California Riding Magazine • May, 2013

Publisher's Notes

Our best wishes go out to Kristin Heinecke, an active San Diego horsewoman who sustained a severe skull injury in a late February fall. Donations to aid her recovery and to help care for her horses, who will be a huge part of her recovery, can be made through Facebook at Kristin's Recovery. Any Wells Fargo branch is also accepting donations on her behalf. Also there is a fundraiser at Creek Hollow Ranch on May 26, in Ramona.

Meantime, remember that wearing an ASTM-SEI approved riding helmet can reduce the risk of head injury by a huge margin. Just do it!

This month we feature Barns and Spanish Breeds. We thank everyone who joined us for this fun issue with something for everyone. We hope you let us know how we are doing and send us your story ideas. Next month is our summer hunter/jumper and real estate issue. July is our trainers issue.

I'm having fun with our consignment horse Albert E. He's coming along great and he already was a good boy at the Del Sol Classic with Ronnette Leja. I'm staying busy with all of my fun horsey jobs, whether it's announcing at horse shows, teaching lessons, or keeping the California horse industry informed of our wide and varied disciplines and breeds. Thank you to all of our readers and advertisers for letting us share our horse community with all of you.

Happy Riding!

Cheryl Erpelding
CEO Riding's Publications Inc.