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June 2019 - The Gallop
Written by by Kim F. Miller
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 22:17
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Moving Forward After the Unthinkable: IEA Nationals success reflects resiliency of the Black Fence Farm family.

by Kim F. Miller

There is no “getting over” the death of 20-plus horses, but there is “looking for positive things to keep going” for Black Fence Farm’s Katie Flanigan.

One September morning in 2015, Katie arrived at her Clovis training barn to several horses showing clear signs of distress. Along with those who have already died from feed containing an ingredient toxic to horses, another 10 owned by Katie are in “hospice care” with her. They are comfortable and appear healthy, but cannot be ridden because sudden collapse is a possibility after poisoning by monensin, an ingredient intended for cattle feed.

 
June 2019 - Save the Date!
Written by by Nan Meek
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 22:13
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Woodside Day of the Horse expands to three days of equestrian celebration in October.

by Nan Meek

Celebrating 15 years of equestrian festivities, the Woodside-area Horse Owners Association (WHOA!) is expanding their traditional Woodside Day of the Horse celebration of all things equine into three days of equestrian activities. Now, more than ever, there’s something for everyone, equestrians and not-yet equestrians included.

 
June 2019 - A Tale of Two Barns
Written by by Kim F. Miller
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 22:02
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Two very very different barn designs & functions have common emphasis on fresh air and easy functionality.

by Kim F. Miller


The Stables at Bailiwick House: Bright lights, big spaces, cleanliness and safety dominate design and functionality of private, eight-horse facility in the Los Angeles area.

Patty Mayer swears that her home and eight-horse stable is simply the manifestation of doodles she drew as a third-grader. If that’s true, she was a savvy third-grader.

Located in the horsey Santa Rosa Valley neighborhood just north of Los Angeles, near Westlake Village and Moorpark, Patty’s Bailiwick House is elegant aesthetically and in its design for healthy, efficient horse keeping.

 
June 2019 - Sow Your Seeds
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 21:38
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Packaged herbal blend of seeds is designed for healthy horse pastures.

Horses are herbivores and are genetically predisposed to free graze a variety of herbs, forage, and grasses. Since their domestication, horses are no longer able to roam free to select the herbs they instinctively seek for nutritional value. Harmany Equine is a strong believer in the importance of returning horses to their natural roots and has created a new improved form of the Sow Your Seeds product line. Sow Your Seeds equine grazing herbs bring your horses one step closer to their natural diet.

 
June 2019 - Saddle Fit and Jumping Saddles
Written by by Jochen Schleese, CMS, CSFT, CSE, ©2019 Saddlefit4Life™ All Rights Reserved
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 21:20
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by Jochen Schleese, CMS, CSFT, CSE, ©2019 Saddlefit4Life™ All Rights Reserved

Approximately a year ago I wrote an article for California Riding Magazine that dealt specifically with the considerations of saddle fit for jumper riders; this then is pretty much a continuation of where that article left off to discuss with you some of the options that you might consider to ensure optimum performance and well-being of your horse in the ring.

 
June 2019 - Are You Really Ready to Ride?
Written by by Darby Bonomi, PhD with Duncan Kennedy
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 21:00
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Here’s a warm-up routine to match your horse’s.

by Darby Bonomi, PhD with Duncan Kennedy

I am sure that you don’t just get on your horse and expect him to immediately perform at his best. I bet you have a regular routine that includes sufficient warm-up time with stretching, suppling and a gradual increase in the intensity of the work.

Do you do the same for yourself?

 
June 2019 - Del Mar National – Hunter Jumper Week
Written by photos: Osteen
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 03:52
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Mexican Olympian Enrique Gonzales wins big on Cinco De Mayo eve.

photos: Osteen

The 74th Annual Del Mar National Horse Show Hunter/Jumper week’s main event, the $100,000 Grand Prix of Del Mar Presented by EQ International Real Estate, kept the nearly sold-out audience on the edge of thier seats Saturday, May 4. From the very beginning in the Land Rover Ride & Drive, to the final round in the jump-off, the crowd was entertained with heart-stopping competition.

 
June 2019 - IHSA Nationals
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 03:45
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Stanford & USC fare especially well in national collegiate competition.

The 2019 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) held their National Championship May 2-5 at the New York State Fairgrounds Exposition Center in Syracuse.

Two West Coast teams made their mark in the Collegiate Cup Hunt Seat Overall standings, Stanford Equestrian finished third for a remarkable third consecutive year. The University of Southern California finished overall 12th.

 
June 2019 - IEHJA News
Written by by Patti Schooley
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 03:36
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Association supports new memorial trophy honoring a special horse & partnership.

by Patti Schooley

The “Something So Right” Memorial Trophy is being offered as part of the Showcase Show Series held at Showcase Training Stables in Redlands CA. This was the home barn of Simon, shown under the name of Something So Right and his adult amateur owner Lauren Mauldin.

 
June 2019 - Kentucky Trek
Written by photos complements of Sherry Stewart
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 03:28
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Two California-based rider pairs fare well at one of the world’s toughest events.

photos complements of Sherry Stewart

The West Coast was well-represented at late-April’s Land Rover Kentucky CCI5*, one of only six such competitions in the world. Andrea Baxter and Indy 500 finished 18th and Hawley Bennett-Awad and Jollybo were 20th in a field of the world’s best. Thanks to Sherry Stewart for these photos of the “Westies.”

