June 2015 - What's Happening
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Friday, 05 June 2015 03:25

Zone 10 NAJYRC Final Jumping Trials: June 4, 5 & 7 in San Juan Capistrano

The Adequan/FEI North American Junior Young Riders Championships are set for July 14-19 at the Kentucky Horse Park and qualifying processes for show jumping, eventing and dressage come to a close this month.

For our region’s show jumpers, in both Junior (1.4 meters) and Young Rider (1.45 meters), the qualifying season that began at HITS Thermal, and hit Del Mar and Sonoma Horse Park, concludes with three rounds at the Oaks Blenheim June Classic 1 in San Juan Capistrano June, 4, 5 and 7.

Participation is great this year, in both quantity and quality. Twenty-plus pairs are declared in each division, with between eight and 12 hopefuls in each qualifier so far. Formidable fence heights are just one challenge in these qualifiers and the Championships, so these strong fields reflect positively on the depth of talent in our region.. These are tough tracks and a multi-round format that asks the utmost of even the most talented and well prepared.

After the first three rounds, in the young rider division, three pairs are tied for first with 19 points: Sarah Baz and Abadan, Uma O’Neill and Clockwise of Greenhill Z and Eve Jobs and Sandor de la Pomme. Axl Rose and Hannah Heidegger are just a tick behind at 17, and Mackenzie Drazan and Waliba VDL and Sydney Callaway and Wolf S are in the running with 14 and 13 points, respectively.

On the Junior side, Eve Jobs leads the pack with another mount, Sandor de la Pomme, and 22 points. Summer Hill and Johnny B Good, Peyton Warren and Lysander 99 and Rebecca Reyes and Let’s Dance round out the top four, with three pairs bunched up at 14 points behind them: Morgan Dickerson and Balou Blom, Rebecca Reyes and Casseur de Prix and Ian McFarlane and Celio Cruise.

Good luck to all pairs and look for previews of our region’s dressage and eventing NAJYRC pairs in our next issue.

BBQ with the Babies: June 13 in Santa Cruz

The Pregnant Mare Rescue Foundation’s annual “BBQ with Our Babies” is set for Saturday, June 13 at the Santa Cruz Horseman’s Association Graham Hill Showgrounds. Horse camping, dinner, vendors, a silent auction, raffle prizes and live music are all part of the festivities. Trixie, Belle and Cupid are expected to be stars of the show.

The Pregnant Mare Rescue Foundation was established by Lynn Hummer, who was recently honored by the Central Coast chapter of the American Red Cross as an “Animal Hero.” In nine years, the Santa Cruz foundation has rescued, rehabilitated and re-homed over 130 horses.

For more information on the BBQ and the program, visit www.pregnantmarerescue.org.

Emerging Athletes Program: June 14-18 in Petaluma

School may be out, but 24 young riders will be undergoing a cram course in horsemanship after earning their spot in the United States Hunter Jumper Association’s Emerging Athletes Program clinic. Our region’s EAP clinic is set for June 14-18, hosted by Ned and Hope Glynn’s Sonoma Valley Stables in Petaluma. Top trainer Kip Rosenthal is the riding clinician and Nanci Snyder will cover the equally emphasized stable management portion of the four-day session.

Auditing is also available at no charge. E-mail Hope Glynn at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions.

Dressage Youth Clinic: June 20-21 in the Sacramento area’s Elk Grove

USEF dressage youth co-coach and two-time Olympian Charlotte Bredahl-Baker is set as the main attraction for the California Dressage Society’s North Junior/Young Rider Clinic, to be held at Starr Vaughn Equestrian in the Sacramento area’s Elk Grove. (The Vaughn family has donated the use of their facility for the weekend and it’s also the site of the CDS Northern Junior Young Rider Championships, July 31-Aug. 2)

Representing CDS chapters from mid-state throughout Northern California and Nevada, 14 junior riders will work individually with Charlotte in Saturday and Sunday sessions. Riding spots are full, but auditors are welcome at no charge.

Charlotte is also set to teach a Southern California counterpart in Thousand Oaks, Oct. 3-4.

For more information, visit www.california-dressage.org, under the Junior & Young Riders tab.

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