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Monday, July 31, 2017

Inaugural Event A Resounding Success

Stella Buckingham Wins the Top Prize in The American Tradition of Excellence Equitation Challenge.
Over seventy junior and amateur entries took to The Oaks International Grand Prix Field for the inaugural American Tradition of Excellence Equitation Challenge, presented by Whitethorne. Moving up from eighth to first, twelve-year-old Stella Buckingham earned an impressive win aboard Nom de Guerre.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Show Report: WCHR West Coast Hunter Spectacular

Jenny Karazissis and Undeniable were not to be denied in showcase class.
Coastal Southern California’s traditional “June Gloom” weather was no match for the brilliant performances in the $25,000 World Championship Hunter Rider West Coast Hunter Spectacular. Incorporating rounds at three fence heights, 3’6”, 3’9” and 4’0”, this fifth West Coast staging of the class drew a wide range of experience in horses and riders, highlighted by an eighth-place finish from 12-year-old Augusta Iwasaki on Vlock Show Stables’ Boris.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Memorial Day Classic

Memorial Day Weekend was an especially memorable one for contenders in the Langer Equestrian Group’s Memorial Day Classic. Perfect weather and a friendly atmosphere set the stage for competition ranging from beyond-adorable pony riders navigating a course of poles on the ground to Amy Hess taking home another win in Saturday night’s $15,000 Grand Prix.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

May Day

Hayden Clarke Sport Horses hosts a happy day for its riders and the public.
photos by Kim F. Miller
Hayden Clarke Sport Horses hosted its annual open house Sunday, May 28. The long-running community event showcased riding school students and A circuit riders in team competitions ranging from flat classes to a Gambler’s Choice jumping and a High Jump that rose to about 4’6” in height. Plus, pony rides and horsey crafts throughout a beautiful day at the Nellie Gail Equestrian Center in Orange County’s Laguna Hills.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

New San Diego Venue

Lakeside Equestrian Park to serve East County Equestrians.
San Diego County is working with the East County Equestrian Foundation, a 501 C3 non-profit organization, to build a premier equestrian facility on a 14-acre parcel at 11055 Moreno Ave. The conceptual layout includes a covered arena, which is the planned showpiece of the facility.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Youth Spotlight: Black Oaks Pony Club

Central California club and its members represent the future of national organization.
Black Oaks Pony Club has a long history in the Paso Robles area and it also reflects the future of the U.S. Pony Club’s effort to expand its membership base. Eventing has long been the competitive discipline most associated with Pony Club, but the organization now offers “certifications,” formerly called “ratings,” in show jumping, hunter equitation, dressage and even western.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Candid With Karen

An open letter on the status of next year’s selection process for the NAJYRC. 
by Karen Healey
It was with great surprise, dismay and confusion that we learned of the USHJA’s BOD decision to ratify the recommendation of the Jumper Working Group to do away with Zone 10’s selection process for the North American Junior Young Riders Championships. (Editor’s Note: Read the Gallop, page 10, for the latest on this subject.)