Monthly Editorials
November 2019 - Editor's Notes
Written by CRM
Thursday, 31 October 2019 00:31

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Volunteers are the lifeblood of many aspects of the competitive equestrian scene. It was great to see them starting young at the Woodside International Horse Trials in early October.

 


The Glenoaks Stables Pony Club Riding Center was one of several local clubs to lend members to the cause. Here are jump judges Amelia Azzi, 8, (orange hat) and Esmé Garrett, 7, (black hat).

 

May Morita, 10, (purple shirt) and Anna Le Grix, 9 (pink shirt.) Thanks Charlotte Arrouye for the pix.  They are our future stars, whether they become so as riders or supporters of the sport.

It was equally great to see so many current West Coast equestrian stars excelling all over the country and abroad. On the eventing front, Tamie Smith and Mai Baum were the highest placing American pair in the FEI Eventing Nations Cup CCIO4*-L hosted by Military Boekelo in the Netherlands. They were 11th in an intensely competitive field of 97 pairs from all over the world.

On the hunter/jumper front, this issue features the accomplishments of junior jumper star Emma Reichow, who followed her win of the USET Show Jumping Talent Search West by becoming the 2019 Neue Schule/USEF National Junior Jumper Individual Champion at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. And the Rising to The Challenge article details the superstars among 74 Californians contesting various divisions at the Capital Challenge Horse Show in the Washington, D.C. area.

That’s in addition to lots of great stuff going on in our wonderful home turf.

Big thanks to Big Horse Feed and Mercantile, our cover sponsor for this issue. It is hands down the best place to find the perfect horse care or equestrian lifestyle gift for anybody on your list. Even better, it’s a year-round source for friendly, knowledgeable service, great products and a very strong commitment to supporting the community.

Much to be thankful for as usual. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Kim F Miller, Editor

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November 2019 - Dressage News & Views
Written by by Nan Meek • photos: Terri Miller Photography
Wednesday, 30 October 2019 22:27

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A sparkling, sensational, spicy show for this year’s dressage champions.

 

by Nan Meek • photos: Terri Miller Photography

 

Sparkling smiles and bling on bridles, boots and saddles reflected the effervescent atmosphere at the 52nd California Dressage Society Championship Show and 2019 Great American Insurance Group / USDF Region 7 Dressage Championships at Murieta Equestrian Center on September 19-22, 20219.


It’s a show that is a West Coast institution, this year at its ever-upgrading northern venue, where everyone from first-time qualifiers to long-time show ring stars competed for their goals … and had a brilliant time, as well.

CDS President Ellen Corob commented, “It’s a show people start the season thinking about, whether they aim to qualify for the CDS Championships or the USDF Regional Finals, or both. They have to work hard, hone their skills, and school well to qualify. It can be a big, scary show for new people, and it’s a big deal just to qualify, even if you don’t compete. For those who do compete, it’s a great accomplishment to place, much less win – these are the best horse and rider combinations in California, so even a tenth place means a lot.”

Champions at every level are crowned, from Training through Grand Prix, including Open, Amateur, and Juniors/Young Riders. The future of dressage is on show with young horses in the CDS Futurity and young riders in the Junior/Young Rider and Equitation. The grassroots bedrock of dressage – amateur riders – fill their divisions, own horses competed by professionals in the open divisions, and arguably have the most fun of the show season at the year-end championships.

Hilda Gurney on Iris. Photo: Terri Miller PhotographyLindsey Schultz on Delia 87. Photo: Terri Miller Photographyhttps://www.california-dressage.org/where a scroll down the home page reveals complete results in an easy-access PDF format, along with daily news releases that capture the competition highlights and provide the back stories of some of the winners.

More in-depth info on scoring, who rode which horse, and how individual judges placed each ride at the Championships, can be found on FoxVillage.com by filtering for Results, CA (California), and then scrolling down start dates to 9/19/2019 for the “Great American/USDF Reg 7 & CDS Championships”. To the right of this entry are columns for searching the lists of classes, riders, horses, and scratches. It’s detailed info about show results, without the backstory that the CDS web site provides.

The California Dressage Society Facebook page also provides stories and information, so like their page and follow them for ongoing info about dressage here in California – there’s a lot going on in addition to shows and championships.

Dressage in California is sparkling these days, with something for everyone. From new riders to veteran competitors, amateurs on schoolmasters to pros on young horses, and everyone in between, the 52nd California Dressage Society Championship Show and 2019 Great American Insurance Group / USDF Region 7 Dressage Championships provided a shining showcase at which to celebrate the diversity of dressage.

