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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Del Mar National – Hunter Jumper Week

Mexican Olympian Enrique Gonzales wins big on Cinco De Mayo eve.

photos: Osteen

The 74th Annual Del Mar National Horse Show Hunter/Jumper week’s main event, the $100,000 Grand Prix of Del Mar Presented by EQ International Real Estate, kept the nearly sold-out audience on the edge of thier seats Saturday, May 4. From the very beginning in the Land Rover Ride & Drive, to the final round in the jump-off, the crowd was entertained with heart-stopping competition.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Rachel Long Makes Short Work Of A Challenging Course

Up-and-coming junior rider clinches her first Grand Prix win at the Woodside Spring Classic.
by Brooke Goddard • photos: Grand Pix
Most high school seniors are celebrating their graduation with parties, but 17-year-old Rachel Long is reveling in the show ring. On Saturday, May 4, Long edged out two professional riders in a thrilling jump-off to seal the win in the $25,000 LEG Woodside Spring Classic Grand aboard her 9-year-old Chilean-bred mare, Pampa Helada.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Are You Really Ready To Ride?

Here’s a warm-up routine to match your horse’s.
by Darby Bonomi, PhD with Duncan Kennedy
I am sure that you don’t just get on your horse and expect him to immediately perform at his best. I bet you have a regular routine that includes sufficient warm-up time with stretching, suppling and a gradual increase in the intensity of the work.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Saddle Fit And Jumping Saddles

by Jochen Schleese, CMS, CSFT, CSE, ©2019 Saddlefit4Life™ All Rights Reserved
Approximately a year ago I wrote an article for California Riding Magazine that dealt specifically with the considerations of saddle fit for jumper riders; this then is pretty much a continuation of where that article left off to discuss with you some of the options that you might consider to ensure optimum performance and well-being of your horse in the ring.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Blades Of Glory

The green & springy grass fields of Blenheim EquiSports.
by Meghan Covert & Jackie McFarland
One of the first things to catch your eye when arriving at the Rancho Misison Viejo Riding Park at San Juan Capistrano are the gorgeous grass fields glistening in the sun.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Sow Your Seeds

Packaged herbal blend of seeds is designed for healthy horse pastures. 
Horses are herbivores and are genetically predisposed to free graze a variety of herbs, forage, and grasses. Since their domestication, horses are no longer able to roam free to select the herbs they instinctively seek for nutritional value. Harmany Equine is a strong believer in the importance of returning horses to their natural roots and has created a new improved form of the Sow Your Seeds product line.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

The Other 23 Hours

What horses stand on can be a simple solution to many health issues.

by Kim F. Miller

The right riding surface is a critical component of equestrian sports. Those who dance with their dressage horses and soar with their jumpers demand meticulously designed and researched arena bases and footing materials for their discipline, at home and in competition.