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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Book Reviews

California Dressage Society 50th Anniversary Yearbook; A Journey To Softness

California Dressage Society 50th Anniversary Yearbook
Reviewed by Kim F. Miller

It’s hard to believe that the California Dressage Society has been around for 50 years. That makes some of us kind of old! But the organization has stayed young through the years and now numbers approximately 3,500 members participating in 30 chapters throughout the state and in Nevada.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Flying Changes

Romesh Sinclair Joins Parker Insurance

Parker Equine Insurance welcomes Romesh Sinclair to its insurance family. “Many of you may know him from doing awards and hospitality at many of the California, Arizona and Colorado horse shows,” says Donna Parker. “Romesh is an accomplished horseman and rider.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Founder's Notes

As the eight-week long HITS Coachella hunter/jumper circuit came to a close with Mandy Porter & Milano’s spectacular win of the AIG Million class on March 19, this year’s show season is fully underway in every discipline.

The Galway Downs International Horse Trials and the World Cup Finals for dressage and show jumping were set for the last weekend of March, with the Del Mar National right behind it. Several Area VI riders are readying for the trek to Rolex Kentucky Four Star in Lexington, KY, in late April. They include James Alliston, Andrea Baxter, Hawley Bennett-Awad, Jennifer McFall and Bunny Sexton and we send HUGE best wishes to all.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

CPHA Spotlight: Donna Parker

Insurance maven enjoys first-hand experience with her clients’ equestrian pursuits.

by Kim F. Miller

On the most competitive hunter/jumper, dressage and eventing circuits, Donna Parker is almost as ubiquitous as the generous company she represents, Parker Equine Insurance. At Donna’s lead, the California-based national equine insurance agency was a pioneer in sponsoring horse shows and their banners and booths are a fixture at events in all disciplines.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Understanding Equine Insurance

The American Association of Equine Practitioners guidelines help horse owners grasp the options.

reprinted courtesy of the AAEP

Whether a horse is purchased for personal or business reasons, ownership represents a significant investment of time, money and resources. While no one likes to think about the potential for tragedy, horses seem to be prone to illness, accidents and injury.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Dressage Life

Great Expectations: Expectations can work for or against us.

by Michele Vaughn

Sometimes we expect more of ourselves than we can actually do at the time, or we expect more of our horses than they are capable of giving us. Other times we underestimate ourselves or our horses. Having great expectations can push us beyond our comfort zone, but it can also get in our way.

Here are a few things I’ve learned about managing expectations.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Terrific Trio

New USDF Region 7 leaders Carol Tice, Cassidy Gallman and Regina Antonioli focus on communication and access.

Change is not only a factor in competition, but an element of administration in all sports. For 2107, USDF Region 7 (California, Nevada, and Hawaii) has an entire group of new faces at the helm.

To offer some quick clarification for our non-dressage readers, USDF, the United States Dressage Federation, is one of the eight International Discipline Affiliates recognized by equestrian sport’s governing body, the United States Equestrian Federation.