A lifelong horse owner, Nan Meek lives on the scenic San Mateo County coast where dressage courts and riding trails overlook the Pacific Ocean. She competed in dressage to the Prix St. Georges level with her late beloved Lipizzan Andy (Maestoso II Athena II-1), and now practices the discipline of dressage with her handsome Spanish warmblood Helio Jerez 2000 and dotes on the newest family member Mischa (Neapolitano Angelica II-1). Yes, dressage is embedded in her DNA.

 
October 2019 - Editor’s Notes
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 04:01

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After spending much of August working from a quiet family cabin in Northern Idaho, coming home to the beginning of medal finals season and various league wrap-ups was a bit of a head-spinner.

While going to press for this issue, I jumped back into the whirlwind with a weekend at Blenheim EquiSports’ International Jumping Festival in San Juan Capistrano. It was one-stop shopping for the Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals and the EMO Insurance/USHJA’s 3’3” Jumping Seat Finals Medal Finals, won by Emma Catherine Reichow and Nicole McMillion, respectively. Not to mention the five North American League jumpers and hunter finals for the West Coast and the final round of the Markel Insurance Grand Prix league before the finals at the Las Vegas National next month.

 

 
October 2019 - What's Happening
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 00:48

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September 2019 - What’s Happening...
Written by CRM
Saturday, 31 August 2019 17:29

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Our deadline is the first of the month for the following month’s issue. Please submit your events by October 1st for the November issue. It’s the place to be and it’s free!

 
August 2019 - Dressage News & Views
Written by by Nan Meek
Friday, 02 August 2019 01:43

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On with the show!

by Nan Meek

There’s a dressage show almost every weekend within reasonable driving distance of the little patch of paradise I call home, most of them organized by either a professional show manager or a commercial equestrian center.

These days, most of those dressage shows are “three-star,” meaning they are recognized by CDS, USDF, and USEF (officially, California Dressage Society, United States Dressage Federation, and United States Equestrian Federation). A few of them are “one-star” shows, recognized only by CDS.

 
August 2019 - Thoroughbred Makeover: California Contenders
Written by by Kaitlyn Zaleski
Wednesday, 31 July 2019 20:41

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Eight California Thoroughbred trainers headed for Kentucky this fall.

by Kaitlyn Zaleski

Hot summer days and a busy schedule while getting ready for my wedding at the end of July led to a quiet month for Hula’s Thoroughbred Makeover training. Considering the very active spring and early summer that we’ve had, I think this has actually been the perfect excuse to give Hula some down time. We did recently take one trip into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada for the day to do some hill work. She has become such a pro at hauling that the trip required zero training moments and was just pure fun! She even expertly navigated three different water crossings, something we’ve struggled with in the past.

 
August 2019 - What’s Happening...
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 30 July 2019 17:01

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California Riding Magazine Event Calendar

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July 2019 - Editor's Notes
Written by by Kim F. Miller
Monday, 01 July 2019 02:57

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This was a heartbreaking month. On June 23, Don Trotter passed away after a short illness. Partner with his wife Pam in Sunsprite Warmbloods, Don touched many lives on the West Coast eventing scene and well beyond. He was a special advocate of volunteering and led by his own example in many ways, over many years, at many events and on a nationally impactful level. He was kind, wise, joyful, positive and funny. He will be mourned and missed but not forgotten because of the indelible impression he made on many hearts. We re-arranged our lay-out at the last minute to place his farewell on page 47, next to pictures of this year’s Area VI Young Riders heading to Rebecca Farm for the NAYC. You know he will be cheering you – and the rest of us – on in spirit.

 
July 2019 - What’s Happening...
Written by CRM
Saturday, 29 June 2019 04:13

whats happening

California Riding Magazine Event Calendar

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June 2019 - Flying Changes
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 02:48

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Farewell Maggi McHugh

Maggi McHugh passed away in early May after many years in and of service to the California equestrian world.

This obituary was provided by the Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association, for whom Maggi was an administrator for 25 years.

 
June 2019 - A Damn Fine Hand
Written by by Joell Dunlap - all rights reserved by the author 2018
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 02:40

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Installment #12, Pneumonia.

by Joell Dunlap - all rights reserved by the author 2018

The veterinarian euthanized Pax Kristi by feed time. Her body was taken to the racetrack hospital for a necropsy and the barn was on lock down waiting for the tests to come back. Needless to say, the word was already out, grooms were thinking about looking for other jobs and trainers were lurking around thinking about picking up the barn’s clients as soon as Jude Keenan’s business was officially kaput.

