May 2017 - The Gallop: And Now For Something Completely Different

Education & equitation meet with a $10,000 prize for trainers in exciting new class in June.

by Kim F. Miller

"They are the Harvard educators of the equitation world,” says Georgy Maskrey-Segesman of the presenters in the all-new Whitethorne American Tradition of Excellence Equitation Challenge. Georgy is the mastermind behind this unique, three-phase class.

It’s open to all riders of all ages, both juniors and amateurs, and debuts this summer at the Blenheim June Classic III show in San Juan Capistrano. Prizes include a $10,000 cash award for the winning trainer and a new Butet saddle for the winning rider.
Rounds 1 and 2 are set for Tuesday, June 20, and round 3 for Wednesday, June 21.

 
May 2017 - Carl Hester Clinic

Dressage fundamentals and fun dominate a VIP experience with five-time British dressage Olympian.

article & photos by Kim F. Miller

Carl Hester’s April 8-9 clinic at the Del Mar Fairgrounds was truly delightful.  The five-time British dressage Olympian is a master horseman himself and the guy credited with bringing Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro along to their recent domination of international dressage.

 
May 2017 - A Big Deal For Small Horses

National Dressage Pony Cup expands to offer new year-end awards program for small horses.

by Yellow Horse Marketing

Over the last decade, the National Dressage Pony Cup (NDPC) has set out to prove that size doesn’t matter in the dressage arena by offering an innovative awards program and annual championship event to showcase the talents of ponies. Now National Dressage Pony Cup founder Jenny Carol is excited to announce the addition of a Small Horse Division to the NDPC Year-End Awards Program.

 
May 2017 - Western States Horse Expo

Supercharged horsemanship exposition returns to Sacramento June 9-11.

The most elite equine exposition in the United States, California’s Western States Horse Expo, is a must-attend event for any horse owner. In three short days, June 9-11, attendees can catch up on the latest training and education, shop the nation’s premier equine vendors and connect with horse friends.

 
May 2017 - Off To A Good Start

Shannon Beck & Alexandra Biederman earn top spots in first Emerging Professionals grant program.

After receiving an impressive number of applications for its Inaugural Emerging Professionals Grant, Blenheim EquiSports revealed the recipients in late March.

 
May 2017 - Youth Spotlight: SAHJA Stars

Four Sacramento area hunter/jumper riders are working hard toward big league dreams.

The Sacramento Area Hunter Jumper Association was founded in 1987 by a small group of riders and trainers. Their purpose was to develop a local association dedicated to supporting, educating and introducing beginning and intermediate riders and horses to the horse show environment, and to provide a consistent framework for local shows.

SAHJA members have the opportunity to compete for year-end awards. Over the years SAHJA has continued to meet its goals by setting standards for shows and show judges similar to those of the US Equestrian organization.
Here are four young SAHJA stars who reflect well on the success of the association’s mission.

 
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