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June 2019 - Del Mar National Dressage
Written by photos: Terri Miller
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 03:09
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Sweeps dominate Spring’s marquee dressage competition.

photos: Terri Miller

Local favorites dominated the highest divisions for the 74th Annual Del Mar National Horse Show Dressage week, which concluded April 28 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

June 2019 - Editor's Notes
Written by by Kim F. Miller
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 02:49
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This past month was an especially fun 30 days to be the editor of a multi-discipline equestrian magazine in California. That’s true year-round actually, but seemed especially so this past month, starting with my first experience volunteering as a dressage scribe.

June 2019 - Dressage News & Views
Written by by Nan Meek
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 02:44
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The Perfect Horse.

by Nan Meek

You know that fizz of delight you get when something comes full circle? That’s the fizz I got when I saw the May 6 & 13 dressage issue of the respected sport horse magazine, The Chronicle of the Horse.

June 2019 - What's Happening
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 02:08
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California Riding Magazine Event Calendar

Copper Meadows Fundraiser Clinic
June 1-2 in Ramona

Copper Meadows offers a great chance to advance all three phases of eventing skills while supporting the good cause of helping the Ramona venue maintain and upgrade to the highest standard. The fundraiser will work similarly to Copper Meadows’ Sun Series one-day show format with dressage tests, show jumping rounds, and cross-country rounds available all day Saturday and Sunday.


June 2019 - Talk Derby To Me
Written by photos: Kim F. Miller
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 02:57
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Fun dressage freestyles warm-up the crowd during a race watching party.

photos: Kim F. Miller

Before the Kentucky Derby results set the world on its ear, Giracci Vinyards and Farms staged its 5th annual Talk Derby To Me event. Held at a beautiful Orange County training and special events facility, the day was special indeed. While the big race and big hats were themes, Nicole Bhathal organized the pre-race entertainment with six dressage freestyles ridden by friends and fellow Southern California dressage mavens. With no judging and lots of lively music, the performances were perfect for the decked-out audience of horsey and non-horse people. Free-flowing champagne, smiles and sunshine enhanced the atmosphere.

June 2019 - Flying Changes
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 02:48
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Farewell Maggi McHugh

Maggi McHugh passed away in early May after many years in and of service to the California equestrian world.

This obituary was provided by the Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association, for whom Maggi was an administrator for 25 years.

June 2019 - A Damn Fine Hand
Written by by Joell Dunlap - all rights reserved by the author 2018
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 02:40
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Installment #12, Pneumonia.

by Joell Dunlap - all rights reserved by the author 2018

The veterinarian euthanized Pax Kristi by feed time. Her body was taken to the racetrack hospital for a necropsy and the barn was on lock down waiting for the tests to come back. Needless to say, the word was already out, grooms were thinking about looking for other jobs and trainers were lurking around thinking about picking up the barn’s clients as soon as Jude Keenan’s business was officially kaput.

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