Aug. 2-8 La Fiesta, Santa Barbara, Old Spanish Days, shows at Earl Warren Showgrounds, parades downtown, tours,

Aug. 5 & 6 Varian Way Clinic, mare walk, demos, class & lovely presentation of horses, delicious food, get tickets early, 1275 Corbett Canyon Way, Arroyo Grande, 489-5802,

Aug. 12 & 13 CDS Fall Fling & Central RAAC, Paso Robles Horse Park, off of Airport Rd., free to spectators, parking free, Hilda Gurney to judge, Lisa Blaufuss 619-665-6463

Aug. 12-13 PRCA Rodeo, Ventura, Ventura Co. Fair, 10 W. Harbor Blvd, venturacountyfair.org, http://www.socaldressage.com

Aug. 9 -13 Family Style Cowboy Academy, Santa Barbara,

August 19 Horsemanship Clinic, Ray Berta, Carmel Valley Saddle Club,

Aug. 20 Mid-Summers Night Dressage IV, Watsonville, our own Barbi Breen-Gurley to judge, www.in-balance.com

Aug. 20 SLOC All Breed Schooling Show, Pat Mar Ranch, Main St., Templeton, free admission to spectators,

Aug. 22-27 NSHA, Paso Events Center, full on competition for stock horses, trade show with shopping, sale,

Aug. 27-30 Jody Grimm & Dave Ellis, LS, Dream Ranch & Lopez Lake, 474-9908

Aug. 30 Mid-Summers Night Dressage V, Watsonville, C. Routson to judge,

August 26th Cattle Clinic, Ray Berta, Carmel Valley Saddle Club, www.rayberta.com

Aug. 26 Clinic, Jutta & Kasia, 8-3 p.m., location close to Heritage Ranch, We will provide beverages, snacks plus a delicious box lunch. Participants: wear closed toe shoes, a hat, layers. Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., location is a private ranch close to Heritage

Ranch. $175 w. lunch. For more information/reserve your spot (limited space) call 975-5443, email info@equine-experience.com

Aug. 27-30 Jody Grimm & Dave Ellis, LS, Dream Ranch & Lopez Lake, 474-9908

Aug. 30 Mid-Summers Night Dressage V, Watsonville, C. Routson to judge,

Sept. 1-3 Arabian Horse Club of So. CA Horse Show, Santa Barbara,