June 2019 - What's Happening
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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.


Southern California dressage stars Terri Rocovich and Tiffany Silverman will serve as “judges” while riders perform a dressage test of their choice. The eight-minute time allotment leaves ample time for riding and talking about the performance with the judges. Show jumping rounds will be staged by level, from Intro to Advanced. Under the supervision of a Copper Meadows approved trainer, riders can school cross-country in the morning, and complete a whole course in the afternoon: Intro through Preliminary. A Saturday night dinner and music are part of the package.


Two-day passes are $400; one-day passes are $220 and both include unlimited rides in any phase, dinner and Saturday night stabling.

To sign up, visit www.coppermeadowseventing.com.

WCHR West Coast Spectacular
June 9 in San Juan Capistrano

The $25,000 World Championship Hunter Rider West Coast Hunter Spectacular is set for Sunday, June 9, at the Blenheim EquiSports June Classic 1 at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at San Juan Capistrano.

The two-round class is staged with beautiful courses, with fence height options set at 3’6”, 3’9” or 4’0”. Both rounds are judged by at least two judging panels consisting of two judges each, and the top 12 horses will be called back for the second round from low to high score within their respective heights.

Last year, Karli Postel and Bansky, owned by Grace Russo, topped a field of 34 pairs. Riders will compete over courses designed by Thomas Hern and will be judged by Jim Clapperton, Rachel Kennedy, Susie Schoelkpoff and Katie Young. It is always a beautiful class to watch, from the decked-out VIP berm or from anywhere around the field.

For more information, visit www.showpark.com.

Dressage Exhibition
June 15 in San Diego County’s Del Mar

Steffen & Shannon Peters’ Arroyo Del Mar facility in Del Mar hosts a free musical freestyle exhibition and open house from noon to 4 p.m. No trailer-in fee for the day and, as of presstime, riders based at other stables were welcome to perform. Along with Steffen and Shannon, Arroyo Del Mar is home to independent trainers Dawn White-O’Connor, Mette Rosencrantz, Shayna Simon and Matt Cunningham.

New barn manager Grace Walker staged similar events for a stable back East. Response was great and she hopes the same for Arroyo Del Mar, which does have some boarding/training openings. “Dressage barns can get a little too private sometimes, and this is a good way to show what a fun place this is to train and board at.”

Steffen, Dawn and Mette are among those set to perform, which is reason enough to attend!

For more information, contact Grace Walker at 760-560-7904 or visit www.arroyodelmar.com.

A Day At The Races
June 15 in the Los Angeles area’s Arcadia

The Southern California Thoroughbred Rescue stages its annual major fundraiser with a fun day and lunch at the Santa Anita Racetrack. While there is controversy and debate around racing at present, there is no debate that these horses need help finding homes after their racing days are done. That’s what SCTR is all about.

The fundraiser includes lunch overlooking the track, watching several races and a silent auction.

For more information, visit www.sctbrescue.org/Day_at_the_Races_2019.html.

The Franktown Meadows Hunter Derby
June 21-23 in the Reno Area’s Washoe Valley

The MacLean family is once again preparing to open their doors to riders from across the country for the 10th Annual Franktown Meadows Hunter Derby.  One important update to the Weekend of Equestrian Excellence features a new schedule extending the event to Friday, June 21 with a $1,000 Welcome Stake sponsored by Looking Stone Farm. Saturday features three classes, Non-Pro, a 3’, and a Junior/Amateur class, then the Sunday finale is the $30,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby.

Celebrating its 10th year, the Franktown Meadows Derby is a fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. It is held in a beautiful setting and attracts top riders, horses and fans from far and wide.

For more information, visit www.fmhunterderby.com.

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