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March 2018 - The Gallop: Electronic Logging Device
Written by Kim F. Miller
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 23:11
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New commercial transportation safety mandate to be implemented April 1 amid continuing horse owners’ confusion.

by Kim F. Miller

"If you’re not a little confused, you’re not thinking clearly.”

Absorb this quote from a wise graduation speaker and take a deep breath before attempting to figure out whether the “electronic logging device” regulations apply to you. If you never haul your own or somebody else’s horse, you can stop reading now. If you occasionally haul your own or somebody else’s horses, but never for a fee and not in pursuit of prize money, you can pretty safely stop reading. Everyone else: better keep reading.

March 2018 - Classic Equine Equipment
Written by Kim F. Miller
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 23:07
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Gorgeous, durable stalls only scratch the surface of company’s broad and ever-evolving line of horse keeping equipment.

by Kim F. Miller

From rubber barn aisle pavers to powerful yet safe barn fans, Classic Equine Equipment has an inventory that extends far beyond the gorgeous stalls that it’s most famous for. Over its 27 years, the company has earned loyal clients and a growing fan base among horse owners who prioritize safety and smooth stable workflow wrapped in an elegant, durable package, no matter the price point. Clientele ranges from owners of Miniature Horses and Draft breeds to a few zoo animals.

March 2018 - Fashion, Fittings & Fun
Written by Kim F. Miller
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 23:02
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Ella & Schatzi Biernat at Horse And Rider Boutique's new Del Mar location.

Horse And Rider Boutique adds a Del Mar showroom and shop.

by Kim F. Miller

Barbara Biernat was not expecting walk-by business when she opened Horse And Rider Boutique’s first showroom in San Diego County’s Del Mar. When a passerby purchased two pairs of shoes within two hours of opening the doors to the public, the dressage apparel maven thought otherwise. But even if walk-in business pleasantly surprises her, she’ll continue to focus on what’s made her mobile business highly sought: outfitting equestrians in the finest European brands and providing highly personalized service.

March 2018 - USHJA Gold Star Clinic: First Person
Written by Kate Abajian
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 22:53
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Grateful for the opportunity to become a better & more knowledgeable horseman.

by Kate Abajian

The United States Hunter Jumper Association’s Gold Star Clinic was overall an outstanding experience that I would highly recommend to anyone who has the desire to improve their riding and horsemanship. I cannot thank USHJA and the Emerging Rider Task Force enough for taking the time and energy to put together such an amazing learning experience.

March 2018 - West Palm Events Update
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 22:45
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Hunter/jumper show venue shake-up in Paso Robles & new home for NorCal Finals.

West Palms Events Management is moving its late spring and fall hunter/jumper shows to Twin Rivers Ranch Horse Park in Paso Robles. The well-reviewed competitions were launched at the Paso Robles Horse Park a few years ago. That venue will now host its own rated show, the Rosé In May, May 17-20, the weekend preceding the first WPE show at “Twin,” as the eventers most familiar with the venue call it.

March 2018 - A Master In Our Midst
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 22:38
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Johann Hinnemann.

Johann Hinnemann says submission is always the goal during the Adequan®/USDF FEI Level Trainers Conference.

It was family reunion time for some of the superstar participants in the Adequan®/USDF FEI Level Trainers Conference with German master Johann Hinnemann. As demo riders in the Feb. 6-7 event at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Steffen Peters and Kathleen Raine reunited with Johann, who was instrumental in their careers. The same is true of USEF Young Horse Coach Christine Traurig, who assisted throughout the session.

March 2018 - Monterey Horse Park Dream is No More
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 22:35
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Board of directors informs supporters that 15-year effort is finished.

The Monterey Horse Park Board of Directors would like to thank you for being a steadfast and longtime supporter of the MHP. Your hard work and dedication has been a mainstay of our shared dream.

For over 15 years we have worked together to make the dream of building a world class equestrian venue on the former Fort Ord a reality.

