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Archives: Internet Edition ~ Spring & Summer 2005
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Heads-Up! Latest News on West Nile Virus

"Fight The Bite"

As of today, August 6, 2005, the dreaded West Nile Virus within our equine population here in California has been confirmed in 86 horses in 17 counties, 24 of which have died or been euthanized. This is a very serious situation for us here in Southern California, especially right now in Kern, Orange (a human case), Riverside, and Santa Barbara Counties, and we encourage you to vaccinate your horses and maintain their boosters as their first-line of self-defense. And please do all you can to clean-up any areas in your surrounding environments where those dreaded mosquito vectors can breed; we desperately need to eradicate this at its source!

For more information on the West Nile Virus and the preventative measures you can take to help, please visit the website at the University of California at Davis's Center for Equine Health or the California Health Department's West Nile Surveillance website which is updated twice weekly.

Drat!
Suzi Morris
(08/06/05)

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Update! Summer Lecture Series Revised Schedule

Wanting to learn more about the care and keeping of your CMK Horse? The San Juan Capistrano Equestrian Coalition has cordially invited us to attend their Summer Lecture Series on Thursday evenings in San Juan Capistrano, California. Their recently updated and revised schedule is posted below in our Calendar of Events. (07/02/05)

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OB Haat Lipz wins the hearts of the crowd at Del Mar

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"Scheduled as part of the festivities of the San Diego County Del Mar Fair on Sunday, June 12, 2005, the San Luis Obispo Mounted Sheriff's Posse gave a demonstration of their horsemanship and crowd control skills at a California Mounted Officers Association Extreme Trail Trial.

The crowd favorite? OB Haat Lipz (Blitzen of Pico x Arribas Pride) with Captain Bill Obermeyer aboard. Isn't this CMK mare just incredible with her beauty and her many skills and talents?

We have several more photos we'd like to share with you of our experiences that day; contact us if you'd like to see more of this awesome mare in action."


Sandy Obermeyer
Obermeyer Performance Arabians
(06/18/05)

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News and Updates from Marci de la Torre

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"We're having a busy, exciting year at Pegasus Park Arabians with lots of exciting news to share ~

Cal Poly has booked three 2005 breedings to FV Sharabba. After having their two FV Sharabba foals born this year (a colt and a filly), the "Committee" has decided they want more. Mares to be bred are FV Aur Rosetta (Aur Patriot x Flash Angel by Farlane), Farletta (Ibn Farlane x Muhuli daughter), and FV Canadian Melody (Canadian Salute x Farlane daughter).

El Shama (Aulrab x Aurieha) will be in residence at Pegasus Park beginning June 18, 2005. Shama will be here for 1-2 months while we train him for AI for Jim Hopkins, his owner. While here, we will breed at least one of our mares. If anyone wants to take advantage of the opportunity of Shama being "in  town", I'm sure Jim would love to hear from you ~ Phone: 760-367-6615 or e-mail: jhopkins@cmccd.edu
. (Photo of El Shama, courtesy of Marci de la Torre, taken May 1, 2005.)

SX Staleys Gemini (*Serafix x Neecheza) will celebrate his 32nd birthday on July 12, 2005. He looks and feels great. I have attached a picture taken at his 30th birthday party. Photo credit Carol Mingst. We believe that "Gem" is the last living *Serafix son."

Marci de la Torre
(06/17/05)

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Bouquets and Congratulations to RVA Dream Deelite and Debi!

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Debi Norris of Reagal Arabians has written to share this wonderful news: "RVA Dream Deelite (Dreamazon x Franie by Ferbeyn) at 22 years old won the Aged Mare Class (15 & Over), the Fezahna Perpetual Trophy, and the Most Classic Head Class last weekend at the Sierra Empire Show (April 16th-17th). Poor gal wasn't too happy about missing her beauty sleep, so I promised her 'No More Shows'. This was our first time in the ring in several years, and we are so very proud of her."

Debi Norris
(04/20/05)

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For those with interests in Trail Riding ~

You are cordially invited by the Sierra Club to attend a special program on Back Country Trails to be held on Thursday evening, April 21st in San Juan Capistrano. Guest speaker will be Jerry Shad, noted author, educator, and trails expert. See details below on our Events Calendar.

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OB Haat Lipz to the Rescue

OB Haat Lipz with Captain Obermeyer "I'm hoping you will enjoy this photo of Captain Obermeyer and OB Haat Lipz of the San Luis Obispo Sheriff Posse taking a quick breather on a Search and Rescue for two missing persons at Montana De Oro State Park in Los Osos, CA on February 5th. The search started at 5:30 AM and the individuals were found at 11:48 AM, cold but otherwise in fair condition. They had been lost since the previous day. Of interest is the halter our horse is wearing which has snap bit attachments and the lead rope which has a quick release that goes around the neck so that we can dismount and lead a horse quickly."

Sandy Obermeyer
Obermeyer Performance Arabians
(02/18/05)

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Famous British Artist Coming Our Way

Pico Haat Shaat with Leslie Benenson
Leslie Benenson drawing Pico Haat Shaat at Rancho del Charro
Photo by Suzi Morris 2001
Thank you for the memories!

