May 27, 2010

Riding's Publications will be closed on Monday, May 31st in observance of Memorial Day.
We'll back on Tuesday to mail out the June issue, so look for it soon!

Brentina's Babies!

Dillinger explores the outdoors with his surrogate mom.

Brighton is a big boy. Photo by Button Baker.

America’s Olympic dressage darling, Brentina, wasted no time in becoming a mother after her emotional retirement ceremony at last year’s World Cup Finals in Las Vegas. By surrogate mares, Brentina became the proud mom to two foals, Dillinger and Brighton, in April and May, respectively. Dillinger is by the stallion Damsey and Brighton is by Leslie Morse’s retired dressage star Kingston.

Brentina’s other half, Debbie McDonald, was thrilled at the news and photos of the mare’s babies, but she was not able to meet them right away. McDonald was in Europe helping her protégé Adrienne Lyle tackle some tough competitions there in pursuit of a WEG berth.

Dillinger is jet black and Brighton is chestnut, like her mother. Sadly, Brighton’s surrogate mother died of complications during the birth. A Mustang mare filled in quickly and the baby was happy drinking milk from a bucket, reports EquiSearch’s Nancy Jaffer.

Fundraiser to Help Holly Bergay Represent the United States in the World Equestrian Games

(received via e-mail)

If you are receiving this email, you are a close friend or family member of mine (Holly Bergay). As you probably know, this year is a very important year for me. I am trying to represent the United States in the World Equestrian Games.

Held in Kentucky this October, the World Equestrian Games (WEG) will attract the best riders in every discipline from all over the world, as well as close to a million spectators. The WEG is held every four years, but this year’s games are very special. For the first time ever, the WEG will be held in the United States. Also for the first time, para equestrian will be included. This means that, in these games, it is especially important for U.S. riders to represent the country well and win medals.

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Second Annual Horses in Need Photo Project

Members of the Equine Photographers Network (EPNet), a group of over 500 photographers from around the world who specialize in the photography of horses, are planning to focus their lenses on story projects that will highlight the plight of many unfortunate horses again this year.

Equine Photographers are able to capture many lovely moments with cherished and well maintained horses, but there are many equines that are not so lucky.

EPNet Members are being asked to create an awareness campaign by using their photojournalism skills to highlight adverse issues or situations regarding horse welfare and to help promote equine protection.

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Verdugo Hills/Lake View 4 Show Fun for Everyone - Arielle Kebbel Wins CPHA Horsemanship Medal in her First Show of the Year

(press release provided by LEG Up News)

The sun over Hansen Dam shone on a packed parking lot and a whole crowd of smiling faces for the fourth in the Verdugo Hills/Lake View show series May 15-16. The momentum has been building in these shows over the year, and this weekend’s large turn-out made for a great weekend of competition.

“The weather was perfect for this show weekend, and it was so nice to see so many trailers in the parking lot and a significant increase in the amount of entries,” said trainer Sandrine Seifert of D&D Stables. “I am so excited about these shows and am happy to see them grow.”

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ACTHA Passes the $200,000 Mark Assisting Horse Charities

So how does ACTHA plan on stomping out horse hunger!!??? Many have tried, many are trying, but it has been getting worse.

If you average the reports and studies one will find that there are approximately 120,000 neglected equine in the USA…some studies claim as many as 170,000.

To understand ACTHA’s planned impact one must understand the root causes of this shameful epidemic. Those thrown around and uncovered by the studies are slaughter laws, over breeding, lack of education on the cost of horse ownership, poor economy and several other foundational logical and statistically correct observations and statements.

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Pennfield Launches New Website

Pennfield announced an entirely new website devoted to its line of nearly three dozen scientifically designed equine formulas.

The website offers detailed information on each formula, a feed calculator to help the visitor decide which are right for their horses, Horn family history (Pennfield is still family-owned and –operated after nearly 100 years in business), a zip-search dealer locator, and specific reasons why Pennfield has earned the right to be called the world’s most credentialed feed.

It’s not all serious stuff though. Pennfield Promise Partner riders had fun filling out their biographies, especially when asked for their “competition superstitions.” From sparkly spurs, to putting the right boot on first, to always wearing blue undies, fans of the Pennfield riders will have fun checking out what these Olympians and other top competitors revealed about themselves.

