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APRIL 2022

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The goal of Lavender Fields is to create a farm that works for the environment and the welfare of the creatures that inhabit it. By working with the land, climate, and animals, we are able to create an atmosphere that is comfortable, thriving, and supports long term ecological balance. Located in the Sierra Nevada region of California, the area is critical to the environment and economy of the state and provides essential natural resources including fresh water, clean power, working lands, and famous wilderness. By embracing the Northern California lifestyle, and working with nature, we are able to create our own space.JENNIFER AZEVEDOAA Equine ManagementBS Organizational Behavior with MN HorticulturePermaculture Designer

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*RENDERING SHOWS THREE 12X30 UNITS WITH STALLS EXTENDED TO 16X30 AND 10’ SIDEWALL HEIGHT. $2850 EACH POD. STEEL FRAME KIT ONLY.DIY single steel modular pods to use as a single run in shed, or connect to make your own custom shedrow. Many options available.CONTACT USFOR DESIGN & PRICING DESIGN@LAVENDERFIELDS.CO

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Lavender Fields oers a stand-alone equestrian safety fencing, that places the safety of the horse at the forefront of its design. Our #1 priority is a healthy horse and a healthy environment. Our fencing is strong, durable, aesthetically beautiful, easy to clean, stain resistant and virtually maintenance free for years. The rails and posts are manufactured out of recycled high-density polyeth-ylene (HDPE) and combined with a patented bio composite that oers superior strength and longevity. The fence will not shatter or split in extremely cold weather. It will not sag in extremely hot weather. It will not split, crack, or fail like vinyl and PVC fencing. It is also impermeable to acids found in animal wastes, and is therefore, able to be installed in lieu of wood for stall walls.

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Our durable bio-fencing is safe for containing all types of livestock and pets. It will not splinter or fade. You will feel the dierence in your hands, and hear the dierence when it is struck - it sounds like metal and gives like plastic. Made from 100% recycled products, our bio-fencing will perform as intended.Contact Lavender Fields for your personal fence quote and layout options. EMAIL: design@lavender

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Solectrac Electric Tractors are the clean, quiet, zero-emission alternative to diesel tractors. Our tractors can be charged by renewable energy, like wind and solar, and provide all the power of a comparable diesel tractor.

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BUILDING: SteelDo you need a new building, barn, garage, shop? Lavender Fields is an authorized VersaTube dealer. VersaTube manufactures engineered DIY steel building kits. Contact us for ideas, a free design, and a quote for a new steel arena, barn, shelter, carport, name it, we can help. Email: design@lavender

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ARENA: WateringWatering is probably the best arena-maintenance tool. It does much more than control dust. If applied in the proper amount, water rms up footing yet makes it more resilient and springy. Water lubricates and reduces the breakdown of sand particles. Arena watering is an art. Proper application, amount, and frequency must be monitored closely. Make adjustments based on the type of footing material; the intensity of use; and the wind, humidity, and tem-perature your arena is subjected to, all of which will aect the amount of water lost through evaporation.A general guideline is to water as often as necessary to keep the riding surface damp throughout. If the top inch or two are allowed to dry out, it will be much more time-consuming to re-saturate the footing, and some of the material will blow away. The riding surface should generally be kept to a moisture lev-el of 8 to 12 percent. Use a moisture meter (available from most garden- or forestry-supply catalogs) to measure the level.Using a hand-held spray nozzle, a movable sprinkler, or a built-in sprinkler system, water all areas of the arena evenly. Frost-proof overhead permanent watering systems are now available for indoor applications. For outdoor arenas, in-ground sprinklers whose range is large enough to cover the entire arena surface can be placed outside the arena.Whatever type of watering system you use, take care not to create puddles or wet spots that could be-come boggy and potentially harm the base. Portable sprinklers must be moved frequently, with any leak-ing connections repaired before continuing to water.Watering at night and allowing the moisture to soak in completely can be very benecial. Dragging the arena before riding will help to distribute the moisture, as well. Until the water soaks in, most of it is in the top inch or two of footing and is easily lost to evaporation. Particularly dry arenas might require a few drag-and-water cycles to distribute the moisture deeply enough that it does not evaporate too quickly.

