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September 2018 - Pony Jumper Championships
Written by CRM
Monday, 13 August 2018 18:04
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Zone 10 repeats golden performance.

USHJA Zone 10 riders went to the 2018 USEF National Pony Jumper Championships in Lexington, KY, hoping to return West with gold medal titles for the second year in a row. After strong performances in both the team and individual competition, they got their wish.

 
July 2018 - WCHR West Coast Hunter Spectacular
Written by photos: Kim F. Miller
Friday, 29 June 2018 23:14
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An unusual do-over, various ages and experience and beautiful hunters make for a stand-out class.

photos: Kim F. Miller

A bright clear morning and handsome hunters galloping on a big grass field made the WCHR West Coast Hunter Spectacular spectacular indeed. An unusual twist, in the form of a re-ride for the eventual winner Jamie Taylor and L’Con Reyes, made it even more so. Throughout the morning jog, course walk and early rounds, questions floated around about what role, if any, handiness would play in the judging of the two-round competition. The class specs say the second round “should include elements that allow horse and rider to demonstrate brilliance, rideability and handiness.”

 
June 2018 - Spry Septuagenarian
Written by photos & report by Kim F. Miller
Thursday, 31 May 2018 19:45
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Del Mar National not acting its age!

photos & report by Kim F. Miller

Celebrating its 73rd year during three weeks of competition April 17-May 6, this illustrious show proved itself a spry septuagenarian. To those of us around long enough to have “DEL MAR!!” be the pinnacle of our show calendar as juniors, it’s delightful to have the event still be something truly special in these very different times. Exhibitor and fan-posted photos and videos on the Del Mar Arena jumbotron were one of my favorite modern era touches, and they reflected the wide-spread excitement.

 
June 2018 - Rosé in May
Written by CRM
Thursday, 31 May 2018 19:41
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Competitors, horses and fans take in the fun at the Paso Robles Horse Park’s first USEF-rated show.

Just after celebrating their third anniversary, the Paso Robles Horse Park Foundation (the Park) team was thrilled to open its gates to competitors of Rosé in May, the first Park-managed United States Equestrian Federation rated show. Held May 17-20, this boutique show sold out early and even expanded to offer a few more competitors the opportunity to join the excitement.

 
March 2018 - Fast Draws In Desert Showdown
Written by Kim F. Miller
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 21:25
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Nassar, Madden & Porter take top honors in the last leg of the FEI Longines World Cup League West.

article & photos by Kim F. Miller

It was a small field of 19 that tackled the final leg of the Longines/FEI World Cup Jumping North American League West. But there was plenty at stake with big points to decide which three riders from our league will earn a spot at the FEI Longines World Cup Finals in Paris April 11-15. Well, really two riders. With 58 points going into the Feb. 10 class, Richard Spooner had locked up his spot already.

 
February 2018 - Rose Parade Ready
Written by photos by Kim F. Miller
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 19:18
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photos: Kim F. Miller

The 28th Annual Equest Fest drew a packed Equidome at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center on Friday, Dec. 29 as equestrian groups readied themselves for Rose Parade appearances. It was color galore and a great day for celebrating the role of horses in so many people’s lives.

 

 
January 2018 - Dressage Holiday Special
Written by content corralled by sales associate Anne Hempy
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 01:18
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Santa is among the stars at Cornerstone Events competition at Los Angeles Equestrian Center.

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December 2017 - Zone Jumper Team Championships
Written by CRM
Thursday, 30 November 2017 23:32
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Headstart on the Jumping Athlete Pathway for contenders in Thermal.

The final set of 2017 USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships wrapped up at the scenic HITS Thermal Desert Horse Park Nov. 12 with the Individual competition in the Zones 9 & 10 Jumper Team Championships. The competition ran Nov. 10-12 and offered team and individual competition for Jumper riders competing at 1.10/1.15m, 1.20/1.25m and 1.30/1.35m.

 
November 2017 - International Jumping Festival Highlights
Written by photos: Kim F. Miller & McCool Photography
Monday, 30 October 2017 21:00
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photos: Kim F. Miller & McCool Photography

Blenheim EquiSports’ late September show offered a full slate of hunter, equitation and jumping finales. Many of the stars pictured here will move onto the organizer’s final event of the year, the Las Vegas National Horse Show, slated for Nov. 14-19. Along with round five of the Longines/FEI World Cup™ Jumping league in the West, the Las Vegas competition hosts several showdowns. These include the Markel Grand Prix Series Finals, the Interactive Mortgage U25 Series Finals, the WCE Medal Finals, and the Show Jumping Hall of Fame JR/AO Jumper Final West.

 

 
September 2017 - Show Report: Menlo Charity Horse Show
Written by photos by Alden Corrigan
Thursday, 31 August 2017 20:58
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Perpetual trophies and smiles are highlights of heritage horse show.

photos by Alden Corrigan

The 47th Annual Menlo Charity Horse Show, benefiting the Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, closed the books on yet another memorable week of Heritage horse show tradition Aug. 8-13 at the exclusive Menlo Circus Club in the Bay Area’s Atherton.

 
July 2017 - Show Report: WCHR West Coast Hunter Spectacular
Written by CRM
Saturday, 01 July 2017 19:55
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Jenny Karazissis and Undeniable were not to be denied in showcase class.

Coastal Southern California’s traditional “June Gloom” weather was no match for the brilliant performances in the $25,000 World Championship Hunter Rider West Coast Hunter Spectacular. Incorporating rounds at three fence heights, 3’6”, 3’9” and 4’0”, this fifth West Coast staging of the class drew a wide range of experience in horses and riders, highlighted by an eighth-place finish from 12-year-old Augusta Iwasaki on Vlock Show Stables’ Boris.

