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Redding resident and children's author Sheila Heuer had the first formal release and signing of her newly published book "Cowboy the Magic Horse." Sheila was featured as the inspirational woman in the February 2011 edition of the Record Searchlight's Women's Magazine and the October 2010 issue of Honest Horses Magazine.

The book,"Cowboy the Magic Horse," is based on a true story about Heuer's own journey through cancer with a very special horse, Cowboy, at her side. The book is a children’s book about unconditional love and friendship between a young girl and her horse, it leaves readers knowing that with love and hope anything is possible.

Sheila is also a kidney cancer survivor, the business owner of Destino Hair Salon, President of Friends of Whiskeytown, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the stewardship of the natural and cultural resources of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.

The book illustrator, Jacki Goedert, is a Redding resident who has worked in fashion, commercial art, as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, counselor, and administrator in public, private schools and Christian higher education at Simpson University.

For more information contact Whiskeytown National Recreation Area Visitors Center at (530) 246-1225.




Sheila was featured
in the North State Edition of Women's Magazine as the Inspirational Woman of the month!
Sheila and Jacki visited Redding radio station KLXR 1230 to talk about the story behind the book. Listen to the interview here!
Sheila and Jacki were at the Trinity County Fair.



Sheila and Jacki did a book signing at the Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana in Charlo, MT.



Sheila was on "On the Spot with Linda Bott" KNCR Free Fire Radio 1460.  Sheila talked about the book, surviving cancer, and hope!
Sheila and Jacki were at the Northern California Author's Fair at the Mt. Shasta Mall in Redding, CA.
Sheila, Jacki, and Cowboy will be at the Cottonwood Creek Equestrian Center for a Tack Swap and Book Signing from 10:00 - 2:00.  Come on by to meet everyone and get your copy of the book!


Sheila and Cowboy the Magic Horse featrued in Enjoy Magazine and on the Enjoy Exceptional Living Radio Program. Listen here!

Sheila, Jacki, and Cowboy were at Diamond W Western Wear for the Downtown Christmas Preview in Chico, CA.

Sheila, Jacki and Cowboy were inside the store, and many came to help support their dream of donating copies of their story to children across the country!

Diamond W Western Wear matched the total book sales from the night of the Christmas Preview and purchased additional copies, which Sheila distributed while visiting local children’s hospitals during the holidays.
Sheila and Cowboy were featured in an article by Joseph Szydlowski in the Record Searchlight: Cancer fight, horse inspire author of children's book
Salute the Troop for the Benefit of Horses Helping Heroes.

On September 15, 2012, during the Sharon Camarillo Better Barrel Racing Clinic held at Cottonwood Creek Equestrian Center, we will be Saluting Our Troops!

3:00pm - Color Guard Presentation
3:30pm - Stable Hands Horses helping
      Heroes program
4:30pm - BBQ Tri-Tip & Rocky Mountain
      Oyster dinner ( Tickets in advance
      $20.00 each)
7:00pm- $250.00 Added Money Jackpot
      Barrel Race. The Added money is
      donated by Painted Pony Tack, an
      official Sharon Camarillo Sponsor.
      Entry fee $40.00

Horses helping Heroes is built on the foundation of Veterans helping Veterans.

Trained Veteran volunteers assist with the therapy sessions as horse leaders and side walkers. Veterans can discover an activity they can be successful with regardless of their injuries.

“The only time I didn’t feel pain was when I was riding in the saddle” - Craig, OIF Veteran


Information on the benefit, clinic and barrel race:

530-347-0212
cottonwoodck@yahoo.com