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Office: 16087 San Dieguito Road, Suite D3 Mailing: Post Office Box 9885 Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 CA BRE #00973209


The Ranch EQ

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Equipment, Aprés Riding Fashion, Repair, Cleaning, Schooling & Show Attire

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January 2014


s a life-long equestrian, I have always been inspired by horses. Their sheer beauty and the authenticity of their grace, power and spirit is something that can only come from the heart. The honor they bestow upon humans in helping to progress our work and passion defies logic and inspires legendary tales. And what better place to cultivate your passion than the Rancho Santa Fe community and greater San Diego? Our perfect weather, world-famous trainers, beautiful riding trails, talented veterinarians and fantastic show venues all make for a horseman and woman’s paradise. With support from some of the best professionals in the country, dreams really do come true. Growing up in a third generation farming family, I have worked enthusiastically in all aspects of Real Estate for the past 25 years. At The Ranch EQ, our Real Estate experts are also accomplished equestrians who can help you every step of the way with unparalleled white-glove service. I hope you will find The Equine AlmanacŠ helpful and will consider allowing our team to assist you with your Real Estate or Equestrian needs in The Ranch and Greater San Diego.


The Ranch EQ is an independently owned and operated Real Estate firm dedicated to serving the needs of our clients with unparalleled professionalism and white-glove service. Our company is defined by a culture of agents who care deeply about each other and are committed to having a positive impact on our clients and communities. Real Estate may begin with properties, but shouldn’t end there. The Ranch EQ was founded on the standing principle that old-fashioned business works. We stay ahead of the technology curve, but you won’t find us hiding behind phones or computers. We believe in developing deep, personal connections with our clients that transcend traditional business relationships. At The Ranch EQ, our team of experts are also accomplished Equestrians who actively show in the Hunter/Jumper discipline, on the Polo Field and enjoy Team Penning within the Rancho Santa Fe community and national competitions. Our unique and comprehensive marketing strategies include a strong presence at these competitions, providing direct access to clients looking to purchase or sell equestrian properties. From residential dream homes to the finest equestrian estates and select commercial properties, we offer something for everyone. It is our mission to ensure every transaction is handled with the utmost care and detail tailored to meet your precise specifications. We are passionate about what we do and constantly strive to not only meet, but also exceed our client’s expectations. For more information about the area and to learn about how we can best serve your needs, please call our Agents at: 858.756.8737 or visit

“ Only as high as I reach can I grow, Only as far as I reach can I go, Only as deep as I look can I see, Only as much as I dream can I be.” — KAREN RAVN

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Founder, CEO Equestrian & Residential Specialist CA BRE #01915178 (C) 858.437.4778 | (O) 858.756.8737 Ext. 1001

ROBLEE VALENTINE Roblee Valentine was raised in Northern California in an agricultural, farming and real estate development family. Educated at Saint Mary’s College, she is an avid Equestrian with a passion for tradition, family and business. Roblee founded The Ranch EQ in 2013 after working as the Equestrian Specialist for Barry Estates, previously dedicating two decades learning all aspects of real estate development, marketing, advertising and sales at Pacific Union Properties, GRZ &A Development company, and serving as Director of Sales and Marketing for Resort Suites of Scottdale and Morning Star Ranch in Tubac, Ariz. She credits much of her success to her father, Gordon—an incredible mentor and graduate of Harvard Business School. With a reputation built on uncompromising integrity, Roblee has the utmost respect for her client’s time and confidentiality. She is a disciplined communicator and has a gift for bringing people together. She truly cares about her clients and loves the challenge of “the hunt” in finding the perfect farm or residence for her buyers as well as creating strategic marketing plans for her sellers. Roblee spares no expense or attention to detail, ensuring her clients will have a distinct advantage in any transaction. “As a young girl, some of my fondest memories were of riding my father’s cow horse, Misty, quietly escaping into Margarite Henry’s horse tales, and going to The Cow Palace to watch Hap Hansen and his fellow competitors fly through the sky. How could I have ever known that I would be blessed to live in Ranch Santa Fe, train and show with the amazing Hap Hansen and raise my children within a stones’ throw from where Mrs. Henry crafted my favorite books?”

“ Dreams do come true.”



Chief Operation Officer Commercial & Residential Specialist CA BRE #01700136 (C) 760.331.8581 | (O) 858.756.8737 Ext. 1002

BRIANT HOWES Raised as a fourth-generation jeweler in Pasadena, Briant’s attention to detail, eye for quality, understanding of his clients’ needs and above all else, confidentiality, has become the cornerstone of who he is. Briant comes from a diverse business background, with vast expertise in commercial sales. Prior to joining The Ranch EQ team, Briant served as Vice President of Global CRES, a commercial real estate holding company, working in various aspects of operations, management and leasing of properties. He was former Executive Vice President of B. D. Howes and Son and Vice President of Gold Coast Design—a firm specializing in renovations for prominent hotel chains such as Marriott International, Hilton Hotels, Hyatt Hotels, Embassy Suites, Ritz Carlton and Destination Resorts. Briant was also the Director of Operations and Consultant for a Real Estate company where he was responsible for over 2.7 million square feet of office and industrial properties in California, Arizona, Nevada, Texas and Georgia. Briant’s commercial Real Estate expertise assures his clients that he not only understands their objectives, but also has the skills to execute and deliver them. His clients are confident in his focus on their needs and privacy from the onset of every transaction.

