Riding Magazine

Back On Track

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Blackjack Farm

A horse and rider oasis in North San Diego County.
Robin and Dionicio Martinez bought their beautiful horse facility as their own private ranch in North San Diego County in 2011. Robin was competing successfully as an amateur and Dionicio, with no previous horse experience before meeting and marrying Robin, was finding out just what the life of a fulltime horseman was all about.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Area VI Year End Winners

Local eventers celebrate accomplishments while welcoming fellow riders from across the country. 
With Chairman Chris Scarlett at the helm, Area VI did a terrific job welcoming those in town for the US Eventing Association’s annual meeting, Dec. 6-10 in Long Beach. The gathering featured four days of education, sports advocacy and governance sessions relevant to riders, officials and enthusiasts throughout the country. On Friday, Area VI-ers gathered for their annual awards presentation.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Horse People: Nick Onoda

A classical advocate joins Arroyo Del Mar.
by Kim F. Miller
Nick Onoda is the newest sport scientist to join what has become a dressage laboratory at Steffen and Shannon Peters’ Arroyo Del Mar training facility in Del Mar. Nick brings his emphasis on classical dressage as it applies to training that’s tailored to each horse’s nature and physiology.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Making Miracles

The equestrian community came together and saved horses during the Creek Fire. 
by Brooke Goddard
Gail Thackray was jolted awake by a big flash of light Tuesday, December 5. It was her mother, who lives with her in the Los Angeles area’s Lake View Terrace, calling from her cell phone from the adjacent house. Their ranch was on fire, and they had to quickly decide what to take with them – photos, records or pets.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Winner's Circle

Avery Lambert
The USHJA’s Youth Leadership Award was presented to Avery Lambert of San Jose during the association’s December annual meeting. Twelve-year-old Avery currently competes in the large and medium-rated pony hunters, serves as an ambassador for The Paisley Pony Magazine, volunteers regularly in her community with her classmates, and holds a 4.0 GPA.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Live Life Without A Hitch

San Diego chiropractor applies first-hand experience to help horses & fellow riders. 
Dr. Bek Jarzombek is the owner of Giddy Up Chiropractic, an equestrian rider and Doctor of Chiropractic for horses, riders, dogs, cats, livestock and exotic animals. She has been riding and competitively showing horses since childhood. The combination of her being a rider and chiropractor gives her work an elite level of expertise. She is known in the equestrian community for amplifying athletic performance, preventing injuries, and speeding up recovery time for both two-legged and four-legged members of the team.

Friday, January 19, 2018

CPHA: Year In Review

Strong support and participation lead to a terrific year for professional association. 
by Jeni Brown, CPHA president
The California Professional Horsemen’s Association and the CPHA Foundation have had a wonderful 2017 thanks to the support and participation of our phenomenal membership of over 900 horsemen.