Green, Andre Boersma

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Andre Boersma

Susan McCarty

Juan and Kate Erquiaga

Judi Mitchell and Hercules

All photos by Deb Baumann

Carol Thorn & Bob Fischer

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Blast From The Past Does this ranch house look familiar?

Rancho Californio

Celebrating Los Californios and California’s Golden Era Rare Spanish-Era Breed Preservation Living History Presentations Horse Training “Jaquima a Freno” Doma Vaquera / La Garrocha HINT: The family that lived here “chased Lady Luck until they finally struck… Bonanza” But who’s the motley crew lined up in the front yard? Your friendly Editor is one of them. She’s fifth-from-the-right (waving). See page 20 for answers


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Please Support These Businesses That Support the LCHC A&B Collision (Clearlake) 994-8800 Ag Unlimited (Kelseyville) 278-3131 Animal Hospital of Lake County

(Clearlake) 995-1138

Bamboo and Bit Exchange (HVL) 355-0358 Black Horse Tack (Redwood Valley) 485-0347 Carlton Tires



Clear Lake Redi-Mix (Lakeport) 263-5297 Cole Creek Equestrian Center (Kelseyville) 279-0915 Cowgirl Consignment (Lakeport) Fischer Development (Kelseyville) 350-0155 Highland Springs Equestrian Center (Kelseyville) 279-1903 Holdenreid Harvesting



John’s Market (Kelseyville) 279-2440 Lake County Farm Bureau



Lake County Rodeo Association (Lakeport) Lake County Wine Studio (Upper Lake) 275-8030 Middletown Animal Hospital (Middletown) 987-2000 Mt.Konocti Truck & Auto Repair

(Kelseyville) 279-1974

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



Wildhurst Vineyards (Kelseyville)


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Lake LakeCounty CountyHorse HorseCouncil CouncilJournal Journal~~2015 2015Volume Volume44 Hooves & Wheels at Highland Springs in September

Clockwise from top left: Barbara Kroboth driving Easy, Brenna Sullivan, Karen Sullivan and Jennifer Meeker on horseback, Anne Siri and Mike Holmberg driving a Shire, Sandy Davis with Mini, Kim Ross on Arabian, Carol Maxell driving Charm. Photos by Deb Baumann

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Honor Roll of Charter Members Kirk Andrus Quincy Andrus Deb Baumann Glenn Benjamin Judy Bennett Scott Bennett Lynnette Bertelli Bill Biggs Carol Biggs Marty Brookman Carleene Cady Scott Donohoe Barbara Drake Susan Feiler Robert Fischer Sally Green Sherry Gregory Tracey Hawkins Debbie James Barbara Kroboth Dave Lowrie Anna Macomber Paul Marchand Alexandra Marchand-Vidich John McGann Peg McGown

Tim Niles Becky Parker Robert Parker Denise Patrick Greg Pope Huia Pope Kim Riley Mike Riley Wanda Roe Jay Schmidt Kate Schmidt-Hopper Debbie Smith Martha Steward Karen Sullivan Valarie Sullivan Carol Thorn Donna Thornton Joanne Van Eck Juliana Vidich Jeri Waddington Debra Watson Nancy Williams Judy Wilson-Barrish Michael Wilson-Barrish Peter Windrem

Charter Members are individuals who each paid a one-time Charter Membership fee (higher than the normal dues) during the first five years of the LCHC’s existence. The LCHC thanks everyone who thus helped this new organization get off the ground!

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LAKE COUNTY HORSE COUNCIL— Upcoming Events General Contact/Events for LCHC: Kim Riley (707) 245- 7468 or kimrileya58@gmail.com

Local clubs are invited to send their entire 2014 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.

www.lakecountyhorsecouncil.com Emergency Preparedness Quick Guide The LCHC website (www.lakecountyhorsecouncil.com) has a page with downloads and links to agencies and valuable contact information. Choose the right-hand menu item “More…” and from the drop-down, select “Stay Safe 2015” From Cal Fire: • Assessing Your Situation: Horse Owners SelfEvacuation Information and Form Kit • Evacuation Tips • Wildland Fire Safety for Your Livestock and Pets • Wildfire is Coming. Are You Ready? From LEAP: • Lifestock: Evacuate or Shelter in Place? • First Aid Kit for Horses From Search & Rescue: • Outdoor Essentials for Safe Experiences • Safe Horseback Riding From The Humane Society: • Disaster Preparedness for Horses • Disaster Preparedness for Farm Animals From UC Davis: • When Disaster Strikes, What do You Do?

Blast from the Past (from page 16) The “motley crew” were contestants in the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Nevada State Championship. Below is your friendly Editor again, hamming it up at the ranch gate. Happy Trails…!

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LAKE COUNTY HORSE COUNCIL – CALENDAR OF LOCAL EQUINE EVENTS Ongoing or Multi-Date Events Back Country Horsemen Lake Mendo Unit: Quarterly meetings at Round Table Pizza, Lakeport. Contact: Paul Villanueva 263-0147 or villan13@pacific.net California Dressage Society clinics and shows - Highland Springs Equestrian Center. Juliana Vidich 2791903 LCHC Board Meetings: Second Tuesday of each month, meeting starts at 6pm at Kelseyville Pizza Redwood Empire Quarter Horse Association Team Penning - see Facebook page for new events Steam Country Equestrians Gymkhanas—Middletown Central Park Arena, Info Vicky Schmidt 707-4944929 White Dog Ranch events for Kids and Adults too—Potter Valley 707-743-9973 www whitedogranch com

One-Time Events in 2015 August 29-30 (Saturday – Sunday) Lake County Fair Horse Show Junior Horse Saturday - Open Horse Sunday http://www.lakecountyfair.com/fair/contest-handbook September 12 (Saturday) Dancing Horses: Dressage Festival Food, wine, silent auction and exhibition of dressage to music! Highland Springs Equestrian Center, 8900 Wight Way, Kelseyville 415-350-1540 September 26 (Saturday) Kelseyville Pear Festival and Lake County Horse Council’s Horse Faire. Kim Riley 279-0343 September 27 (Sunday) Hooves & Wheels Play Day Info: Judi Mitchell 707-357-3009 mitchell@mcn.org October 10 (DATE CHANGE) (Saturday) Lake County Horse Council The Great Highland Springs Scavenger Hunt Poker Ride http://www.lakecountyhorsecouncil.com October 25 (Sunday) Hooves & Wheels Brassfield Winery Drive/Halloween Costume Party Info: July Mitchell 707-357-3009 mitchell@mcn.org October 27 (Tuesday ) 7pm - LCHC Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Elections—Kelseyville Senior Center November 22 (Sunday) Hooves & Wheels Old Toll Road Drive Highland Springs Info: Judy Mitchell 707357-3009 mitchell@mcn.org December (date TBA) Hooves & Wheels Christmas Caroling Drive Info: Judy Mitchell 707-357-3009 mitchell@mcn.org Mark your calendars for 2016 June 12 (Sunday) 2016 ~ Californio Days / Fiesta of the Horse at Rancho de la Fuente

Reminder: This calendar is updated regularly ONLINE ~ please check the LCHC website for most current information www.lakecountyhorsecouncil.com

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