February 2018 - Wildflower Farm & Fortuna Del Charro
Written by Photos courtesy of Erin Lane Luth and Erin Perryman Photography
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 21:48
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Excelling under new ownership, two high-end stables create their own “happy place” for horses and riders.

Photos courtesy of Erin Lane Luth and Erin Perryman Photography

Olympian Guenter Seidel’s relocation to Wildflower Farm in Encinitas is not the only hot development at the first-class training and boarding facility; since purchasing the already beautiful eight-acre property a year ago, Alan Smith has implemented physical upgrades and inspired attitude adjustments that almost seemed too good to be true when he first spoke of them.


February 2018 - Lessons From The Fire
Written by by Susan Friend LeTourneur
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 21:41
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Veteran trainer shares preparation, evacuation & shelter-in-place strategies.

by Susan Friend LeTourneur

It is inevitable. If you live in the foothills or mountains in Southern California, at one time or another, you will be faced with fire. One can only hope it is not on a windy night and you have plenty of time to implement your evacuation plan. We have a good one (see below for more details).


February 2018 - Share Your Opinion!
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 21:38
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American Horse Publications launches fourth Equine Industry Survey, sponsored by Zoetis.

American Horse Publications (AHP) launched its fourth Equine Industry Survey at Horse owners who live in the United States, are 18 years of age and older, and who currently own or manage at least one horse are invited to complete the survey by April 1, 2018.

January 2018 - Making Miracles
Written by by Brooke Goddard
Saturday, 30 December 2017 00:35
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The equestrian community came together and saved horses during the Creek Fire.

by Brooke Goddard

Gail Thackray was jolted awake by a big flash of light Tuesday, December 5. It was her mother, who lives with her in the Los Angeles area’s Lake View Terrace, calling from her cell phone from the adjacent house. Their ranch was on fire, and they had to quickly decide what to take with them – photos, records or pets.


March 2018 - Cheval Insurance Services
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 23:05
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Founder’s experience with insurance and horses brings many benefits to clients.

In the changing marketplace for equestrian, sports and recreational insurance, you need to keep your options open.  There are only so many carriers who write the coverages for your business and they are constantly changing their rates, their representatives and their underwriting requirements. Cheval Insurance is here to help you stay on top of the market.


March 2018 - The Gold Star Clinic
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 22:56
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New clinic was a golden opportunity for jumping athletes on the Emerging Jumper Rider Pathway.

After three days of intensive flatwork, gymnastics and jumping exercises, along with numerous unmounted educational sessions and stable management work, riders at the USHJA Gold Star Clinic - West put what they learned all week to the test in the final day’s modified Nations Cup competition at HITS Desert Horse Park Jan. 21 in Thermal. Chef d’Equipe Rich Fellers’ team of Alyce Bittar, 16, Clea Caddell, 12, and Maud Christal, 12, came out on top with a total of 8 faults.

Amateur jumper rider Lauren Craft more than holds her own among the talented young riders.

Days started early and were chock full of learning in & out of the saddle.


March 2018 - Horse People: Trent McGee
Written by Kim F. Miller
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 22:50
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photo: Kim F. Miller

Fifteen-year-old embodies the term “student of the sport.”

by Kim F. Miller

Horseracing was Trent McGee’s first addiction. At 6, his dad took him to the Santa Anita Racetrack where, “I fell in love with the horses,” the 15-year-old recounts. ”They were so amazing and I immediately wanted to do that.” Weekend trips back to the track were a frequent family outing after that.

For his seventh birthday, Jason and Dolores McGee arranged riding lessons for their son. They started at the Traditional Equitation School at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, where instructor Caitlin Steimle suggested Trent check out a Grand Prix competition at the facility to “see if you like it.”


March 2018 -Season Preview
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 22:42
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New FEI 3* jumping, March 31, highlights Blenheim EquiSport’s spring season in Southern California.

