Local Equestrians Ride to Victory

Image: Sadie Hinz and Plaudits Handsome Lad won Champion Hunter Hack and Champion English Rider, Reserve Champion Western Rider and Reserve Champion Pony at Halter.

Local equestrians earned top honors in the Ellis County Equine Association Buckle Series horse shows. They were recently honored with buckles, bracelets and bridles for their achievements at the year-end awards banquet held at the J Bar C Cowboy Church in Palmer.

Silver Spurs earn honors at Houston Stock Show

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The Silver Spurs 4-H Club of Ellis County horse judging team added another placing at a major show to their list of 2015 successes while winning the 4th place overall junior team at the Houston Stock Show Horse Judging competition on March 9. Thirty seven teams and 107 individuals challenged their skills at judging horses in the events of halter, stock horse, western riding, hunt seat equitation, and hunter under saddle at the event held at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy.

Low Cost Dog and Cat Vaccination Clinic

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Does Your Dog or Cat Need Vaccinations? There will be a low cost Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, March 14th, 2015 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Italy Water Department Building.

Ellis County Equine Association Presents Awards

Image: Gentry Rogers of Milford and her pony Santee Grand were in the Top 5 of ECEA’s English and Western Divisions in the 11 & Under age category.

There were many happy faces and shiny cowboy boots on October 19, as competitors in the Ellis County Equine Association gathered for their year-end banquet at the Grasshopper Ranch in Palmer to receive a menagerie of custom made awards in honor of their hard work to win championships throughout the 2013 ECEA horse show season.

Win a POA—Texas 4-H Essay Contest

Image: The yearling POA filly has been donated by Texas POA Hall of Fame Member, Norm Stevenson.

Texas Pony of Americas Club is pleased announce the 2013 Win A POA 4-H Essay Contest. This is a statewide 4-H contest open to registered Texas 4-H club members between the ages of 9 (or entered in the third grade) and 16 as of August 31. The purpose of this contest is to acquaint 4-H members with the Pony of the Americas breed, horse ownership and care in general. The winner will receive a registered POA, halter and lead rope, a Junior Membership for a year in the Texas POA Club, and various other donated prizes.

“Hoof Prints” February 2013

Ellis County Equine Youth Association’s 2013 president, Jody Clemons, submitted the following newsletter in the intent to inform the current members as well as to entice any new ones to come and join the fun. Flying Dollar Ranch of Italy is a hands on sponsor of these youth.

Ellis County Equine Association Presents Awards

Image: ECEA board member Cyndy Gamster, left, presents Mary Roberts of Waxahachie with the Charlie Huff Hall of Fame Award.

There were many happy faces and shiny cowboy boots on October 13, as competitors in the Ellis County Equine Association gathered for their year-end banquet at the Waxahachie Civic Center to receive a menagerie of custom made awards in honor of their hard work to win championships throughout the 2012 ECEA horse show season.

Silver Spurs 4-H Members Clean Up Waxahachie Creek Park

Image: Silver Spurs 4-Hers collected lots of trash off the equestrian trails at Lake Bardwell during their One Day of Service on October 13.

The Silver Spurs 4-H Horse Club members rode many miles and worked hard on October 13 as they participated in the state wide 4-H community service project called One Day. The Silver Spurs cleaned trash off approximately 6 miles of equestrian trails as well as camp grounds and lake frontage area at Lake Bardwell’s Waxahachie Creek Park.

Ellis County 4-Hers place at State Hippology Meet

Image: Silver Spur’s junior hippology team members included (front row left) Gentry Rogers, Autumn Wells, Sadie Hinz, Mikayla Venable and Parys Bishop, (Back Row) Alyssa Ballew, and Ethan Rogers.

The Silver Spurs 4-H Horse Club of Ellis County brought home several impressive state placings from the State 4-H Hippology Contest held at the Scurry Rosser High School, in Scurry, Texas, on August 25, 2012. One hundred and eight 4-H members representing 16 counties across the state of Texas competed in this event.

Flying Dollar Ranch’s World Championship Win

Image: Members of the Flying Dollar Ranch fan club were on hand to pose in the GHRA Reserve World Champion Trail and English win photo. Photo by Larry Williams Photography.

Flying Dollar Ranch brought home a World Championship and two Reserve World Championships to Italy last weekend after competing at the Gypsy Horse Registry of America’s World Championship Show held January 27-29 at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.

ECEYA Horse Show Fun and Playday

Image: Stafford Elementary 2nd grader Sadie Hinz and her Pony of the Americas gelding Cinnamon would like to invite all area horse kids to a fun day of competition at the Ellis County Equine Youth Association Fundraiser Show and Playday.

The Ellis County Equine Youth Association invites all area horse kids to participate in the ECEYA Fundraiser and Fun Horse Show on Saturday, September 10, at the Flying Dollar Ranch in Italy, Texas. The show begins at 9 a.m. and includes halter, western, English, leadline and speed events.

ECEYA Fundraiser Horse Show A Big Success!

Image: Dakotah Van Huss and Capitol Te Strut — Dakotah Van Huss of Waxahachie rides Capitol Te Strut to a win in Western Walk Trot at the ECEYA Fundraiser Horse Show.

The sound of laughter mingled with the clip-clop of hooves filled the air on July 25, as the Ellis County Equine Youth Association hosted another successful fundraiser and fun show at the Flying Dollar Ranch in Italy. Youth competed in halter, western, English and speed events to raise money for ECEYA.

Have you seen our little dog?

Image: Bea is missing — Even the cat, Ted, misses our little Bea.  Please call 469-853-1410 if you have seen her.  We will be very grateful!

