Monthly Editorials
January 2019 - Editor's Notes
Written by CRM
Friday, 28 December 2018 04:36

editors notes

We are thrilled to kick off the New Year with this 100-page issue packed with educational, inspirational and newsworthy content. Thanks to all the individuals who lent their time as article sources and contributed thoughtful pieces.

For the fifth consecutive year, we are honored to produce personal tributes to the recipients of the California Professional Horsemen’s Association’s Special Awards. Each of their stories reflect the very best of the West Coast equestrian world that California Riding Magazine has been reporting on for 33 years.

 
January 2019 - Fair Warning - CDS Health Fair Could Change Your Life
Written by by Nan Meek
Thursday, 27 December 2018 23:22

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“Health for the Horse, Health for the Rider” in Anaheim on January 20.

by Nan Meek

It’s a tradition to begin the New Year with new resolutions: lose weight, work out, move up a level (if you’re a dressage rider) or finally, at last, no excuses, get those flying changes confirmed! Variations on those themes occur annually, don’t they?

 

 
January 2019 - Rainbow Equus Stars
Written by CRM
Thursday, 27 December 2018 22:15

winners circle

The Winner’s Circle welcomes submissions and photos. E-mail them to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
December 2018 - Editor’s Notes
Written by CRM
Friday, 30 November 2018 19:11

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My Christmas wish is that we all continue contributing what we can to those struggling in the aftermath of November’s cruel fires: evaluating what we truly need against what we can give to those with more pressing needs. This issue’s articles detail our equestrian community’s renowned courage and generosity in the worst times. As we went to press just before Thanksgiving, the fires were out for the moment but the need for help will extend for months and years.

 
December 2018 - Farewell Clarinius
Written by CRM
Thursday, 29 November 2018 23:18

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Flying Changes welcomes your submissions. Please tell us about what’s happening in your life and/or at your barn: births, deaths, engagements, job changes, new hires, marriages, new management and barn moves. Send your reports to Kim F. Miller at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Photos welcome!

 
December 2018 - Out & About
Written by CRM
Thursday, 29 November 2018 00:38

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Have a photo of a fun adventure with your horse, pony, riding club or horsey friends? We want it for our Out & About page. Please send to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , with caption info and photo credit if needed.

 

 
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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Have a photo of a fun adventure with your horse, pony, riding club or horsey friends? We want it for our Out & About page. Please send to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , with caption info and photo credit if needed.

 

 
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

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!

 
January 2019 - Charlotte Bredahl becomes USEF U.S. Dressage Development Coach
Written by CRM
Thursday, 27 December 2018 23:33

flying changes

Flying Changes welcomes your submissions. Please tell us about what’s happening in your life and/or at your barn: births, deaths, engagements, job changes, new hires, marriages, new management and barn moves. Send your reports to Kim F. Miller at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Photos welcome!

Charlotte Bredahl’s New USEF Role

Charlotte Bredahl has been appointed the USEF’s new U.S. Dressage Development Coach, pending final contract negotiations. Bredahl will take over for the newly appointed U.S. Dressage Technical Advisor and Chef d’Equipe, Debbie McDonald, who previously held the position of Development Coach.

 
January 2019 - Pax Kristi’s Race, Installment #6
Written by by Joell Dunlap - all rights reserved by the author 2018
Thursday, 27 December 2018 22:36

a damn fine hand

by Joell Dunlap - all rights reserved by the author 2018

The horses entered the paddock, led by their grooms.  Each had a number attached to her bridle so gamblers could identify each horse before placing bets. Friday race crowds were sparse but the paddock area was always busy with spectators hanging their elbows over the fence trying to get closer to the animals.

 

 
January 2019 - Fundraising Clinics at Fresno County Horse Park & Galway Downs; Adequan West Coast Dressage Festival; HITS Coachella
Written by CRM
Thursday, 27 December 2018 21:57

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California 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 February 1st for the March issue. It’s the place to be and it’s free!

 

 

 
December 2018 - Werth’s Words of Wisdom
Written by by Nan Meek
Friday, 30 November 2018 02:22

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Clinic with many-time Olympic and recent WEG gold medalist Isabel Werth is a remarkable weekend of learning.

by Nan Meek

It was raining the night of October 12 when the reigning “queen of dressage” Isabell Werth landed in Southern California for a two-day symposium at Ad Astra Stables in Encinitas, masterfully planned and presented by SH Productions’ Scott Hayes and his team.

Barely a month after decisively winning two gold medals with Bella Rose, in the Team and Grand Prix Special competitions at the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon, Isabell was back in the USA to share her training philosophy and techniques.

 
December 2018 - Ann Dreams of France. Installment #5
Written by by Joell Dunlap - all rights reserved by the author 2018
Thursday, 29 November 2018 01:21

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by Joell Dunlap - all rights reserved by the author 2018

Ann kept a bag of clothes in the barn office for occasions like these. She called Peter and got his answering machine on her way to the showers.

“Hey Peter, I’m just calling to check on Luke. I’m stuck here at the races and so I need to leave him with you all day. I’ll be back around 6 o’clock tonight and I’ll bring you some soup from the deli. Call me if you need anything and pet Luke for me. I hope you are feeling better and no, I didn’t forget your doctor’s appointment for tomorrow.”

 
December 2018 - EquestFest; CPHA & PCHA Year Ends; Ashlee Bond Clinic, etc.
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 23:49

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!

 
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

fcHaygain USA adds California sales consultant

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.

 
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