“ My passion for executing Real Estate Transactions is like playing a fine Polo match…they both require your full attention.”



Executive Broker CA BRE #00973209 (C) 760.803.0415 | (O) 858.756.8737 Ext. 1003

JOE ZUMMO A native Californian, Joe has been active in Real Estate since earning his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Finance and Real Estate Law from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He has been a practicing residential and commercial Real Estate Broker since 1991. Joe’s extensive experience includes property identification, finance, purchase, development, leasing, management, land subdivisions and sales. His professional background guarantees all aspects of his clients’ purchase or sale will be expertly reviewed and in perfect order. As a young man, Joe had a special attachment to horses. He pursued his passion for the outdoors on various pack trips and trail rides and now enjoys supporting his young daughter’s love for horses.

“ As a good listener and an effective problem solver, I receive great personal satisfaction in being the leader of my family, my business partners and investors.”



Vice President of Sales & Marketing Residential & Commercial CA BRE #01885772 (C) 858.342.5369| (O) 858.756.8737 Ext. 1004

SARA BARNETT Sara Barnett recently graduated from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. Her elective coursework was geared toward the real estate sector, where she learned real estate finance, negotiations and entrepreneurial skills. She was also on the Board of the Trojan Real Estate Association and has been a licensed real estate agent for the past four years. During the summer of 2013, she worked at the commercial real estate firm, Cushman & Wakefield, developing her skills in marketing, leasing and sales. Sara also has extensive horse experience. Before venturing off to school, she trained horses on the East Coast with a prominent eventing barn. Upon moving to San Diego, she worked with a top jumper trainer in Rancho Santa Fe before she returned back to school. She enjoys all equestrian activities, participating in Polo, Team Penning, Eventing, Hunter/Jumper, Fox Hunting and Dressage.

“ My secret to success is working hard and having fun in the process.”



Founder, Estate Weddings and Events EQ Team Sales Associate CA BRE #01903090 (C) 949.636.2551 | (O) 858.756.8737 Ext. 1005

JAMIE EHRSAM Throughout her experience as a wedding and events coordinator, Jamie Ehrsam found an abundance of amazing private homes and estates to provide ideal settings for the exclusive events she had envisioned. Her company, Estate Weddings and Events, provides an online resource for luxury private estates around the world. Jamie joined The Ranch EQ Team as a licensed realtor to help fulfill all of her clientele’s real estate needs. From wedding venues to dream homes, Jamie’s expert eye and high regard for her client’s tastes ensures she will make the perfect match.

“ Nothing makes me happier than seeing the memories created that last a lifetime.”



CEO Estate Weddings & Events EQ Sales Associate CA BRE #01903109 (C) 858.703.7759| (O) 858.756.8737 Ext. 1006

LUKE WHITTAKER Luke graduated from Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo with a double major in Biomedical Engineering and Statistics. After graduating, he worked for GenProbe, a biotech company located in San Diego and quickly realized that his passion for people, innovation and his entrepreneurial spirit were not being fulfilled. Soon thereafter, he and Jamie launched Estate Weddings and Events in 2007, which has been thriving on their innovative, yet simple business model. A marketing partnership was soon formed with The Ranch EQ to meet all real estate needs of the special newly weds Jamie and Luke meet as they begin their lives together.

“ Surround yourself with the best and brightest who love what they are doing each and every day.�

Barns, Buildings & Fencing



Sales Assistant Concierge Manager (C) 480.231.2214 | (O) 858.756.8737 Ext. 1007

DANIELLE COTNER The equestrian bug bit Danielle Cotner at an early age. Born and raised in Alexandria, Va., near Mount Vernon Plantation, her childhood was dedicated to horses and everything horse-related. By age 14, she had shown ponies all over Virginia and Maryland. Danielle attended Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Arlington, Va., but spent as much time as possible in Encinitas, Calif. and riding in Del Mar. In 2003, she graduated with honors and a mention in the “Who’s Who” of high school graduates. After high school, she was offered a National Merit Scholarship to study at the Arizona State University Honors College where she earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology. She continued riding in Scottsdale throughout college where she became interested in the active housing market. Danielle returned to Southern California after college, working in equestrian-related sales for six years before deciding to shift her focus to equestrian-friendly Real Estate with The Ranch EQ. She is currently managing the staff at all EQ Open Houses as she pursues her California Real Estate license.

“ I love helping people discover what they love.”



