California Riding Magazine • June, 2014

Founders's Notes

Kia, a beautiful 15 yr old Dutch Warmblood mare is up for adoption from FalconRidge Equine Rescue in Valley Center, CA.

Gorgeous Kia has been a children's A circuit show hunter most of her life. Kia suffered a suspensory injury while jumping last year. Her registered name is Saskia. She has been in rehabilitation at FalconRidge, barefoot and in a pasture. Kia is currently sound at the walk and the veterinarians have said she would improve with time.

We are looking for an adopter who just wants to walk for now, continue her rehab and slow conditioning and treat Kia like the loving family member she deserves to be after all her show years jumping and training. Adoption fee is $1500. Contact Nicki Branch at 760-742-0285,

Thank you for everyone who made this such a nice big issue! We appreciate all of our advertisers and contributors for helping us to bring you the California Horse Industry news. This month we will be at the Western States Horse Expo and hope you will stop by our booth and pick up a free bucket full of goodies from many of our sponsors. We love our readers and hope you come and say "Hi."

Thank you to everyone who has donated to my upcoming lymphedema surgery. The first surgery is scheduled for July 24th and already donations are over $11,000. Thank YOU so much!!!! Elizabeth Johnson is hosting a fundraising dressage clinic at Peppertree Farm on June 21st. Brass Ring Equine is donating stallion breedings and a foal to be auctioned off. Thanks again for your support. You can check out my blog - to see how it's going.

I hope to see all of you out and about with your horses and keep sending us your story ideas and feedback.

Happy Riding!

Cheryl Erpelding
Founder, Riding's Publications Inc.