 
May 2019 - Editor's Notes
Written by by Kim F. Miller
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 01:05

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After a recent work-out, my swim coach validated my enthusiasm for this issue’s annual celebration of riding programs and events that open the horse world to new people. She was fresh from a Saturday afternoon watching Grand Prix jumping at a Blenheim EquiSports show in San Juan Capistrano.  “The jumps were so big,” she said with wide eyes and a big smile. “The horses were so big! And we got to pet about 10 of them!”

 
May 2019 - Flying Changes
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 00:47

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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!

 

 
May 2019 - A Damn Fine Hand
Written by by Joell Dunlap - all rights reserved by the author 2018
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 00:35

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High Fever: Installment #11

by Joell Dunlap - all rights reserved by the author 2018

Before the first break, Roxy and Ann had gotten eight horses to the track. Each horse trained smoothly and the girls laughed and joked like 12 year old girls riding at summer camp. The barn was running like a well-oiled machine. They were in the office planning the next sets when Jude Keenan stormed in. He refused to acknowledge Roxy’s presence and directed his comments but not his gaze to Ann while opening and closing the drawers on his desk, banging around as if to look for something.

 
November 2019 - Flying Changes
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 30 October 2019 22:48

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Carol Dean-Porter

Much admired hunter/jumper trainer, Grand Prix rider and industry advocate Carol Dean-Porter passed away at her home on Oct. 21. She was surrounded by her husband Dan and family members. Throughout her illness, an outpouring of affection from the equestrian community reflected the many lives – humans and horses – that she touched.

 


Two of the many deeply influenced by Carol, Denise Finch and Mandy Porter, started a www.gofundme.com page during Carol’s illness. It remains active with the request that friends of Carol consider a donation in her honor, to help Dan with considerable expenses that remain. The page is entitled “Support Carol Dean & Dan Porter.”

 

We hope to publish a nice tribute for Carol in our December issue. (If you have a story you’d like to share about Carol, send it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .) Meantime, here is Carol’s bio explaining some of her equestrian accomplishments:

For more than 40 years, Carol Dean-Porter has been a professional rider and trainer of hunter-jumper horses at her Carol Dean-Porter Stables in Los Angeles, California.

As a rider, Carol successfully rode several talented show jumpers to wins at the international Grand Prix level. During her career, she became the two-time Champion and four-time Reserve Champion of the GTE High Jump at the GTE Summer Horse Show in Huntington Beach, CA, winner of the Gran Premio de Mexico, and winner of the All Seasons Summer Classic Grand Prix, just to name a few. In recognition of her numerous wins, Carol was named the Leading Jumper Rider at the California National Horse Show at The Forum in Inglewood, CA.

As a trainer, she has coached many national, Pacific Coast, and USEF Zone champions in Hunter, Equitation, Jumper, and Hunter Breeding divisions. Several of Carol’s students have gone on to become international level riders and trainers themselves. Today, Carol crosses the US to teach clinics to all levels of riders, from beginners to national champions. Her instruction spans several topics, from the hunter-jumper disciplines to preparing young sport horses to show in hand.

In addition to her experience as a rider and trainer, Carol holds her USEF “R” license for judging hunters, jumpers, equitation, and hunter breeding, and is a member of the USEF Licensed Officials Committee. She is also licensed with the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) and is a Sport Horse judge with the Arabian Horse Association (AHA). Throughout the year, Carol travels across the US and Canada judging horse shows of all levels, including National Championships, Regional Finals, Medal Finals, and Zone Championships. (She was also a judge on JudgeMyRide online critique site.)

Over the years, Carol has been the author of numerous print and online articles for publications such as Horse and Sport Magazine, BigEq.com, Catchride.com, and EquestriansUnlimited.org, and provided ringside live coverage of the Las Vegas World Cup Show Jumping Finals for AOL and other news sources.

Carol’s involvement in the equine industry extends well beyond the show ring. In 2002, she founded “Horses For Parks,” a donation program which has raised funds in excess of $750,000 for the National Parks Trust.

We hope to publish a nice tribute for Carol in our December issue. If you have a story you’d like to share about Carol, send it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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!

 
November 2019 - What’s Happening...
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 30 October 2019 21:54

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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 . 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!


Horse Expo Pomona
Nov. 8-9 in Pomona

One of the best horse expositions in the United States, the Western States Horse Expo is a must-attend event for any horse owner. Catch up on the latest training and education, shop the nation’s premier equine vendors and connect with horse friends. Attending the expo is a low-cost, high quality way to stay engaged in the horse industry, making sure you have the tools, knowledge and products to help make the most of your investment in the horse owning lifestyle year-round.

