Monthly Editorials
November 2018 - Editor's Notes
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 22:36

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope this doesn’t jinx anything, but last year this time the whole state was reeling from devastating wildfires that many are nowhere near recovered from. So, in preparing for Thanksgiving’s reminder about daily things to be grateful for, that probably tops my list. Here’s hoping it stays that way and that we can all continue with horse-centric disaster preparedness practices even when the skies are free of smoke and in the absence of new stories that remind us how important that is.

 
November 2018 - A story of women riding for their lives. Installment #4.
Written by by Joell Dunlap - all rights reserved by the author 2018
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 22:19

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by Joell Dunlap - all rights reserved by the author 2018

Wisteria

Halfway to the parking lot, Jude Keenan’s current girlfriend Julie Ullswater drove in. With the top down in the Pasadena spring air and loud pop tunes blaring from her BMW, Julie waved her shiny bleached tresses and called out;

“You aren’t leaving are you?”

“Well, I was.”

 
November 2018 - Out & About
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 22:07

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October 2018 - Founder’s Notes
Written by CRM
Thursday, 27 September 2018 17:58

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Watching the FEI World Equestrian Games on FEI-TV, from the safety and comfort of typically lovely Southern California September weather, it’s been a big reminder how lucky we are to be equestrian enthusiasts in California.

 
October 2018 - A Damn Fine Hand
Written by by Joell Dunlap - all rights reserved by the author 2018
Thursday, 27 September 2018 00:12

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A story of women riding for their lives. Installment #3

by Joell Dunlap - all rights reserved by the author 2018

Invictus

The last horse to train was the mighty Invictus. Ann and Enrique liked to wait until later in the morning when there were less horses on the track. The colt’s nasty habit of attacking other horses on the way to exercise was legendary by this time.

His massive body and brittle hooves don’t thrive on the hard new synthetic surface of the main race course. He preferred to gallop on the dirt of the training oval located on the interior of the main track. Enrique would bring him out of the stall equipped with blinkers and a chain over his nose. He’d give her a quick leg up while the red colt was walking. She’d land softly on his back and quietly take the reins, careful not to pick them up with much authority as the colt’s job for now, would be to focus on the man leading him.

 
October 2018 - Flying Changes
Written by CRM
Thursday, 27 September 2018 00:01

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Stanley Webb

Farmer, rancher and longtime owner of Webb Ranch in Portola Valley, Stanley Webb passed away in early September at the age of 98. Webb Ranch has been family-owned since 1922 and is home to a riding school, boarding and equestrian events, the Stanford polo team and an animal-based therapy program.

 
September 2018 - Founder's Notes
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 22:02

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Our annual September issue focus on “education” winds up being a broad topic. This year, we’ve covered everything from a recent dressage clinic with George Williams and an upcoming session with Elke Potucek-Puscha to an update on Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s ongoing expansion of its equestrian center and the remarkable growth of the Interscholastic Equestrian Association competition in the West.

 
September 2018 - A Damn Fine Hand
Written by by Joell Dunlap - all rights reserved by the author 2018
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 19:08

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A story of women riding for their lives.

by Joell Dunlap - all rights reserved by the author 2018

Chapter 4 - Cocky Gallop Boy

By the time the track opened, the barns were abuzz with activity.  Hot walkers in hooded sweatshirts shuffled quietly as their charges danced at the end of a leather and brass ribbon. The sounds of aluminum clad hooves prancing around the soft dirt mingled with the ringing of brass chains as the hot walkers expertly contained the exuberance of half a ton of sinew and muscle. Buckets of hot water steamed as grooms prepared baths for sweaty racehorses. Scents of liniment, cooking oats, medicated shampoos, sweet straw and the acidic tang of warm racehorse manure wafted through cool morning air.

 
September 2018 - What's Happening
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 04:39

whats happeningCalifornia Riding Magazine Event Calendar

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August 2018 - Flying Changes
Written by CRM
Thursday, 26 July 2018 20:09

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UC Davis NCEA Equestrian Names Coach

Jessie Weisinger, an alumna of and most recently the assistant coach at Texas A&M, joins the UC Davis staff as the university’s first head women’s equestrian coach, announced athletics director Kevin Blue. “I am extremely grateful to UC Davis, Kevin Blue and [associate A.D.] Anissa Nachman for allowing me this opportunity,” said Weisinger. “I have been fortunate to be at a great university these past four years, but am looking forward to building this new program and being a part of the vision and excitement Kevin has brought to the UC Davis athletic department.”

