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2016 Events

For details see the Calendar of Events page

August 27

"Meet the Minis" Playday

Oakland City Stables, Oakland, CA

September 2


One-Two Carriage Driving, Oakdale, CA

September 8-18

AMHR Nationals

Expo Square, Tulsa, OK

September 11

Schooling Show

Equestrian Center of Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA

September 17

Santa Cruz County Fair (ASPC/AMHR)

Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, Watsonville, CA

September 23–
October 1

AMHA World Show

Ft. Worth, TX

October 8–9

Fall Festival Pleasure Driving Show

Clay Station Horse Park, Wilton, CA

October 15–16

ADS Pacific Region Weekend (Driving)

Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds and
Heart K Ranch,
Quincy, CA

October 29-30

Clay Station HDT

Clay Station Horse Park, Wilton, CA

November 10–12

ASPC National Convention

San Antonio, TX

Santa Cruz Country Fair

Don't forget the Santa Cruz County Fair show coming up on September 17. This is a two-judge show with a full slate of classes for ASPC Shetlands and performance classes for AMHR minis. Entries are due on August 28.

Download the Pony Shows Entry Guide (PDF), which includes the forms for stalls and dry camping. For more information, contact Julie Mabie, (831) 684-1555.

Good Luck!

Safe travels and best of luck to our members heading to Tulsa for AMHR Nationals (September 8–18), and to Fort Worth for the AMHA World Show (September 23–October 1). The links to the live stream for both of these events will be posted here when they are available.


The Area VII quarterly newsletter will be in the mail, and available online, early next week. It's a really good issue—thanks to everyone who contributed!

California Classic 2017—April 22–23, 2017

Save these dates! We've signed a contact with Murieta Equestrian Center for our California Classic 2017, which will take place April 22–23, 2017. We're looking for volunteers to help with planning and sponsorships, so if you can help, please contact Susan Browning-Wroe, (916) 969-9722.

Can you design a logo? We'd love to have a really cool logo for California Classic 2017. If you're interested, please contact Michele Nelson, (510) 326-6487.


Horse SmilingOur members are our most valuable resource. If you haven't renewed your membership for 2016, if you do it now we'll extend your membership through 2017. You can download the membership renewal form (PDF) and send it with your payment to the address on the form.

New Members Welcome!

Area VII needs you! Download the Membership form for new members (PDF) and send it with your payment to the address on the form. If you join now, your membership will extend through 2017.

Questions? Call Michele Nelson at (510) 326-6487, or email

Membership Chair
We are seeking a Membership Committee Chair. Interested? Contact Michele Nelson, (510) 326-6487.

Welcome New Members

Sue Grant Duffield of Rivers End Farm in Healdsburg

Judith Peterson of Vacaville

Rachel Sanders of Vacaville

Kim Sterchi of Sierra Ranch in Grass Valley

Kandi Griffith of Valley Springs

Diane Dorigan of Medford, OR

Jennifer, Adelyn, and Avery Rowland of Hunterberry Hill Farm, LLC, in Salem, OR

Beth Rounsevell of Royal Oaks

Isabell Rodrigues of Fort Worth, TX

Heidi Jensen Arau of Corralitos

Yvette Miller of Petaluma

Jamie Bethany of Jacksonville, OR

Lynne Francis and Irene Baldwin

Pony Shopping Cart

Buying or Selling?

Area VII Members
Advertise your horses, ponies, equipment, etc. on our For Sale pages. 100 words and a photo, only $5 for 3 months.

Thanks to our Sponsors

2016 Member Sponsors:

Pat and Linda Anastasio • Pam Brown • Lynn and LeRoy Burnham • Gail Byrnes
Casey Campbell • Christine and Emma Caringello • Jacob Elliott and Richard Erickson
Lois Evans • Dennis Haney • Jean M. Hayunga • Heidi Jensen Arao • Jim and Vicki Killfoil
Ken and Julie Mabie • Cindy McPike, Cameron Nelson, and Kira Nelson • Pat Michielssen
Mark and Michele Nelson • Charlene Palmer • Kathie Peterson • Kristy Pruett
Penny and Richard Radulovich • Sharon Rapadas • Nancy Resetar
Sheryl Rodda • Isabell Rodrigues • Michelle Sharrock • Nancy Turner
Cynthia Villarimo • Marjorie Vliet • Lauren Vucinich

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Many thanks to Larry Connolly and John Killacky.
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