Given the timing, it’s a Holiday Edition, with free stockings to the first 800 through the gates at Pomona Fairplex, plus free gift wrap, hot cocoa and evening entertainment.

The line-up of riding, training and horsemanship experts is the usual awesome agenda Horse Expo is long known for. Dressage multi-Olympian Steffen Peters, Chemaine Hurtado of Symphony Dressage Stables and Cavaletti Clinic’s Erika Jansson are a few of the familiar faces who will be presenting.

Dr. David Ramey, DVM; Dr. Deb Bennett, and Star Milling’s Dr. Bray are among the featured presenters in Horse Expo’s University series.

For tickets and more info, visit www.horseexpo.com.

 

Land Safe Clinics
Various December dates & locations

 

Equestrian sports attract an estimated 7 million people annually in the United States. Rider safety continues to be a serious concern. A common challenge that all riders face is the risk of injuries resulting from falls. Every ride can result in a fall, but certain scenarios introduce more risk than others.

FEI research shows that the risk of fall with injury ranges from 1 in every 250 starters for low impact falls to 1 in every 520 starters for serious injuries. The type of fall also correlates to the risk of injury or death. The risk of having a serious injury is once every 55 falls.  A rotational fall, however, increases the risk to once every 5 falls.

The Landsafe program has three main goals: to save lives, reduce injuries and increase safety education of parents and riders. Landsafe addresses these goals with training using a riding simulator and fall techniques involving tumbling and gymnastic exercises. Body awareness and self-preservation skills are the objectives taught by Land Safe principals Danny and Keli Warrington of Maryland.

The clinic is coming to California on these dates and locations.

  • Dec. 7-8 in at Kingsview Equestrian Center in Woodland
  • Dec. 15-16 at Red Fox Farm in Gilroy
  • Dec. 22-23 at Shea Therapeutic in San Juan Capistrano
  • Dec. 28-29 at Twin Rivers in Paso Robles (with Buck Davidson clinic)

Visit www.landsafeequestrian.com for more information.

 

Day Of the Horse Festivities
Dec. 14 in Huntington Beach

Games, contests, crafts, riding demos, shopping and pony rides are all part of the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center’s Day of the Horse festivities. A Christmas and holiday boutique will feature gifts for immediate enjoyment and to put under the tree for others – horses included.

For more information, visit www.hcpec.com.

 

Hawley Bennett Clinic
Dec. 14-15 in Sonoma County’s Petaluma

 

Southern California-based Canadian eventer Hawley Bennett comes to the beautiful Hawkwood Hill Farm for a weekend that will focus Saturday on show jumping skills and Sunday on cross-country. Hawley is a lifelong equestrian who carries the USEA’s Level IV Instructor Certification. She believes that any goal or dream is possible with hard work. She is known for equal dedication to riders and horses of all experience levels.

Auditors are welcome at $20 per day.

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October 2019 - Dressage News & Views
Written by by Nan Meek
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 02:46

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Volunteer Road Trip: 16,000 steps, worn-out socks, and even more fun than expected at California Dressage Society Championships.

by Nan Meek

“Let’s volunteer at Championships!” said the text message from my friend. Why not, I thought. We weren’t showing this year, so we wouldn’t be competing. And we both know how much volunteers are needed, difficult to get, and even more difficult for a show to run without – especially a championship show.

The Great American/United States Dressage Federation Region 7 & California Dressage Society Championship Show (aka “Championships”) was held this year on Sept. 19-22 at the Murieta Equestrian Center near Sacramento, a two and a quarter hour drive away.

 
September 2019 - Editor’s Notes
Written by CRM
Saturday, 31 August 2019 22:00

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August is vacation month for much of the world, but not for many West Coast-based equestrians. Through late July and August, our region’s riders contributed to great results at the Pan American Games and the North American Youth Championships. You’ll find reports on all those competitions in this issue, along with coverage of the many and diverse shows and events in California – from the Hansen Dam Summer Junction’s chance to dabble in different disciplines to Dancing King Farm’s celebration of the P.R.E. horse. Enjoy!

 
August 2019 - Editor’s Notes
Written by CRM
Friday, 02 August 2019 02:40

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This month I am particularly struck by and grateful for the work of our California Riding Magazine contributors, “old-timers” and newbies alike. Our longtime Dressage News & Views columnist Nan Meek not only wrote about the Herculean logistics involved in staging a dressage show, she helped to actually stage a CDS show during this issue’s deadline and wrote the “heroic” cover story about the WHOA! Woodside Day Of the Horse in such a way that I am already making plans to experience the October event myself. Who could resist such horsing around?

