Training, Boarding & Buying
October 2016 - My Thoroughbred Makeover
Written by Emily Flaxman
Friday, 30 September 2016 22:25
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Final preparations for KJ for this month’s big event.

by Emily Flaxman

Another month that didn’t go to plan.  Sadly, the show I intended to go to got cancelled at the last minute, which was unfortunate but luckily another local showground announced that they were going to host a show in September so we’ve entered for that instead. This will definitely be our last opportunity before Kentucky though as the show season is winding down for the winter. We’re into the final straight now, with only seven weeks to go until the Oct. 27-30 Thoroughbred Makeover as I write this.

 

 
September 2016 - Candid With Karen
Written by Karen Healey
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 20:30
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This season’s show jumping events pose a great chance to watch and learn, but don’t copy the wrong thing!

by Karen Healey

'Tis the season for great show jumping. The revamped Longines World Cup Jumping NAL league and the third year of the Longines Los Angeles Masters bring increasingly accomplished horses and riders to the West Coast. It’s great news for the sport and it’s a great opportunity to learn by watching, for riders, trainers and fans of any experience level.

 
September 2016 - My Thoroughbred Makeover
Written by Emily Flaxman
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 20:24
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Heartbreaking end to Merlin’s Kentucky quest, but KJ turns a corner in his progress.

by Emily Flaxman

This month it all came crashing down.

I had been feeling so positive and hopeful as things were starting to go in the right direction. Shortly after I submitted my column for last month’s issue, Merlin’s knee swelled up. He wasn’t lame on it and because there was obvious heat we assumed he had bumped it or been kicked by his pasture buddy. So the usual treatment of icing and liniment was started.

 
August 2016 - CPHA Spotlight: Beverly Jovais & Chestnut Hill, LLC
Written by Kim F. Miller
Sunday, 31 July 2016 17:35
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Top NorCal hunter/jumper program offers classic horsemanship and more.

by Kim F. Miller

When East Coaster Beverly Jovais relocated to the West Coast with her husband and three young girls in 1994, she quickly plugged into the Bay Area equestrian community by answering Bitsy Shields’ ad for a one-day-a-week riding instructor. That Friday gig planted the seed for what would become one of Northern California’s top hunter/jumper programs, Chestnut Hill, and enabled Beverly to put her impressive East Coast equestrian education to work in her new location.

 
August 2016 - Riding a Fantasy Lipizzan
Written by Susanne Desai
Sunday, 31 July 2016 17:33
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Ancient breed makes a great partner for modern disciplines.

by Susanne Desai for the Lipizzan Association of North America

For years I dreamed of what kind of horse I would get after my beloved Arabian of 36 years finally passed away. I could have purchased a well-trained Warmblood or a valiant Thoroughbred off the track here in Del Mar, but I decided to get a Lipizzan after finding him online.

 
July 2016 - CPHA Spotlight: Karli Postel
Written by Kim F. Miller
Friday, 01 July 2016 02:32
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A young professional by any other name would smell just as sweet.

by Kim F. Miller

Karli Postel has one of the most respected last names in the equestrian industry. But it’s not her name that landed her the plumb post of assistant trainer and barn manager at Cross Creek Farm in Malibu, straight out of college, three years ago.

 
July 2016 - My Thoroughbred Makeover
Written by Emily Flaxman
Friday, 01 July 2016 02:28
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Stifle injury sidelines one candidate, but a “pocket rocket” steps into his shoes on journey from “misfits to real dressage horses.”

by Emily Flaxman

The competition draws closer and that’s forced me to make a tough decision. Louie is not improving at a rate that would lead me to be optimistic about taking him to Kentucky for the Thoroughbred Makeover in October.

 
June 2016 - Change Afoot
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 06:27
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Premier Equestrian discontinues sale and distribution of GGT-Footing

Premier Equestrian, the Official Footing Supplier of the United States Equestrian Federation, is discontinuing the sale and distribution of GGT products. Premier Equestrian’s team of global footing experts provide customers with extensive knowledge of riding surfaces, while always keeping the horse’s well being as the top priority.

 
June 2016 - DVG Show Stables
Written by Cheryl Erpelding
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 06:25
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San Diego training & lesson program expands with Interscholastic Equestrian Association team.

by Cheryl Erpelding

With so many of their junior riders wanting to ride on a college team, Alixe Del Valle Garcia-Falso’s DVG Show Stables started an Interscholastic Equestrian Association team as a bridge to that next level. It is a great addition to her hunter/jumper training program located at Blue Fox Farm in Escondido.

 
June 2016 - Wilmont Farms Welcomes Kelli DiGioia Bautista
Written by Cheryl Erpelding
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 06:19
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Veteran San Juan Capistrano hunter/jumper program keeps pace with demand for quality training.

by Cheryl Erpelding

When trainer Carole Willner-Hansen learned that Kelli DiGioia Bautista was available last November, she approached Kelli about joining her well -established hunter/jumper training business in San Juan Capistrano. Carole, originally from Massachusetts, has been working in Orange County since 1988 and is well respected by her peers.  She was ecstatic to add Kelli to her team. “Kelli is an extremely talented rider and trainer who brings a fresh perspective, great attitude, and a ton of positive energy - the clients love her!”

