March 1, 2013

Riding's March Issue, Featuring Stepping Stone Farms on the Cover, Is Available Now!

February was a great month for me. I've been having a great time with the consignment horse I'm working with Ronnette Leja. His name is Albert E, from Dottie Allen's Allen Stock Farm, and he is coming along great and should be going to a horse show this month. He's going to be an excellent hunter for someone. See his photo ad at the bottom of the e-news.

The best news is that my husband Steve got hired after a long time of looking for work. So hopefully the economy is getting better for all of us and I'm hoping it's the end of the austerity program at our house! I have to say it hasn't been fun, but now with Steve back to work, I'm looking forward to spending some $$ and helping solve our economic woes!

We hope you enjoy this issue. I really enjoyed reading Cindy Hodges' story, page 16, about how she became the owner of an Arabian stallion that's become a superstar on the liberty circuit. Plus I liked reading about Dacia and Mario Imperato's new private training facility, CeCe Younger's return to Southern California and Natalie Rooney's plans to organize a new Three Day Event at the Woodland Stallion Station near Sacramento. Their stories remind me why I created California Riding Magazine. I love finding out about everyone and their horses and sharing it with all of our readers.

Click here or on the cover photo
to read about our March cover
sponsor, Stepping Stone Farms!

Please contact us and let us know your story ideas. April is our spring dressage issue and May is our Barns and Spanish Breeds issue. Also watch for the 2013 California Horseman's Directory which will be at your favorite tack and feed store the end of the month.

Happy Riding!

Cheryl Erpelding, CEO Riding's Publications Inc.

Rich and Ashlee Headed to Sweden

Ashlee Bond is set for her third World Cup Final and she'll go with the best possible company in fellow West Coasters, Rich Fellers and Flexible. That Oregon-based pair, of course, had a spot all along in this year's Finals as defending champions, but just for good measure they finished the North American West Coast World Cup League in second place with 87 points, including two big blues in the first half of the qualifying season. Keep reading ...

Olympians Guenter Seidel & Steffen Peters Score Big Wins at 2013 Mid-Winter Dressage Fair & CDI 3*/Y/J

press release provided by Yellow Horse Marketing for Cornerstone Event Management

California's spring CDI season got underway this weekend at the Mid-Winter Dressage Fair & CDI 3*/Y/J, February 22 - 24 in Burbank, CA as riders were looking to get their 2013 international competition season off to a strong start. Some of these exhibitors were also showing off fresh-faced mounts, and in the case of Olympic veterans Guenter Seidel and Steffen Peters, their extensive experience helped guide their exciting new horses to blue ribbons. Keep reading ...

Flay to Receive Earle Mack Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Champion Award at June 6 Belmont Stakes Charity Celebration

press release provided by AHP

Chef and racehorse owner Bobby Flay has been selected as the recipient of the Earle I. Mack Thoroughbred Champion Award, annually given to an individual for outstanding efforts and influence on Thoroughbred racehorse welfare, safety and retirement. Keep reading ...

Fun for the Whole Family this Saturday!

The 1st Saturday of each month Save the Animals Today opens the ranch up to the public. This is our way of giving back to the community that supports our rescue efforts with their donations. Bring the kids, carrots and the camera, tour the ranch, feed the critters and picnic under the trees. Adopt or sponsor one of these great horses. Volunteer opportunities too. 10am-2pm. 33605 Fields Road, Winchester CA 92596, 951-733-3000,

Classified / Photo Ads - Advertiser of the Week!

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8 yr old TB/Qtr 16.2h gelding.
Super sweet hunter will be headed to the show ring this month.
Perfect for junior or amateur, excellent temperament,
nice mover, great to the jumps.

Cheryl: 858-967-5765,


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