 
August 2019 - Flying Changes
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 31 July 2019 22:11

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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!

 
August 2019 - A Damn Fine Hand
Written by by Joell Dunlap - all rights reserved by the author 2018
Tuesday, 30 July 2019 22:03

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Installment #14, Metta.

by Joell Dunlap - all rights reserved by the author 2018

Mary and Colette had three things in common. They were 14 years old, they were crazy about horses and both had attempted suicide in the last year.

The girls came together at the ranch. Mary was the tiny, quiet one with a calm exterior and an artist’s temperament. She had Mediterranean skin and short, thick course black curls. She was what the adults called “an old soul.” The kids called her “helpful” “sweet” or “too quiet, maybe she’s kinda stuck up.”

 
July 2019 - Thoroughbred Makeover: Hitting The Trails
Written by by Kaitlyn Zaleski
Monday, 01 July 2019 03:06

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Building mental fitness by heading out of the arena.

by Kaitlyn Zaleski

The Thoroughbred Makeover is less than four months away, and soon we will be faced with the decision of which disciplines we will compete in. Each competitor or team is required to compete in one discipline, but may compete in two.

 
July 2019 - A Damn Fine Hand
Written by by Joell Dunlap - all rights reserved by the author 2018
Monday, 01 July 2019 02:50

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Installment #13, The Ranch.

by Joell Dunlap - all rights reserved by the author 2018

The Ranch.

She wasn’t sure that she wanted to be there. And yet it was as close to home as she could imagine.

Kids everywhere. She never did like kids. But she had to admit, these kids were pretty cool. They all worked hard for the privilege of riding at the Ranch. Dee made sure of that. If you didn’t work hard, you didn’t last at the Ranch. Kids who wanted to go to fancy shows moved on, kids who didn’t want to get dirty left. What remained was a group of kids, age eight to 19 that weren’t afraid to dig in and do what needed to get done. Yeah, she had to admit, these kids were okay. Dogs, barn cats and those damn goats. Dee called it “Ann’s junkyard” because so many of the lifelong residents of the Ranch had come from her barn at the track.

 
June 2019 - Editor's Notes
Written by by Kim F. Miller
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 02:49

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This past month was an especially fun 30 days to be the editor of a multi-discipline equestrian magazine in California. That’s true year-round actually, but seemed especially so this past month, starting with my first experience volunteering as a dressage scribe.

 

 
June 2019 - Dressage News & Views
Written by by Nan Meek
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 02:44

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The Perfect Horse.

by Nan Meek

You know that fizz of delight you get when something comes full circle? That’s the fizz I got when I saw the May 6 & 13 dressage issue of the respected sport horse magazine, The Chronicle of the Horse.

 
June 2019 - What's Happening
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 02:08

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California Riding Magazine Event Calendar

Copper Meadows Fundraiser Clinic
June 1-2 in Ramona

Copper Meadows offers a great chance to advance all three phases of eventing skills while supporting the good cause of helping the Ramona venue maintain and upgrade to the highest standard. The fundraiser will work similarly to Copper Meadows’ Sun Series one-day show format with dressage tests, show jumping rounds, and cross-country rounds available all day Saturday and Sunday.

 

 
May 2019 - Dressage News & Views - Dressage Technology
Written by by Nan Meek
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 01:01

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Distance learning has a valuable place in our sport.

by Nan Meek

Dressage principles stretch back in time to Xenophon, the Greek general and student of Socrates who wrote the first surviving manual of horsemanship, The Art of Horsemanship. With the assistance of technology, the study of dressage can now stretch across space and time … or at least, across geography and time zones.

 
May 2019 - Thoroughbred Makeover: Weekend Adventures
Written by by Kaitlyn Zaleski
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 00:40

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Getting out & about with Hula brings big benefits.

by Kaitlyn Zaleski

After several months of what has felt like a “three steps forward, two steps backward” dynamic, it’s finally starting to feel like we are making consistent progress with Hula. She has become so sweet to be around and easy to handle. When it comes to riding, we are starting to be able to build on previous rides each time rather than feeling like we have to start from scratch every time we sit on her back. I attribute most of this “slow” progress to her age and immaturity, and less so to the fact that she was a racehorse.  Ultimately, it’s a combination of both.

 
May 2019 - What’s Happening...
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 00:18

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California Riding Magazine Event Calendar

Does your special event deserve special coverage in our 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 . Our deadline is the first of the month for the following month’s issue. Please submit your events by June 1st for the July issue. It’s the place to be and it’s free!

 

 
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