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November 2016 - Michael Nyuis Scholarship
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 04:02
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Applications open through Dec. 1 for hunter/jumper opportunity’s third year.

The Michael Nyuis Scholarship was created by show organizer West Palms Events to offer recipients the resources to further their training and equestrian education through horse showing. It is named in the memory of West Palms Events’ Dale Harvey’s nephew, who always helped others whenever he had the chance.

November 2016 - Pushing The Edge
Written by Ayden Uhlir
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 03:52
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World Breeding Dressage Championships are an enlightening & encouraging experience.

by Ayden Uhlir

My favorite competition venue has always been Gladstone, NJ, home of the United States Equestrian Team. It doesn’t have the most vendors or the international flare of other locales like the Global Dressage Festival in Florida, but there is something in the peaceful green, the time-worn old bricks and the smell that embraces you like a hug coming from inside.

November 2016 - All About That Bond
Written by Kim F. Miller
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 03:38
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Sydney Callaway’s summer immersion in European horsemanship.

by Kim F. Miller

Young show jumper Sydney Callaway has a solid foundation in the American Forward Riding System, but that alone wasn’t helping her much this past July when she first sat on a 6-year-old mare with virtually no training.

October 2016 - Breeding the Dream
Written by by Jennifer M. Keeler
Saturday, 01 October 2016 05:30
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At California’s idyllic Hidden Springs Ranch, Anita Nardine is pursuing her passion for producing exceptional sport horse athletes.

by Jennifer M. Keeler

"It’s a fantastic feeling when you produce something that you realize has the talent to go all the way.”

October 2016 - We Three Clones
Written by article and photos by Cheryl Erpelding
Saturday, 01 October 2016 05:16
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Clones of Sarah Baldwin’s Pacifico prepare to start showing next year.

article and photos by Cheryl Erpelding

I felt pretty lucky getting to photograph Sarah Baldwin’s three Pacifico clones in 2013 when they were just yearlings. When I got the call to come photograph them as they are now just started under saddle I jumped at the chance.

October 2016 - No Go
Written by CRM
Saturday, 01 October 2016 05:08
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USEF cancels this month’s California Festival Of Champions.

West Coasters were disappointed to learn that the USEF cancelled the phase of the national dressage Festival of Champions that was set to take place at the Paso Robles Horse Park this month.

Here is the association’s explanation, issued Sept. 9:

October 2016 - Collegiate Connection
Written by CRM
Saturday, 01 October 2016 05:03
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High school and college riding associations partner in informational webinars and “Twitter Takeovers.”

The Interscholastic Equestrian Association has partnered with the National Collegiate Equestrian Association, Intercollegiate Horse Show Association and the American National Riding Commission to bring more knowledge to IEA members on how to prepare for college riding through the “Collegiate Connection” education series.

October 2016 - New USHJA President
Written by CRM
Saturday, 01 October 2016 04:52
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Mary Babick elected first new president: takes reins at December Annual Meeting in Palm Springs.

The United States Hunter Jumper Association Board of Directors elected Mary Babick as the next president of the organization, during the Sept. 12 Board of Directors meeting held in Dallas, TX. Babick will take office on Dec. 15, following the final Board of Directors meeting of the USHJA Annual Meeting, which will be held in Palm Springs.

October 2016 - Winter Is Coming
Written by CRM
Saturday, 01 October 2016 04:44
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West Palms Events adds four new shows, in Santa Barbara & Paso Robles.

Inspired to put on a winter circuit for the West Coast, West Palms Events has created a four-week winter circuit beginning in 2017. Part 1 is the Santa Barbara Surfside and Sunshine Classic, Feb.-Mar. 5, 2017 at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club. That’s followed by the Central California Welcome and Spring Classic, Mar. 8-19, 2017 at the Paso Robles Horse Park.

September 2016 - Thirty Years of Schleese
Written by Sabine Schleese
Thursday, 01 September 2016 04:22
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History of saddle maker and fitter illustrates company’s leadership in an evolving field.

by Sabine Schleese - ©2016 All Rights Reserved

We have been blessed. Truly blessed – the statistics state that most businesses barely last the first five years of their existence, and here we are, celebrating 30 years of achievement and success. Although initially it was just Jochen and myself, over the past four decades we have grown globally to employ over 100 people worldwide – supporting 100 families. We have our wonderful and loyal clients to thank; we have our skilled and dedicated staff to thank. But we also have publications such as California Riding Magazine to thank for working with us and being willing to showcase what it is that we do – for the eighth year now.

September 2016 - Omaha Welcomes the World!
Written by CRM
Thursday, 01 September 2016 04:16
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World Cup Finals for jumping and dressage return to the U.S. in March, 2017.

The 2017 FEI World Cup™ Finals, an annual indoor Championship competition for the world’s best jumping and dressage horses and riders, is returning to the U.S. March 29 - April 2, 2017. The red carpet will be rolled out for the world’s elite competitors as they vie for the coveted World Cup titles at the CenturyLink Center in the dynamic Midwestern city of Omaha, Nebraska.


