October 3, 2013



Riding's October Issue, Featuring Caballos Del Mar on the Cover, is now available!

I had a super busy month getting to lots of shows to pass out magazines. Plus I have been busy photographing. I spent a nice day with our cover barn Caballos Del Mar and a fun time at Murphy's Sporthorses photographing for the ISR Keuring. I have some really fun foal shots that you can see on our Facebook page. Having shed my title of publisher has freed me up to do the fun stuff of passing out magazines, finding good story ideas and helping get great photos for the magazine.

Next month you'll see some interesting photographs of Sarah Baldwin's three cloned foals from her Grand Prix horse Pacifico. You'll also see them on the 2014 California Horseman's Directory!

This month we feature western dressage, fall fashion and bring you some of our gift buying ideas. Watch for more gift suggestions in our November and December issues. Also, next month we feature eventing. Plus we will have Red Bucket Rescue as our cover story. As we head into the holiday season, be sure to put your favorite horse rescue on your gift giving list.

Please call, email or Facebook us with your story ideas and we look forward to bringing you the all the news in the California horse industry.

Happy Riding!

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


Chase-Dunn and Kimbler Have Strong Performances at Pan American Endurance Championship

from USEF • By Kathleen Landwehr

The U.S. was represented well at the Pan American Endurance Championship in Trinidad, Uruguay. On September 27, Mae Chase-Dunn tackled the 120km race in the Senior division while McCamey Kimbler and Mallory Capps contested the Young Riders/Juniors division under the guidance of Chef d'Equipe Emmett Ross. Keep reading ...


2013 USHJA Children's & Adult Amateur Jumper West Regional Championship

from USHJA

The final USHJA Children's and Adult Amateur Jumper Regional Championships took place September 24-29, at the Sacramento International Welcome Week held at the Murieta Equestrian Center in Rancho Murieta, CA. As with the previous three Regional Championships, this event received high praise from the participants, who comprised the talented team and individual riders within Zones 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12. Keep reading ...


Second Annual Pacific Sporthorse Selection a Stupendous Success

from AHP

Labor Day weekend, August 31st & September 1st, brought the return of the Pacific Sporthorse Selection to Vacaville, CA. The 2 day event which was very well received last year managed to exceed expectations once again this year, drawing guests from as far as New Jersey and Canada! The much anticipated event had been marketed nationally since early in the year and for all those who attended, it did not disappoint! Keep reading ...


$5,000 LAHJA Horsemastership Scholarship Program Enrollment Deadlines Extended!

from LEG Up News

Junior members, don't miss out on your chance to win scholarship money for college while learning more about your favorite subject: horses! We have extended the deadline to enroll in the LAHJA Horsemastership Scholarship Program to October 11, and the deadline to submit your videos to Judge My Ride is October 22. We award $5,000 in college scholarship money every single year to the winners, and you could be next. The first place overall winner gets $2,500, second gets $1,500, and third place gets $1,000.

We post helpful study questions in our e-news each month, so feel free to check the back issues, plus use the study guides posted on the LAHJA website, to get ready for the tests.

Dates of the Program for 2013
Deadline to register: October 11
Written and Hands-on Phases: October 19, during Gold Coast 7
Hands-on Phase Clinic and Q&A: October 26, during Verdugo Hills League Preview
Riding Phase: Videos must be submitted to Judge My Ride by October 22, 2013.
Information on the 2013 Horsemastership program is available on the LAHJA website.


Deadline Date is January 24 for 2014 AHP Student Award Contest

from AHP

The 2014 AHP Student Award Contest will award up to three $750 travel awards to attend the AHP Seminar in Charleston, South Carolina on June 19-21, 2014. Travel Award winners have an opportunity to meet leading equine publishing professionals and discuss career possibilities during the three days of educational sessions and related activities. Keep reading ...


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