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Desert International Horse Park Announces 2024/2025 Desert Dressage Schedule

article provided by Desert International Horse Park Following another great season, dressage will make a return to the desert for the 2024/2025 edition of Desert Dressage. Featuring two weeks of CDI Dressage World Cup Qualifying

Finish Line® Horse Products: Bringing Horsemen Exceptional Equine Supplements and Healthcare Products since 1975

by Cheryl Erpelding Heading towards their 50th anniversary of serving horsemen from all disciplines, Finish Line® Horse Products, Inc. is not slowing down their passion, their company growth, and their commitment to providing the best

North Coast Barns: “Service First” Is Our Guarantee!

North Coast Barns is family-owned and operated since 1992! Always the same name, always the same people. Consistency is the key to our success! From simple beginnings, our company has produced modular agricultural buildings and

Kevin McGinn: Importing Top Irish Horses & Ponies for California Riders

by Cheryl Erpelding Los Angeles-based trainer Kevin McGinn entered the horse business here in California in 1990. What began as a part-time instructor’s gig at T.E.S. riding school at the LA Equestrian Center, soon turned

Famous Footing Guy — Karsten Koch

provided courtesy of Galway Downs Equestrian Olympic riders and horses are not the only equestrian celebrities to frequent Galway Downs. Galway Downs’ arenas have improved dramatically thanks to the influence of one of the world’s

Keeping Dust Down in Your Horse Arena

by Staff Writer Maintaining a dust-free environment in your horse arena is crucial for the well-being of both horses and riders. Dust particles not only pose respiratory health risks but also impact visibility and overall

Equine Facilities: Stall Barn Design Construction

by Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky • courtesy of eXtension The construction of your facility should be conducive to the safety and welfare of your clientele, employees, and animals. Several things need to be protected

Tips for Foaling Season: Preparing for Your New Foal

courtesy of Farnam’s Stable Talk Your new foal is due soon! Prepare ahead of time so you’re ready and know what to expect with the foal’s arrival. You’ll want to: • Make the property safe and

Getting An Orphan Foal To Nurse An Immediate Need

courtesy of Oklahoma State University An orphan foal still needs another mare or a person to provide milk and care, especially during the first vital days of life. “The most immediate need for foals orphaned

World Cup ends in Tragedy

California’s Jill Humphrey and Skylar Wireman both had great starts in the World Cup last month in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, along with fellow American Kent Farrington of Wellington, FL who placed fourth overall. All was

The Ultimate Guide to Buying Equestrian Property: A Haven for Horse Enthusiasts

by Staff Writer When it comes to pursuing a passion for horses, there is nothing quite like owning equestrian property. Imagine waking up every day to the sight of majestic horses grazing peacefully on your

Navigating the Process of Selling Horse Property

by Staff Writer Selling a horse property can be a significant undertaking, requiring careful planning, preparation, and consideration of various factors. Whether you’re transitioning to a new equestrian facility, downsizing your operations, or moving on

When It’s Smarter to Sell Your Old Home Before Buying a New One

courtesy of Realtor.com If you own a home but are ready to move onto a bigger and better abode, one of the most important questions to ponder before you embark on this transition is this:

The Path to a Career in the Equine Media Industry Begins Here

Apply for the 2024 AHP Equine Media Student Award and start paving the way to the career of your future. Applications Due January 30, 2024 High school seniors and undergraduate college students under 25 are

Applications Open for 2023 Marshall & Sterling Insurance/USHJA National Championships at the Las Vegas National CSI4*-W

Las Vegas, Nev.—Aug. 7, 2023—The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association is pleased to open applications for the 2023 Marshall & Sterling Insurance/USHJA National Championships at The Las Vegas National CSI4*-W, November 13-19, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Marshall & Sterling Insurance/USHJA National Championships

Returning to Las Vegas November 13-19, 2023, the Marshall & Sterling Insurance/USHJA National Championships will feature National Hunter Championships for Amateur Owner Hunters, Junior Hunters, Pony Hunters, Green Hunters, Adult Amateur Hunters and Children’s Hunters. They will

Two Exceptional Southern California Horse Properties offered by Sean Caddell

by Cheryl Erpelding Horse property in Southern California is a horseman’s dream for many of us. Amazing weather and a year-long showing season are what many of us long for. A chance to own two

Four inspiring Melbourne Cup stories

The Melbourne Cup is one of the most popular horse races in the world. But in Australia, it is certainly the most famous of all. It is held on the first Tuesday of November every

After You Sell Your House, Make Sure You Do These Things

courtesy of Realtor.com Once you close on your home sale, you can walk away and celebrate, right? Well, not exactly! After you sell your house, you certainly should celebrate, but you have more things to

Insider Secrets to Making Your Listing Photos Shine

courtesy of Realtor.com If you’re listing your home for sale, your goal is to make it a “thumb-stopper”—the listing that makes a buyer slow down, take a good look and read about how fabulous it

Managing Established Horse Pastures

courtesy of University of Minnesota Extension The best way to make your pasture more productive is to divide your pasture area into a few small paddocks. Horse’s are selective grazers. They tend to eat the forage

HITS Del Mar Launches New Website and Email List Ahead of Grand Opening

HITS Del Mar is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, where exhibitors and community members alike can find updates on this summer’s upcoming horse shows along with prize lists, venue rentals, and

Kristina Novak Establishes Monument Global Estates

by Cheryl Erpelding Life-long horsewoman, Kristina Novak has been a successful realtor in Southern California for 35 years and has recently launched Monument Global Estates to better serve her growing real estate business.

Sycamore Trails is Thankfully Saved from Bulldozer!

Longtime horse lovers preserve the horse lifestyle for many in Orange County by Cheryl Erpelding Last year, long-time equestrian enthusiast Denise Haunert-Marshall and her husband Tim Marshall grew concerned about the growing trend of Southern

7 Best Practices To Keep Your Horse Healthy And Happy

Owning a horse is a big responsibility. Not only do you have to provide them with basic needs such as food, water, and shelter, but it’s also essential to maintain their overall health and well-being.

Trent McGee and Boucherom Return to Winner’s Circle in $25,000 Blenheim Fall Tournament Grand Prix

by Emily Randolph • photos: McCool Photography Trent McGee and Boucherom led the victory gallop at Blenheim EquiSports for the third time in six months on Saturday, September 17, this time after topping the $25,000

Make Your Reservations TODAY for National Sunshine Series at Desert International Horse Park

Thermal, Calif. –  Weekly stall reservations and entries are officially open and ready for submission for the National Sunshine Series, taking place November 2-13, 2022.  Stall reservations can be made on the Desert International Horse Park website and

Ag Pass Program for Commercial Cattle and Equestrian Operations

Good morning.  I’m pleased to share that an Ag Pass program was approved by the Board of Supervisors yesterday.  During a wildfire or other disaster, the Ag Pass allows commercial livestock or agriculture operators access

Local Riders Go To Championships West 2022

We’re “The NEW” So Cal Region of the United States Pony Club ALL AGES (kids & adults now) ALL DISCIPLINES (11 different equestrian sports recognized by USPC) ALL SIZES (horses or ponies) ALL LEVELS (from

Dressage Returns to the Historic Earl Warren Showgrounds, Showcasing a Display of Beauty and Precision to the Santa Barbara Community

WHAT: CDS/USDF/USEF Rated Summer Show will take place on August 20-21, 2022 at the Earl Warren Showgrounds. The show is rated by the United States Equestrian Federation, the California Dressage Society, and the United States