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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Sizzling Season Finale

International show jumping & Las Vegas glitz make for a magical experience.
The bright lights of Las Vegas once again meet the buzz of international competition for the 12th annual Las Vegas National Horse Show, CSI4*-W, at the one and only South Point Hotel and Casino, Nov. 13-18.  

Friday, November 9, 2018

Horse People: Erin Nichols

Two sport star credits jumping and dressage success to bonds built through Pony Club and at-home horsekeeping.
by Kim F. Miller
Fifteen year old Erin Nichols is an inspiring and refreshing reminder that well-rounded horsemanship is alive and well among today’s young riders. She cares for three horses in her family’s backyard stable and excels in A circuit jumping, Second Level dressage and as a longtime, still-active U.S. Pony Clubber.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Horse People: Alli Christy

NorCal Junior Medal Final winner takes diabetes in stride in pursuit of big goals.
by Kim F. Miller
Established equestrian professionals often describe medal finals of their youth as the most stressful moments of their careers. The NorCal Hunter Jumper Association Junior Medal Finals were indeed a big deal for 16-year-old Alli Christy, but stressing out over them was not in the cards. 

Monday, November 5, 2018

Hail To The Queen

Reigning dressage queen Isabell Werth urged some of California’s top riders and horses to bring out every ounce of brilliance and perfection during the latest SH Productions Masterclass. 

It was held Oct. 13-14 at Ad Astra Stables, the base for Rebecca Rigdon and David Blake. The facility is lovely to begin with and was even more so gussied up with VIP tents and vendor booths ringing the dressage court.


Saturday, November 3, 2018

The Gallop: Zazou Wows Del Mar!

World Cup winner checks off another milestone on an exhilarating night in Del Mar.
article & photos by Kim F. Miller
Having temporarily moved the Del Mar International to the Del Mar Horse Park last year, West Palms Events chief Dale Harvey acknowledged he was a little worried about the turn-out and atmosphere when it returned to its normal home at the Del Mar Fairgrounds this year.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Galway Downs International Wrap-Up

James Alliston, Charlotte Babbitt & Bec Braitling emerge as CCI2*, CCI1* and Training Three Day victors.
photos: Kim F. Miller
Competing at Galway Downs, a venue whose motto is “a legend reborn,” James Alliston is a living legend in no need of rebirth. The Northern California-based Brit logged yet another international win with his victory in the CCI2* aboard the Palomino Swedish Warmblood mare, Pandora. Already dubbed “the little legend,” the diminutive mare with a big jump and a tall rider was one of few to sail clear over Mark Donovan’s show jumping track. In doing so, the pair improved from second-standing they’d maintained since dressage.