November 2016 - Show Jump City
Written by Pam Maley & Jackie McFarland
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 03:44
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Top horses, riders & fans headed to Las Vegas National Nov. 15-20.

by Pam Maley & Jackie McFarland

With riders hailing from around the world, the star power is building for the Las Vegas National CSI4*-W, and the international West Coast contingent is impressive. From young champion Nayel Nassar, who was brilliant at the Los Angeles Masters, to Olympians Will Simpson, Rich Fellers, Eduardo Menezes, and more, you don’t want to miss the show jumping thrills and adventures that only Las Vegas offers.

October 2016 - The Gallop: Young Jumper Championships
Written by CRM
Saturday, 01 October 2016 05:42
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Free entries and discounted stall fees help Blenheim EquiSports build the sport’s next equine stars.

Supporting up-and-coming talent is essential for the sport to continue to thrive and grow, which is why Blenheim EquiSports is pleased to host the Young Jumper Championships Western League Finals year after year. By offering 14 shows with qualifying classes throughout the season, with no entry fees and discounted stall fees, Blenheim supports the development of these young jumpers.

October 2016 - CPHA Spotlight: Neil Gray, DVM
Written by by Kim F. Miller
Saturday, 01 October 2016 05:24
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Veterinarian straddles two worlds: high performance horses & their hard working counterparts in developing countries.

by Kim F. Miller

Horse ownership on the show circuit and in remote areas of Costa Rica has two things in common.

The first is coffee. Starbucks cups are ever-present among the well-heeled at our carefully-manicured show venues. In much of Costa Rica, coffee is a sustenance crop in which the work of harvesting and transporting the beans falls to the noble equine species.

October 2016 - And, We’re Off!
Written by Esther Hahn
Saturday, 01 October 2016 05:10
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Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping league starts with a win for Karl Cook & Tembla.

by Esther Hahn

The USA’s Karl Cook jumped Tembla to a thrilling win in the $135,600 Longines FEI World Cup™ Qualifier, presented by Noel Asmar, at Langley CSI3*-W. Thunderbird Show Park hosted the first leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League West Coast sub-league on Sunday, Aug. 28.

October 2016 - Celebrity Treatment
Written by by Nan Meek
Saturday, 01 October 2016 05:05
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Odysseo stars enjoy luxurious vacations before their current engagement in San Jose.

by Nan Meek

Back to work after a 10-day vacation: No more lazy days playing in the country, hanging out with friends, soaking up the sunshine. Who enjoys going back to work?

Actually, the equine stars of Odysseo, that’s who.

October 2016 - OC Vaulting Wins Big
Written by by Gibran Stout
Saturday, 01 October 2016 04:58
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Young vaulting club brings home national titles.

by Gibran Stout

Equestrian vaulting club, OC Vaulting, brought home several national titles at the 2016 USEF Vaulting Championships, in Murfreesboro, TN, Aug. 4-7.  While the team practices on several horses, they hauled their team horse, Gigi, (a “PMU” draft cross “baby”) to Tennessee and back to capture these titles.  They swept their division and brought home the Championship titles for Team, Pas de Deux and Individual, all in the trot division.

October 2016 - IEA Zone 10 Report
Written by by Corie Astroth
Saturday, 01 October 2016 04:51
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High school league enables riders to bond over hits and misses.

by Corie Astroth

Interscholastic Equestrian Association competition gives riders the opportunity to participate in horse shows at a discounted rate compared to rated shows, and because of this, some riders every year experience their first horse show through IEA. During my first season of IEA, in my last year of middle school, I was one of those riders.

September 2016 - The Gallop: Stepping Up
Written by Kim F. Miller
Thursday, 01 September 2016 04:42
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Valley Center family takes in a neglected mare and winds up helping much more than the horse.

Unlike Rhett Butler in Gone With The Wind, Rhiannon Huppert did give a damn about Scarlett. That’s the Paint mare she saw appear last December in a pasture near her home in an unincorporated part of San Diego County’s Valley Center.

September 2016 - Elite Jumping Headed to Arena Near You!
Written by CRM
Thursday, 01 September 2016 04:19
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Longines returns top flight show jumping events to the West Coast.

Great show jumping is headed West, thanks to the return of the Longines LA Masters and the second year of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League.

Set for Sept. 29-Oct. 2, the Longines Masters Los Angeles returns to Southern California for its third year, this time at the Long Beach Convention Center, rather than downtown Los Angeles.

September 2016 - CPHA Spotlight: Medal Season Underway
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 21:26
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Ransome Rombauer and Kacie Doyle rock the Junior and Amateur Hunt Seat Medal Finals.

As the first medal final of the season, the California Professional Horsemens Association Junior and Amateur Hunt Seat Medal Finals set the stage for top notch competition. Paul Bennett, CPHA Awards Coordinator, dressed up the indoor with a stunning display of ribbons, sashes and more, enhancing the championship experience. As host of this annual tradition, Blenheim EquiSports held the class in the Blenheim Farms Indoor Arena, the home of ACE Equestrian and the Cotton family.

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