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August

Call before you haul; the VEN is not responsible for schedule changes or misinformation.

Aug. 2: Little Britches Rodeo- Begins @ 11 a.m.-2 rodeos will be run back to back-Concessions on grounds supports local 4-H group; at Lee-Mar Ranch Equine Center in Granite Falls, MN 320.564.2310

Aug. 2:  Youth Day at North Dakota Horse Park, 5180 19th Ave. N, Fargo, N.D. (2 mi. west of Fargodome on 19th Ave. N), 701-232-3832, www.hrnd.org.   Youth racing experience free to the first 20 teens who sign up, 3rd annual mascot race, other kid’s activities throughout the day.  Gates open at 11 a.m., racing begins at 1 p.m.

Aug. 2: The annual Cut & Sort Jackpot hosted by OutWest, Inc. with registration from 4-5 p.m. at the Wright County, MN., Fair in Howard Lake, MN. Contact 763.477.6629 for more information.

Aug. 3:  Derby Day and final day of the season at North Dakota Horse Park, with the largest purses of the season:  the North Dakota Derby, the AQHA Maiden Challenge, the HRND QH Futurity, and the Northern Plains Futurity.  Located at 5180 19th Ave. N, Fargo, N.D. (2 mi. west of Fargodome exit on 19th Ave. N), 701-232-3832, www.hrnd.org.   Gates open at 11 a.m., racing begins at 1 p.m.

August 5-10: US Pony Finals,  Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, Ky.

Aug. 9-10:  AEER Show in Barnesville, MN. Contact http://www.aeerfargo.org for more information.

Aug. 9: Little Britches Rodeo- Begins @ 11 a.m.-2 rodeos will be run back to back-Concessions on grounds supports local 4-H group; at Lee-Mar Ranch Equine Center in Granite Falls, MN 320.564.2310

Aug. 10: NBHA ND District 01 barrel racing at 10:30 a.m. at the Park River, ND Fair Building

August 11 - 22 Anna Twinney Reach Out to Horses (ROTH) 2-Week Holistic Horsemanship CERTIFICATION Course - Part III, in Cody, WY.  Local contact:  Michaele Dimock, michaele@wyowinds.com.  Or contact Vin Mancarella at info@reachouttohorses.com, more info at www.reachouttohorses.com.

Aug. 16: Ranch Horse show at 9 a.m. at OutWest Arena in Buffalo, Mn. Contact 763.477.6629 or email outwestarena@aol.com

Aug. 23:  Rumble on the Ranch at Joy Ranch in Florence, SD. http://www.rumbleontheranch.com

August 24: Red River Valley Horse Show Association show at 9 a.m. at the Grand Forks Arena in Grand Forks, ND.
 
August 25 - 31, Anna Twinney and Reach Out to the Untouched Horse, in Cody, WY.  ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT!  Local contact:  Michaele Dimock at michaele@wyowinds.com.  Or contact Vin Mancarella at info@reachouttohorses.com, more info at www.reachouttohorses.com.

August 27: Sallie B. Wheeler/US National Hunter Breeding Championship - West Coast, Showpark All Seasons Summer Tournament, Del Mar, Calif.

Aug. 27: Jackpot Barrel Charity Series-UBRA sanctioned-Office open @ 6:00pm-Exhibitions 6:30-7:15pm-Racing @ 7:30pm-Peewees, Youth and 2 Opens.--$ 100.00 added 1st Open.  Proceeds after payouts supports Therapeutic Riding Program at Lee-Mar Ranch Equine Center in Granite Falls, MN 320.564.2310

 August 30:  Sallie B. Wheeler/US National Hunter Breeding Championship - East Coast:  Warrenton Horse Show, Warrenton, Va.

Aug. 31:  Shandoni Ranch Hunter/Jumper 2014 Series, Doreen Irwin, Show Manager, Course Designer, SAHJA Approved, Year End Championship Divisions in Elverta, CA. Contact 916-991-5232

September

September 6 & 7 - Northern Prairie Shootout, Twin Vallet Riders Arena, Twin Valley, MN

September 8 – 13:  Anna Twinney and Comprehensive Foal Gentling, at Friends of Horses Rescue, Centennial, CO.  Local contact:  Bill Stiffler, whstiffler@msn.com, www.fohrescue.com, 303-649-1155.  Or contact Vin Mancarella at info@reachouttohorses.com, more info at www.reachouttohorses.com.

Sept. 10:  AEER Cross Country Event at the ND Horse Park at 2 p.m. Contact http://www.aeerfargo.org for more information.

Sept. 12 - 14, Discovery Horse "September Passion & Purpose Retreat."  Utilize Equine Gestalt Coaching Method to heal the past while discovering and releasing blocks that keep you from the present and the future you deserve.  No horse experience needed, all work is on the ground.  Info at www.discoveryhorse.com, 218-232-2495.

Sept. 13: Truhaven Wild West Fest from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Truhave Ranch in Winstead, MN. Go to www.TruhavenRanch.org for more information. Or call 320.224.5454.

Sept. 19-21: International Dressage Master Dominique Barbier.  Riding and auditing spots are available--must register to audit.  Spirit Horse Center, Brainerd, MN, info at www.spirithorsecenterinc.com, 218-825-4944.

Sept. 20:  June 14: Horse show at 9 a.m. at OutWest Ranch in Buffalo, Mn. Contact 763.477.6629 or email outwestarena@aol.com
Sept. 20:  Red River Valley Horse Show Association show at 9 a.m. at the Grand Forks Arena in Grand Forks, ND.

Call before you haul; the VEN is not responsible for schedule changes or misinformation.

Sept. 24:  Jackpot Barrel Charity Series-UBRA sanctioned-Office open @ 6:00pm-Exhibitions 6:30-7:15pm-Racing @ 7:30pm-Peewees, Youth and 2 Opens.--$ 100.00 added 1st Open.  Proceeds after payouts supports Therapeutic Riding Program at Lee-Mar Ranch Equine Center in Granite Falls, MN 320.564.2310

September 26, 27 and 28, Anna Twinney and An Evening of Animal Communication (26th), and 2-Day Animal Communication Workshop (27th & 28th) at Pregnant Mare Rescue, Watsonville, CA.  Contact Cindi Ambar, camber@sbcglobal.net, 831-332-8464, www.pregnantmarerescue.org.  For more information, go to www.reachouttohorses.com

Sept. 27:  Little Britches Rodeo- Begins @ 11 a.m.-2 rodeos will be run back to back-Concessions on grounds supports local 4-H group; at Lee-Mar Ranch Equine Center in Granite Falls, MN 320.564.2310

October

Oct. 4:  Little Britches Rodeo- Begins @ 11 a.m.-2 rodeos will be run back to back-Concessions on grounds supports local 4-H group; at Lee-Mar Ranch Equine Center in Granite Falls, MN 320.564.2310

Oct. 9, 10, 11, 12, Anna Twinney clinic at Spirit Horse Center, Brainerd, MN.  Day One:  Animal Communication, Days Two and Three:  Horsemanship, Day Four:  Private sessions.  Info at www.spirithorsecenterinc.com, 218-825-4944.

October 12: Pessoa/US Hunter Seat Medal Finals presented by Randolph College: Pennsylvania National Horse Show, Harrisburg, Pa.

November

November 1 & 2 - Mamma Jean's Revenge, Red River Winter Shows Arena, Crookston, MN