Training, Boarding & Buying
April 2017 - Horse People: Tina DiLandri Yates
Written by Kim F. Miller
Friday, 31 March 2017 03:15
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Young show jumper rides high on her return to the West Coast.

by Kim F. Miller

I’m a bit on cloud 9,” said Tina DiLandri Yates of her third place finish in last November’s Longines FEI World Cup™ class in Las Vegas aboard Zelote VDL. She went to Vegas without expectations about her placement, but wound up at the winners’ press conference after giving German veteran Christian Heineking, the victor, and Mexican Olympian Enrique Gonzales a run for their money in the jump-off.

 
January 2017 - Coming Full Circle
Written by Kim F. Miller
Friday, 30 December 2016 02:14
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Joie Gatlin & Morley Abey Show Jumping come “home” to San Juan Capistrano set to soar higher than ever.

by Kim F. Miller

Show jumper Joie Gatlin got an unusually nice birthday gift this past November. That’s when she and her husband and partner Morley Abey got the call from two longtime clients to say they had just closed their purchase of the equestrian property and facilities at The Oaks in San Juan Capistrano.

 
January 2017 - The Power Of Patience
Written by Wendy Lee Thompson
Friday, 30 December 2016 02:11
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A project horse becomes a graduate course in horsemanship for San Diego trainer.

by Wendy Lee Thompson

To an outsider, Simpatica 33’s fourth-place finish in her first Grand Prix, the  $24,500 Del Mar Finale Prix in October, might have looked like an overnight sensation. But the 10-year-old mare’s story is anything but. In fact, her five-year journey to the Grand Prix ring has been a graduate course in horsemanship for veteran trainer Wendy Lee Thompson of Coastline Hunters & Jumpers.

Here’s their story…

 
January 2017 - Is Your Arena Maintenance Machine a Drag?
Written by CRM
Friday, 30 December 2016 02:07
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Martin Collins offers limited-time special pricing on Arena Master Supreme Plus.

No matter what type of surface you choose for your arena, having the right equipment can mean all the difference in its performance and longevity. Using the wrong maintenance equipment on your arena surface can be just as harmful as choosing the wrong surface in the first place. Investing in the right arena groomer now will cost significantly less in the long run and will help the footing to last its duration.

 
January 2017 - Dana’s Dream
Written by Kim F. Miller
Friday, 30 December 2016 02:01
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Big Sky Equestrian Center set to open its doors in Sacramento area.

by Kim F. Miller

Dana Todd is excited for move-in day at Big Sky Equestrian Center in the Sacramento area’s Orangevale. As of early December, that day was imminent and 32 horses were poised to settle into the newly-constructed eventing training and boarding facility.

 
December 2016 - South Coast Equestrian: Jessica Odom
Written by Kim F. Miller
Thursday, 01 December 2016 19:29
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San Diego hunter/jumper program offers opportunities at all levels of the sport.

by Kim F. Miller

Finishing The Farm at Del Mar Meadows has been a long process. In fact, hunter/jumper trainer Jessica Odom is still supervising some finishing touches, but she’s thrilled to be settling into the permanent base for her program, South Coast Equestrian.

 
December 2016 - Charlotte Dujardin Clinic
Written by Lehua Custer
Thursday, 01 December 2016 19:26
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World champion & Olympian’s Southern California sessions inspire & delight.

by Lehua Custer

This past October, the Southern California Dressage community was lucky enough to have Charlotte Dujardin teach a two-day clinic in the picturesque setting of South Ventura County’s Hidden Valley.

Scott Hayes Productions did an excellent job creating this incredible top-notch event at El Campeon Farms in the exclusive Hidden Valley area near Thousand Oaks. Scott and his team truly elevated the standard of clinics in America. Our barn bought a VIP table and we were not disappointed with the high level of service we received.

 
December 2016 - CPHA Spotlight: Nikki Husky
Written by Kim F. Miller
Thursday, 01 December 2016 19:20
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Shortcuts not part of the program for young Los Angeles professional.

by Kim F. Miller

It’s often surmised that some professionals don’t ride in clinics for fear of being criticized in front of peers and students. Twenty-eight-year old hunter/jumper trainer Nikki Husky’s been riding in George Morris clinics since she was 13, so she didn’t consider stopping when she turned professional.

 
November 2016 - On The Move
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 02:36
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Equinology INC relocation celebrated with special offers.

Equinology’s headquarters relocation to Bodega Bay enables Equinology access to more local facilities to present courses in equine and canine health care. To celebrate, the program is offering a 1+2+3 Special Offer for Equinology Equine Body Worker (EEBW) Level Two Qualification.

 
November 2016 - Lauren’s Lessons
Written by Laurie Budash
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 02:32
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Olympian Lauren Billys encourages boundary pushing & partnerships at Napa clinics.

Over a rainy October weekend, Olympic eventer Lauren Billys shared her Rio de Janeiro experience with riders at Hilltop Stables in Napa. Lauren’s story of giving up everything to pursue her dream to ride in the Olympics and her teaching style inspired riders to push their personal boundaries and become better partners with their horses.

