The 5th Gold Country Horse Day

On April 6, 2024, the 5th Gold Country Horse Day will be at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, Ca. This event is hosted by Buckaroo Leather products in Diamond Springs and has been a success for local horseman for the past few years.

“Buckaroo John” Brand and his team of seasoned leather craftsman have been provide quality Leather Tack for horses and mules for 44 years. They pride themselves in using Herman Oak Leather, tanned and cured the old-fashioned way. Hides are all from cattle raised in the good old USA.

John came up with the idea of Gold Country Horse Day to offer horseman the opportunity to enjoy the talents of dynamic Clinicians and presentation of horse handling and safety by professionals for a VERY low cost and enjoy the fellowship of other horse lovers.

Not only will the famous Buckaroo Leather Trailer and Buckaroo John Brand be site, there are many other Vendor booths offering horse related products so the attendees can spend a day learning and adding to their Horse care arsenal.

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April 6, 2024, Horse Day Clinicians and Presentations

Lots of excitement with clinicians returning. And back very popular mounted archery.

Susan Wirgler—


Martina Bone—

“10 must have techniques to improve balance for you and your horse!”

Hanna Rokni—-

“Mounted Archery demonstration with Shabdiz Mounted Archers”

Equine Emergency & Disaster Preparedness Clinic

Learn from the experts!

  • The HALTER Project, established in 2013, is a grass-roots project based in Sonoma County, California, dedicated to the safety and welfare of people and animals in emergencies and disasters. HALTER Project has a two-fold mission supporting planning and preparedness for animals and people.
    HALTER Project also provides support to first responders for training, and equipment to assist animals in emergencies. This includes sponsorship and scholarships for Animal Technical Rescue Certification, grants for animal rescue equipment, collaborative development and delivery of teaching tools, and fundraising assistance to agencies and NGOs providing animal technical rescue services.
  • El Dorado County Search and Rescue The Mounted Team, formed in 1973, is comprised of a group of dedicated horsemen and women who want to use their expertise to help people in need. The group felt that the unique abilities of the horse would be an asset in finding lost persons in and around El Dorado County.The main advantages of horse and rider team of mounted searchers are greater mobility, better vision, higher load-bearing ability, and increased sensory resources from the animal itself. Members must own a horse or always have one available. They must also have a safe form of horse transport.
    The members are trained in CPR, first aid, map & compass, man-tracking, crime scene investigation, and search techniques, in addition to their horse training. The horses and riders are required to pass many requirements to ensure that they are safe and capable of performing the tasks required of them.
  • Nevada County Humane Emergency Animal Response Team
    (HEART) The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Humane Emergency Animal Rescue Team (H.E.A.R.T.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping animals and their owners in the community who need rescue and evacuation during an emergency. The Sheriff’s Office partnered with highly skilled and well-trained volunteers from the community to form HEART and continues to welcome new HEART volunteers to the team today. The Sheriff’s HEART carries out animal rescue and evacuation functions for Nevada Count
  • SCLAR Large Animal Emergency Rescue As an all-volunteer group… We depend on our dedicated group of volunteers, who are trained to work under the direction of County Office of Emergency Services (OES) specifically through Animal Services endeavoring to evacuate the large animals.  We supply the volunteers, the trucks and trailers.
    Join us in our efforts to continue increasing coverage in our county. Let’s work together to evacuate our animals, when, not if, disaster strikes.

  • UCD-CVET (California Veterinary Emergency Team) – The One Health Institute at UC Davis is active all over the world, working at the interface of animals, people, plants, and the environment to solve complex problems that impact health and conservation. The Institute grew out of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s deep commitment to the One Health approach. The One Health Institute is home to many Centers, programs, projects, and initiatives within the School of Veterinary Medicine and beyond. Our scientists and educators are working throughout the UC Davis campus, the UC system, state and federal agencies, and globally to advance the health of animals, people, and the environment.

Clinic topics and demonstrations will include:

  • Helping the “down” equine
  • Large Animal Rescue: What is it, Who does it, and How to Request help in an incident involving equines.
  • Preparing your barn, ranch, animals (and you) for disasters.

Learn how to be the safest, most READY rider in your barn and community!