January 27, 2011



USEF Passes New Safety Helmet Rules for Eventing and Dressage Riders

Press release provided by USEF Communications Department

The Board of Directors during this year's United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Annual Meeting approved new helmet rules for riders in both eventing and dressage - just two weeks after dozens of stakeholders in equestrian sport met with the goal of improving rider safety across disciplines. Keep reading ...



Double Gold Medalist Gunners Special Nite Named 2010 Farnam/Platform USEF Horse of the Year

by Joanie Morris, USEF

The city of Lexington was largely defined by the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in 2010, so it proved a fitting setting to crown the 2010 Farnam/Platform USEF Horse of the Year. Keep reading ...



Aleta "Susie" Walther, Winner of the 2011 ROAP Scholarship

With over 20 years of racing experience, Aleta "Susie" Walther was announced as the 2011 winner of the Racing Officials Accreditation Program (ROAP) scholarship. A recent graduate from the Orange County (California) Park Ranger Academy in 2010, as well as her extensive equine background ranging from turf writer, track steward to various public relations credentials made Walther an excellent recipient of this year's ROAP scholarship. Keep reading ...



Free Drawing at Equine Affaire for Best of America by Horseback Grand Tour 2011

Norco "Horsetown USA" has been authorized by Best of America by Horseback to hold a free drawing during the Equine Affaire event, Feb. 3-6 in Pomona, CA. Mark Laney, CEO of Best of America by Horseback was asked "Why a City for the 2011 Grand Tour?" Keep reading ...



New Forms and Information for Upcoming GSDHJA Show Season

(received via e-mail)

Dear GSDHJA Members - Attached are all of the new forms and information you will need for the upcoming show season. We have a brand new membership form which will be used for regular, trainer and business memberships. Keep reading ...


What's Happening in 2011?

We are compiling our Event Calendar for the 2011 California Horseman's Directory. If you have any events coming up in 2011, please e-mail the following information for each event to alicia@ridingmagazine.com.

First Line: Date of Event
Second Line: Name of Event & Location (City)
Third Line: Contact Information (Name, Phone #, E-mail, Website)

Events received by Jan. 31, 2011 will be included in our 2011 Directory. Events can be sent in all year long and will be included in the event calendar in our monthly publication, Riding Magazine.



Charles Wilhelm Clinic on Proper Hoof and Dental Care for Your Horse • Jan 29 in Castro Valley

On Saturday, January 29th at the Wilhelm Training Center in Castro Valley, California, two critical topics for optimum horse health will be explored by equine educational experts Charles Wilhelm, farrier Rich Affonso and veterinarian Kristen Dietrich. Keep reading ...


Body Pump Clinic with Erika Jansson • Feb 6 at Santa Rosa Equestrian Center

Get your horse in shape and have fun! Come to Erika Jansson's Body Pump Clinic - it's a great exercise for any horse. www.erikajansson.com

When: February 6, 2011
Where: Santa Rosa Equestrian Center, 3184 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa, CA
Sign-Up: Contact Erika at 707-326-7612 or Tracey Underwood at 707-975-2097.



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