 
June 2019 - Rabies Prevention
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 22:16
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Annual vaccination offers a responsible approach to protecting against core diseases.

All core equine diseases pose grave dangers, but rabies presents the most serious threat for exposed horses and humans who encounter them. Annual vaccination is the only way to protect your horse against rabies — which is 100% fatal to horses once clinical signs appear.

 
June 2019 - GGT Footing
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 22:06
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Good footing enhances safety, performance and longevity.

Gait analysis has shown that the excessive concussion caused by hard footing can impede a horse’s performance and cause physical damage. Footing that is too soft or deep can cause strain on muscles, tendons, and ligaments through excessive shear.

High quality, appropriate footing such as GGT-Footing™ (German Geo-Textile) offers a scientifically formulated combination of cushion and support that can enhance a horse’s performance while promoting improved physical health and longevity.

 
June 2019 - The Other 23 Hours
Written by by Kim F. Miller
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 21:59
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What horses stand on can be a simple solution to many health issues.

by Kim F. Miller

The right riding surface is a critical component of equestrian sports. Those who dance with their dressage horses and soar with their jumpers demand meticulously designed and researched arena bases and footing materials for their discipline, at home and in competition.

 
June 2019 - Blades of Glory
Written by by Meghan Covert & Jackie McFarland
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 21:34
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The green & springy grass fields of Blenheim EquiSports.

by Meghan Covert & Jackie McFarland

One of the first things to catch your eye when arriving at the Rancho Misison Viejo Riding Park at San Juan Capistrano are the gorgeous grass fields glistening in the sun. The beauty of the park gives visitors the chance to enjoy the outdoors, while watching amazing animals jump big obstacles. Horse show competitors relish the opportunity to ride on these fields, drawn by the allure of the emerald green space.

 
June 2019 - Free Learning
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 21:15
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USHJA’s Emerging Athlete Program offers horsemanship education to participants and auditors with June & July California sessions.

Rider spots are mostly locked up for the United States Hunter Jumper Association’s Emerging Athlete Program training sessions in California this summer, but opportunities to learn through free auditing abound. The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund is the title sponsor of all regional EAP sessions and November’s national finals in Ohio.

 
June 2019 - Rachel Long Makes Short Work of a Challenging Course
Written by by Brooke Goddard • photos: Grand Pix
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 03:59
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Up-and-coming junior rider clinches her first Grand Prix win at the Woodside Spring Classic.

by Brooke Goddard • photos: Grand Pix

Most high school seniors are celebrating their graduation with parties, but 17-year-old Rachel Long is reveling in the show ring. On Saturday, May 4, Long edged out two professional riders in a thrilling jump-off to seal the win in the $25,000 LEG Woodside Spring Classic Grand aboard her 9-year-old Chilean-bred mare, Pampa Helada.

 
June 2019 - Cardinal In Command
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 03:50
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Another outstanding season for Stanford Equestrian’s collegiate, high school and middle school teams.

Coming off a third-place finish in 2018 (and 2017), Stanford’s Hunt Seat Team went to the 2019 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association National Finals as an underdog with not a single team rider competing in a class they had shown in before in the post season. After three tough days of showing, the Cardinal demonstrated their strength and consistency by securing their third straight third place finish! In addition, junior Emma McLean won Stanford’s 11th Reserve National Championship (in Team Novice Fences), and senior Kristen Blomstrom and junior Kelsi Okun each placed third in their respective Open Team classes (with Okun going on to finish fourth in her second-straight Cacchione Cup).

 
June 2019 - Temecula Valley National Horse Show
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 03:40
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Sophomore season of new h/j competition off to a great start.

Saturday May 18 at the Temecula Valley National Horse Show I, run by Nilforushan Equisport Events, captured the crowd and some of show jumping’s most talented competitors for the $40,000 Jet Pets National Grand Prix held in the Audi Grand Prix Arena, presented by Evergate Stables, at Galway Downs in Riverside County’s Temecula.

 
June 2019 - Interscholastic Equestrian Association Finals
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 03:32
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West Coast teams maintain their growing profile at middle and high school competition finals back East.

The Interscholastic Equestrian Association hosted its National Hunt Seat finals with over 350 young riders in grades 6-12 at the iconic Holland Arena in Harrisburg, PA – home to the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. From April 26-28, riders from across the United States showed outstanding poise, professionalism, sportsmanship and equestrian ability as they competed in both individual and team classes over fences and on the flat to determine the winners.

 
June 2019 - 32nd Annual CALNET
Written by photos: Kim F. Miller
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 03:17
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Abilities and great attitudes were showcased and celebrated at an event that all equestrians can be proud of.  

photos: Kim F. Miller

One hundred thirty riders and at least 200 volunteers celebrated the 32nd annual CALNET State Championship for Riders with Disabilities, May 17-19 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. It was organized by Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship, aka “Ride On LA,” and spearheaded by Ride On’s Bryan McQueeney and Sara Jones. The San Fernando Valley Rangers and their Sidekicks helped with everything from safety to handing out ribbons, as they have for an estimated 30 of the show’s 32 years.

 
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