March 2017 - The Gallop: World Cup Week at HITS Coachella

Ashlee Bond earns an unexpected victory, with fellow young stars hot on her heels.

by Kim F. Miller

Hometown favorites and young riders were the Grand Prix ring stars of World Cup Week at HITS Coachella. Ashlee Bond bounced back from the birth of her daughter Scottie four months ago to win the Longines FEI World Cup™ class aboard Chela LS. Chela had bounced back from her own big health issue: staph infections in both hocks about 18 months ago, so Ashlee was understandably swimming in delighted emotions over the win.

 
March 2017 - CPHA Spotlight: Shayne Wireman

San Diego professional operates an idyllic environment in Bonsall, and has a hand in growth of hunter/jumper sport in the area.

by Kim F. Miller

In Chestnut Hills Equestrian Center, Shayne Berridge Wireman has established the kind of training program that everybody wishes they or their children had grown up in. Located on her own property in San Diego County’s Bonsall, Chestnut Hills offers the gamut of riding opportunities, from beginner lessons to showing on the A hunter/jumper circuit. It’s what’s between those bookends that makes Chestnut Hills really stand out: summer camp sleepovers, beach rides, horse camping trips and, most importantly, an emphasis on having fun in the sport while taking the horsemanship side of it very seriously.

 
March 2017 - Helping Horses In Need

TheraPony joins other equine assistance efforts in upcoming events.

On a sunny Sunday morning in February, the TheraPony crew was busy bathing Daisy the pony and Stormy the Mini. The two horses were getting ready for a big day. They were heading over to Tractor Supply in Ramona to set up a Kissing Booth ahead of Valentine’s Day.

 
March 2017 - Classic Equine Equipment

Longevity, good looks, safety & flexibility remain hallmarks as stable outfitter enjoys its third decade.

Classic Equine Equipment is in its third decade of serving horse owners. Its range of products has grown considerably in that time and aspects of its construction methods have changed, but its modus operandi has not. “We were founded in 1991 on a love for horses and a commitment to their ultimate care and safety,” says president John Daniel. “Our mission remains the same: to provide quality stall systems, barn components, exercisers and accessories to met the needs of discriminating horse owners.”

 
March 2017 - NAJYRC Dressage: What, Where, When & Why

The North American Junior & Young Rider Championships promotes horsemanship, riding skills and much more.

by Cassidy Gallman, USDF Region 7 JR/YR Coordinator

Every year, Junior riders (age 14-18) and Young Riders (age 16-21) throughout North America give everything they have for one goal. One dream to compete with the best of the best in their chosen sport. The North American Junior and Young Rider Championships is the most prestigious competition for youth riders on the North American continent in eventing, jumping and dressage. A team and individual event, the NAJYRC creates a unique high performance atmosphere that fosters collaboration, organization, and a mental toughness that young people will rarely find elsewhere. The NAJYRC helps riders improve, and, more importantly, creates stronger individuals for lives within the equine community and beyond.

 
March 2017 - Show Scene Updates

Horse Nation Gala Returns to Huntington Beach

West Palms Events continues its partnership with Horse Nation Foundation for the third consecutive year for their annual Grand Prix Gala, to be held at the Huntington Beach Summer Classic on Aug. 12, 2017 at the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center. The Grand Prix Gala raises funds to support HNF’s mission to help children in need experience the incredible healing power of horses.

“We are very excited to partner with Horse Nation Foundation for their Third Annual Grand Prix Gala,” said Adrienne Karazissis of West Palms Events. “They have an incredible program and we’re honored to support such a great local cause at our Huntington Beach Horse Show Series.”


 
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