Schooling the Horse In Hand and Under Saddle to develop relaxation and balance

By Joanne Holmberg | October 1, 2008

CAVE CREEK – Come to the Larry Whitesell clinic and experience a training philosophy that emphasizes that “it should be fun for you and your horse.” Whitesell has trained every breed of gaited horse since 1980 and was very successful in the show ring including grand national championships. Now Larry primarily spends time training what he calls “the ultimate pleasure horses” all across the country.

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Sonoran Waters, Rain focus on quality service

By Curtis Riggs | October 1, 2008

DESERT FOOTHILLS – The folks at Sonoran Waters Custom Pool & Spa have created a one-stop shop for anyone wanting to beautify their yard and maximize the pleasure of their home. The true beauty of Sonoran Waters, and its sister landscaping company, Sonoran Rain, is the job is not done once the pool, spa or landscaping is finished.

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Silent Auction at Oct. 11th RVHA

By Joanne Holmberg | October 1, 2008

Fall Dinner Dance to benefit Four Peaks Animal Rescue
The Annual Rio Verde Horsemen’s Association (RVHA) Fall Dinner Dance on October 11th at Reata Pass Steakhouse will be a fun filled evening of good food, music, dancing, a Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffle, and giveaways during the evening starting at 6 p.m. by the Coors and Jagermeister Girls. Buffet dinner of steak, chicken, ribs and all the fixins’ will be at 7 p.m. followed by the silent auction. RVHA is asking for donations for the silent auction and all proceeds will be donated to Four Peaks Animal Rescue a local no-kill, non-profit rescue that provides for the welfare and medical attention of rescued animals while finding them loving and permanent homes.

To make reservations which must be made in advance, contact Margaret 480-473-3777 or Mo 480-471-3131. To donate a product or service for the silent auction, contact Staci 480-495-8325.

Fifth grade girls to the rescue

Over $90 raised to support FAR
PRO girlsCAVE CREEK – Recently, five 10-year-old girls, all fifth grade students at Horseshoe Trails, formed a group called Pet Rescue Organization (PRO) in response to the articles in Sonoran News about Foothills Animal Rescue (FAR) having to relocate. They decided to hold bake sales and donate the proceeds to help feed the FAR cats. They made cookies and had their first bake sale three weeks ago, standing by the roadside holding signs with copies of the newspaper articles. So far they have raised over $90. The young ladies plan to continue their fund raising effort for FAR with bake sales every other Tuesday. The next bake sale, scheduled for Oct. 7, will be at the main entrance to Diamond Creek gated community on Tatum Blvd. south of Dynamite between the hours of 5 and 6:30 p.m.