 
August 2018 - A Damn Fine Hand
Written by by Joell Dunlap - all rights reserved by the author 2018
Thursday, 26 July 2018 20:02

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A story of women riding for their lives.

by Joell Dunlap - all rights reserved by the author 2018

Chapter 1 - Our Lady of Victory

Rains in central California’s Sacramento Valley conquer winter’s oppressive tulle fog. The rains also dampen the hot summer’s bluish smog. They give license to the brilliant pink and white camellia blooms and give residents a view of the stunning Sierra Mountains for all who would look east.

 
August 2018 - What's Happening
Written by CRM
Thursday, 26 July 2018 19:47

whats happeningCalifornia Riding Magazine Event Calendar

Does your special event deserve special coverage in California Riding Magazine’s What’s Happening Event Calendar? If so, let us know and don’t forget a photo. Send it all to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or call her at 949-644-2165. Our deadline is the first of the month for the following month’s issue. Please submit your events by November 1st for the December issue. It’s the place to be and it’s free!

 
July 2018 - Winner's Circle
Written by CRM
Friday, 29 June 2018 19:36

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Nina Vogel Tops Innovative Challenge

Over 60 junior and amateur riders took to The Oaks International Grand Prix Field for the second annual American Tradition of Excellence Equitation Challenge, presented by Whitethorne and held June 19-20. Home after her freshman year in college, 21 year old Nina Vogel aboard Pam Stewart’s Durango rode beautifully both days to earn a big win.

 
July 2018 - Out & About
Written by CRM
Friday, 29 June 2018 19:25

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“Talk Derby To Me”
Written by Nicole Bhathal • Photography by Kelsey

Albright Photography

On Saturday May 5, Giracci Vineyards and Farms in Orange County’s Silverado hosted their fourth annual Kentucky Derby Viewing Party.

 
June 2018 - Founder's Notes
Written by CRM
Thursday, 31 May 2018 18:35

June is one of our favorite issues because we celebrate riding schools and entry-level equestrian programs. We hear stories of kids of all ages connecting with horses for the first time and of adults circling back to a beloved activity of their youth. Riding school horses and people man, woman, horse or pony the friendly front lines of efforts to keep equine interactions widely accessible, both economically and geographically speaking.

 

 
November 2018 - Frankie Thieriot-Stutes wins Fair Hill International CIC3*
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 22:30

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Frankie Goes To Fair Hill & Wins!

Frankie Thieriot Stutes’s trek from California to the 2018 The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day Event in Maryland proved to be worth every mile on Sunday as the amateur rider was crowned The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI3* Eventing National Champion. She is joined in the winner’s circle by Boyd Martin, who was the winner of The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI2* Eventing National Championship and reserve champion of the CCI3*.

 
November 2018 - Larry Gimple Joins South Point Arena & Equestrian Center; Haygain USA Adds California Rep
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 22:15

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Kaitlyn Zaleski joins the Haygain USA sales team to cover all of California. One-on-one consultations, group, club and barn demos and free two-week trials of the Haygain Hay Steamer are among her priorities in the new position. Comfortstall® therapeutic sealed orthopedic flooring and the Forager™ Slow Feeder are among the company’s horse health products.

 
November 2018 - Shows in Fresno, Fallbrook & Paso and more...
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 04:46

whats happeningCalifornia Riding Magazine Event Calendar

Does your special event deserve special coverage in California Riding Magazine’s What’s Happening Event Calendar? If so, let us know and don’t forget a photo. Send it all to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or call her at 949-644-2165. Our deadline is the first of the month for the following month’s issue. Please submit your events by December 1st for the January issue. It’s the place to be and it’s free!

 
October 2018 - Exciting accomplishments at every level for California riders and horses.
Written by by Nan Meek
Thursday, 27 September 2018 17:48

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by Nan Meek

California’s Dressage Pipeline

If the United States is the “land of opportunity” then surely California is the dressage world’s “state of opportunity.” Our state is the home base of dressage professionals who have chosen to relocate here from all over the world, as well as home to a tremendous number of successful adult amateurs, youths, and professionals – those who are household names and those who aspire to that status. California is home to a healthy dressage pipeline for the future.

 
October 2018 - Winner's Circle
Written by CRM
Thursday, 27 September 2018 00:04

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Emma Pacyna Tops Maclay Regionals

Forty-eight top young equitation riders along with their trainers, friends and family, spent their Saturday night, Sept. 15, in the Indoor Arena at Blenheim Farms vying for a prize in the Region 8 section of the 2018 NHSAA/ASPCA Maclay Championships. With packed stands and a sold-out VIP, the excitement was palpable as the competitors took to the challenges of the evening.