 
June 2016 - GSDHJA Hosts USHJA Trainer Certification Program
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 06:17
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Educational opportunity to Del Mar Horsepark Oct. 24-25.

The clinic is one of the ways that a trainer can apply to become either a USHJA Certified or Provisional Trainer.

 
May 2016 - Off & Running
Written by Cheryl Erpelding
Saturday, 30 April 2016 19:42
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Jennifer Wooten’s Trinity Eventing is off to a fantastic season.

by Cheryl Erpelding

Since having her first child last July, veteran eventer Jennifer Wooten has been itching to get back onto the competitive circuit. From her training bases in Santa Ynez and Agoura, she is bringing a promising crop of students along with her and her Trinity Eventing team is off to a terrific start this season. Outings at Galway Downs and Twin Rivers last month loaded up the program’s ribbon string with rosettes and more are projected through the year.

 
May 2016 - Tara Bemoll: Bravado Farms
Written by Cheryl Erpelding
Saturday, 30 April 2016 19:31
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Sales, training, horsemanship and success distinguish young professional’s program.

by Cheryl Erpelding

Junior rider Amelia Faircloth was happy to get the ride on a new sale horse in her barn last month. Trainer Tara Bemoll gave her long time student a couple of schools on Stanwick and off to Blenheim’s Spring Classic III they went.

 
May 2016 - My Thoroughbred Makeover: Frustrating Month
Written by Emily Flaxman
Saturday, 30 April 2016 19:24
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Rain, hoof hold-ups and a fixed end-goal date create challenges.

by Emily Flaxman

It’s not been a good month. We have a saying in England, “March - in like a lion, out like a lamb.” And boy, didn’t it just do that.

Starting with 10 solid days of heavy rain, everything got saturated and incredibly muddy. The horses’ hooves never got a chance to fully dry out and I ended up with four of mine suffering abscesses.

 
March 2016 - Hansen Dam Equestrian Center
Written by Kim F. Miller
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 07:37
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Boarding, training and show facility is blossoming with new offerings.

by Kim F. Miller

You could say the Hansen Dam Equestrian Center has been hiding in plain sight. Located within view of the 210 Freeway in Lake View Terrace, the centrally located Los Angeles-area boarding, training and show venue is an equestrian gem that not everybody knows about. That status, however, may not last long as physical upgrades, energized management and marketing and hunter/jumper and new dressage competitions coalesce to capitalize on the property’s many amenities.

 
March 2016 - Sheri Moser & Duncan McIntosh – Edmonton Farms
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 07:35
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Roots & wings rule at hunter/jumper training program.

Sheri Moser and Duncan McIntosh help riders develop roots and horses develop wings. Both are lifelong riders and Sheri earned her rides as a pro, the old school way, by knowing how to take care, from the ground up, from every detail of travel and set up, feeding, cleaning and conditioning of the finest string of Grand Prix Jumpers the West Coast ever had and that won Rob Gage the National Grand Prix Rider of the Year.

 
March 2016 - Mickie Sage & LuckyJack Farm
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 07:29
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Top hunter/jumper trainer brings a bit of the East Coast to West Coast jewel.

Professional rider and hunter/jumper trainer Mickie Sage is living the dream working in a country club setting at the beautiful LuckyJack Farm in Rancho Santa Fe. Last year she found out through some friends that the private facility needed a trainer. Mickie, a certified USHJA trainer, had been running her Mickie Sage Inc. Show Stables in Colorado since 1998. She and her husband, a golf professional for Golf Tec, were ready to say goodbye to cold weather and snowy winters.

 
March 2016 - CPHA Spotlight: Vanessa Brown
Written by Kim F. Miller
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 07:07
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Never a dull day at Derby Lane, a small but influential hunter/jumper program in Northern California.

by Kim F. Miller

This year is shaping up a little differently for trainer Vanessa Brown, yet constants remain in that she and her clients continue to be a force in the hunter, jumper and equitation ranks and she continues as an active contributor to the sport.

 
February 2016 - Megan Gastel: Telesis Equestrian
Written by Sue Schindler
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 06:54
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Eventing trainer celebrates the New Year with a new location and new goals for the show team.

by Sue Schindler

Telesis Equestrian is excited to announce their relocation to beautiful PepperGlen Farm in Horsetown, USA – Norco.

 
January 2016 - Thoroughbred Makeover
Written by Kim F. Miller
Saturday, 02 January 2016 05:09
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Bay Area trainer transforms an ex-racer into top finisher at Kentucky competition.

by Kim F. Miller

Emily Flaxman hopes to “do well by doing good.” The buzz phrase is borrowed from the social enterprise corner of the corporate world, where charitable endeavors are built into business models.

 
January 2016 - Nathalie Manning’s Acorn Farm
Written by CRM
Saturday, 02 January 2016 05:06
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Equestrian legacy continues in young trainer’s successful hunter/jumper program.

The world of equestrian sports rests on its history and tradition. Being a legacy in the world of show jumping, Nathalie Manning strives to maintain the history and tradition her family has created in this industry.

 
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