Friesian Focus
Written by Kim F. Miller
Friday, 28 November 2014 00:00

Breeding, importing and training program reflects the breed's best. If a picture tells a thousand words, then our cover image, of Friesian Focus stallion Monte 378 Sport, enables this to be a very short article. This poster boy for the modern incarnation of his breed, Monte stands for everything his owners strive for.

A Natural Fit Shayna Simon welcomes dressage clients at Oakridge Farm in Rancho Santa Fe.
Written by Kim F. Miller
Sunday, 14 September 2014 04:32

Shayna Simon has the loftiest of goals as a dressage rider and trainer and she believes that the best place to pursue them is a low-key environment. That's why the up-and-comer chose Oakridge Farm in the rolling hills of the Rancho Santa Fe area's Lake Hodges. The tranquil environment, shady oaks and a menagerie of farm animals create just the right ambiance and opportunities for horses and people to perform at their best.

Canyonview Equestrian College Hands-on horsemanship and ministry make for a unique equine education.
Written by Administrator
Sunday, 14 September 2014 04:11

Graduates of Canyonview Equestrian College give a new and positive meaning to the phrase "been there, done that." The unique horsemanship and ministry school sends young people into just about any corner of the horse world prepared to tackle almost any task with the confidence that comes from, in fact, having "been there and done that." So says CEC president Ren Bannerman, who brings 40-plus years of horsemanship experience to the task.

The Gallop: Onward & Upward
Written by Kim F. Miller
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 03:22

Bea DiGrazia and James Atkinson share upbeat outlook for Area VI eventing scene.

It’s an exciting time to be part of the West Coast eventing scene. California is part of the US Eventing Association’s Area VI and it’s a busy place to be.

Elpis Enterprises: Julie Weisz Success, enjoyment and health hang in the balance for young hunter/jumper professional.
Written by Kim F. Miller
Sunday, 14 September 2014 04:21

"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts," is a quote of famous basketball coach John Wooden. Young hunter/jumper trainer Julie Weisz wouldn't say that she knew it all before hitting a roadblock in her riding, but she knew a lot and had accomplished even more, having been a top junior who graduated to compete successfully in jumpers at the highest level, including a good placing at the Spruce Meadows Masters.

No Horse? No Problem! Interscholastic Equestrian Association offers high schoolers great opportunities.
Written by Administrator
Sunday, 14 September 2014 03:52

The opportunities available for a young equestrian to compete on a riding team without owning a horse are few and far between. The Interscholastic Equestrian Association is out to change that and is coming on strong in membership growth, scholarship opportunities and participant recognition. (California Riding Magazine, June 2014)


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