California Riding Magazine • December, 2013

Founders's Notes

Red Bucket Equine Rescue is proud to present Knox!

Knox is a 15 hand, approximately 10 year old Mustang quarter cross gelding with the intelligence and good feet of a mustang and the dependability of a Quarter Horse. Knox is steady eddy on the trail and very good in the arena. He is a darling horse with lots of training and a big heart. Adoption fee $1500. Adoption applications available online at

Merry Christmas everyone! We hope you have had a wonderful year with your family and horses! Be sure to consider a donation to your favorite horse rescue or therapeutic riding program this holiday season. We bring you our December issue featuring stallions and breeders, and celebrate our 27th anniversary of serving the California horse industry! We also thank our cover sponsor Horse Expo Pomona. The event promises to offer top clinicians and wonderful shopping and we hope to see you there Feb. 7-9 back on a Fri.-Sat. schedule and no Super Bowl Sunday conflict. Thank you organizer Miki Nelsen!

December is the giving season and we wanted to share with you another example of our strong California horse community. Event trainer Tamie Smith raised in less than 8 hours alone $15,000 for her assistant Katie Gillespie's back surgery on and an additional $7,000 from a silent auction she set up! This kind of good news of people coming together we just can't get enough of. I hope it inspires all of us to join together to help do good deeds all year long!

In our January issue, we continue with breeders and hunter/jumper year-end congratulations and thank yous. Be sure to send us your story ideas. Find us on Facebook for breaking news.

Happy Riding,

Cheryl Erpelding
CEO Riding's Publications Inc.