Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association welcomes new members
The Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association is pleased to welcome the following new members to this growing association:
Watson’s Hat Shop
4 Sister Shop, LLC
True West Magazine
Buffalo Chip Saloon
Cave Creek Tap Haus
May 29, 2013, 02:20
Grijalva Introduces Saguaro National Park Boundary Expansion and Study Act – Reps. Barber, Kirkpatrick are Original Cosponsors
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva, the ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulations, introduced the Saguaro National Park Boundary Expansion and Study Act of 2013 yesterday afternoon. Reps. Ron Barber and Ann Kirkpatrick are original cosponsors.
This year’s version of the bill, which has been introduced in previous Congresses, seeks to expand the boundaries of the park to includes 2,525 acres identified by the Park Superintendent for their resource values and ecological characteristics. New additions will enhance current ecological protections and create a permanent wildlife corridor to the Santa Cruz River from Saguaro National Park through the Sweetwater Preserve. Expanding the boundaries of the park based on resource value and the identification of willing landowners prevents incongruous development and contributes to the lasting integrity of the Park.
May 29, 2013, 02:18
COPPER STATE HORSE SHOW RESULTS, WELCOME HOME RANCH - May 5, 2013
HI POINT TRAINER $50 AWARD - Pam Stedman, Fox Mask Farm
Welcome Home Ranch has a brand new website! Click on their name or visit them @welcomehomeranch.com. We have 3 shows scheduled there in the fall: Oct 6, Nov. 3, and Dec. 1. And don't miss the Flagstaff shows: June 7, 8, & 9, and Sept 14 & 15. Beat the Heat!
Walk: 1st: Madelene Tangy, 2nd: Jordan Bayliff, 3rd: Kalei Hawkinson, 4th: Brianna Rankins, 5th: Wyatt Smith, 6th: Sloane Jenkins
Walk/Trot: 1st: Kalie Hawkinson, 2nd: Madelene Tangy, 3rd: Wyatt Smith, 4th: Sloane Jenkins, 5th: Jordyn Bayliff, 6th: Brianna Rankins
Walk/Trot and Poles: 1st: Kalie Hawkinson, 2nd: Madelene Tangy, 3rd: Sloane Jenkins, 4th: Jordyn Bayliff, 5th: Brianna Rankins, 6th: Wyatt Smith
Champion: Kalie Hawkinson
Reserve Champion: Madelene Tangy
May 29, 2013, 02:15
Coming to Grips with Aging Infrastructure
By Garrett Hawkins
Our nation is grappling with aging infrastructure, particularly on inland waterways and ports.
The American Society of Civil Engineers gave the nation’s inland waterway system a D- grade in its 2013 infrastructure report card. Nearly 50 percent of the nation’s 257 locks are classified as functionally obsolete. By 2020, more than 80 percent will be functionally obsolete. On the Upper Mississippi and Illinois River System, 57 percent of the locks were built in the 1930s with a projected 50-year lifespan.
The challenge comes into focus when you consider that more than 60 percent of our grain exports are transported via inland waterways and ultimately, 95 percent of U.S. agricultural exports and imports are transported through U.S. harbors. These activities support more than 400,000 jobs.
May 29, 2013, 02:11
Ben Mulé Named Chef de Cuisine at Hidden Meadow Ranch
Chicago-born Chef Perfect Fit for Arizona’s Most Romantic Dining Destination
Hidden Meadow Ranch is synonymous with luxury and fine service in a beautiful, tranquil setting. Add to that setting amazing cuisine brought to guests by the new Chef de Cuisine Ben Mulé.
Chef Mulé comes to Hidden Meadow from The Blennerhassett Hotel’s Spats Restaurant in Parkersburg, West Virginia, where he served as Executive Chef. Mulé graduated from the Washburne Culinary Institute and is listed on the National Registry of “Who’s Who of Chefs.” His exceptional culinary skill earned him a place as a delegate on the American Culinary Federation’s Bocuse d’Or 1992 Culinary Olympic Team in Lyon, France.
The Chicago native learned the ropes in a number of Windy City restaurants and country clubs. Chef Mulé’s classic French training has taught him methods and techniques that are the basis for all food preparation and has made him the chef he is today. He also worked in a Glacier Park, Montana, lodge as Chef de Cuisine, so understands remote location fine dining.
May 29, 2013, 01:56
Dad Wants Polo Tickets, Not Another Polo Shirt. Cool Father’s Day Gift
Father’s Day is right around the corner, June 16th. If you’re thinking of getting Dad another Polo shirt, we have a better idea: tickets to what is now America’s Most Attended Polo Event, The Scottsdale Ferrari Maserati Polo Championships: Horses & Horsepower.
