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Monday, August 20, 2018

Winner's Circle

EA Honor
Far West Farms junior rider Lily Andersson earned second place in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association’s National Sportsmanship Award, among 135 applicants from around the country.  
The top spot went to Olivia Barden from Colorado.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

A Damn Fine Hand

A story of women riding for their lives.
by Joell Dunlap - all rights reserved by the author 2018
Chapter 1 - Our Lady of Victory
Rains in central California’s Sacramento Valley conquer winter’s oppressive tulle fog. The rains also dampen the hot summer’s bluish smog. They give license to the brilliant pink and white camellia blooms and give residents a view of the stunning Sierra Mountains for all who would look east.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

The Gallop: The Road More Travelled

Jumping rider development pathway is becoming well trod. 
by Kim F. Miller
DiAnn Langer has been talking about the “pathway” for a long time. As USEF Youth Chef d’Equipe, she’s led the way in establishing a clear progression for young athletes with international jumping aspirations. National governing bodies in mainstream sports – volleyball, basketball, baseball, etc. – have long had these and DiAnn is among many to feel equestrian sport deserved and needed the same.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Go Zone 10!!

College-age Grand Prix riders to pony star jumpers are ready to represent in New York and Kentucky.
by Kim F. Miller
A streamlined name is not the only thing new at the Adequan™ FEI North American Youth Championships. West Coast riders are poised to present their best at the jumping and dressage competition formerly known as the North American Junior Young Riders Championship. Competition takes place Aug. 1-5 at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, N.Y.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Time Out For Education

Good turn-out for USHJA Trainer Certification Program clinic with Chris Kappler.
photos & text by Kim F. Miller
There are no natural breaks in the hunter/jumper show season, but 16 professionals took a weekend away from the circuit to up their game by attending the United States Hunter/Jumper Association Trainer Certification Clinic July 14-15. It was hosted by Peppertree Equestrian’s Kristin Baretto at Sycamore Trails Stables in San Juan Capistrano.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Doing The Fair Thing

OC Fairgrounds Equestrian Center plans for permanence and growth. 
by Kim F. Miller
The Orange County Fair & Event Center board of directors voted to keep the property’s Equestrian Center during its May 24 meeting. Southern California horse owners were delighted and relieved by that, while also steeling themselves to stay vigilant in advocating for the Costa Mesa boarding and training facility’s long-term existence and, ideally, its expansion.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center

Base camp for equestrian vacation adventures in North Lake Tahoe 
by Nan Meek
Tucked away in the sleepy mountain town of Truckee, perched above I-80 along Donner Lake in the heart of the High Sierra, Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center is North Lake Tahoe’s vacation haven for horse lovers from June 1 through the end of September.