Jeff Katelan, national sales and marketing manager for Pennfield, said, “We are absolutely delighted to offer this valuable tool to our customers. We believe in promoting nutritional education, so we went to great lengths to ensure an enormous depth of accurate information on how our feeds are crafted, what we stand for as a company, and highly detailed nutritional data about each one of our nearly three dozen formulas. This was a huge undertaking, and we believe our current and future customer will find it not only very helpful, but easy to navigate and find what they’re looking for.”

The new Pennfield Equine Feed Technologies website may be found by clicking “equine products” at

Hoofin' It For A Cure Cancer Benefit Ride - June 5

Come out and join us for the first annual cancer benefit ride. This is one of the few rides of it's kind in our area. Hoofin' It For A Cure has joined with the American Cancer Society to bring an equestrian event that allows those whose lives have been touched by cancer a way to come together and have fun while supporting the American Cancer Society in continuing to help save lives by being there for people to get well, stay well, working towards finding a cure and fighting back against a disease that takes to much. We are looking for participants as well as sponsors. All donations are tax deductable.

Registration begins at 7am; Opening Ceremonies at 9am; Survivor's Lap at 9:30am; Rides Begin at 10am; Closing Ceremony at 5pm. The ride will be held at Wildwood Canyon State Park, 12300 Canyon Dr, Yucaipa.

Please check out our website: or call Judy, 951-237-8564

Thank you!

Bob McGlasson

Pick-A-Colt Day Sale - June 5

The Lazy K Ranch is the place to be Sat. June 5 when the gates open for the annual Pick-A-Colt day sale. All horses are pre-priced and sold on a first to pick, first to purchase basis.

Some of the best ranch horse bloodlines will be represented including Colonel Freckles, Doc O’ Lena, Sugar Bars, Hollywood Dun It, Peppy San Badger and Shining Spark. This Quarter Horse and Paint horse sale offers more than 50 colts, fillies, yearlings and a few very kid-friendly riding horses all priced to sell with at least 40 head priced between $575 and $975.

From the largest working remuda of kind, classy, registered mares on the West Coast, each colt or filly for sale is available to view online at Information on each sale horse includes their pedigree and a photograph, and the photographs of their sire and dam. Shoppers can visit the site and narrow their selections prior to arrival sale day. For those who can’t make the trip to the ranch, the sale is open to Internet buyers one hour after the sale begins. Prices for each horse are posted on the ranch website,, the night before the sale.

“This is the place to get an authentic ranch horse with color,” says Larry Knapp, sale manager.  “We’ve got dazzling buckskins, palominos, roans and fancy paints all for less than a breeding fee. We offer the Internet option so anyone, no matter where they live, can purchase a good ranch, show or trail horse at a great price.”  

On sale day, June 5, the ranch gates open at 8:30 a.m. The sale begins at 10 a.m. followed by the online portion of the sale. Shipping assistance is available for online buyers located in Southern California.

The Lazy K Ranch, owned and operated by the Knapp family, has run cattle and horses in the San Joaquin Valley and Sierra Nevada Mountains for three generations. “We started out as a cow outfit,” says Mike Knapp. “In the summer our cows run on 45,000 thousand acres at elevations up to 6500 feet. To get these cows gathered in the fall we need a horse with a good mind, good legs and a big heart.”

For more information on the Pick-A-Colt Day Sale visit or contact the ranch at 559-665-2908. 

Calabasas Saddlery Swap Meet - June 5

Calabasas Saddlery is having a Swap Meet on June 5 at 23988 Craftsman Road in Calabasas.

Customers cleaning out closets & tack rooms of extra tack & clothing will be selling their wares ... direct from customer to you!

Take advantage of Calabasas Saddlery's In-Store Specials! Save 15% on... All Fly Products (Flyspray, Flymasks, Flysheets); Save 20% on Mrs. Pasture's Treats; Durvet Ivermectin Dewormer Only $2.99; And Save 10% on in-store merchandise*

818-591-0292; Swap Meet Hours: 9am-2pm; Store Hours: 9am-6pm

*On June 5th Only (does not apply to already discounted items unless posted. Some exclusions apply)

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17.1hh 2000 Holsteiner mare.
Great CH/AA Jumper with plenty of scope to do more.

Blue Fox Farm, 760-745-3922

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