December 2018 - EquestFest; CPHA & PCHA Year Ends; Ashlee Bond Clinic, etc.
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 23:49

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No Shows
Dec. 8, Jan. 5, Feb. 16 in San Juan Capistrano

There is finally a short break in the hunter/jumper show circuit, which makes it a fine time for EquiSports’ “No Show” series at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano. The shows are conducted in a European format designed to give young horses and/or riders ring experience. Robert Ridland, coach of the 2018 World Equestrian Games gold medal jumping team, will design the course to include 12-14 obstacles at the “A” show standard with a liverpool and an open water option in the Olympic Arena.

Unlimited rounds are $30 each, with no fees whatsoever. Plus, those who are clients of Apollo Equine Transport and enter free.

For more info, visit the EquisportsTheNoShow on Facebook.


Thoroughbred Classic Holiday Horse Show
Dec. 8-9 in Burbank

Supporting the transition of racehorses to sporthorses, the Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show series is sponsored by the Siegel CARMA Foundation. They celebrate the athleticism, versatility and spirit of Thoroughbreds. This holiday edition takes place at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center.

The TCHS Series was created to provide Thoroughbreds and their owners the opportunity to show against comparable competition in a cost effective, fun and supportive environment.

Disciplines include hunters, jumpers, dressage, eventing, western and showmanship. Highly competitive classes for the experienced sporthorse contender are balanced by accessible, entry level opportunities for the pleasure riding enthusiast, plus a few “fun” classes open to all levels.

The Siegel CARMA Foundation was created in 2009 thanks to a major gift by Mace Siegel, an owner, breeder and recognized leader in Thoroughbred racing. Breeding and racing under the stable name Jay Em Ess Stable, with his wife Jan and daughter Samantha, Siegel was known for his dedication to the sport and his commitment to charitable causes both in and out of racing. Samantha Siegel is a member of the CARMA Board of Directors and is Vice President of the organization.

For more information, visit


Dec. 29 at in Burbank

The Tournament of Roses Equestfest is a fun opportunity to see the Rose Parade entries most of us care about most: the horses. It is staged at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center’s Equidome and presented by Wells Fargo. Get up close and personal with the 2019 Rose Parade equestrian units. Watch beautiful horses and talented riders perform drills and dances and demonstrate trick riding and roping. Attendees can also stroll through the stables, talk to riders and learn about the various tack and the many different breeds while enjoying the vendor court, displays, great music, food, and drinks.

General admission tickets are $15 and festivities began at 10 a.m. Visit for more information.


CPHA/PCHA Meetings & Awards Banquets
Jan. 4-6 in San Diego

The California Professional Horsemen’s Association and the Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association hold their annual meetings and awards banquets Jan. 4-6 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel.

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Ashlee Bond & Chela LS at the Las Vegas World Cup. Photo: Kim F. Miller

Ashlee Bond Clinic
Jan. 5-6 in Lake View Terrace

International Grand Prix rider will help participating riders take their skills to the next level and share horsemanship tips that riders of all levels can take home and apply. The clinic will be held on new geotextile footing at the Hansen Dam Horse Park’s Grand Prix arena and auditing is encouraged and free.

For more info, contact Duncan McIntosh at 818-943-7102 or Brooke Goddard at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .