April 2017 - Caspian Stables
Written by by Kim F. Miller
Friday, 31 March 2017 03:21

Match-making is a key to success at the Ardalan family’s breeding, training, importing and sales business.

by Kim F. Miller

The Ardalan family’s Caspian Stables is a major source of jumpers for every level of the sport. Patriarch Arsia and daughter Tara are busy and familiar riders on the West Coast circuit and go-tos for professionals and amateurs looking for quality horses, from prospects to Grand Prix mounts. Through breeding, training and importing, the program based in San Diego County’s Valley Center prides itself on having a horse for virtually any rider at any given time.

 
January 2017 - Coming Full Circle
Written by Kim F. Miller
Friday, 30 December 2016 02:14

Joie Gatlin & Morley Abey Show Jumping come “home” to San Juan Capistrano set to soar higher than ever.

by Kim F. Miller

Show jumper Joie Gatlin got an unusually nice birthday gift this past November. That’s when she and her husband and partner Morley Abey got the call from two longtime clients to say they had just closed their purchase of the equestrian property and facilities at The Oaks in San Juan Capistrano.

 
April 2017 - Horse People: Tina DiLandri Yates
Written by Kim F. Miller
Friday, 31 March 2017 03:15

Young show jumper rides high on her return to the West Coast.

by Kim F. Miller

I’m a bit on cloud 9,” said Tina DiLandri Yates of her third place finish in last November’s Longines FEI World Cup™ class in Las Vegas aboard Zelote VDL. She went to Vegas without expectations about her placement, but wound up at the winners’ press conference after giving German veteran Christian Heineking, the victor, and Mexican Olympian Enrique Gonzales a run for their money in the jump-off.

 
January 2017 - The Power Of Patience
Written by Wendy Lee Thompson
Friday, 30 December 2016 02:11

A project horse becomes a graduate course in horsemanship for San Diego trainer.

by Wendy Lee Thompson

To an outsider, Simpatica 33’s fourth-place finish in her first Grand Prix, the  $24,500 Del Mar Finale Prix in October, might have looked like an overnight sensation. But the 10-year-old mare’s story is anything but. In fact, her five-year journey to the Grand Prix ring has been a graduate course in horsemanship for veteran trainer Wendy Lee Thompson of Coastline Hunters & Jumpers.

Here’s their story…

 
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