September 2016 - My Thoroughbred Makeover
Written by Emily Flaxman
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 20:24

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 - Riding a Fantasy Lipizzan
Written by Susanne Desai
Sunday, 31 July 2016 17:33

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.

August 2016 - CPHA Spotlight: Beverly Jovais & Chestnut Hill, LLC
Written by Kim F. Miller
Sunday, 31 July 2016 17:35

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.

July 2016 - CPHA Spotlight: Karli Postel
Written by Kim F. Miller
Friday, 01 July 2016 02:32

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.

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