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Modernize your arena with black powder-coated steel letters. Steel is a highly recyclable material that gets reused over and over again. Lavender Fields’ outdoor Flat Black nish is a matte black powder-coat. This UV protective nish will shield the steel in the tough-est conditions including outside in wet and salty environments. Powder-coat is a thick industrial coating that is VOC free and holds up for many years. The 12x12 inch artisan steel letters are mounted on 8” stakes that will stay put. Create the modern, weather resistant, and elegant court you have always wanted. Now available exclusively at ARENA: Letters

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BARN: Cross TiesKeep the cross tie area safe and ecient with these tips:• Train your horse to stand safely.• Check your cross tie length. The horse should be able to have some motion in their head and neck.• Use safety cross ties with a breakaway or support mehanism, not baling twine. Tie breakers, or panic snaps are great options. Velcro is too easy for the cheeky horses to escape.• Have a back wall to keep horses feeling safe and secure. This makes ipping over not an option.• Make them wide enough for a horse to comfortably turn around in. If a horse is next to you, remember, turn your horse around without it’s nose going near the oth-er horses butt. Mares do not allow heads at their butts.• Footing should be safe, level, and not slippery.• Keep cabinets and supplies out of the area. These become magnets for hooves and legs. And, sometimes, mouths.• Keep manure cleaned up. Immediately. Don’t act like you don’t see it.• Side walls or baords should breakaway or be easily removed in an emergency. If a horse kicks out, it is very easy for them to get stuck on the side boards. On the ip side, if a horse falls down, it is easy for them to get stuck underneath as well.

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TEMPERATURE: FliesTired of the y sprays that don’t work? The feed throughs? Fly traps, etc.? How about some prevention as the best approach. Flies can hatch in less than 12 hours after eggs are laid in the right conditions. Stop the ies before they start with these prevention methods. Some you know about, and practice regularly. Some will surprise you - like 6 and 7.1. Put a lid on it. Flies love open garbage pails and manure buckets. Keep a tight lid on trash cans and compost manure immediately. If your dog does his business, clean up after him immediately.2. Let spiders have at ‘em. Unless spider webs stretch across an area you’ll walk through or reach into, leave them be. Hungry arachnids will devour any ies they can snare.3. Plant y-repelling herbs. Surround your patio or barbecue with the potted herbs that ies hate. That includes basil, lavender, and mint.4. Watch out for water. Don’t let pools of water sit stagnant. Flies need to drink water and so are drawn to puddles, birdbaths, and soggy patches caused by dripping sprinklers.5. Mow regularly. Flies often lay eggs in long grass, which oers them moisture and pro-tection. Mow weekly during the peak summer season to stave o an infestation.6. Down the drain. Flies like to breed in drains and wash rack run-o. Kill drain ies and clean clogs out of your drains at the same time with this remedy. Pour ½ cup of baking soda down the drain, and then slowly pour in one cup of vinegar. 7. Mats and cracks. Flies breed anywhere there is moisture and decaying matter. All those mats, and the cracks in between is y suburbia. Pick them up and clean them regularly. 8. Manure. Spreading, piling, and storing manure is a breeding ground for ies. They love it. Dispose of your manure daily or compost properly to stave o infestations.

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• Prohibit smoking in or around the barn.• Avoid parking tractors and vehicles in or near the barn. • Store other machinery and ammable materials outside the barn.• Inspect electrical systems regularly and immediately correct any problems.• Minimize electric wire eating rodents like squirrels, mice, and rats.• Keep appliances to a minimum in the barn.• Be sure hay is dry before storing it.• Identify alternate water and power sources.• Secure or remove anything that could become blowing debris.• Label hazardous materials and place them all in the same safe area.• Remove old buried trash—a potential source of hazardous materials during ooding that may leach into crops, feed supplies, water sourcesand pasture. FIRE: Prevent

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WATER: Usage Do you know how much water you are using everyday at the barn? Here is an approximate breakdown on how much, on average, water per day: • 10-12 gallons per horse for drinking• 20 gallons per horse per rinse• 900 gallons for arena• 4 gallons tack cleaning• 15-20 gallons washing machine per load • 10-15 clean wash rack• 60 gallons per person per day for drinking, sink, toilet, and misc. That is approximately 1,019-1,031 per day, per horse. Add in more horses, people, and you can see it takes a ton of water to run a facility. Here are some suggestions to reduce water use:• Do a bucket rinse for your horse• Add a water retention additive to your arena footing• Use a bucket for tack cleaning• Do full loads of laundry• Sweep the wash rack and spot clean with a bucket of water• Repair any leaking hoses or pipes• Add a spray nozzle with shut o on hoses• Use ice in lieu of cold hosing

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Being brave takes practice.

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Being brave takes practice.

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TRAINING: BudgetTraining is expensive and needs to be tracked in or-der to meet your goals.Download and print your own budget planner page HERE to track your ex-penses.

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TRAINING: PlanTraining is dynamic and needs to be tracked in or-der to measure success.Download and print your own daily planner page HERE to track your work-outs and progress.

