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

Weaning Your Foal

by Tom Lenz, DVM, MS, DACT • courtesy of AAEP Weaning is usually done somewhere between 4 and 7 months of age, although some ranches leave their foals on the mares a bit longer.

Euthanasia: The Most Difficult Decision

courtesy of AAEP Difficult though it may be to contemplate, there may come a time when, for humane or other reasons, you need to consider euthanasia for your horse. Choosing whether, or when, to end

Basics of Effective Horse Fencing

courtesy of eXtension Whether it’s a backyard pen for a single horse or a large equestrian center, a well-designed and maintained fence is an asset. While many people marvel at the appearance of attractive fences

Horse Management During Wet Weather

courtesy of PennState Extension Unfortunately for the horse owner, persistent and large amounts of rainfall can create challenges for equine care and have negative effects on your horse’s overall health.

Nurturing Healthy Growth

by Staff Writer Maintaining impeccable hoof health for your horse goes beyond merely impressing dashing farriers and sparking envy among your fellow equestrians. It’s an investment in your horse’s overall well-being and fitness.

My OTTB Love Story – Overcoming Fears, Injuries and Other Obstacles To Form an Unbroken Bond

by Patti Schooley I was sixty when I decided to buy a Thoroughbred as my next horse. I had always dreamed of owning one and to me a Thoroughbred was the pinnacle of the horse

How Grooming Your Horse Helps Coat Health

courtesy of Vetericyn Animal Wellness Not only does grooming your horse help them look beautiful, but it can also help their coat health! Plus, a groomed horse is a happy horse. Whether it’s summertime and

History of the Horseshoe

by Staff Writer The horseshoe, an iconic emblem recognized worldwide, holds a place of distinction. Be it among equestrians or those distant from the equine realm, its identity requires just a fleeting moment to discern.

From Ordinary to Extraordinary

by Staff Writer Each horse’s mane and tail bear unique significance, fulfilling essential roles. A mane offers warmth to the neck during chilly weather and deters flies. Conversely, a tail serves as a tool for

Hair Loss

by Susan L. White, DVM, MS, DACIVM • courtesy of AAEP Hair loss in the horse can be caused by something simple, such as environment and temperature, or it can be caused by an infectious

State-of-the-art Dressage Facility in Beautiful Chino Hills

by Pam Stein Moeck • photos: Terri Miller Photography When speaking to new owner Liz Jenkins about her incredible property PI Equestrian Center in Chino Hills I asked her, “Did you always dream of having

Horses Living Large in Idyllic Setting on the Central Coast – Breeding, Training, Boarding & Retirement offered at Asunción Valley Farm

by Cheryl Erpelding Letting horses live like horses, was Lori Johnston’s primary goal when she began designing her beautiful sporthorse farm in 2014. Too many horses in California only live in stalls or small paddocks

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 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 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

The 98th Santa Barbara Fiesta Stock Horse Show and Rodeo Returns to the Historic Earl Warren Showgrounds, Promising Spectacular Performances and Plenty of Fun

WHAT: For the 98th year, the Santa Barbara Fiesta Stock Horse Show and Rodeo at the Earl Warren Showgrounds kicks off August 4, 2022. The event will bring together the best horsemen and women from

Santa Barbara National Horse Show Grand Prix and Wrap Up

Zacko Hardin riding Caracas was the winner of the $10,000 Grand Prix at the Santa Barbara National Horse Show at Earl Warren Showgrounds. Twenty three riders competed in this year’s Santa Barbara Grand Prix. The