Taking place this year on November 1st and 2nd at WestWorld of Scottsdale, all the details can be found at www.thepoloparty.com. That’s where you can purchase individual tickets, reserved tables and even your own tent.
Cars, bars, people-watching, divot-stomping and one of the most unique events in the country. Good for families. Good for fun.
May 29, 2013, 01:53
Mark your Calendar for a Cross-Country Fundraiser and Hunter Jumper Show!
All information on the Coconino XC Fundraiser and Schooling 1 Day Horse Trial can be found on our website:
Coconino Cross Country Fundraiser, Schooling 1 Day Horse Trials &
Desert Sport Horse, LLC
Hunter Jumper Show - AHJA Cateogry II
May 25th - 26th
Fundraiser for XC course building includes Dressage "Ride Your Test" and other options for schooling in Flagstaff!
May 18, 2013, 02:35
Debs Wild West Memories
We offer Old Tyme Photos in studio or on location. We are located in Frontier Town in Cave Creek, AZ.
Birthday parties- Anniversaries- Wedding Invitation Photos- Corporate Events etc. Any celebration you may need, We offer quality Photos for your memories. Digital copies of your shoot will include every picture we take of you.
Family fun for everyone. We can fit everybody with ease. Please check out our reviews at Debswildwestmemories.com
We also offer Western Boudoir at affordable prices after hours. Pets are welcome.
Please call or stop in ask for Deb or Tina Marie at 480-488-2552 or 602-471-5269
May 2, 2013, 17:59
Going for the Bean………….
by Cathy McCarley
My first experience with Beans in stallions and geldings came in 1974, when our Quarter Horse stallion, Poco Secos Cody (otherwise known as “Red”), developed a problem with urinating. Since we lived in Ohio and the horses were on grass pasture with little to no dirt exposed, we thought he had an infection of some sort. Being the person I am, I wasted no time in getting the Vet out to have a look. After he took Red’s temperature and checked for soreness around his kidneys, the Doc said the issue could be from a Bean or Beans. OK, a Bean, I said, what exactly is a bean and how do we get rid of it?
The Vet explained Beans form in the urethra of male equines which continue to get bigger and bigger causing a reduced amount of urine expelled or could eventually block the flow of urine. This is painful to the animal and the owner’s wallet if not attended too.
Boy, oh boy, what an eye opener for Red and me, but with gentle persuasion and persistence Red relaxed and we were able to remove a big Bean; with the amount of urine that flowed you’d have thought the dam broke.
May 2, 2013, 17:51
COWGIRLS HISTORICAL FOUNDATION - ARIZONA SADDLES UP WITH NDOC
Arizona Saddled Up and put The National Day of the Cowboy on the calendar in perpituity!
Headlines report that Arizona chose to Honor Cowboys & Cowgirls! Arizona Senate gave unanimous approval to sign Bill 1139 into law. This bill establishes the fourth Saturday of July as the state National Day of the Cowboy. Although it is not a legal holiday, it is a great way to draw attention to Arizona's western heritage and traditions.
Sponsored by Sen. Gail Griffin, Cowboy hats and boots were there in support. The Cowgirls Historical Foundation's very own Kelsee Brady Bradshaw is a National Day of the Cowboy representative. CHF Cowgirls Hannah Brady, Taci Schaffer, Kelsee Brady Bradshaw and Julee Brady were honored to accompany a great troupe of Cowboys and Cowgirls such as National Director Bethany Braley at Arizona state capitol building.
Apr 30, 2013, 14:24
Arizona NBHA State Championships Final Results
April 5-6-7 2013
|Open 1D Winners|
Apache Gold Resort & Arena, San Carlos, AZ
Arizona NBHA State Championship Finals Apache Gold Arena, San Carlson, Arizona April 5-6-7, 2013 & Co-Sanctioned by American West @ 5X points for all races .
Arizona NBHA State Championship Finals was three days of tough barrel races, fast times, good food, great shopping, getting to see old friends and meet new friends. The State of Arizona came together for the battle of the districts to fine out the best of the best!! A lot of Riders spent the weekend with us as well as those who were traveling a long distance to be with friends !
Arizona NBHA State Championship Final April 5-6-7, 2013 @ Apache Gold & Resort , San Carlos, AZ was three days of tough barrel racing. Total rides for the weekend were 882 with the payout $31,884.00. The weekend had $5600 added plus $22,640 in awards. Everyone checked in and received their NBHA Zebra or NBHA Leopard bags and a Program while they lasted. We also offered “ bring a friend class” called the Open World Class that was run after the senior class which was well attended.