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TRAINING: TrainerA good trainer should be able to blow your mind - not everyday, not everytime, but have such a secure grasp of the topic to simplify in a way that is executable for the student.There are plenty of trainers to choose from, so, how do you pick one? When you choose a trainer, you are entrusting your personal welfare, your horse’s welfare, and your education. In return for their expertise, you are committing to paying them the equivalent a salary. Above all, this is a success and safety conversation. Here are some things to consider:1. Does the trainer have evidence of a horse(s) they have produced?2. Does the trainer have evidence of a rider(s) they have produced?3. Observe the trainer working.4. Observe the trainer teaching.5. Observe the manners of the horses in the trainer’s program. 6. Observe the trainer at shows and their behavior with clients, horses, and grooms.7. Verify thre trainer’s record. Google, FEI, USEF, etc. are all very useful and have records of riders and horses going back decades.8. Does the trainer’s skill sets support your goals?9. Do not ignore red ags.

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NUTRITION: Pre-Biotics Pre-biotics provide support and energy to the ‘good’ bacteria in the gastro-intestinal tract. Good bacteria in the gut compete with pathogenic bacteria and inhibit the growth of the pathogenic “bugs.” By supporting good bacteria in the digestive system, the horse is able to eciently absorb the nutrients in feed. A reliable source of prebiotics is live yeast cultures. Yeast culture products contain proteins that include enzymes such as protease and amylase, which help horses, especially young horses, digest ber. These cultures are often combined with bacterial fermentation products. Dead yeast cultures, such as brewer’s yeast, do not provide the same benets as live cul-tures. Benets of pre-biotics include:• Improved gut health• Improved feed eciency• Improved digestion• Improved nutrient absorption• Reduced risk of digestive upsets• Reduced stress impact during competition or diet changes Pink Rose Organix Equine Boost & Balance is a USDA Certied Organic feed for an op-timized digestive system and healthy hind gut. A delicious, prescriptive blend of organic proteins, oils, and ber that works with your pasture or hay to boost digestive eciency and balance the diet. Boost & Balance focuses on hind gut function; driving animal health, atti-tude, and positive, cool energy!

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TRAILER: GrillThere is nothing better than food cooked over an open re. Grilling outside is a treat and here are some tips to get your grill on while on the road:• Build a correct re with hard and seasoned wood• Use the right tools, iron skillets, grates, heat mits, etc.• Aluminum foil is a necessity• Food prep prior to makes life easier• Keep food over the wood coals, not the ames• Keep food moving around to ensure even grilling• Be patient• Have water, sand, and/or a re extinguisher on hand - just in caseAlthough grilling over an open re takes more time, the time is well spent. Nowadays, there are a plethora of foldable and portable wood burning grills. Enjoy the grill from your trailer this show season. The food is worth it.

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The Market Bag works! Perfect for, well, the market, 100% water proof interior (per-fect for ice), and holds a ton of stu. Use it whenever, and wherever you need to carry your items. Deceivingly large, it holds twice as much as you think. Dimensions: 13” wide, 18” high, 8” deep, 3.5” drop, with a 6” x 7” inside pocket. Leather straps with nickel rivets and 100% natural golden jute ber with water resistant lining that can hold over 100lbs.MARKET BAG

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WILD WEST: Maria Marriott This is Oreo, the only black and white pinto wild stallion of the north heard of Onaqui. The gray is Shaikh, a feisty stud who reminds me of my favorite Pine Nut stallion, Onyx - per-sistency and resilience are their middle and last names. Oreo had just been released to the range and already acquired 4 mares. Shaikh is a bach-elor and wants those mares...By the second day after the release, Oreo had made his way back to the group of horses that had not been removed by the Bureau of Land Manage-ment (BLM). From the time of their encounter, these two were ghting. Non stop. Oreo has always been a super alert stallion, assertive and strong. The gray was determined and not giving up. By the time I left Utah, the pinto stallion was still holding his fort but de-nitely beat up. Scenarios like this are the norm, with stallions doing what stallions do - protecting their bands - and bachelors hoping to build a family. With the round up, bands were broken and released mares are now “anyone’s game.” There is extra tension and it will take some time for things to settle a bit. I can’t wait to go back and watch the new norm.Best,Current Gallery exhibit at: JB Gallery April 1 - May 30W-Sat 11-4 and by appointment6337 TAYLOR RD • LOOMIS, CA

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CALENDER 1JB Gallery Opening2Intercollegiate EquestrianVaulting ShowcaseSierra Pacic Pony Club 3Intercollegiate EquestrianVaulting ShowcaseSierra Pacic Pony Club4 5 6Brookside Premier “B”7Brookside Premier “B”Golden State Dressage8Brookside Premier “B”Golden State Dressage9Brookside Premier “B”Golden State Dressage10Brookside Premier “B”Golden State Dressage11 12 13 14 15 16Woodland Stallion Station17 18 19 20 21California Springfest22California Springfest23California SpringfestCowboy Dressage WorldDressage Derby24/31PEC Schooling ShowDressage Derby/El Rancho Spring Classic25 26 27El Rancho Spring Classic28El Rancho Spring Classic29El Rancho Spring Classic30El Rancho Spring ClassicW.S.S. Dressage

