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April 2019 - Rainbow Equus Meadows
Written by CRM
Sunday, 31 March 2019 21:18
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Elite Hanoverian & Oldenburg NA breeding program builds on 31 years of expertise & integrity in producing superior horses for appropriate partners.

Thirty one years ago in a town of approximately 4,700 people, Susan Worthington, with her children and 21 horses, six dogs, six cats and a monkey, purchased a cattle and hay farm and named it Rainbow Equus Meadows. “With God’s guidance and blessings, determination, dedication and hard work, my childhood dream of a beautiful and successful horse breeding farm, with white fences and green meadows, became a reality,” Susan explains.

 
April 2019 - Backyard Horse Keeping
Written by by Denise Y. O’Meara, PLA for ELCR
Sunday, 31 March 2019 21:09
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What to consider before you commit.

by Denise Y. O’Meara, PLA for ELCR

There are many considerations that make backyard horse keeping a viable option. Maybe there are no nearby boarding stables, or the cost of boarding at someone else’s facility is prohibitive. Perhaps you’re already set up with an existing barn and fencing. The presence of a great trail system or other equine facility nearby may make stabling your horse elsewhere a non-starter. In fact, your neighborhood may be home to many small horse properties, with regular riding companionship!

 
April 2019 - Spring Fling
Written by CRM
Sunday, 31 March 2019 20:50
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April 26 USET Fundraiser set to spring loose funds for Team USA.

A month of training in Florida with Olympian, World Cup Champion and USEF dressage technical advisor and chef d’equipe Debbie McDonald tops a growing list of auction items for an April 26 United States Equestrian Team fundraiser. It’s been a few years since the USET has had a big shindig out West and efforts are underway to make up for lost time.

 
April 2019 - Something Special
Written by by Elaine Wessel
Sunday, 31 March 2019 20:41
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Nilforushan Equisport Events’ Temecula Valley National Horse Show returns to Southern California.

by Elaine Wessel

Under the management of Nilforushan Equisport Events, founded and run by the husband-and-wife team of Ali and Francie Nilforushan, the three-week Temecula Valley National Horse Show made its successful debut in 2018, and the competition is set to return this year with an additional week of riding on the docket. With the goal of enhancing the state of show jumping in California and attracting more exhibitors to the West Coast, the Nilforushans and their team are working to provide a memorable and rewarding horse show experience for all, whether from the back of a horse or a seat in the grandstand.

 
April 2019 - For The Good Of The Horse
Written by CRM
Sunday, 31 March 2019 20:34
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Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields & Thoroughbred Owners of California reach agreements regarding racehorse safety.

Editor’s Note: Horse racing is beyond the scope of California Riding Magazine’s normal coverage, but the deaths of 22 racehorses at the Santa Anita Racetrack recently deeply affected all who care about horses, including much of the general public. For that reason, we’re sharing this March 16 news regarding an unprecedented agreement between major California players in the sport. While arguments exist on either side of most of the points the agreement details, we applaud what appear to be bold steps to safeguard racehorses going forward.

Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields and the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) reached an historic agreement on March 16 to protect the safety and welfare of horses and riders in the state. This collective mandate enacts the most stringent medication policy in North America.

 
April 2019 - The Gallop: Kasey Perry-Glass Homecoming
Written by by Kim F. Miller
Friday, 29 March 2019 02:11
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Olympic, WEG & World Cup rider returns as the star of May 4 Equinesta fundraiser for youth dressage opportunities.

by Kim F. Miller

U.S. Olympic and World Equestrian dressage medalist Kasey Perry-Glass hasn’t spent much time in her Northern California hometown of Orangevale since her international odyssey launched about six years ago. She’s happy to be making up for that on May 4 as the featured guest, along with her equine partner Goerklintgaards Dublet, at Equinesta. The event is the brainchild of 16-year-old Joulle Kimura and is a fundraiser for the California Dressage Society’s Foothill Chapter and its youth dressage programs.

It will be held at the Perrys’ beautiful private farm in Orangevale.

 
April 2019 - Horse People: Claire Manhard
Written by by Kim F. Miller
Friday, 29 March 2019 02:04
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San Diego up-and-comer makes steady progress toward international goals.

by Kim F. Miller

This is Claire Manhard’s final year of eligibility for Brentina Cup U25 dressage competition and she is poised to make the most of it. Since graduating college in December of 2017, the San Diegan has been making her mark on the upper level dressage scene. She and 15 year old Danish Warmblood, Wilfonia, began 2018 at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Florida, competing at Intermediare II. By August, they had qualified for their first USEF Young Adult Brentina Cup Dressage National Championships in the Chicago area, where they finished fourth overall and third in the U25 Grand Prix.

 
April 2019 - Sound Advice from Mike Tomlinson, DVM
Written by by Nan Meek
Friday, 29 March 2019 01:54
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Consistency is the best preventative medicine.

by Nan Meek

Who better to ask for advice about dressage horse healthcare at shows than the veterinarian who helps the owners, riders and grooms of high performance equine athletes navigate the high-stakes health and performance labyrinth of international competition?

C. Mike Tomlinson, DVM, MBA, is known worldwide for his expertise as an FEI veterinarian. From the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles through last autumn’s hurricane of a WEG, he’s been involved at the highest level of equestrian sport. He’s been Chef d’Equipe for the USET Endurance Team, USET Team Vet for numerous international competitions, and serves as a Course Director for the FEI (Federation Equestre Internationale) teaching veterinary courses for vets who serve as FEI officials.

 
April 2019 - Saddle Maintenance
Written by by Jochen Schleese, CMS, CSFT, CSE - ©2019 Saddlefit 4 Life™ All Rights Reserved
Friday, 29 March 2019 01:44
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Taking care of your investment enhances appearance and longevity.

by Jochen Schleese, CMS, CSFT, CSE, ©2019 Saddlefit 4 Life® All Rights Reserved

It seems like the appropriate time to remind you how to take proper care of your leather goods for many years of use and enjoyment, as many people will be gearing up for the upcoming show season. Taking time to take the proper care enhances appearance and lifespan, no matter the brand.

 

 
April 2019 - Hall of Claims
Written by by Marnye Langer
Friday, 29 March 2019 01:08
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Unusual scenarios illustrate the range of cases in which a good insurance policy and good relationships are critical.

by Marnye Langer

Gators in the Barn

With a hurricane bearing down on Florida, our LEGIS client, a trainer, took the prudent step of evacuating her horses to a place out of the path of the hurricane. After the storm blew through, the trainer checked on her property. It turned out that alligators had moved into her barn. She prudently beat a retreat.

 
April 2019 - Del Mar National Preview
Written by CRM
Sunday, 31 March 2019 21:13
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Equestrian excitement abounds at the Del Mar National, starting April 16.

Get ready for a thrilling three weeks of world-class equestrian competitions at the 74th annual Del Mar National Horse Show April 16-May 5, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

The Del Mar National Horse Show is steeped in tradition and has a rich history of showcasing some of the most exciting and prestigious equestrian competitors in the country. The show attracts nearly 1,500 horses in three distinct disciplines: Western, Dressage and Hunter/Jumper.

 
April 2019 - Double The Challenge
Written by CRM
Sunday, 31 March 2019 20:52
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Whitethorne LLC adds a second unique equitation competition to the West Coast hunter/jumper circuit.

Whitethorne LLC and Georgy Maskrey-Segesman are pleased to announce their sponsorship of two exceptional equitation events for 2019. The 2019 “American Tradition of Excellence Equitation Challenge” will be featured for the third year at the Blenheim June Classic III at Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at San Juan Capistrano from June 17 – 19, under the management of Blenheim EquiSports. Georgy created this class initially in 2017 to bring a new perspective and opportunity to the equitation ring.

 
April 2019 - David Lichman Clinic Report
Written by by Suzy McMinn
Sunday, 31 March 2019 20:45
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Liberty Horses, Tennessee Walkers, and Laughter.

by Suzy McMinn

The multi-talented David Lichman presented “Liberty Performance to Music” at the Christiane Noelting Dressage Center in Vacaville on March 10. This free performance showed Lichman’s young liberty team in their third public appearance. It was a day of beauty, horsemanship, and many moments of laughter.