 
October 2018 - What's Happening
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 23:32

whats happeningCalifornia Riding Magazine Event Calendar

Does your special event deserve special coverage in California Riding Magazine’s What’s Happening Event Calendar? If so, let us know and don’t forget a photo. Send it all to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or call her at 949-644-2165. Our deadline is the first of the month for the following month’s issue. Please submit your events by November 1st for the December issue. It’s the place to be and it’s free!

 
September 2018 - Flying Changes
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 19:12

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Rain Beau West
1982-2018

Sally Black’s top Welsh pony hunter stallion Rain Beau West passed away at Sally’s North San Diego County home this past month.

 
September 2018 - Winner's Circle
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 18:58

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A Wireman Win

Skylar Wireman catch rode Neon Moon to the victory in the Small Green Pony Hunters at the USEF Pony Finals in Kentucky. She just started catch riding early this year and warmed up with great wins on ponies for Carleton and Traci Brooks’ Balmoral Farms at California competitions.

At the prestigious and pressure-packed Pony Finals, their jumping rounds sealed the deal after standing 21st after the model and conformation rounds in this highly competitive national competition. Thirteen-year-old Skylar is the daughter of San Diego trainer Shayne Wireman, whose Chestnut Hills Farm in San Diego County’s Bonsall is home to rising star riders.

 
August 2018 - Founder's Notes
Written by CRM
Thursday, 26 July 2018 20:15

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We hope you enjoy this issue jam-packed with original articles and information on our feature focuses for the month: dressage and therapeutic products and services, plus our usual mix of hunter/jumper, eventing and general interest news.

 
August 2018 - Winner's Circle
Written by CRM
Thursday, 26 July 2018 20:05

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EA Honor

Far West Farms junior rider Lily Andersson earned second place in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association’s National Sportsmanship Award, among 135 applicants from around the country.  The award is given in conjunction with the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association and candidates are selected from those who earned local, regional and zone IEA sportsmanship recognition throughout the season.

The top spot went to Olivia Barden from Colorado.

 
August 2018 - Out & About
Written by CRM
Thursday, 26 July 2018 19:58

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July 2018 - Founder’s Notes
Written by CRM
Friday, 29 June 2018 21:04

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In our June issue, we spotlighted riding programs that serve as gateways to our sport and this month we spotlight equestrians at a critical crossroad between that gateway and lifelong -- often professional -- engagement with equestrian sports: The Adequan FEI North American Youth Championships.

 
July 2018 - Flying Changes
Written by CRM
Friday, 29 June 2018 19:33

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Marcia “Mousie” Williams

Marcia “Mousie” Williams began her long career in the horse world  showing hunters, jumpers, stock and trail horses. Her childhood love of horses grew into a life of dedication and service to the sport. An excellent rider, she was highly regarded by all. She was the Pacific Coast “A” Open Jumper Champion in 1961, 1964, 1965 and 1966 with her horse High Hopes and in 1963 with Hi Fi.

 
July 2018 - What's Happening
Written by CRM
Friday, 29 June 2018 05:14

California Riding Magazine Event Calendar


USHJA Trainer Certification Clinic with Chris Kappler
July 14-15 in San Juan Capistrano

This is a super opportunity to learn from 2004 Olympic show jumper Chris Kappler as an auditor. These sessions with the team gold and individual silver medalist in Athens, Greece, are sponsored by the United States Hunter Jumper Association. They are designed to educate and advance the skills of professional trainers, but there’s a ton to be learned for amateur riders, too. Instruction will be grouped into three levels of riders: Cross-rails; Equitation over 3’3” to 3’6” fences; and a 4’ jumping group.

The sessions will be held at Sycamore Trails Stables and auditing is available at $100 a day or $175 for both days.

For more information, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


 
June 2018 - Flying Changes
Written by CRM
Thursday, 31 May 2018 18:34

Sarah Rune & Canty Rune Training Stables

Long time horse trainer Laurie Canty is excited to announce the transformation of her training stables by bringing Sarah Rune in to take on a leadership role. Rune started off as a student of Canty’s, later becoming her assistant, and has now been tapped to take over Canty’s operations. Having trained horses and riders in California for many decades, Canty is looking forward to a new phase of semi-retirement as Rune oversees more day-to-day responsibilities of training and coaching.

 
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