Classic Equine – A Tradition of Excellence in Barn Design and Function

by Cheryl Erpelding In 2023, Classic Equine continues to set the highest standards of excellence in helping their customers create beautiful and functional environments for their beloved equines. Working side by side with barn builders,

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

Horse Insect Defense Supplements

courtesy of SmartPak Insect defense supplements are daily, feed-through formulas that help deter pesky insects. These formulas commonly include garlic, apple cider vinegar, and brewer’s yeast to deter biting insects. Why Are Insect Defense Supplements

Rebecca Rigdon-Blake and Jagger – CDS 2022 Horse of the Year – Prix St. Georges

by Cheryl Erpelding When Rebecca Rigdon-Blake found Jagger, as a 4 year old, he was 16.1 hands high. He eventually grew to an impressive 17.3 hands and has been living up to the huge potential

Spring Horse Care

Management Strategies to Get Your Horse Ready for the New Season by Dr. Lydia Gray • courtesy of SmartPak Houses get a spring cleaning, cars get a spring tune-up . . . why shouldn’t horses

Love Stories: Why I Own an Off the Track Thoroughbred

IEHJA has partnered with Santa Anita Park to promote the versatility of the Thoroughbred horse specifically focusing on second careers for retired racehorses. Known as off the track thoroughbreds or OTTB’s these horses can and

It Was a Blast!

The Santa Barbara County Chapter of the California Dressage Society celebrated chapter members’ 2022 accomplishments with a beautiful luncheon on the outdoor patio at Convivo Restaurant at the Santa Barbara Inn. Lovely flower arrangements were

Kent Farrington and Orafina are Untouchable in $226,000 Adequan® CSI4* Grand Prix

by Tori Bilas • photos: High Desert Sport Photo Kent Farrington’s (USA) cross-country trip to the Desert International Horse Park (DIHP) paid off in spades Sunday afternoon as he and Orafina took top call in

Risk-based Vaccines: Does Your Horse Need Them?

courtesy of PennState Extension Determining which vaccines your horse should have is not always simple, particularly when talking about risk-based vaccines. It is important to work with your veterinarian to determine the vaccines needed for

Prevalent Parasites: Common Types of Equine Internal Parasites

courtesy of PennState Extension There are many species of internal parasites that affect horses. Knowing common types of internal parasites and the symptoms caused by infestation is important when creating a deworming plan and strategy

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

Cold Weather Colic in Horses

courtesy of Pet Talk Cold winds and changing winter weather may not seem like contributing factors for equine colic.  However, these conditions can foster changes in routine and eating habits that may affect the well

Understanding a Hay Analysis

courtesy of PennState Extension Interpreting a hay analysis and figuring out the amount of nutrients in hay is important for horse owners. The Importance Of Testing Your Hay

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

HITS Expands Plans for Del Mark Showpark in 2023

HITS LLC is thrilled to be returning to the West Coast to take over the management of the famed Del Mar Showpark. Located just 25 minutes north of San Diego, this premier facility will once

The Santa Barbara National Horse Show’s Hunter Jumper Week Returns to The Earl Warren Showgrounds for the 102nd Year

Celebrating the Area’s Deep Equestrian Heritage & History WHAT: Now in its 102nd year, the Santa Barbara National Horse Show at The Earl Warren Showgrounds kicks off Hunter Jumper Week on July 13, 2022. This

The Most Popular Jockeys of All Time

Since the earliest civilizations, humans have engaged in the sport of horse racing. The history of the game can be traced back to Ancient Egypt and Greece. Throughout history, the sport remained massively popular, reaching

3 famous Triple Crown winners

Horse racing is popular in many countries of the world, but in the USA and UK people share a different level of enthusiasm for the sport. The Americans have the Breeders Cup, Preakness Stakes, Kentucky

Three great Irish moments in the Grand National 

There is no greater pleasure for a racing enthusiast than seeing their favourite horse win a famous race. This is especially true when they have also created a stake in the race through sports betting.


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Vetericyn® Animal Wellness Invests in Rodeo Athlete Ambassador Team

Vetericyn® Animal Wellness Invests in Rodeo Athlete Ambassador Team with the purpose to educating animal owners and improve the lives of animals with innovative animal health solutions. RIALTO, CA – April 20, 2022 – Vetericyn,

Las Vegas Bound? The Terri Gamboa Team is Ready to Help You!

provided by Terri Gamboa Team Terri Gamboa Team is the #1 Horse Property and Luxury Homes on Acreage REALTOR®’s in Las Vegas. #1 in Horse Property sales and top producing agents in Realty One Group

How to Build a “Barndominium” 6 Steps to Turn a Barn Into a Home

courtesy of If you’ve fantasized about how to build a “barndominium”—a barn that’s been converted into a living space for humans—then join the club. Barn conversions are hot. The term itself, a mashup of “barn” and “condominium,”