 
April 2019 - Review: The Mustang movie
Written by article & photos by Kristin Lee
Sunday, 31 March 2019 20:36
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A visit to Return To Freedom sets the stage for moving movie about the horse-human bond.

article & photos by Kristin Lee

If you ever have been or get to go to a “press event,” you know it’s the adult version of a field trip! I was thrilled to attend just such an event for The Mustang movie, the new film that is getting rave reviews.

 
April 2019 - A Million Dollar Day
Written by photos: Wendy Gleason/Malibu5starnaturals.com
Sunday, 31 March 2019 20:30
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Three-time Million Dollar winner Beezie Madden tops two-timer Nayel Nassar in exciting end to HITS Coachella Circuit.

photos: Wendy Gleason/Malibu5starnaturals.com

The seventh annual AIG $1 Million Grand Prix served as an exciting finalé for the HITS Coachella Desert Circuit. Staged on a beautiful day, Sunday March 17, the big money class drew its typical field of high-performance riders from across the country and around the world. The best of those, four-time Olympic medalist and two-time World Cup champion Beezie Madden made her trip from the East Coast worthwhile by riding Darry Lou to top honors and the $350,000 prize.

 
April 2019 - Ad Astra Collective
Written by by Kim F. Miller
Friday, 29 March 2019 02:09
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New dressage syndicate seeks to offer investors emotional and financial returns.

by Kim F. Miller

The Ad Astra Collective began as an epiphany last year for dressage trainer Rebecca Rigdon. Partner with her husband David Blake in Rigdon & Blake Stables, Rebecca was approaching her 40th birthday with the realization that continuing to rely solely on the generosity of friends and sponsors was not an effective business model for supporting the couple’s international ambitions.

 
April 2019 - Dressage for Jumpers
Written by by Scott Lico • photos: Kristin Lee Photography
Friday, 29 March 2019 01:58
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Perfect pirouettes may not be in the cards, but greatly improved control on course is!

by Scott Lico • photos: Kristin Lee Photography

Show jumping courses have become so technical these days that without perfect control of your horse, you have almost no chance of jumping a clean round. Course designers make use of long distances, short distances, difficult turns, and tight time allows, all testing the rider’s overall control of their horse. Though certainly training must be done over fences, most of this very much needed control is developed through proper flatwork, what I like to call “dressage for jumpers.”

 
April 2019 - Biomechanical Brilliance: Dr. Hilary Clayton
Written by article & photos by Kim F. Miller
Friday, 29 March 2019 01:49
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Technology facilitates advanced understanding of how high-level movement happens and traits likely to be found in a successful dressage athlete.

article & photos by Kim F. Miller

Dr. Hilary Clayton’s biomechanical perspective on the dressage training scale was a Health Fair highlight during the California Dressage Society’s annual meeting in Southern California this past January. “I’ve been trying to make it out to the CDS meeting for many years and I’m glad I finally could,” said the renowned veterinarian and equine biomechanics expert. Attendees were even happier about her appearance.

 
April 2019 - Homeowner Insurance & the Horse Owner
Written by by Marnye Langer
Friday, 29 March 2019 01:11
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Hard work and assets are at risk by not having appropriate insurance that provides liability protection for horse-related activities.

by Marnye Langer

“I have homeowners insurance. I don’t need anything else for my horse related activities.” If I have heard that statement or some variation once, I have heard it a hundred times. If you own a home, you have homeowners insurance. If you own a home, you have a very important asset you want to protect.

 
April 2019 - Insurance Basics
Written by Courtesy of the AAEP
Friday, 29 March 2019 01:03
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The time to understand your equine insurance policy is before you need it!

Courtesy of the AAEP

Whether a horse is purchased for personal or business reasons, ownership represents a significant investment of time, money and resources. While no one likes to think about the potential for tragedy, horses seem to be prone to illness, accidents and injury.

Should some peril befall your horse, nothing may ease the emotional burden, but wise planning can help reduce the economic impacts.

 
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