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California Breeders Jump on the Jaguar Foal Train

More and more breeders find BWP Stallion Jaguar Van Paemel to be a perfect cross for their mares by Cheryl Erpelding When equestrian and stunt driver Prestin Persson’s barn manager said her mare had foaled,

Hilltop Welcomes New Homebred to the Stallion Line-Up

The Hilltop Farm stallion line-up offers breeders a large stallion line-up comprised of both Hilltop-owned stallions, international stallions, and Guest Stallions, allowing us to provide the diversity needed to complement the needs of many different

Hyperion Stud Global Equine Experience

by Vicky Castegren When we began, our mission was to bridge the gap between the European and the American equestrian market through breeding and sport horse development. In particular, to produce and acquire stallions and

Blue Moon Stables Offers Versatility with Quidam’s Pleasure

Quidam’s Pleasure is an exciting up and coming son of the Legendary stallion For Pleasure. His pedigree reads like a who’s who of only the best showjumping sires and stallion nicks, with Quidam de Revel,

Home of the Warmblood Horse in Canada – Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association

In 1988 when the Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association was first conceived there were relatively few Warmbloods in Canada and even fewer breeding stallions. So how did the Warmblood horse, a horse that is indigenous

Introducing What About Jack

With one set of foals on the ground and limited showing, this is the stallion to watch! Introducing What About Jack, a stunning well-bred athletic young stallion. With his impressive lineage, a lovely and successful

The North American Studbook

The North American Studbook (NAS) was established in 2009 to support North American sport horse breeders in the domestic and international marketplace. It is a full member of the World Breeding Federation of Sport Horses

The 2024 Stallion Collection at Iron Spring Farm

The sons and daughters of the Iron Spring Farm stallions brought home championships and impressive scores in 2023. From the Cum Laude daughter who received a 95 at the KWPN Central Keuring, to the Kaiman

7 Tips to Name Your Foal in 2024

by Matt Johnson, Equine Facility Design Welcoming a new foal into the world is a thrilling journey cherished by every horse owner. With the 2024 foaling season around the corner, breeders anticipate one of most

Evaluating Equine Semen Quality

by Staff Writer The evaluation of equine semen quality is a pivotal aspect of equine reproductive management that significantly influences breeding success. Whether for natural breeding or assisted reproductive techniques like artificial insemination, a meticulous

Stepping Back, But Not Stepping Away

Peggy Fackrell is semi-retiring and Brian “Milky” Wallace is the new owner/manager of the Beach Party. Nothing will change and Brian will be terrific to carry it on.

Exceptional Care for Exceptional Athletes

Conejo Valley Equine is excited to announce a new rehabilitation and conditioning center located at Whitethorne Ranch in Somis, California. Having served Ventura and Northern Los Angeles Counties since 1958 as a 5 doctor equine

Equine Event Services – Premier Equestrian Show Facility in San Diego County is Now Open

Equine Event Services is thrilled to announce the grand opening of the long-awaited Dianne Jacobs Equestrian Park, now under their expert management. This brand-new, state-of-the-art facility, spanning 14 acres, is set to redefine the standards

IEHJA Celebrates Riders at the 2023 Fall Festival Year End Show

by Patti Schooley • photos by Tina Fitch Photography & Nicole Lear-Helms Galway Downs again provided the backdrop for IEHJA’s Fall Festival. The facilities’ two main arenas were festively decorated in fall colors with pumpkins

Plan Your 2024 Show Season at Blenheim EquiSports

courtesy of Blenheim EquiSports With a full line-up of competition offerings and a location just minutes from the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, Blenheim EquiSports is the ideal equestrian “showcation” destination! In 2024, Blenheim EquiSports

Understanding Equine Muscle Fiber Types

by Staff Writer In the world of equine athleticism, the performance of horses is intricately linked to the composition of their muscle fibers. Equine muscle fiber types play a pivotal role in determining the horse’s

Retirement Options for Your Horse

by Staff Writer As horses age or face health challenges that limit their ability to perform, the question of retirement becomes a significant consideration for horse owners. Choosing the right retirement option is crucial to

Embrace the Chill

by Staff Writer As winter blankets the landscape in a layer of frost, equestrians may find themselves facing the challenge of maintaining motivation for riding. The colder temperatures, shorter days, and sometimes adverse weather conditions

How to Heal Pink Eye in Horses

courtesy of Vetericyn Animal Wellness Horses are known for their big, beautiful eyes. Shiny, soulful, each pair unique to the horse in question. Looking into your horse’s eyes is how you connect with them, how

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