Apr 29, 2013, 17:35
Countdown To The Kentucky Derby: Youth And Experience Ride Side By Side At Turf Paradise
Horse racing is one of the few sports where the athletes can be as young as teenagers or beyond their 5oth birthday. At this year’s Kentucky Derby there will be a few jockeys sporting some gray hair and a few in their 20’s.
That age range is on full display at Turf Paradise where the Kentucky Derby will be celebrated Saturday May 4th with a full card of live and local horse racing, hat and fashion contests, live music, and a family fun park. Grandstand admission is just $5.
The jockey with the best record this season at Turf is just 21. Geovanni Franco came to Turf Paradise last year. He started racing four years ago in Mexico City. His uncle shoed horses and that got him interested in horses and eventually the races. He says the hardest part about racing is the potential for accidents, but fortunately he has not fallen off a horse or broken any bones. He credits trainer Miguel Silva for bringing him to Turf Paradise for this second season. Franco plans to ride as long as he can. He says there is nothing else he would rather do.
Apr 29, 2013, 17:22
May Events at San Tan Mountain Regional Park
Thank you for your continued support of San Tan. Have you seen the cool photos from April’s programs on Facebook? Like us at San Tan Facebook to see some of the amazing shots of the animals and trails of San Tan. This May we will be offing a wide selection of fun and exciting programs for you to enjoy. Please take a look at the attached document or read below to find out about more exciting programs this May
This summer, the Wet N Wild promotion is back. On select programs during May-July you can win a family 4-pack of Wet N Wild Water Park tickets valued at $120 a 4-pack. All you have to do is attend any program advertising the Wet N Wild Drawing, pick up your raffle ticket and be selected as our winner. For May, the Wet N Wild Programs are:
Saturday, May 4th, 9a.m.-10:30a.m.
Get to know the Sonoran Desert in your backyard on this exciting Eco Tour through the park. From animals to plants, history and more; on this 2.2mile hike we are exploring everything under the Sonoran Desert sun.
San Tan Shredders - Mountain Bike Group Night Ride
Friday, May 10th, 7p.m.-8:30p.m.
Join an exciting new mountain bike meet up group at San Tan. Riders of all levels are encouraged to meet at the main trailhead at the designated time. Once everyone has arrived, we will have a brief chat about the latest in mountain biking news and go for a quick warm up ride as a group. Once our muscles are warm we will break up into beginner, intermediate and advanced groups to conquer the amazing trails of San Tan at night. This is an excellent opportunity to learn new skills, meet local riders, exercise, and just have fun. Please bring plenty of water your bike, 2 sources of light, and a helmet.
Apr 29, 2013, 17:20
Twisted Tree Farm and M & M Ranch Proudly Announce Free Jump Social & Horse Show Extravaganza - May 22nd
Free Jump Social
From 6:30 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.
Free jumping is a great way to develop young horses. Bring your young horses and watch other young horses strut their stuff in our free jumping chute. This event is a great way to promote young horses for sale as well as see what is available for sale. Only $20.00 to bring your horse to participate in this event, FREE for all who wish to attend and watch all the horses free jump.
Horse Show Extravaganza
Starts at 5:00 p.m.
Come get the experience of a horse show without the horse show costs! All levels of horses and riders are encouraged to attend! Trainers bring your students, young horses, sales horses and watch for horses available for lease and/or purchase. We aim to make this day fun and productive for everyone. This event is FREE for all who would like to attend!
Located at M & M Ranch
8144 E. Via Dona Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85266
Apr 29, 2013, 17:16
For Those Wishin’ to Go Fishin’ There’s No Better Place Than Hidden Meadow Ranch
Go Fly-fishing in style in the beautiful White Mountains at Arizona's only Orvis-endorsed Lodge
Tie some flies, cast a line and enjoy the beauty and the luxury of Hidden Meadow Ranch. There’s an abundance of trout at our Orvis-endorsed fly-fishing lodge in the White Mountains and there are two events in June that will entertain fishermen of all stripes from expert anglers to eager novices.
The He-Vent is June 10-16 and it definitely puts the ‘dude’ in dude ranch. Bring your father, son or just a group of guys to enjoy grilling lessons with the chef, woodworking and leatherworking and lessons on fly casting and fly tying. After you catch some fish, try your hand at some roping, team penning, mend some fences and toss some hay. The He-Vent culminates on Father’s Day with a BBQ at the Trout Pond, a fishing derby, and special brews! Make those reservations now before this event is sold out. Go online at www.hiddenmeadow.com or call (928) 333-1000.
