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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Let’s Talk Horses
Sat., April 6 in San Diego County’s San Marcos

Dressage professional Angie Taylor will focus on “communicating effectively with less effort” during this educational presentation. Topics will include optimizing balance for a better ride, body control without stiffness, developing feel, and how the bit affects the horse’s performance.

For more information, visit www.angietaylordressage.com.

Central Valley H/J Mini-Series
Starting April 13 in Fresno

The Central Valley Hunter Jumper Association’s well-received show series adds a trainer incentive program this year. Points will be awarded based on the number of riders each trainer brings to a show and the classes they ride in over the four shows. At the end of the four-show circuit in November, the winner will be awarded a one night stay and dinner for two at the highly acclaimed Harris Ranch and Restaurant.

All shows are held at the Fresno County Horse Park. After the kick-off April 13, the rest of the series falls on May 25, Sept. 21 and Nov. 2.

For more information, visit www.cvhjm.com.

Show & Staycation in Paso Robles
Various dates starting April 17

The Paso Robles Horse Park swings into action with its growing roster of hunter/jumper competitions, from A-rated five-day events, to shorter B-rated shows. With competitions through November (some of them pending USEF approval at press-time), the Horse Park’s calendar offers something for every level of rider and budget. All get to play on the Park’s expansive grass competition rings and enjoy the friendly, beautiful atmosphere.

The Spring Series includes consecutive weeks, April 17-21 and April 24-28, with the B rated Rosé In May following on May 16-19. Highlights include the PRHP Medal Finals for those who qualified in 2018.

For more information, visit www.pasorobleshorsepark.com.

Burbank Showcase
April 25-28 in Burbank

Longtime Fiesta of the Spanish Horse organizer Joanne Asman is the show manager for this new competition promising “something for everyone” at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. It hosts the Regional 1 IALHA Andalusian and Lusitano Championships, the IFSHA Region 10 Friesian Championships, and classes for American Saddlebreds, Mustang and Colonial Spanish Horses, Gypsies, Peruvian Pasos and other breeds. Disciplines include open and western dressage, working equitation, and USEF english and western pleasure classes.

Along with hosting exciting and beautiful competition focused on local equestrians, the Showcase is a fundraiser for breast cancer research.

For more information, visit www.ceashowinfo.com.

98th Annual Flintridge Horse Show
April 25-28 in La Canada/Flintridge

The Annual Flintridge Horse Show is nearing its 100th year and getting better every year. Under West Palms Events management, the fun show is set for April 25-28 at the Flintridge Riding Club in the Los Angeles area’s La Canada/Flintridge. Celebrating its 98th year, Flintridge’s marquee events are the $15,000 Grand Prix of Flintridge, the $5,000 USHJA National Derby, and especially the Hunt Teams of Three Tandem Class.

With three height sections ranging from 2’ to 3’, and open eligibility for all juniors and amateurs, everyone can join in the fun. “This class is one of the most fun West Palms Events classes of the entire year,” says show manager Adrienne Karazissis. “It’s exciting both to ride in and to watch, and we love seeing the creative costumes that teams come up with.”

Winners of the class are awarded the “In the Spirit of Togetherness Tandem Award.” There is also the “Elvenstar Angel Award” for best team costumes, and the “Dance of Life Award” presented to the team that exhibits extraordinary teamwork and good sportsmanship in the face of unforeseen difficulty. It is given in remembrance of Susannah Beazley, “who will dance in our hearts forever,” says the West Palms team.

A tasting event and special Saturday night dinner top the social festivities and proceeds benefit the La Canada Flintridge Guild of Huntington Hospital.

For more information, visit www.westpalmsevents.com.