November 2017 - Founder's Notes
Written by CRM
Monday, 30 October 2017 20:46

Living in inland San Diego County, I’ve had way too much first-hand experience with wildfires. Even as a seasoned fire veteran, I am heartbroken by the extent of devastation caused by October’s windblown rampages in both ends of the state. Our report details two of what were probably hundreds of evacuations, all of them executed by brave, selfless members of our equestrian community – not to mention some non-horsey people who said yes when a horse was handed to them in an Albertson’s parking lot in Orange County!

Hopefully we can all now turn our attention to the many things we can still be thankful for as Thanksgiving approaches. Namely, the huge number of people and horses who survived. See The Gallop for a list of some of the many ways to help those affected by these terrible fires.

Meanwhile, there’s good news to celebrate. Elvenstar’s Caracas 89 beat a 27-pound tumor to carry riders to first in the USEF Talent Search West (Halie Robinson) and third in the East Coast edition (Taylor Griffiths). Cavalia returns to California this month, the West Coast gets a new 2* jumping show as an addition to the Split Rock Jumping Tour next fall and Jamie Barge, Mandy Porter, Jenni McAllister and Richard Spooner are burning it up on the World Cup Jumping West League. Excited to see them all at the Las Vegas National leg of the league this month.

Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Happy Riding!

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