May 2016 - Founder's Notes
Written by CRM
Saturday, 30 April 2016 19:03

I had a great time in Hawaii with Steve’s family and now happy to be back at work. I am almost healed up from my lymphedema surgery and minor complication that had me in a special unaboot wrap for months. But luckily I am doing a lot better and able to get out to the horse shows and barns.

This issue is sponsored by Western States Horse Expo which is happy to report a top list of clinicians and hundreds of vendors, many new businesses in attendance to help you find everything and anything you could possible want for you and your horse. Be sure to come see us and say hi.

This month I contributed a couple of articles and have some more lined up as I back up our awesome editorial team. This issue is packed with good articles from the complicated animal rehab and the regulation issues facing many that work in that industry, to horse show reports, Susie Hutchinson’s induction in to the Show Jumping Hall of Fame, to insights in to many riders and trainers in dressage, hunter/jumper and eventing. We thank everyone that joined us for this issue and hope you enjoy reading it.

This month I also worked at the Bonita Classic Horse Show and hosted a bake sale for 21 year-old DJ Lombardo who had a severe accident on his dirt bike on Easter. DJ Lombardo is the son of course designer Joe Lombardo and

Kathy Gude Spano, and brother to Bree Lombardo owner of Breezeway Farms. The horse community is stepping up to help DJ who often works at the horse shows. He broke his back and is in a special hospital in Denver rehabbing as he works to regain his ability to walk. To donate visit his GiveForward site:

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Happy Riding!

Cheryl Erpelding, Founder, California Riding Magazine

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