California Riding Magazine • July, 2013

Flying Changes

Chuck Esau, 1945-2013

Chuck Esau, 67, died after a long struggle with cancer on Sat. June 15 surrounded by his family at his home, Cherem Farm, in Encinitas. He was born in Washington, DC on December 12, 1945 to Charles Esau, Sr. and Marie Esau. Chuck was a pillar of the professional equestrian community and was particularly known for his training of outstanding young equitation riders. He was fiercely devoted to all of his students and their progress and each one benefitted from his wisdom that could be applied both in riding and in life. Chuck was the 1991 United States Equestrian Federation Trainer of the Year, former president of the California Horseman's Association and was a founder of the Greater San Diego Hunter Jumper Association. He is survived by his sisters Suzanne Wilson and Beth Aikman, brother Ted Esau, daughters Emily Esau Williams and Erin Esau, son Charles III and grandchildren Ayla, Abigail, and Wyatt. A memorial service will be held at the Del Mar Horsepark on Monday, July 15.


Global animal health and nutrition company Alltech is proud to welcome Christa Beezley to the California team. Beezley will provide nutritional support to horse barns and trainers in California through feed audits, check-ups and more.

Beezley holds a bachelor of science degree in animal science with an emphasis in equine science from California State University, Fresno. Beezley was born in Singapore and relocated to Oregon at the age of 6, where she was introduced to horses at a very young age. Beezley competed for CSU Fresno's NCAA Equestrian team from 2009-2013 where she gained the knowledge, experience and skills to provide equine facilities with more nutritional options.

"I'm really excited to join the Alltech team and help the equine industry continue to thrive. Alltech provides an opportunity for horses to better utilize their feed and I'm glad to be a part of it," Beezley said.

"Christa brings unique knowledge to the team and her presence emphasizes Alltech's dedication to the equine industry," said Dr. Tyler Bramble, western regional manager of Alltech. " Her riding background and nutritional skills will be a benefit to all of our customers."