Leslie Benenson, British artist renown for her lovely pastels of Arabian Horses drawn only from life, is scheduled for her annual visit to Southern California February 24th~April 27th. Her calendar fills quickly, so if you are interested in having her draw your horses, please contact Howard Patton or Suzi Morris as soon as possible to guarantee an appointment time. (01/22/05)

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Calendar of CMK Heritage Events ~ Spring & Summer 2005

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Mark Your Calendars! August 27th and August 28th
Lydia Bowling and Michael Bowling cordially invite you to their Open House celebrating 25 years of Old California CMK breeding at New Albion Stud on Sunday, August 28th following the meeting of the Davenport Conservancy on August 27th. Both events will be held in Davis, California. For details and more information on either of these two events, contact Michael Bowling; e-mail: cmk@davis.com).

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Revised Summer Lecture Series Sponsored by the San Juan Capistrano Equestrian Coalition. No Admission Charge; Everyone is Welcome! Bring Your Own Chair to Stable Locations. Contact Gail Zukow for more information (Phone: 949-489-9318 or e-mail: gailz@cox.net).

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June 23, 2005
7:00 P.M.

Dr. Adrienne Moore, D.V.M. "The Well Adjusted Horse ~ Equine Chiropractic." Rancho Sierra Vista Stables. 31441 Ave De La Vista, SJC

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June 30, 2005
7:00 P.M.

Liz Heinrich. "Complete Care for the Complete Horse." Tar Farms. 28411 San Juan Creek Road, SJC

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July 7, 2005
7:00 P.M.

Dr. Donna Shettko. "Bandaging from A to Z." Washington Mutual Bank. 31972 Camino Capistrano, SJC

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July 14, 2005
7:00 P.M.

Dr. Mark Secor. "Anatomy of the Foot." (Dissection Lab and Lecture) Ortega Equestrian Center. 27252 Calle Arroyo, SJC

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July 21, 2005
7:00 P.M.

Dr. Krista Brun. "Acupuncture for the Performance Horse." Sycamore Trails. 26282 Oso, SJC

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July 28, 2005
7:00 P.M.

JoJo Trumper. "Equine Massage." Tar Farms. 328411 San Juan Creek Road, SJC

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Aug. 4, 2005
7:00 P.M.

Dr. Julie Ryan-Johnson. "Protecting the Weekend Warrier." (Update on WNV and Equine Ulcers). Washington Mutual Bank. 31972 Del Obispo, SJC

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Aug. 11, 2005
7:00 P.M.

Dr. Janice Posnikoff. "The Glass Hoof." Washington Mutual Bank. 31972 Del Obispo, SJC

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Aug. 25, 2005
7:00 P.M.

Tiffany Silverman. "Saddle Fitting." (Hunter/Jumper and Dressage) Tar Farms. 28411 San Juan Creek Road, SJC

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Sept. 1, 2005
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Dr. Terry Paik. "Disaster Preparedness for Horse Owners." Washington Mutual Bank. 31972 Del Obispo, SJC

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Sept. 8, 2005
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Dr. Joe Bertone. "Taking Care of Old Friends ~ The Senior Horse." Washington Mutual Bank. 31972 Del Obispo, SJC

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Sept. 15, 2005
7:00 P.M.

Liz Heinrich. "Complete Care for the Complete Horse, Part II." Tar Farms. 28411 San Juan Creek Road, SJC

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Thursday, April 21, 2005: Trails Expert to Speak

Noted author, educator, and trails expert Jerry Schad will present a slide-illustrated program entitled "Off the Beaten Track: Exploring the Wilds of the Cleveland National Forest" at the San Juan Capistrano Community Center on Thursday, April 21, 2005. A reception, open to all, begins at 7 p.m. with the program following at 7:30. There will also be a brief tribute to John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club and whose birth date was April 21st, in addition to an update on simple actions we can all take to better protect the Santa Ana Mountains and our Southern California Forests from the many threats they face. Admission to the event is Free.

Jerry Schad will share with you the best, and often little-known, back country trails and hikes in the nearby Santa Ana Mountains and in other ranges to the south, from upper San Mateo Canyon, the best preserved stream in the Santa Anas, to wildflower-carpeted Laguna Meadow, at a mile-high elevation east of San Diego. Jerry Schad is the author of nine books on outdoor recreation and a recognized trails expert. His "Afoot and Afield" book series are the standard references for trails and hiking in the Southern California. He is currently preparing a new edition of "Afoot and Afield in Orange County," which includes the Cleveland National Forest's Trabuco Ranger District. In addition to scouting Southern California's trails and wild places, Jerry teaches astronomy and physical science at San Diego Mesa College and chairs the Physical Sciences Department.

The San Juan Capistrano Community Center is located at 25925 Del Avion, San Juan  Capistrano, just a few minutes from the Ortega Highway exit on I-5. For more information and detailed directions please contact John Monsen at 213-387-6528 x 203. For more information on the campaign to protect our Southern California forest lands, visit the Sierra Club's Santa Ana Mountains Task Force website.

Posted by Suzi Morris (04/09/05)

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Red Bullet  Are you having an Open House or participating in a Special Event here in Southern California that might be of interest to the friends and advocates of the CMK Heritage? Be sure to let us know so we can post your announcement here!

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Suzi Morris
ARIEANA ARABIANS
30685 Calle Chueca
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-1601
Phone: 949-248-1260
e-mail: arieana@fea.net

Good Luck Horseshoe
HAPPY TRAILS!

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