November 2019 - Editor's Notes
Written by CRM
Thursday, 31 October 2019 00:31
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Volunteers are the lifeblood of many aspects of the competitive equestrian scene. It was great to see them starting young at the Woodside International Horse Trials in early October.

The Glenoaks Stables Pony Club Riding Center was one of several local clubs to lend members to the cause. Here are jump judges Amelia Azzi, 8, (orange hat) and Esmé Garrett, 7, (black hat).

May Morita, 10, (purple shirt) and Anna Le Grix, 9 (pink shirt.) Thanks Charlotte Arrouye for the pix.  They are our future stars, whether they become so as riders or supporters of the sport.

It was equally great to see so many current West Coast equestrian stars excelling all over the country and abroad. On the eventing front, Tamie Smith and Mai Baum were the highest placing American pair in the FEI Eventing Nations Cup CCIO4*-L hosted by Military Boekelo in the Netherlands. They were 11th in an intensely competitive field of 97 pairs from all over the world.

On the hunter/jumper front, this issue features the accomplishments of junior jumper star Emma Reichow, who followed her win of the USET Show Jumping Talent Search West by becoming the 2019 Neue Schule/USEF National Junior Jumper Individual Champion at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. And the Rising to The Challenge article details the superstars among 74 Californians contesting various divisions at the Capital Challenge Horse Show in the Washington, D.C. area.

That’s in addition to lots of great stuff going on in our wonderful home turf.

Big thanks to Big Horse Feed and Mercantile, our cover sponsor for this issue. It is hands down the best place to find the perfect horse care or equestrian lifestyle gift for anybody on your list. Even better, it’s a year-round source for friendly, knowledgeable service, great products and a very strong commitment to supporting the community.

Much to be thankful for as usual. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Kim F Miller, Editor

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