August 29, 2013



Riding's September Issue, Featuring Fairbanks Riding Club on the Cover, shipped today!

Change is inevitable and we had a big change here at Riding's Publications. I sold my publishing company to MPM Publications, which owns other magazines here in California and in Texas. This is a good change for me for many reasons, including relieving some stress which is not good for anyone. I remain on as Sales Manager for California Riding Magazine and California Horseman's Directory. Doing sales and marketing is what I love, so I'm happy about that. The unfortunate part of the acquisition is our beloved Kathy "Mimie" Eble's position as General Manager was cut. So, if you need an amazing person with an abundance of talents on your team, please call or e-mail me!

All of our other staff members remain on the team and are dedicated to continuing to bring you issue after issue with our usual page after page of great reading! Please enjoy this issue and be sure to send us your story ideas!

Happy Riding!

Cheryl Erpelding, 858-967-5765, CEO Riding's Publications Inc.



All in a Day's Work: Custom Saddlery and Dover Saddlery Talk Saddle Fit

from Custom Saddlery

On Wednesday, August 7, Dover retail managers from across the United States came together for a clinic on the benefits and attributes of good saddle fit and an introduction to the latest in saddle innovation from the experts behind Dover's top-selling line of English performance saddles, Custom Saddlery. Providing personalized expertise and leading its discussions on saddle making and design were Custom Saddlery fitting experts Andrea Palumbo and Cary Wallace, CEO of Custom Saddlery. Keep reading ...



What Do Equestrians, Artists, Authors, Wellness Practitioners and Non-Profits Have in Common?

from AHP

They are part of the new Buy-Giving ™ community. A community rooted in the horse industry by people who believe "giving-back" should be part of business. Wanting to help support friends and fellow entrepreneurs in the horse industry who ran small businesses or non-profits, founders Stacey Small (Equilite™, SORE NO-MORE™) and Mary Ann Simonds (Natural Vibrations ™ Mystic Horse ™) pulled their hearts and minds together, along with their friends and networks to start Buy-Giving, an eco and socially friendly company providing inspired, unique and useful products for horses, pets, people and the planet. At the same time it financially can support a number of non-profits charities. Keep reading ...



NEED HAY? Enter for a Chance to Win a Winter's Supply of Hay!*

from Horse Health Products

As summer starts coming to a close, horse owners begin to think about their hay needs for the winter, and the costs associated with all that hay. For one lucky winner, that expense will be taken care of when Horse Health™ Products pays for an entire winter's supply of hay – *up to $10,000 cash towards the purchase of hay payable to the winner's hay vendor or winner, as applicable. See Official Rules for complete details. Keep reading ...


Charles Wilhelm's Ultimate Super Horse Challenge to be Featured at Horse Expo Pomona

from AHP

When world-renowned horseman and trainer Charles Wilhelm thought about what a Super Horse really was, in the back of his mind he considered developing a competition that would be both exciting and educational for riders looking for a challenge that would showcase their horse's ability as well as their own equitation and riding skills in a soft, responsive manner. Keep reading ...


Update on AQHA Cloning Lawsuit

from AQHA

Judge Mary Lou Robinson has issued a final judgment in the cloning lawsuit in which she awarded close to $900,000 in attorney fees to the plaintiffs in addition to entering an injunction requiring AQHA to immediately begin registering clones and their offspring. Keep reading ...


Please Join Mette for an Online Webinar on 9/4!
Join Mette Mettencrantz for an online Webinar on Wednesday, September 4th at 5-6pm PST/8-9pm EST entitled Exercises for Developing Horses to First Level. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to hear Mette live where she will discuss exercises and strategies for the progression and strengthening on a young horse moving on to First Level. You can sign up in advance at Dressagemeetingonline.com or www.dressagemeetingonline.com/educator/?educator=15. Don't miss out on this great event!

Portuguese Bend National Horse Show Approaching Fast

from LEG Up News

The ever popular Portuguese Bend National Horse Show (Sep 6-8), a benefit show for the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, is just weeks away. The show promises to be better than ever this year with increased prize money, a special presentation for the show's recognition as a USEF Heritage Horse Show, plus the annual offering of medal finals, classics, and more. This year's theme is "Taking Strides for Kids." Keep reading ...


The Woodside International Horse Trials: A Milestone for Top Competitors

from Phoenix Enterprises PR

The Woodside International Horse Trials, on Oct. 4-6, is a vital event in the calendar each year for both West Coast eventers and horse enthusiasts in the San Francisco Bay Area. Keep reading ...


Third Annual Circle Oak Equine Health Fair • Oct. 5

October 5, 2013: Third Annual Circle Oak Equine Health Fair. This year's theme is 'Focus on Fitness'. Free educational event featuring lectures, demonstrations, hands-on wet labs, information tables and raffles. RSVPs needed for small group wet labs.

Doors open at 8:30am, Fair runs from 9am-4pm. For further information or to RSVP see www.circleoakequine.com.

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Horse Heritage Festival and the 22nd Annual San Marcos Trails Day Celebrates Rural Roots • Oct. 13

Come for a fun-filled family event day at Walnut Grove Park in San Marcos, CA. Twin Oaks Valley Equestrian Association and the San Marcos Historical Society present the Horse Heritage Festival and the 7th Annual Poker Ride & Stride.

Saddle up your horse, leash up your pooch, or lace up your sneakers for a variety of hikes or a ride. Join in the "San Marcos Trails Day" hikes or help the horse park by entering the 3 mile "Ride & Stride". Routes take you along Twin Oaks Valley's quiet and horse-friendly trail system. Check-in for both events: 8:00 a.m., start time 9:00 a.m. For more information, go to: www.HelpTheHorsePark.com . Proceeds from the Poker Ride improve the public horse show grounds at Walnut Grove Park. Keep reading ...

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