Monthly Editorials
Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy
Written by Darlene Ricker & Diana De Rosa
Monday, 13 October 2014 01:59

U.S. takes home seven medals in jumping, driving and reining.

The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy wrapped up in early September with the final competition, individual show jumping, which turned out to be a fingernail-biting experience for the United States.

Reach For The Stars
Written by Nan Meek
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 04:02

Michele Vaughn draws on diverse experiences and accomplishments to help others as a dressage life coach.

Michele Vaughn has transformed gently rolling fields into the world class Starr Vaughn Equestrian. She has acted as her daughter Genay’s primary trainer, career strategist and dedicated show mom as Genay won her way up the levels of dressage competition to Junior and Young Rider Championships and Brentina Cup.

Winner's Circle
Written by Administrator
Saturday, 13 September 2014 04:28

Lauren and Lovey

After finishing her season in Crossrails and Short Stirrup last November, Lauren Flather set a lofty goal of attending Pony Finals in Kentucky. In February, she headed to Thermal on her recently purchased small pony hunter Luvin' It. By her second week there, she was earning top ribbons among stiff competition and finishing as reserve champion.

Flying Changes
Written by Administrator
Saturday, 13 September 2014 04:22

Surprise Wedding for Donna Chopp & Joe Parker

Equine Insurance partners Donna Chopp and Joe Parker tied the knot at a quickly organized wedding Saturday, Aug. 2, right after the Giant Steps Charity Horse Show Gucci Gala at the Sonoma Horse Park. The ubiquitous equestrian pair has been engaged for two years.

Rancho El Encanto - Sleepy little town producing spectacular Spanish horses!
Written by Kim F. Miller
Monday, 08 September 2014 19:11

Even without knowing the property's name, Rancho El Encanto poses an enchanting sight when glimpsed from a car window cruising by on a winding, wooded road in the Monterey area. In the paddock visible from the road, buckskin, gray, bay and black young horses frolic in the shade of spreading oaks and pines.

Winner's Circle
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 03:44

Richard Spooner rode Cristallo to victory and was second with Chivas Z in the $85,000 Talisman Energy Cup 1.50m, held during the Spruce Meadows Continental CSIO 5* Tournament in Calgary, Canada in mid-June. There were 55 entries in the competition, and they contested a course set by Anthony D'Ambrosio of the United States.

There were just five in the jump-off after a tough first round with a skinny vertical at the end of the ring that caught many horses and riders.

A-Maze-Ing Race for ALS Cure
Written by Press Release
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 05:01

Big Horse Feed adds Ice Bucket Challenge to this month’s Corn Maze and Harvest Festival.

At Big Horse Feed and Mercantile in Temecula, serving the equestrian community’s feed, tack, gift and clothing needs goes hand-in-hand with serving the community at large.

Horsey Humor: A Brief Review of If I Ran the Horse Show
Written by Bob Goddard
Saturday, 13 September 2014 04:35

Soon after we got the news that our first granddaughter was on the way, I geared up. I bought horse toys, stuffed horses, horse books and horse clothes. I got anything and everything I could get my hands on, except, of course, an actual horse. But Aubrey was going to be introduced to the world of equines at the earliest possible moment. I would see to that.

Sheila Varian Tributes
Written by Administrator
Saturday, 13 September 2014 04:25

In what's already been a remarkable life, Arabian breeder and trainer Sheila Varian received two new honors this summer. A documentary on her life, The Legacy of Sheila Varian, had its world premier in early August and she was inducted into the Western States Horse Expo's Hall of Fame for 2014.


Founder's Notes
Written by Administrator
Saturday, 13 September 2014 04:04


Red Bucket Equine Rescue proudly presents Delilah for adoption. Delilah is a beautiful 16hh approximately 11 year old Irish Thoroughbred mare. Delilah has been trained in English, Western, and some dressage. She is a forward mare with a beautiful stride and a wonderful work ethic.

The Gallop: WEG Who, What, Where, When…
Written by Kim F. Miller
Sunday, 31 August 2014 04:54

August 23 is tune-in time for World Equestrian Games action from France.

Dressage, para-dressage and reining kick off the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, on Mon., Aug. 25, following opening ceremonies on Sat., Aug. 23. The quadrennial competition takes place in Normandy, France.

YOUCH! My Back is Killing Me!
Written by Jochen Schleese, CMS, CSFT, CSE
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 02:57

What your horse is trying to tell you. Probably at some point in our lives most of us – riders or not – have suffered from backaches, charley horses, sciatica, or even perhaps more drastically – slipped discs, herniated discs, or pinched vertebral nerves. You know how painful any of these symptoms can be, and you know how they can be treated: over-the-counter or stronger drugs and painkillers, massage, chiropractic adjustments or even surgery.

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