September 2016 - Candid With Karen
Written by Karen Healey
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 20:30

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.

August 2016 - CPHA Spotlight: Beverly Jovais & Chestnut Hill, LLC
Written by Kim F. Miller
Sunday, 31 July 2016 17:35

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.

September 2016 - My Thoroughbred Makeover
Written by Emily Flaxman
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 20:24

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 - Riding a Fantasy Lipizzan
Written by Susanne Desai
Sunday, 31 July 2016 17:33

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.

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