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California Springfest Announces Judge



The California Equine Foundation and the Northern California American Saddlebred Horse Association are pleased to announce that James Hale of James Hale Stables, Columbiana, Alabama has agreed to judge the new California Springfest Horse Show, April 27 through 30, 2017. The show will be held at the Rolling Hills Equestrian Center in Corning, California adjacent to the Rolling Hills Casino Resort which offers two hotels, restaurants, a golf course, hunting and trap shooting, fly fishing as well as gaming for the adults and an arcade for the kids.  A truck stop is also located on property. 
 
Rolling Hills is located on Interstate 5 just 100 miles north of the Sacramento International Airport (SMF) and 46 miles south of the Redding Municipal Airport (RDD).  Sacramento is served by all the major airlines, while Redding is served by United Express and PenAir which code shares with Alaska Airlines. 
 
The California Springfest offers a full slate of classes for American Saddlebred Horses, Morgan Horses and an Open All-Breed division, with a limited number of Roadster and Hackney Pleasure Driving classes and Saddle Seat Equitation.  Mr. Hale will serve as judge for all divisions.  Several social activities will be held including a bar-b-que dinner hosted by Phil Boyce and the Rick Bender Family and a fun Welcome Party hosted by the clients at Monarch Stables of Cotati, California. 
 
Gen Hess of Vacaville, California and Susan Valley of Alamo, California will act as co-chairman and have selected a great staff to run the show, headed by Kevin Michael of Fresno as manager and Lori Nelson of Paris, Kentucky as show secretary.  “I am excited to be helping out with this new show at a fun new venue and looking forward to support from our region,” Hess said.
 
The premium list will be available just after the New Year by mail and at californiaspringfest.com, as well as at the show’s facebook page. 

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