Apr 29, 2013, 17:14
Horses with Heart and West Yavapai Guidance Clinic announce new Veterans Program
More local Veterans now have the opportunity to experience the power of horses in healing. Horses with Heart has expanded its current programming for service members who battle injuries, both visible and invisible, and is accepting referrals for its March classes and beyond. While Horses with Heart has been serving local Veterans through its Heroes and Horses program since 2009, its collaboration with the Veterans Administration focuses on distinct and limited categories of service members. However, through a grant by the Yavapai County Community Foundation, Horses with Heart now is able to offer a parallel track and open this riding opportunity up to more Veterans.
Those specifically encouraged to apply for this program are service members struggling with mental health conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety. Joining in this grant-funded collaborative effort is West Yavapai Guidance Clinic (WYGC), which will provide the assessments for service members entering this expanded program.
Apr 29, 2013, 17:11
ARABIAN BREEDERS WORLD CUP CROWNS 2013 CHAMPIONS
Seventh Annual Event Draws International Entries, Attendees and Attention
The 2013 Arabian Horse Breeders Alliance (AHBA) World Cup show was held April 18th through 21st at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, NV. With some 200 entries representing the industry's most award-winning breeders, the show ranks among the most prestigious in the industry and attracts global attention and attendance. This marked the seventh annual World Cup event at the South Point Equestrian Center where the staging incorporates theater-style production to create added drama and excitement. The show was again honored by the continuing support of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, King of Morocco, as the World Cup High Patron.
Amateur classes opened the show on Thursday with some $162,000 in prize money split between yearling and two-year-old fillies and colts in the AHBA Futurity and Legacy classes. Many of the horses were shown by their breeders or owners making these classes especially exciting and meaningful to the participants. As is the World Cup tradition, the annual Opening Night Breeders' Gala was on Thursday night and, by popular demand, the party retuned to the XS Nightclub at Encore. XS now has the honor of being the only club to host two galas. By all accounts the Gala is the party of the year for this Arabian crowd.
Apr 29, 2013, 17:06
Don't Miss Out on Horse Clinics!
Understanding the Equine Mentality
Part II: Wednesday, May 1 5:30-7:30 pm At Horses Help
Come join us for an in-depth discussion and hands on activities that delve into the equine mind. This class will give you tools to help you better understand horses and be a more effective horse person. (You do not need to have completed part one to take part in part two.)
Guest Speaker: Reg Saybrook
Admission: Free RSVP:
Apr 29, 2013, 17:03
News from the Copper State Peruvian Paso Club
By Michele Wilson
|Trainer & Judge: Andres Salinas|
The Copper State Peruvian Paso Club hosted a clinic on April 13th and 14th with Andres Salinas, noted Peruvian Judge and California trainer. Held at Liz and Bernie Potof’s BEL Peruvians in Scottsdale, there were many Peruvian Horse aficionados in attendance.
Among the many topics that Andres discussed were the conformation of the horse and the proper way to assemble the saddle and jato (headstall) and tack up the horse. Trimming of the foot to provide balance and strength were also demonstrated.
Riders included Gail Gray, MJ McCrory, Morgan Connor, Amanda Heady, Elaine Klugman and Addison Bush. Auditing were Susan Harwell, Eddie Klugman, Bill and Becky Chase, Connie Ryan, Connie Langill and Michele Wilson. We also had Ron Reed and Janet Nagle from Cave Creek, Tracy Reinhardt and Gina Mure from Rio Verde in attendance. Connie Langill has been “in the breed” for many years and regaled us with stories about horses and breeders who were instrumental in developing the Peruvian Horse in the United States.
Apr 29, 2013, 16:55
GEC RIDERS DO BUMBLE BEE RANCH
Eighteen members and guests of the Glendale Equestrian Club spent the weekend of April 12-14 riding the historic trails from Bumble Bee Ranch located in the valley below Sunset Point off I-17 North of Black Canyon City.
The camp out featured daily rides to Miner Bob's Cabin, Castle Rock viewpoints, and Antelope Falls. A visit to Miner Bob's included a tour of his mining operation and 1865 built rock cabin he still inhabits. Also of interest was a visit to an 1860's "shack of ill repute" which sprung up in the mining district near the town of Bumble Bee.
Aside from the trail rides led by Lonnie and Karen Mott were mouth watering dutch over main dishes prepared by Carl and Margie Baldwin for each of the two "pot luck" dinners that were served. Great food, fellowship and fun rides were experienced by those mentioned along with Debbie Blankenship, Sheila and Robert Piekow, Lisa Cornelius, Diana Fichtner, Al Dickenson, Debi McMillian, Jeff Davis, Trish Thompson, Barbara Aylesworth, Craig and Barbara Upchurch, and Bill and Deb Simmons.
Apr 29, 2013, 16:52