Show Reports
October 2015 - Show Report: CDS Junior Young Rider Championships
Written by Yellow Horse Marketing for the California Dressage Society
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 21:25
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Arianna Barzman-Grennan is one of unique event’s many bright stars.

by Yellow Horse Marketing for the California Dressage Society

Arianna Barzman-Grennan was all smiles as she modeled her new team jacket emblazoned with a bright championship logo. “I’ve always wanted one of these,” she beamed.

October 2015 - PCHA Medal Finals
Written by Kim F. Miller
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 21:01
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PCHA 14 & Under Horsemanship Medal Finals winner Grady Lyman, with trainer Karen Stubbs and coach Karen Healey, and some of the many people who make the Portuguese Bend National Horse Show the USEF-sanctioned

Grady Lyman, Virginia Fout & Jesse Schurtleff among stars at Portuguese Bend National Horse Show.

The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is far from the only beneficiary of the Portuguese Bend National Horse Show. Designated a “heritage” show by the United States Equestrian Federation, the PBNHS celebrated its 58th year, Sept. 4-6 in the Los Angeles area’s Rolling Hills Estates.

It blends top regional competition with genuine community appeal and involvement, including an army of cheerful volunteers all clad in blue and white checked shirts.

October 2015 - Maclay Regionals
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 20:49
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Third time is a charm for Genevieve Meyer.

Qualifying for the prestigious ASPCA Maclay Finals at the CP National Horse Show in Lexington, KY, requires a top placing in one of eight Regionals throughout the country. Four of those eight qualifying competitions awarded winners Saturday, Sept. 12.

October 2015 - Show Report: Inaugural International CDI-W
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 20:21
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Debut event at Epona Farms sees Steffen Peters and Legolas 92 top 81%.

“Spectacular” seemed to be the word of the weekend, recounting the first ever International CDI-W, held at Michael Fowler’s Epona Farms in Thousand Oaks. Highlighting the excitement was Steffen Peters’ winning score of 81.325% in the Grand Prix Freestyle Saturday night in front of a sold-out crowd.

September 2015 - Show Report: CPHA Medal Finals
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 00:52
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Grady Lyman and Sinatra’s Ruhm win Juniors; Jayme Ormand and Zilveren Top the Adult division.

Medal Finals season kicked off during the Blenheim Summer Classic, Aug. 13-16, with the California Professional Horsemen’s Association (CPHA) Junior and Amateur Hunt Seat Medal Finals. Judged by John Roper, Tony Sgarlata, and Scott Hofstetter, the three round competition ended with flair in the indoor ring adjacent to the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at San Juan Capistrano.

August 2015 - Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
Written by Stephanie Nicora
Monday, 03 August 2015 20:27
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West Coast eventers come out in force to be part of Camelot Equestrian Park’s first USEA-rated competition.

by Stephanie Nicora, reprinted courtesy of Eventing Nation • photos courtesy of MWM Photography

As most equestrians are aware, the loss of land is a serious problem when looking at the future of our sport. This is why the July 4th weekend in Northern California’s Butte Valley was so exciting — not only for Area VI, but for the future of eventing.

July 2015 - Show Report: Woodside Preliminary Challenge
Written by by John Strassburger & Heather Bailey
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 23:42
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Hooks and Stutes rise to the top.

by John Strassburger & Heather Bailey

April 2015 - The Bleacher Report
Written by Kim F. Miller
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 22:37
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The AIG $1 Million is a fitting finale for the HITS Thermal circuit.

October 2015 - Dressage Day
Written by Kim F. Miller
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 20:53
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Fun and educational event a big hit at Nellie Gail.

by Kim F. Miller / photos by Nancy Albright,

This summer’s national Young Rider dressage champion Catherine Chamberlain was the “mane” attraction at the third annual Dressage Day, Aug. 30, at Nellie Gail Ranch in Orange County.

October 2015 - Eve Jobs On A Roll
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 20:26
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Northern Californian gets a great weekend off to a good start in Scarlett’s Speed Derby.

On the Derby Field at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at San Juan Capistrano, competitors and spectators all gathered for the final event of the day, Friday, Sept. 18: the $10,000 Scarlett’s Speed Derby, presented by Walter Oil & Gas.

September 2015 - Show Report: Giant Steps Charity
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 00:56
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Sonoma Horse Park gets bigger, better, more elegant, more fun & more funds.

All photos complements of Alden Corrigan, Sonoma Horse Park.

The Giant Steps Charity Horse Show quickly established itself as a fixture for Northern Californians and out-of-towners and it seems to get bigger, better, more elegant and more fun every year. It took place July 29-Aug. 2 at the Sonoma Horse Park, with many contenders moving right along the next weekend to one of the granddaddies of the charity show circuit: Menlo.

August 2015 - Franktown Meadows Hunter Derby Weekend
Written by Lindsay Y. McCall
Monday, 03 August 2015 21:02
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Hope Glynn Rides Carson to a long deserved blue at the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby and Jenny Karazissis Earns Fifth Consecutive Win at the $2,500 National Hunter Derby

by Lindsay Y. McCall

In its sixth year the Franktown Meadows Hunter Derby Weekend became its best year yet. Over 100 horse and rider combinations participated in the Weekend of Equestrian Excellence including two United States Equestrian Team members and multiple top hunter professionals. Held June 27-28 at the Franktown Meadows Equestrian Facility in Carson City, NV, the Franktown Meadows Hunter Derby continues to be the only stand-alone hunter derby on the West Coast. It has become an important stop on many rider’s schedule due to the competition, vacation style relaxed atmosphere for horses and riders, and quality event. Many of the equestrians have been a part of the derby since the beginning, including 2015 International winner Hope Glynn and National winner Jenny Karazissis.

August 2015 - A Happy Fourth Indeed!
Written by Kim F. Miller
Monday, 03 August 2015 20:08
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Stefanie Saperstein and Cender Van’t Zorgvliet, give Lane Clarke a run for his money in the jump-off, finishing a little slower for a still-impressive second place.

Lane Clarke and MH War Dance fly to the win in the $25,000 GGT Footing Grand Prix.

Huntington Beach Surf Classic sees Lane Clarke on his way to a possible three-peat, plus winning moments for riders and fans.

report & photos by Kim F. Miller

A holiday vibe, high stakes jumping and perfect Surf City weather made the Huntington Beach Surf Classic an ideal place to spend the afternoon of Saturday, July 4. Jim Hagman’s Elvenstar treated fans and friends to a complementary lunch under at crowded spectator tent before the $25,000 GGT-Footing Grand Prix got underway.

July 2015 - Show Report: Memorial Day Classic
Written by Press Release
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 23:33
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Andrew Kocher has a busy and successful night in the Grand Prix ring.

April 2015 - Show Report: Gold Coast
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 22:25
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Riders celebrated Valentine’s Day weekend doing what they love and pursuing their passion in the show ring.

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