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1JB Gallery Opening2Intercollegiate EquestrianVaulting ShowcaseSierra Pacic Pony Club 3Intercollegiate EquestrianVaulting ShowcaseSierra Pacic Pony Club4 5 6Brookside Premier “B”7Brookside Premier “B”Golden State Dressage8Brookside Premier “B”Golden State Dressage9Brookside Premier “B”Golden State Dressage10Brookside Premier “B”Golden State Dressage11 12 13 14 15 16Woodland Stallion Station17 18 19 20 21California Springfest22California Springfest23California SpringfestCowboy Dressage WorldDressage Derby24/31PEC Schooling ShowDressage Derby/El Rancho Spring Classic25 26 27El Rancho Spring Classic28El Rancho Spring Classic29El Rancho Spring Classic30El Rancho Spring ClassicW.S.S. Dressage

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HOME: ApronOne of the best hacks there apron.Introducing Lavender Fields’ custom barn and yard apron. An apron keeps hay out of unex-pected places, water away, and your clothes clean. It holds tools, cell phones, and hoof picks alike. Perfect for braiding, feeding, soaking, mucking, or just about any dirty chore. Made of water resistant 100% cotton canvas and genuine leather. A cross back design for optimal t and comfort.Exclusively at

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FOOD: BannockINGREDIENTS:2-3 cups our1-2 Tbsp baking powder1 tsp salt (optional)2-3 Tbsp oil, butter or lard2/3 cup warm waterOptional:HoneyHerbs de ProvenceDIRECTIONS: Put everything but the water in a bowl and mix with your ngers until crumbly. Slowly add water and mix until dough feels soft. It may seem that you don’t have enough water, but keep working the dough till it holds together. Don’t add more water!Take a small handful and wrap around the end of a green stick, like a marshmallow roast, or on a grill safe pan. Knead it so it stays together. If your dough isn’t staying on your stick, you can also roll into a thin cylinder and wrap around your stick in a spiral. Cook over coals for about 10 – 12 min-utes, rotating to cook evenly. Eat as is, or add a bit of honey and Herbs de Provence to taste.

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INGREDIENTS:• Juice from 4 limes• 3 oz. tequila• 2 oz. lavender simple syrup• 1 oz. Coitreau (orange li-queur)• Kosher Salt for the rim• Lavender for garnishDRINK: Lavender MargaritaDIRECTIONS:1. Rim two glasses with lime juice and kosher salt.2. Fill both glasses with ice.3. Pour 1.5 part tequila into each glass.4. Pour 1 part lavender simple syrup into each glass.5. Pour in lime juice and splash of Cointreau. 6. Stir gently.7. Garnish with springs of lavender and limes.

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ARTIST: Sandra Meyer“Taking risks, experimentation, and always evolving in the studio are my daily mantra. I don’t wait for inspiration. I show up to the studio daily and begin. To me, if I continue to explore materials, subjects, and experiment with dif-ferent techniques, I remain true to myself as an artist, not unlike the very rst time I picked up a paint brush and moved paint around on canvas.”

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Alexandrie Brut reects the culmination of the unique, rened vision of Chloe Bello, a synthesis of her appreciation for wine culture, discriminating palate and superior attention to detail, gained from years of experience working in the fashion industry. Named in honor of her daughter, Alex-andrie Brut Sparkling Wine is lovingly produced in small batches at Chloe’s boutique, female-owned winery in Napa Valley.

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PUT YOUR BEST FACE FORWARD.It takes less than you think to have vibrant skin. Our streamlined system of essential skin-nourishing products deliver vibrant results without unwanted extras. W/O is designed by environmentally conscious individuals who put skin health rst. To put it simply, we’re into saving face.

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SHOPPING GUIDE:APRON: Lavender FieldsARTIST: Sandra MeyerBOOTS: KingsleyCHAMPAGNE: Alexandrie CellarsDRESSAGE LETTERS: Lavender Fields FEED: Pink Rose OrganixFENCING: Lavender FieldsGENERATOR: EcoFlowLAVENDER: Lavender FieldsMARKET BAG: Lavender FieldsUTILITY SOAP: Lavender FieldsSKINCARE: W/OSTEEL BUILDINGS: Lavender FieldsTRACTOR: Solectrac WILD WEST: Maria MarriottTo become a part of Lavender Fields, and our Shopping Guide, email: advertise@lavender

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Photo Credit: Maria Marriott

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