February 2017 - Founder's Notes
Written by Cheryl Erpelding
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 07:48

Here’s hoping that all of you survived the rain deluges without any serious damage and, for those who did sustain damage, all the best in rebuilding.

We had a busy month. Editor Kim F Miller spent three days at the California Dressage Society’s 50th anniversary celebration and symposium and gained so much horsemanship info her head is still spinning! Lots of California Riding Magazine friends in attendance, despite the nasty weather, soaking up the knowledge of Hilda Gurney, Steffen Peters, Christine Traurig and Charlotte Bredahl.

It was year-end banquet and award seasons for many hunter/jumper associations and we corralled great pictures from four of those galas. As always, we welcome news and photos from all regional associations—hunter/jumper, dressage and eventing—and all related styles of riding. We appreciate the help keeping everybody up to date and promoting our readers’ accomplishments. Reach out to Kim at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you want to submit something.

February is equally busy, starting with Horse Expo Pomona Feb. 3-5. Look for our sales team to be there in force. The hunter/jumper circuit at HITS Coachella is in full swing, highlighted by the Feb. 11 FEI/Longines World Cup jumping class, the final West league qualifier before the Finals in Omaha. Should be exciting! Meanwhile, US Eventing Association Area VI has its annual meeting Feb. 17-19 in Fresno, concurrent with competition at the Fresno County Horse Park. We’ll be there, too, and looking for you!

Happy Riding!

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