Show Reports
November 2016 - Area VI Eventing Championships
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 05:06
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Good turn-out, good times & high quality performances at Twin Rivers Ranch.

This year’s Area VI Eventing Championships helped contribute to a terrific turn-out for the Fall Horse Trials at Twin Rivers, which ran concurrently Sept. 23-25 with the Championships and the US Eventing Association’s Future Event Horse Championships. All were staged by the Baxter family at their Twin Rivers Ranch in Paso Robles. Exhibitors heaped praise on the organizers for another well-done event.

November 2016 - Longines Masters of Los Angeles
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 05:00
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Show jumping dominates the spotlight, while polo and dressage coattail on success of an event that’s building fan base for equestrian sport.

Daniel Deusser of Germany and Equita van’t Zorgvliet emerged as champions of the Longines Masters of Los Angeles’ main event, the Longines Grand Prix. The Oct. 2 class closed four days of top level, fan friendly show jumping held at the Long Beach Convention Center, Sept. 29-Oct. 2.

November 2016 - Locals Only
Written by report & photos by Kim F. Miller
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 04:51
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Enrique Gonzalez emerges atop three-horse jump-off in the Del Mar International’s marquee class.

report & photos by Kim F. Miller

The surfer’s slogan “Locals Only” was a good fit for the winners circle at the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Del Mar on Saturday, Oct. 22. Enrique Gonzalez, Eric Navet and Eduardo Menezes ride for foreign countries, but they are transplanted Californians at this point and proud of it.

November 2016 - Golden Moments
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 04:31
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Great American/USDF Region 7 & CDS Championships see record-breaking participation.

Heading into its 50th year, the California Dressage Society is getting better with age. And it’s certainly getting bigger, if the whopping 370-horse turn-out for its 49th Annual Championship is an indicator. Held at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center Sept. 29-Oct. 2, the Great American/USDF Region 7 & California Dressage Society Championships enjoyed record-breaking participation in six rings over four days.

October 2016 - Right On for RAAC!
Written by by Jennifer M. Keeler
Friday, 30 September 2016 22:31
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Adult Amateurs get the spotlight in California’s innovative Equine Insurance/CDS RAAC Show Series.

by Jennifer M. Keeler, Yellow Horse Marketing for the California Dressage Society

During the week, they’re hard-working accountants, managers, students and medical professionals, juggling careers, family and a love of horses. But on the weekends, legions of adult amateurs can be found at the barn or in the arena, pursuing their goals both in the saddle and in the show ring. And thanks to the Equine Insurance/CDS Regional Adult Amateur Competition program (or RAAC), California Dressage Society members have the unique opportunity to earn special accolades among their peers in recognition of their well-deserved achievements.

September 2016 - Show Report: That's a Wrap!
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 20:55
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Huntington Beach Horse Show Series wraps up a successful season.

photos by Kristin Lee Photography for West Palms Events

Courtney Shattuck and Wylie soar to first in the S&S BankCard Systems GP of HB.

Photo: Kristin Lee Photography

Nathan Allan Williams-Bonner is happy with this round at the HB Summer Classic.

The Horse Nation Foundation Pony was out encouraging exhibitors to bid on the silent and live auction items!

Jasmine Weber Talley and Washington won the Black Star Equestrian Ch/Ad Jumper Classic. From Left, Taylor Spooner of West Palms Events, Kristy Miller of BSE, Joie Gatlin trainer of Talley.

Photo: Kristin Lee Photography

Olivia Warner competes on Kaylen Spooner's Ace of Spades at the Huntington Beach Summer Classic!

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July 2016 - Show Report: Paso Robles Dressage Summer Classic
Written by Anna Buffini
Friday, 01 July 2016 02:50
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Wow!” Superlative is best way to describe new dressage show.

by Anna Buffini

My first impression just arriving at the First Annual Paso Robles Dressage Summer Classic, at the Paso Robles Horse Park, was “Wow.” It’s beautiful, quiet, the footing in every single arena is GGT-Footing top quality: well groomed and they managed it wonderfully throughout the day.

June 2016 - Show Report: Del Mar National
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 06:48
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Jenny Karazissis’s big week includes third Equitation Championship win; Pratt & Spooner also excel.

Chris Pratt, Richard Spooner and Jenny Karazissis were among the familiar names to make their mark on the annual Del Mar National Horse Show, which wrapped up its 71st year on May 8 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

June 2016 - West Coasters In Kentucky
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 06:31
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Maya Black leads a strong contingent of West region’s riders at the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event.

photos by Sherry Stewart

Defending champion Michael Jung of Germany won his second Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event in spectacular fashion on Fischerrocana FST and by a large margin, starting with their 34.4 score on day-one dressage.

April 2016 - Twin Rivers Winter Horse Trials
Written by CRM
Thursday, 31 March 2016 01:27
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March 2016 - Nayel Nassar & Lordan Top Thermal World Cup
Written by Esther Hahn
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 02:13
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Jamie Barge and Eric Navet finish two and three, while top of West League standings don’t change much.

by Esther Hahn • photos by Bret St. Clair/FEI

Under the desert sun, Egypt’s Nayel Nassar showcased his close partnership with longtime mount Lordan to win in the $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Thermal CSI3*-W. In the seventh and final event on the West Coast, the 25-year-old rider guided the 12-year-old, Hanoverian gelding (Lordanos x Landor) to a double clear that bested a field of 20.

