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April 2019 - USHJA Grants
Written by CRM
Friday, 29 March 2019 00:53
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Ninety thousand dollars in grants available to hunter/jumper association members.

The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association is pleased to open applications for more than 50 Zone grants and scholarships, offering over $90,000 in funding to support members’ aspirations.

April 2019 - Pony Club Update
Written by by Allie Carpenter
Friday, 29 March 2019 00:43
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Local members qualify for championships.

by Allie Carpenter, Regional Supervisor USPC So Cal Region

Each February, members of the United States Pony Club Southern California Region meet for a day of Horse Management competition at a local park in the hopes of qualifying for USPC Championships.  This August, competitors in three divisions will be headed to USPC Championships Central at the Colorado Horse Park after earning top scores at the regional quiz rally. The regional rally was held at Springacre Park in Irvine on Feb. 23 and was hosted by Bridges Equestrian Pony Club Riding Center of San Juan Capistrano.

April 2019 - Horse Logic Pro
Written by CRM
Friday, 29 March 2019 00:17
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Experience inspires Pam Moeck to promote line of supplements on the West Coast.

After Pam Moeck moved her son’s show horse, Cowboy, to Kellie Egkan-Hinely’s Trendsetter Performance Horses AQHA show barn, the horse was put on the same regime of supplements that the other horses were on. Within a month Cowboy’s coat improved, his allergies went away and he looked so much better.

April 2019 - Thoroughbred Makeover
Written by by Kaitlyn Zaleski
Friday, 29 March 2019 00:02
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From the Ground, Up
KZ Equestrian is taking the “race” out of the racehorse by focusing on going back to basics.

by Kaitlyn Zaleski

As I mentioned in my introductory column last month, I have a particular ‘soft spot’ for Thoroughbreds. As such, I’m sure it’s not surprising to hear that my Makeover horse, Hula, isn’t the only one that I own! I also have a 9-year-old bay gelding named Harley (Jockey Club Name: Compratore). He was retired from the racetrack as a 7-year-old, and, to my good fortune, found a second career in the jumper arena and a new home at KZ Equestrian last year. The most common question that I get when someone finds out that I am competing in the Thoroughbred Makeover is: “Why are you competing with Hula instead of Harley?!”…

April 2019 - Winner's Circle
Written by CRM
Thursday, 28 March 2019 23:58
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Ronnie Mutch Run Away Win

Emma Pacyna continued an awesome year, winning the R.W. Ronnie Mutch Equitation Championship at HITS Coachella March 16 by a whopping 19.5 points. Riding her trainer Georgy Maskrey-Segesman’s Constantinos, Emma topped runner-up Augusta Iwasaki and Emma Catherine Reichow. As a trainer’s daughter and working student, Emma wasn’t phased by the Mutch Championship’s requirement of walking the course and warming up her horse on her own, with just a groom to help set jumps. Self-sufficiency has been a hallmark of her whole career.

April 2019 - What's Happening
Written by CRM
Thursday, 28 March 2019 23:50
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California Riding Magazine Event Calendar

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Our deadline is the first of the month for the following month’s issue. Please submit your events by May 1st for the June issue. It’s the place to be and it’s free!

April 2019 - IEHJA Update
Written by CRM
Friday, 29 March 2019 00:50
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Annual awards banquet is a big hit.

The Inland Empire Hunter Jumper Association held its annual Red Carpet Awards Banquet on Sun., Feb. 17 at beautiful Santa Anita Racetrack. Attendees enjoyed a catered lunch as the 2018 Division Champions and Reserve Champions were presented to the Hunter, Equitation and Jumper winners. Also presented were the winners of the IEHJA Medals Final, IEHJA Medals Year End High Point, Medal Finalists and Year End High Point Trainers, presentation of the Showdown Perpetual Trophy and the USHJA Outreach Medals. A special presentation was made to the winning “Jump, Scoot and Bounce” team and the “Fall Festival” Year End Horse Show Hi Point trainer. Cruzzin Mobility Scooters sponsored both awards. Other sponsor recognition was given to Slews Chews, Hygain Feeds, Shaplys, Hunt Seat Paper Co., Hemp City, Dover Saddlery and California Riding Magazine. IEHJA thanks its sponsors, volunteers, riders and their families for a successful 2018 show season.

April 2019 - HoofStep
Written by CRM
Friday, 29 March 2019 00:20
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Innovative 24/7 monitoring system for horse welfare, launches on

HoofStep®, an innovative monitoring system providing real-time remote data on individual horse health and welfare, launched globally via the Kickstarter platform on March 2. The sensors and app package offers constant data collection, 24 hours a day and seven days a week, concerning the most subtle head movements a horse makes. By using proprietary artificial intelligence models, these head movements reveal a wide range of issues such as lameness, laminitis, colic, and stress. By alerting owners via a remote app about any deviations from their horses’ normal behaviors, disease or poor welfare can be detected in the earliest stages, allowing for rapid intervention.

April 2019 - Editor's Notes
Written by CRM
Friday, 29 March 2019 00:05
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Even though the eight weeks of HITS Coachella hunter/jumper competition are already over, the start of the Del Mar National Horse Show always feels to me like the real start of the show season. Maybe it’s because the show includes three disciplines: dressage, western and hunter/jumper. Or maybe I’m showing my age in that my heyday as a junior competitor coincided with the Del Mar National being an all disciplines-rolled-into-one-affair and it was a big deal for us NorCal riders to trek south to be part of it.
I’m super excited to see the pageantry of dressage Freestyles, Night of Horse during Western Week, and the Grand Prix of Del Mar in early May. Hope to see many of you there!

April 2019 - Flying Changes
Written by CRM
Friday, 29 March 2019 00:00
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Olivia Frost Joins Hansen Dam

Southern California equestrian hub, Hansen Dam Horse Park, adds another spoke of activity in welcoming dressage trainer Olivia Frost to its roster of resident professionals. Since taking over the Horse Park in late 2017, Managing Director Larry Langer has prioritized working with trainers who share his goal of bringing high-quality equestrian experiences to new and existing enthusiasts throughout the region.

April 2019 - A Damn Fine Hand
Written by by Joell Dunlap - all rights reserved by the author 2018
Thursday, 28 March 2019 23:56
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Accounting, installment #10.

by Joell Dunlap - all rights reserved by the author 2018

The Los Angeles traffic slowed to an afternoon crawl. She rested her head on the steering wheel and tuned into the DJ on the radio.

Recently, she’d switched from music to talk radio. The LA music scene had become tiresome. Her latest obsession was a talk show about sex and relationships. The show was hosted by a smart psychologist and a smart-ass comedian. The people who called in ranged from 14-year-olds calling in on a dare, to attention starved semi-celebrities hoping to shock the public into talking about them. Occasionally, there would be some interesting, legitimate questions.

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