August 2015 - Emerging Athletes

Popular USHJA program gives young talents new knowledge and experience.

Nearly 50 of the top emerging hunter/jumper equestrians, under the age of 21, have participated in the first set of regional training sessions as the 2015 USHJA Emerging Athletes Program, presented by Dover Saddlery, began its seventh year.

August 2015 - Good News

Coto de Caza Equestrian Center to undergo substantial upgrades & seek permanent equestrian use.

South Orange County’s Coto Equestrian Center is about to undergo $1.5 million of enhancements designed to restore it to its former luster. Situated in the exclusive community of Coto de Caza, the 24.2-acre facility will house several new structures and feature extensive additional landscaping with drought-tolerant plants.

August 2015 - Saluting Cheryl

California Riding Magazine founder Cheryl Erpelding receives the 2015 AHP Chris Brune Spirit Award.

The American Horse Publication’s Chris Brune Spirit Award was the brainchild of the 2015 AHP Champion, Deborah Taylor, who saw the award as a way of recognizing the efforts of members other than the Board of Directors. She hoped that this award would encourage members to seek involvement in the association and eventually lead into leadership roles. Initially titled the President’s Spirit Award, the award is presented to the member who has done the most consistently to assist and support the association. The Board of Directors selects the winner. In 2004, the inaugural award was presented to Chris Brune and the title changed to the AHP Chris Brune Spirit Award.

August 2015 - Drought Buster

Dramatic water conservation is one of new footing material’s many benefits.

With California’s record-breaking drought well into its fourth year, news of a top quality arena footing that retains water five times longer than normal footing sounds a little too good to be true. But Premier Equestrian’s 14 years in the business lend credibility to that claim, and both common sense and science back it up.

August 2015 - Central California Equine Expo

Bringing the best clinicians in the equine industry to Central California.

The Central California Equine Expo debuts October 3 at the Chowchilla Fair Grounds with a full line-up of top clinicians. “We want to bring the best clinicians in the equine industry to Central California for all to enjoy and learn from,” says Sonya Sidhu of the Pegasus Equine Group that is presenting the Expo. “This is accomplished by team work, community involvement and for the love of horses.”

July 2015 - The Gallop: Kentucky Bound

West Coast show jumping, eventing and dressage stars ready to rumble at the NAJYRC this month.

by Kim F. Miller

The West Coast has proud traditions to uphold at the Adequan/FEI North American Junior Young Riders Championships and our region’s riders are ready to maintain them. The Championships take place at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, July 14-19.

Here’s a quick look at our area’s contenders in show jumping and eventing. We covered dressage, too, although that discipline’s team had not been completely finalized as we went to press.

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