On Tuesday, March 24, our little dog escaped the house and left us. Our family misses her very much. She is a small dog with a few copper spots, no tail and copper colored ears. She has a pink plaid collar with rhinestones. She is very sweet and answers to BEA.

Adopt me and please hurry

Image: Wally — Wally is waiting for you. He needs to find a loving home.

Anyone looking for lots of love? Corsicana Animal Shelter has some cute animals that will fill the bill. These two dogs and one cat have been at the shelter the longest and they are literally living on borrowed time. Please help them find a new home!

Adopt Me – Charlie Brown, Lucy, Rosie and Wally

Image: Charlie Brown — Charlie Brown is still available for adoption.

Merry Christmas from Corsicana Animal Shelter. To honor the Christmas season, all adoptions are only $20.00 for the month of December. Now is a great time to adopt one of these cute little pets and give them a great Christmas present of a new family.

Adopt Me – Alyssa and Sasha

Image: Alyssa  — Alyssa is looking for a loving family.

Alyssa is a female cat about 2 years old. She is a dilute calico in color. She is a friendly, lovable cat that is ready to find a “fur-ever “home.

$200 Reward for lost dog

Image: Dirk — Dirk, a brown, white chested dog with black spots was lost. The Garcia family is offering a $200 return for their family pet. If you see him, please call 214-364-8558, or 469-474-1313.

Dirk, a brown, white chested dog with black spots was lost. The Garcia family is offering a $200 return for their family pet. If you see him, please call 214-364-8558, or 469-474-1313.

Adopt Me – Mandy and Star

Image: Mandy — Mandy is a 8 year old Cocker Spaniel looking for a home.

Mandy is a female Cocker Spaniel who is about 8 years old. Mandy was picked up by Animal Control and brought to the Corsicana Animal Shelter. She has cataracts in both eyes and may be a little hard of hearing. She would make someone a wonderful pet. She really needs a good home.

Corsicana Animal Shelter Update and Adoption Plea

Image: Even Mallory got adopted. — Mallory was going to be featured in “Adopt Me” article but now she is busy enjoying a new home.

Saturday, November 8th, College Park Mall in Corsicana held their annual arts and craft show. Corsicana Animal Shelter had a booth set up there hoping to adopt out some of their animals. It was a great success for the homeless animals. Fifteen adult dogs were adopted and found new homes. There were six cats that were up for adoption and all six got adopted.

Free Healthy Hooves clinic

Ellis County Equine Association is hosting a free clinic on “Healthy Hooves” with local farrier Scott Inmon on Saturday, November 8 at 10 a.m., at the Flying Dollar Ranch on 230 Chambers Drive in Italy. For more information contact Julie Hinz at 972-483-7774.

Adopt Me – Martin and Molly

Image: Martin — You can call this one your own!

Martin is a beautiful four-month-old male kitten and really needs a permanent home. He is always ready to play and wants to be loved. He needs to be adopted soon.

Flying Dollar Ranch’s Halloween Horse Show

Image: Best Overall costume — Brooke Lewis of Ennis and her horse Ms Cool Fleet won “Best Overall” in the costume contest for their depiction of Princess Fiona and a dragon from the movie Shrek.

Local equestrians suited up in spooktacular costumes for the Flying Dollar Ranch’s Halloween Horse Show and Play Day on October 25 in Italy. Brooke Lewis of Ennis and her horse Ms Cool Fleet won “Best Overall” in the costume contest for their depiction of Princess Fiona and a dragon from the movie Shrek.

Adopt Me – Bingo, Dingo and Scruffy

Image: Bingo — Bingo would love to go home with you.

Scruffy is a male Terrier mix. He is one year old. He is a little shy at first but once he gets to know you he is wonderful. He is a very sweet dog. He will need a soft hand in training. He wants to have a permanent home.

Adopt me – Shaggy and Savannah

Image: Shaggy — Shaggy is a lovable dog in need of a home.

Shaggy is a three-year-old male Briard mix. He weighs 60 pounds and is the best dog. He is good with a crowd, good with other animals and good with kids. He is house trained, walks on a leash — just a great dog.

Adopt me – Carla and Cloe

Image: Carla — Carla would love to go home with you!

Carla and Cloe are two of the cutest little kittens you have ever seen. They reside at the Corsicana Animal Shelter and are looking for a permanent home. They are about four months old. They both have great personalities and love to play. They are typical kittens, they like to climb, play, pounce and tumble.

Corsicana Animal Shelter’s featured animals – Milly and Stanley

Image: Milly — This cute little Boxer really wants to go home with you.

Milly will be two years old on October 29. She is a beautiful female Boxer. Her owner could not care for her any longer. She is in need of a loving, permanent home. She is a sweet dog, very shy at first, but once she gets to know you she is your number one supporter. She is nervous around men but she is fine with kids and other pets.

Corsicana Animal Shelter’s featured animal – Savannah

Image: Savannah — Savannah is a cute little terrier puppy looking for a permanent home. She would be a wonderful pet for someone that would love to be loved.

Savannah is a female Terrier Mix, she is five months old. She is an adorable little dog with lots of energy. She was born at the Corsicana Animal Shelter and was adopted when she was about eight weeks old. Tearfully, the family that adopted her had to bring her back to the shelter when they could no longer care for her. Savannah would be a wonderful pet for someone who is looking to have lots of love and excitement rolled up in one cute puppy.

Featured horse of the month: Chuck

Image: Chuck and rider — Chuck is a gentle three-year-old gelding, ready to ride.

Chuck is a gorgeous three-year-old Paint gelding that was surrendered to Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society when his owners were reported for neglect. When he arrived he was severely emaciated but has always been very calm and gentle.