September 2015 - Eight Amazing Days

It was “Right On!” for the Special Olympics World Games with Ride On taking the reins.

by Kim F. Miller • photos by Kristin Lee/LA2015

For Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship’s Sara Jones, the prospect of managing the equestrian competition for the Special Olympics World Games transitioned from being “pieces of paper to real people” well before the first of 123 riders, from 35 countries, entered the Equidome at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in late July.

September 2015 - Breeding Excellence

Foals of Distinction and Stallion Prospects named at Oldenburg GOV Mare and Foal Inspection hosted by Hidden Springs Ranch.

Hidden Springs Ranch hosted an extraordinarily successful Oldenburg GOV Mare and Foal Inspection on Aug. 7th. Thirteen foals and five mares were presented for inspection.

Of the nine foals presented by Hidden Springs Ranch, six were named Premium, four Foal of Distinction ribbons were awarded, and three stallion prospects were named.

September 2015 - Bigger & Better

San Diego’s Del Sol Classic keeps upping its game for hunter/jumper competitors.

Now in its eighth year, the Del Sol Classic hunter/jumper show continues to bring more and more fun improvements to set it apart from other shows. This year show manager Mark Conley added an additional prize class – The Tournament of Champions for the hunter divisions. Cross rail; short and long stirrup; green riders; and pony hunters can compete in the four $250 classes. Low children and low adults; regular children and adults; modified and up can compete for the $500 classes.

September 2015 - Rocking Their World

Therapeutic riding star, Red Power, aka “Sam,” builds bridges between different worlds.

by Joell Dunlap • photos by Robyn Peters

If you were asked to physically describe the best horse to use for work with children on the autism spectrum – you almost certainly wouldn’t describe Sam.

September 2015 - Public Welcome!

Ready to meet interesting horses and friendly horse people at Sycamore Trails Stables in San Juan Capistrano. Photo: Bud Bigelow

Orange County enthusiasts score a win for all.

Gotta admit, we thought the Laguna Beach Horse Lovers group would have a tough time topping the public tour they organized in March during the big CDI dressage show at Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano.

That drew a huge crowd whose tour included visits with Steffen Peters and Legolas, show jumpers/event organizers Hilary and Robert Ridland and other equestrian celebrities.

September 2015 - SoCal Wins Pony Club Championship Title

New Briarwood Riding Center Program helps expand USPC Membership.

The United States Pony Club Southern California Regional team won national honors at the United States Pony Club Championship West, held August 6-9 at the Horse Park at Woodside.

Leading the competition wire to wire, the SoCal Beginner Novice eventing team, comprised of four members of the Poway based Briarwood Pony Club Riding Center and one member of the Orange County based Newport Mesa Pony Riding Center, posted the best score in all Pony Club Championship divisions, to bring home the blue ribbon and championship title.

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