August 30, 2012



Riding's September Issue, Featuring Hayden Show Jumping, Shipped Today!

Here it is – almost September!! Summer has been busy busy! I had a great time working the American Horse Publications booth at the American Equestrian Trade Association show last month in Pennsylvania. It was cooler there than it was back home in San Diego county. AETA was fun and productive. Lots of amazing horse products. I was helping AHP to sign up corporate members. It is a great way for horse businesses to get their products and services in front of the AHP media members. Corporations can send out press releases twice a month to the AHP membership, just one of the benefits of membership. Please call me or email if you want the details on this awesome organization.

I also was promoting California Riding Magazine and the Horse Advertising Network. It was great to be able to talk to all of the vendors at the AETA show and will look forward to going back next August. I'm also having fun with my other jobs, announcing at some of the Greater San Diego horse shows. Del Sol Classic's August mid-week show was huge. We had 216 rounds in hunter ring one. Amazing!


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Plus I'm keeping busy helping out at Harmony Farms with Ronnette Leja's horses and riders. It is super fun for me to be able to teach lessons part time and help ride the horses.

This issue we are featuring equine artists and photographers. Thank you to everyone that entered our editorial page contest and congratulations to our former intern Shannon Rolland for winning the page. We will also have a contest for a western trainer to win a color editorial page in our October issue featuring western trainers and also fall fashions. Be sure to enter on www.ridingmagazine.com.

Thanks for reading and keep sending us your story ideas

Cheryl Erpelding, CEO Riding's Publications Inc.
cheryl@ridingmagazine.com



Patricio Pasquel and Serge are Perfect in the $40,000 Showpark Summer Classic Grand Prix

from Blenheim Equisports

The exhilarating jump-off of the $40,000 Showpark Summer Classic Grand Prix will be talked about for the rest of the season as top West Coast riders put up their best performances attempting to top the leaderboard and walk away victorious. Of the thirty-four horse and rider duos, eleven qualified for the jump-off and spectators and competitors were on their feet watching each and every round. Speed and accuracy played a huge role as the level of intensity grew throughout the competition. Keep reading ...



Vaughn, Somer Hit and Her Highness O Win Final Championship Crowns of the 2012 USEF National Dressage Championships

By Helen Murray

The 2012 USEF National Dressage Championships came to a conclusion Sunday at the Lamplight Equestrian Center with champions crowned across three divisions. Intermittent rain could not dampen spirits as final competition was held in theUSEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals presented by Dressage Today, the Markel/USEF National Young Horse Dressage Championships and the USEF National Developing Horse Prix St. Georges Dressage Championship presented by The Dutta Corp. and Performance Sales International. Keep reading ...



Best Young Hunters Converge on East and West Coasts for Sallie B. Wheeler/US National Hunter Breeding Championships

By Melissa Bauer-Herzog

The best young hunters in the country will meet on both coasts in the coming days to compete for the National Hunter Breeding Championship and regional titles at the 2012 Sallie B. Wheeler/US National Hunter Breeding Championships. Keep reading ...



State Weighs Future of Cuyamaca Rancho Park

by Steve Schmidt

State officials are looking to chart the future of Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, nearly a decade after it was flattened by a catastrophic wildfire. In a few weeks, they will launch a series of public gatherings aimed at crafting a new long-range plan for the 24,700-acre park, long seen as one of San Diego County's most popular and scenic expanses of backcountry. Keep reading ...


ASPCA Grants $290,000 to Equine Rescue Groups Assisting Retired Racehorses

Fourteen groups join ASPCA Million Dollar Rescuing Racers Initiative, now in its third year

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that 14 equine rescue organizations from across the nation have joined the ASPCA Million Dollar Rescuing Racers Initiative, now in its third year. This major grants program aids in the rescue and rehabilitation of retired racehorses to save them from slaughter, repurposing the horses for other areas of the equine world and giving them a new lease on life for events or pleasure riding. Keep reading ...


IHSA Launches Media Internship. Sept. 10 Deadline for Student Riders to Apply, Build Communications Portfolio
Are you a college rider interested in communications, media or public relations? Do you want a chance to build a byline and professional portfolio? Here's your chance. The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) is offering an unpaid internship to IHSA students or coaches interested in representing the IHSA in media, public relations or communications. Each IHSA Regional Media Intern will work with his/her Regional President and the IHSA Media Liaison. Keep reading ...

Red Bucket Equine Ranch is Hosting a Ribbon Cutting and Community Open House
Red Bucket Equine Ranch (RBER) – one of the nation's most recognizable and reputable equine rescues – will join the equestrian lifestyle Chino Hills is well-known for and call the city "home" for the nearly 50 abused, abandoned and slaughter-bound horses in the organization's care. Since its founding 3 years ago, the Red Bucket Equine Rescue has cared for and rescued 120+ horses. Keep reading ...

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