 
October 2016 - My Thoroughbred Makeover
Written by Emily Flaxman
Friday, 30 September 2016 22:25
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Final preparations for KJ for this month’s big event.

by Emily Flaxman

Another month that didn’t go to plan.  Sadly, the show I intended to go to got cancelled at the last minute, which was unfortunate but luckily another local showground announced that they were going to host a show in September so we’ve entered for that instead. This will definitely be our last opportunity before Kentucky though as the show season is winding down for the winter. We’re into the final straight now, with only seven weeks to go until the Oct. 27-30 Thoroughbred Makeover as I write this.

 

 
September 2016 - Candid With Karen
Written by Karen Healey
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 20:30
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This season’s show jumping events pose a great chance to watch and learn, but don’t copy the wrong thing!

by Karen Healey

'Tis the season for great show jumping. The revamped Longines World Cup Jumping NAL league and the third year of the Longines Los Angeles Masters bring increasingly accomplished horses and riders to the West Coast. It’s great news for the sport and it’s a great opportunity to learn by watching, for riders, trainers and fans of any experience level.

 
September 2016 - My Thoroughbred Makeover
Written by Emily Flaxman
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 20:24
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Heartbreaking end to Merlin’s Kentucky quest, but KJ turns a corner in his progress.

by Emily Flaxman

This month it all came crashing down.

I had been feeling so positive and hopeful as things were starting to go in the right direction. Shortly after I submitted my column for last month’s issue, Merlin’s knee swelled up. He wasn’t lame on it and because there was obvious heat we assumed he had bumped it or been kicked by his pasture buddy. So the usual treatment of icing and liniment was started.

 
August 2016 - CPHA Spotlight: Beverly Jovais & Chestnut Hill, LLC
Written by Kim F. Miller
Sunday, 31 July 2016 17:35
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Top NorCal hunter/jumper program offers classic horsemanship and more.

by Kim F. Miller

When East Coaster Beverly Jovais relocated to the West Coast with her husband and three young girls in 1994, she quickly plugged into the Bay Area equestrian community by answering Bitsy Shields’ ad for a one-day-a-week riding instructor. That Friday gig planted the seed for what would become one of Northern California’s top hunter/jumper programs, Chestnut Hill, and enabled Beverly to put her impressive East Coast equestrian education to work in her new location.

 
August 2016 - Riding a Fantasy Lipizzan
Written by Susanne Desai
Sunday, 31 July 2016 17:33
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Ancient breed makes a great partner for modern disciplines.

by Susanne Desai for the Lipizzan Association of North America

For years I dreamed of what kind of horse I would get after my beloved Arabian of 36 years finally passed away. I could have purchased a well-trained Warmblood or a valiant Thoroughbred off the track here in Del Mar, but I decided to get a Lipizzan after finding him online.

 
July 2016 - CPHA Spotlight: Karli Postel
Written by Kim F. Miller
Friday, 01 July 2016 02:32
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A young professional by any other name would smell just as sweet.

by Kim F. Miller

Karli Postel has one of the most respected last names in the equestrian industry. But it’s not her name that landed her the plumb post of assistant trainer and barn manager at Cross Creek Farm in Malibu, straight out of college, three years ago.

 
July 2016 - My Thoroughbred Makeover
Written by Emily Flaxman
Friday, 01 July 2016 02:28
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Stifle injury sidelines one candidate, but a “pocket rocket” steps into his shoes on journey from “misfits to real dressage horses.”

by Emily Flaxman

The competition draws closer and that’s forced me to make a tough decision. Louie is not improving at a rate that would lead me to be optimistic about taking him to Kentucky for the Thoroughbred Makeover in October.

 
June 2016 - Change Afoot
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 06:27
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Premier Equestrian discontinues sale and distribution of GGT-Footing

Premier Equestrian, the Official Footing Supplier of the United States Equestrian Federation, is discontinuing the sale and distribution of GGT products. Premier Equestrian’s team of global footing experts provide customers with extensive knowledge of riding surfaces, while always keeping the horse’s well being as the top priority.

 
June 2016 - DVG Show Stables
Written by Cheryl Erpelding
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 06:25
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San Diego training & lesson program expands with Interscholastic Equestrian Association team.

by Cheryl Erpelding

With so many of their junior riders wanting to ride on a college team, Alixe Del Valle Garcia-Falso’s DVG Show Stables started an Interscholastic Equestrian Association team as a bridge to that next level. It is a great addition to her hunter/jumper training program located at Blue Fox Farm in Escondido.

 
June 2016 - Wilmont Farms Welcomes Kelli DiGioia Bautista
Written by Cheryl Erpelding
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 06:19
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Veteran San Juan Capistrano hunter/jumper program keeps pace with demand for quality training.

by Cheryl Erpelding

When trainer Carole Willner-Hansen learned that Kelli DiGioia Bautista was available last November, she approached Kelli about joining her well -established hunter/jumper training business in San Juan Capistrano. Carole, originally from Massachusetts, has been working in Orange County since 1988 and is well respected by her peers.  She was ecstatic to add Kelli to her team. “Kelli is an extremely talented rider and trainer who brings a fresh perspective, great attitude, and a ton of positive energy - the clients love her!”

 
June 2016 - GSDHJA Hosts USHJA Trainer Certification Program
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 06:17
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Educational opportunity to Del Mar Horsepark Oct. 24-25.

The clinic is one of the ways that a trainer can apply to become either a USHJA Certified or Provisional Trainer.

 
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