On The Right Lead May 2023

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May is a Celebration Month! There’s Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, Graduations, Rodeos, Memorial Day Weekend, and (our favorite) the Rainbow Ag Spring Anniversary Sale!

Every year on the first weekend in May, Rainbow stores pull out all the stops for the BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR, when nearly everything in the store is 20% Off (or more – just check out those HOT BUYS!) Mark your calendars for Friday and Saturday, May 5th & 6th and head into Rainbow to save on all the Springtime supplies you need to really get into the season.

In Ukiah, drop into the Rainbow Brickyard tent to see the new pavers and building materials. We’re excited to be offering this new department in Ukiah!

Make a Canidae purchase be entered to to win a Traeger Grill. Also, enter – at all Rainbow stores – to win two tickets to the Rogue Music Festival in June. All entries from all stores will be combined and a winner chosen.

In Ukiah, there will also be a bake sale both days to benefit St. Baldricks Childhood Cancer Research!

The Spring Sale sets the pace for the entire month of May, with events happening at Rainbow and all throughout our horse community. Highland Spring Equestrian Center has some great clinics on their schedule, with Dressage and Horsemanship Clinics, and Obstacle Course Playdays happening nearly every weekend.

The Potter Valley Spring Festival and Rodeo takes over Memorial Day Weekend in Potter Valley. Join in the fun, starting Saturday morning the Main Street Parade – get out your grass skirts! The theme is “Tiki Time!” The Potter Valley Volunteer Fire Department chicken BBQ, Axe Throwing and Wood Cutting Contests and Junior Rodeo in the afternoon. Party into the evening with the Ranch Bronc and Bull Riding, and the Starlite Dance. Then get ready to RODEO on Sunday at the CCRPA rodeo. Discounted presale tickets are available from any of the Rodeo Queen Contestants. For more information, see https://pottervalleyrodeo.com/.

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More fun at the Ukiah Rainbow – Get ready for Mother’s day on Saturday, May 13. While you are in shopping for the perfect gift (there will be some special deals for that special MOM), pick up a little something extra at the 4H Fundraiser Flowers & Sweets! Every Mom enjoys some pretty flowers and a home-baked goodie!

Green grass can be a great addition to a horse’s health, both mentally and physically. Horses love the taste of green grass and it can be very nutritious during the right stages of maturity, not to mention the joys of being out in a pasture relaxing and being a horse. However, spring grass can bring some risks so be aware and follow the Spring Checklist for a safe and healthy spring. Learn more about spring pasture management and check off that list with this article from Karen E. Davison, Ph.D., Director, Nutritionist, Equine Technical Solutions at Purina Research.

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Chick Days! If you are a hen fan, don’t miss the Chick Days Sale, this year on FRIDAY, May 12 at all Rainbow stores. Save on all poultry products and supplies and celebrate the age old question … Which Came First?

Rather celebrate Bunnies? Don’t miss Rabbit Days, at the Ukiah Rainbow store on May 20 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM. This event is put on by local 4H members and teaches everything you need to know to get involved with rabbits. Join in the fun, and learn about showing, breeding and judging rabbits. Win some fun prizes too!

Trivia! Win a $15.00 Rainbow Coupon, good on any purchase at any Rainbow store!
All correct entries are included in a random drawing.

Last month, OTRL featured a local horse who was elected to the NATRC Hall of Fame – Desert Reinbeau, and the question was, How old is “Beau?” Our winner is Cathy Ford with the correct answer that Beau is 28 years old!

This month’s question, What is the theme of this year’s Potter Valley Festival Main Street Parade?

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