Blenheim EquiSports’ six-week Spring Series starts March 21 and is highlighted by the Spring Classic II, March 27-31, and its exciting new designation as an FEI CSI-3* jumping competition. That means several FEI-sanctioned classes culminating with a 1.5M $80,000 Grand Prix on Saturday, March 31 on the Oaks International Grand Prix field. Compared to the East Coast, FEI classes have been few and far between out West. This addition is a big boost to riders aspiring to rack up ranking points without leaving home, not to mention fans of top sport.

March 2018 - Horse Source
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 22:36
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Natasha Traurig to head up the Neil Jones Equestrian USA-West Team.

The new year is well underway for Neil Jones Equestrian USA. The European business, established over two decades ago, began to bring a selection of quality show horses to North America in 2016, and has now established two bases in the States. With satisfied customers on both sides of the water, and a client base on both the East and West coasts, Jones continues to offer a group of 20 or more sale horses on this side of the pond.

February 2018 - The Gallop: Temecula Valley National Horse Show
Written by by Kim F. Miller
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 21:58
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Veteran show jumpers realize their wish list in launch of new hunter/jumper series at Galway Downs this April.

by Kim F. Miller

International show jumper Ali Nilforushan is a go big or go home kind of guy. The 2000 Olympian and 2006 World Cup Finalist has long wanted to elevate the caliber of West Coast competition and he and his wife and fellow pro rider Francie are putting their ideas to action with the inaugural Temecula Valley National Horse Show. The three-week, top USEF rated hunter/jumper series debuts April 17-22, then resumes with back-to-back weeks May 22-June 3, all at Galway Downs in Temecula.

February 2018 - Peter Grant Clinic
Written by by Ginger Freeman
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 21:46
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Understanding course design is key to horse and rider progression.

by Ginger Freeman

Along with several other riders from Shady Lane Farm, I took a day off from riding to learn from Canadian FEI course designer, Peter Grant, in early December.

Understanding the dynamic and technical aspects of course design is essential to achieve effortless beauty on course. Peter’s in-depth description and hands-on activities about course design gave me a different perspective on show jumping and some helpful hints of what to focus on while practicing at home to achieve success on course.


February 2018 - Les Talents Hermès
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 21:40
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New equitation class with Paris perk for high scorer and their trainer.

Sonoma Horse Park introduces Les Talents Hermès, a unique equitation competition offering three separate sections: 3’3”, 3’ and Pony. Les Talents Hermès will take place on September 22- 23 at SHP Season Finale. Each section features one round on Saturday and one round and a work-off on Sunday. A welcome dinner and draw for order of go will be hosted in the VIP on Friday, September 21.


January 2018 - The Gallop: Fires Everywhere
Written by by Kim F. Miller
Saturday, 30 December 2017 00:38
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Fires, heroic efforts and boundless generosity spread with equal speed.

by Kim F. Miller

The scope of December’s fires has been matched by the scope of generosity toward its victims. “We are so inundated with people who are looking to donate,” says Stacy Kendall, founder of the nearly 12,000-member Facebook group, Southern California Equine Emergency Evacuation. “In eight years of doing this group and for the 30 years being a member of this community, I have never experienced anything like it.”


January 2018 - A Horseman at the Helm
Written by by Kim F. Miller • photos by Philip D. Klipa Photography • produced by Alicia Anthony & Julie Conner-Daniels
Saturday, 30 December 2017 00:30
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New year brings a new owner and approach to the newly christened Hansen Dam Horse Park.

by Kim F. Miller • photos by Philip D. Klipa Photography • produced by Alicia Anthony & Julie Conner-Daniels

Hansen Dam Horse Park has many obvious attributes. Thirty-eight acres, ample stabling and arenas and access to the sprawling Hansen Dam Recreation Area are a few of those. Between thriving training businesses, an active Riding School and a full calendar of equestrian competition and special events, there’s always something going on yet it never feels busy or crowded. A sense of peace and space distinguishes the San Fernando Valley facility that is bordered by the San Gabriel and Verdugo mountains.


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