November 2018 - Shows in Fresno, Fallbrook & Paso and more...
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 04:46

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CVHJ Season Finale
Nov. 3 in Fresno

This is the final Championship Show for the Central Valley Hunter/Jumper Miniseries - a series of four shows in 2018, held at the Fresno County Horse Park. Divisions include crossbars, equitation medal classes, hunters and jumpers. There will be awards for high point riders in each division, with points cumulative over the four shows. There will also be a Hunter Derby for the hunters and a Gambler’s Choice for the jumpers so great fun for everyone.

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Melissa Creswick Clinic
Nov. 3-4 in Temecula

The Temecula Valley chapter of the California Dressage Society holds a riding clinic with Melissa Creswick at Rocking T Ranch in Temecula.

Melissa is a USEF “S” rated dressage judge, “R” rated sport horse judge, and “R” rated western dressage judge. She has earned her USDF Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals, has been a past President of the California Dressage Society, past Vice President of USDF, and is currently on the CDS Board of Directors. She owned and was head trainer of the Clovis Training Center, a full-service dressage training and show facility for 25 years.

She utilizes her decades of experience as a judge, trainer, and competitor to help riders achieve harmony with their horses and success in the show ring. The cost for a private session in the clinic is $130, semi-private is $95. The auditor fee is $15 per day or $25 for the weekend.

For more information, contact Carol Tice at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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Santa Fe Hunt Opening Hunt
Nov. 10 in Garner Valley

The Santa Fe Hunt holds its Opening Hunt located at Garner Ranch in Southern California’s Garner Valley, near the San Jacinto Mountains. This is a special day of hunting steeped in tradition, beginning with the customary Stirrup Cup at 9:30 am where riders enjoy a “parting cup” before the hunt begins. The morning proceeds with the Blessing of the Hounds prior to the hunt, which will move off at 10 am. Join us as we ride through beautiful terrain and watch the hounds at work, identifying scent trails. Riders can join one of three fields. In First Field, riders gallop and jump natural obstacles, following the Huntsman and Hunt Master. In Second Field, you can achieve all the speed, but with optional fences. In Third Field, you can enjoy a slower pace while still viewing stunning countryside in the presence of great company. Following the hunt, join us for our Punch Bowl with great food, refreshments, and camaraderie.

For more information, contact Clare Williams at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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Fallbrook Riders Field Schooling for Jumpers Show
Nov. 11 in Fallbrook

Fallbrook Riders Field will hold a jumper and cross-country schooling show in Fallbrook. This is a mock show designed to give horses and riders the opportunity to have a show experience in a low-key environment at a significantly reduced cost. This show operates in a pay-as-you-go format with class heights starting at 0.30m (crossrails) and ending with 1.30m. Cross Country courses will also be running concurrently with heights ranging from Walk/Trot (12”) through Novice (2’11”). The grounds fee is $20 per horse for nonmembers and free for members of Fallbrook Riders Field. Each round is $20 if registering on the day of the event or $15 per round with confirmed early registration. Gate opens at 7:30 am and rounds will begin at 9:00 am, starting with crossrails.

Contact Julie Weisz at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information or to register for the event.

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Paso Robles H/J Shows
Nov. 22-25 & Dec. 1-2 In Paso Robles


The Paso Robles Horse Park has two more hunter/jumper shows to close out the season. The Turkey Trot & Jump, Nov. 22-25, is a B-rated affair and the Winter Wonderland is a schooling show Dec. 1-2. Competitions hosted by the new venue have been selling out fast, fyi.

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nov2018 wh6Mandy Porter & WT Ca-Pow! Photo: Kim F. Miller

Mandy Porter Clinic
November 28-Dec. 2 in Sacramento


Many-time World Cup Finals show jumper Mandy Porter has been based in Southern California for a long time, but she’s never forgotten her roots growing up mostly in the other end of the state. She competes there frequently and is always happy to help friends and fellow horsemen there, in this case as the presenter for the association’s annual clinic, held at Leone Equestrians.

Staged as two, two-day sessions, with three fence height groups per day, the clinic is open to pros, amateurs and juniors who were selected by an application and lottery system. Auditing is free to NorCal members.

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nov2018 wh7Hilda Gurney. Photo: Kristin Lee Photography

New Dressage Tests with Hilda Gurney
Dec. 1 in Burbank

Cornerstone Events and the Los Angeles chapter of the California Dressage Society have enlisted California’s queen of dressage, Hilda Gurney, to help everyone understand the new USEF/USDF dressage tests. They go into effect on the same day: Dec. 1, of this year, so great timing.

“Learn all about the changes, gain a better understanding of the levels, and take home a copy of the new tests,” says the Facebook page for this event to be held at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center.

For more information, visit CDS Los Angeles chapter or Cornerstone Event Management online.