 
July 2018 - Temecula Valley National Horse Show
Written by photos: Kim F. Miller
Friday, 29 June 2018 23:09
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Porter takes another victory at successful series debut.

photos: Kim F. Miller

Nilforushan Equisport Events promised a great show when they announced the inaugural Temecula Valley National Horse Show early this year. As the new three-week hunter/jumper series came to an exciting conclusion June 2-3, there was broad agreement that the promise had been fulfilled. The atmosphere, the footing, the prize money and the courses were all applauded. And the big crowd gathered in perfect early summer weather June 2 got a great show in the $40,000 Aon Grand Prix that closed out the high jumping action.

 
June 2018 - Verdugo Hills Hunter/Jumper
Written by CRM
Thursday, 31 May 2018 19:43
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Bittar & Wall log strong starts to the Series that continues through October.

Alyce Bittar got the Verdugo Hills May hunter/jumper show off to an exciting start by winning the Welcome Stake with Lara Croft B. The 17-year-old considered the track built by Joe Lombardo for the 1.35M $10,000 class as great prep for the weekend’s Grand Prix. As planned, the pair went on to win that class on Sunday May 21 at the Hansen Dam Horse Park.

 
May 2018 - Bitalica Is Brilliant
Written by CRM
Sunday, 29 April 2018 17:15
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Keri potter claims top honors in inaugural $80,000 csi 3* grand prix.

photos: Kim F. Miller

It was a spectacular Saturday afternoon at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park, as 23 competitors representing eight countries rode for the win in the $80,000 CSI3* Gold Tour Grand Prix. Seven riders posted clear rounds and returned for a remarkable race against the clock. Third to go in the jump off, Keri Potter (USA) aboard the 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding Bitalica (Julia Koetting, owner), beat the leading time held by USA’s Zazou Hoffman to take her second win of the week.

 
March 2018 - SFHJA Awards Banquet
Written by photos by Kristin Lee Photography
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 21:15
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San Fernando Hunter Jumper Association showcases appreciation & accomplishments.

photos by Kristin Lee Photography

There was a special sense of warmth and appreciation in the room at this year’s 2018 San Fernando Hunter Jumper Association awards banquet. Held at the Porter Valley Country Club, the tone was set when you first entered the room. It just felt special. Tables were draped in black cloths with gold napkins with centerpieces of vibrant red roses in gold ceramic vases. But, it was the immense selection of awards and ribbons displayed around the room’s perimeter that was so visually impressive. Ten banquet tables covered in silver, pewter, crystal, trophies and tri-color ribbons waiting to go home with deserving recipients.

 
February 2018 - The Adequan West Coast Dressage Festival #1
Written by phtoos by Terri Miller Photography
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 19:13
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Inaugural circuit attracts top talent who take top prizes.

photos by Terri Miller Photography

Over the course of January 3-February 17, the events of the inaugural Adequan West Coast Dressage Festival will unfold. The first week of showing was held at Galway Downs in Temecula, while the remaining three events began Jan. 17 hosted by the Del Mar Fairgrounds. These competitions serve as an alternative to the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, FL.

 

 
December 2017 - Galway Downs International Event
Written by CRM
Thursday, 30 November 2017 23:37
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Alliston, Bouscaren & Braitling take top honors.

As Galway Downs celebrates 20 years of equestrian competition, their stage was set for an exciting weekend of three-day eventing. The 2017 Galway Downs International Event was held Nov. 2-5 in Temecula, complete with award-winning food and evening entertainment including LeAnn Rimes. The show began with horses and riders dressed to the nines for the horse inspection. The Ground Jury approved 61 international pairs and all 29 Training Three-Day (T3D) competitors to begin competition, which got underway in the dressage arenas.

 

 
December 2017 - 37th Annual Foxfield Medal Finals
Written by by Jaime Krupnick Geffen
Thursday, 30 November 2017 23:28
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Dreams come true during a true “family affair” weekend.

by Jaime Krupnick Geffen

Foxfield Riding School opened their gates and their “home” to 22 excellent Medal Finalists Oct. 7-8 in Westlake Village. After months of preparation and an extraordinary course built by Mike Nielson, the Foxfield Medal Finals began early Saturday morning.

 
November 2017 - Norco Horse Affair Is A Hit
Written by photos: Andrea Kaus Photography
Monday, 30 October 2017 20:52
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Something for everybody at inaugural weekend gathering.

photos: Andrea Kaus Photography

The First Annual Norco Horse Affair, presented by Fran and Bill Klovstad, owners of Thrifty Horse, was a big hit. It was held Oct. 6-8 at the George Ingalls Equestrian Event Center in “Horsetown USA,” Norco.

 
July 2017 - Inaugural Event A Resounding Success
Written by CRM
Saturday, 01 July 2017 20:00
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Stella Buckingham Wins the Top Prize in The American Tradition of Excellence Equitation Challenge.

Over seventy junior and amateur entries took to The Oaks International Grand Prix Field for the inaugural American Tradition of Excellence Equitation Challenge, presented by Whitethorne. Moving up from eighth to first, twelve-year-old Stella Buckingham earned an impressive win aboard Nom de Guerre.

 
July 2017 - Memorial Day Classic
Written by CRM
Saturday, 01 July 2017 19:49
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Memorial Day Weekend was an especially memorable one for contenders in the Langer Equestrian Group’s Memorial Day Classic. Perfect weather and a friendly atmosphere set the stage for competition ranging from beyond-adorable pony riders navigating a course of poles on the ground to Amy Hess taking home another win in Saturday night’s $15,000 Grand Prix. Staged at its long-running home at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, the show also featured nice tributes to those serving our country through charity partner Operation Gratitude.

 
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