November 2016 - Show Report: Sacramento International Horse Show
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 04:57
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Audrey Coulter scores a big win in World Cup league.

Not a seat was left in the arena and the boisterous, sold-out crowd was entertained with a field of 28 competitive starters and a course designed by 2016 Rio Olympic Show Jumping Course Designer, Guilherme Jorge.

November 2016 - Show Report: GSDHJA Championship
Written by Cheryl Erpelding
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 04:47
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The Greater San Diego Hunter Jumper Association year-end show another big success.

by Cheryl Erpelding • photos: Osteen, Inc.

Greater San Diego Hunter Jumper Association members are dedicated to their sport and take their show season seriously. Most of the riders show all year long working towards accumulating year-end points and earning double points at the annual Championship show. Championship jackets and reserve champion show pads are highly coveted rewards.

October 2016 - Maclay Regionals Report
Written by photos by McCool Photography
Friday, 30 September 2016 22:40
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Sydney Hutchins adds another medal finals to her impressive resume.

photos by McCool Photography

Sydney Hutchins rode her way to the top of yet another medal finals podium when Blenheim EquiSports hosted the ASPCA Maclay Regional Championships for Region 8 on Saturday night, Sept. 17. It was one of six regional championships held around the country that day.

September 2016 - Show Report: Menlo Charity
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 21:03
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Guy Thomas and Jonkheer Z lead the victory gallop in the $40,000 Bentley Los Gatos and Bentley San Francisco Grand Prix.

Saturday is a special day at Menlo Charity Horse Show. From the Leadline to the $40,000 Bentley Los Gatos and Bentley San Francisco Grand Prix, there truly is an event for everyone, including the Third Annual Tailgate Party hosted by Bentley San Los Gatos and Bentley Los San Francisco. Beautiful Bentleys adorned the lawn and equestrian furnishings provided by ELLA Palo Alto complemented the spectacular cars on display.

As the convertible Bentley arrived on the grass jumper field and the riders warmed up, an earlier start was announced. With 31 horses in the $40,000 Bentley Los Gatos and Bentley San Francisco Grand Prix the race was on to beat nightfall.

August 2016 - Show Report: Derby Duel
Written by Lindsay Y. McCall
Sunday, 31 July 2016 17:10
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Jenny Karazissis takes back the crown with Nonchalant at Franktown Meadows’ $30,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby.

report & photos by Lindsay Y. McCall

Twenty-two talented hunter derby horses and their equally impressive riders navigated Phil DeVita’s beautiful courses set for the $30,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, sponsored by the MacLean Family with MacLean Financial Group and Franktown Meadows. The popular event was held in Carson City, NV, on June 27. The day also featured hundreds of spectators, delectable food, champagne, and exquisite shopping all in honor of the tradition of fox hunting.

July 2016 - Hunters Front & Center
Written by CRM
Friday, 01 July 2016 02:44
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An extra-Spectacular WCHR Week in San Juan Capistrano concludes June 12.

In the $25,000 WCHR West Coast Hunter Spectacular at the Blenheim June Classic I, Small Gesture dominated the first round scoring with an impressive 92 from not just one panel, but both panels of judges. Competing fifth out of 30 entries, and holding the lead in Round Two, the refined dark bay, owned by Iwasaki & Reilly, finished with an overall score of 180.5.

June 2016 - Show Report: Flintridge
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 06:44
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Participants fly high, have fun & raise funds at 95th annual competition.

photos by Kristin Lee Photography

May Day at the historic Flintridge Riding Club marked the final day of competition for the 95th Annual Flintridge Horse Show, April 28-May 1. Great weather capped the week of competition that was fun for all and a huge success for the Flintridge La Cañada Guild’s efforts to raise funds for Huntington Memorial Hospital.


May 2016 - Show Report: Blenheim EquiSports Spring Classic III
Written by CRM
Saturday, 30 April 2016 19:19
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Lane Clarke wins big on new ride: Susie Hutchison on a hot youngster.

It looked like Karl Cook was going to make it two wins in two days until the final go of the 10-horse jump-off. Speed demon Lane Clarke riding Georgy Maskrey-Segesman’s Balu U stole the top spot by two seconds for the win in the $40,000 Spring Classic III Grand Prix, presented by The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel.

April 2016 - Dressage Affaire Highlights
Written by CRM
Thursday, 31 March 2016 01:14
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Return of international division ups the ante at California Dreaming Productions’ March competition in Del Mar.

This year’s Dressage Affaire CDI marked the successful return of the international portion of the show after a two-year absence, and also provided an additional opportunity for USEF Dressage Technical Advisor/Chef d’Equipe Robert Dover to observe talented prospects in California.

January 2016 - IEHJA Fall Festival
Written by Patti Schooley
Saturday, 02 January 2016 05:28
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Inland Empire H/J Association introduces new format to the delight of competitors.

by Patti Schooley • photos by: Cami Jo Contreras; Allie Sibley; Jessica Abbott; Patti Schooley

The Inland Empire Hunter Jumper Association (IEHJA) kicked off its 2015 Fall Festival at the City of Industry Expo Center by adding a third show day, Fri., Nov. 13, for a “jumpers only extravaganza.” This new format proved “lucky” for many competitors and trainers alike as they could concentrate on their jumper rides. Many competitors commented that this was a less stressful approach to showing as their jumper and hunter horse was often one in the same. Alternatively, riders who only wanted to compete in jumper classes could trailer in for the day and not incur overnight boarding costs.

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