April 14, 2011



Unwaveringly Consistent El Dorado 29's Cantano and Susan Hutchison Earn the Win in the $40,000 Spring Classic II Grand Prix

Blenheim EquiSports Press Release

A large field of forty-seven horse and rider combinations competed in the $40,000 Spring Classic II Grand Prix at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park on a cool April afternoon. Course Designer Peter Holmes tested riders technically with distance as well as time-allowed challenges, causing an abundance of jumping and time faults across the board. Despite the difficulties, ten riders managed clean, workmanlike rides around the first round track and were invited back to demonstrate speed and accuracy in the jump-off. Keep reading ...



Memorial Service for Julia Bunge • April 17, 4pm • San Juan Capistrano

A treasured member of the Blenheim Equisports show management team, Julia Bunge passed away on April 9 after gracefully fighting cancer for several years. She was manager of the Medal Club exhibitor area at Blenheim's San Juan Capistrano venue and was much loved by all. A memorial service will be held for her on April 17 at 4pm at Blenheim Farms in the front pasture (28801 San Juan Creek Rd, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675).

The family requests that donations in her name be made to the Mission Hospital Foundation, 27700 Medical Center Road, Mission Viejo, CA, 92691-9965, with the reference "In Memory of Julia Bunge."



Product Reviewers Needed for the Soless Helmet Visor

About the visors: Heivi Kim, creator of the Soless™ H-Visor, wanted to make a visor that doesn't block a rider's peripheral view, provides better coverage than the typical baseball caps riders have become accustomed to wearing and give a rider as much UV protection as a sun block does. We are firm believers in wearing helmets for each and every ride and now each ride can also provide a rider with a full spectrum of sun protection when wearing the Soless H-Visor. Soless H-Visor will provide an effective, safe and complete shade that will provide 92% UV protection, unlike the typical straw hats, baseball caps and cotton visors. Once its on your helmet, it feels like it's barely there!!! 100% satisfaction guaranteed!

We have 2 visors for review ... first come, first served. Please e-mail alicia@ridingmagazine.com if you'd like to try out one of these visors and submit a review for California Riding Magazine.



American Youth Horse Council Encourages Participation in eXtension HorseQuest Survey

Connecting kids through horses—an American Youth Horse Council objective—includes a mandate to help kids and their leaders have access to current, accurate information about horses. AYHC is pleased to support the eXtension HorseQuest group in their plans to develop online learning opportunities (games and activities) to supplement their current horse content for youth. Keep reading ...



Submit Your Grant Proposal to USA Equestrian Trust - May 2 Deadline Fast Approaching
Grant applications continue to come in to USA Equestrian Trust (USAET) but there's still time to submit a proposal. All not-for-profits are invited to apply by going to the web site at http://www.trusthorses.org/grant/request.html to fill out the online grant application. The deadline is May 2nd at 5 PM EST. Keep reading ...


Abilities Expo • April 15-17
Liz Young and Andrew Mikiel of Shadow Hills Riding Club will be at the Abilities Expo to promote therapeutic riding to attendees of the event, April 15-17. For more information visit www.abilitiesexpo.com or contact www.shadowhillsridingclub.org.

Miller's Equestrian Center & Sanctuary Hidden Springs Horse Show, 2011 Series

Miller's Equestrian Center & Sanctuary is hosting its annual Hidden Springs Horse Show Series, kicking off on April 17th at 8:00 a.m. The event will feature over 40 classes and award first through fifth place ribbons, division prizes and high point ribbons. Honored guest Melissa Moors, registered NARHA instructor, has been invited to judge the competition! Keep reading ...


Del Mar National Horse Show • April 22 - May 8 in San Diego
Three weeks of top-flight competition get underway April 21-24 with Western Week. In addition to fiercely fought events, the week's highlight is Saturday night's Night Of The Horse, sponsored by Mary's Tack & Feed. Keep reading ...

Frank Madden Clinic • April 23 & 24 in Huntington Beach

One of the most successful and dedicated trainers of young and developing show jumping talent in the United States, Frank Madden, will be conducting a clinic on April 23 & 24 at Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center (18381 Goldenwest St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648). Riders will receive 4 hours of instruction in groups of 6 to 8 horses. Stabling available. Keep reading ...


Charles Wilhelm Announces Exciting Spring/Summer Clinic Schedule

Charles Wilhelm, who has just returned from headlining expos in Illinois and Colorado, has formulated a spring and summer clinic schedule that promises to be fun and informative for horse people of all skill levels. Keep reading ...


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