Content Manager (C) 760.586.5272

PAIGE NELSON A graduate of San Diego State University, Paige honed her visual storytelling skills at the college’s award-winning newspaper, The Daily Aztec, as a staff photographer and photo editor. She has covered community news for local newspapers including, The Coast News and North Coast Current. Paige joined The Ranch EQ team as editor in chief to provide visually engaging images and content for the 2014 Equine Almanac. Storytelling, in any form, is her passion and her way of bringing the community together. When she is not working on commissions, Paige pours herself into personal photographic projects, experimenting and pushing the boundaries of her work to new limits.

“ Hold on to your imagination.”



858.414.5480 |

Michael Novido is a creative professional who specializes in web, print, video, and mobile. He started as an Art Director at the Rancho Santa Fe Review after graduating from San Diego State in 2001. In 2007, he decided to become an independent contractor and has freelanced for companies all over San Diego County such as Barry Estates, Ranch and Coast, San Diego Metro and Ceremony Magazine. He currently works as a designer for and has also joined The Ranch EQ team because of their common vision. In his free time, he loves to surf, make fine art, photography and film.


760.809.5995 |

Melissa Marquardt is a full-service freelance graphic designer specializing in taking projects from concept to completion. Melissa has extensive experience in corporate identity, print design and illustration as well as web design, eCommerce and electronic marketing. With exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills, she is dedicated to building a long working alliance with her clients. Melissa has loved horses since she was young and rides on a very casual basis. She started her equestrian career as a Hunter/Jumper “spectator� in 2005 when her daughter, now 16, started her show career at walk trot.


Michael Novido Creative Professional & IT The Ranch EQ Almanac

Melissa Marquardt Freelance Designer The Ranch EQ Almanac

619.274.1630 |

Joshua Miskovsky is a unique creative director who works toward making clients printing and design dreams a reality. After serving in the Marine Corps Joshua attended school at The Advertising Arts College where he graduated in 1999 with a BA in advertising. Joshua was born and raised in Lakeside, where his mothers love of the equestrian lifestyle had him on a horse at four years old. This upbringing made helping on this almanac very dear to his heart. A project like this is a wonderful achievement in bringing a community together, while sharing the happiness horses can bring to everyone.

Joshua Miskovsky Freelance Layout and Design The Ranch EQ Almanac


San Pasqual Academy is a first-in-the-nation residential education campus designed specifically for foster teens. The Academy is located in Escondido, Calif. and provides foster teens with a stable, caring home, a quality, individualized education and the skills needed for independent living. The Academy opened in October 2001 and currently has a bed capacity for 184 teens. The 238-acre campus features individual family-style homes, an on-site, accredited high school, a computer for each youth in the homes, a cafeteria, a technology and career information center, an assembly hall, recreation fields, and a swimming pool. Teens live and learn at the Academy as they prepare for college and/or a career path. Friends of San Pasqual Academy The Friends of San Pasqual Academy is a key contributor to the wonderful activities and opportunities afforded the campus youth. The Friends of San Pasqual Academy is a non-profit organization that assists foster teens in their endeavor to become confident, productive, contributing, educated and successful adults. The Friends of San Pasqual Academy are dedicated to providing quality services and programs through resources that improve, empower and enrich the hopeful futures of these very deserving teens. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Friends of San Pasqual Academy or making a donation to the San Pasqual Academy, please call 1-858-759-3298.

“ The Ranch EQ team is a proud sponsor of the Friends of San Pasqual Academy.�

RANCHO SANTA FE COVENANT Rancho Santa Fe Covenant has one of the finest private riding and hiking trail systems in the country. This is one of the main reasons that our area is so special, in that it binds us together as a true community and does much to reinforce the rural character that we all cherish. Rancho Santa Fe Association has approximately 50 miles of interconnecting scenic trails that meander throughout the Covenant. These trails are reserved for the private use of Association members and their accompanied guests and are designed to take advantage of the beauty of the Ranch as well as for ease of access for its residents. Horseback riders, walkers, joggers and walkers with dogs on leashes are welcome to use the trail system. Members are encouraged to pick up a trail map and a copy of the trail rules at the Association office.

“ Meanwhile, may all your rides be safe, may your horses never stumble, your friends never grumble and your cinch never bust! ” — RANCHO SANTA FE TRAILS & RECREATION COMMITTEE


TRAIL RULES & ETIQUETTE 1. THE RANCHO SANTA FE (RSF) ASSOCIATION MAINTAINS A PRIVATE TRAIL SYSTEM FOR USE BY RSF ASSOCIATION MEMBERS ONLY. 2. TYPES OF PERMITTED USE: A. Horseback riding B. Pedestrians: 1) Walkers, joggers – permitted, no groups larger than four. 2) Pedestrians with pets on leash only – permitted. 3) Pedestrians with baby joggers and wagons – permitted. 4) Pedestrians with other non-motorized wheeled devices such as scooters, bicycles of any kind, etc. – not permitted. C. Motorized vehicles – generally not permitted: 1) Golf carts – permitted only to travel between home and golf course only. 2) General exception – Authorized fire, emergency, safety, security, maintenance and trail construction vehicles. 3) Motorcycles, mini bikes, dirt bikes and motorized scooters – not permitted. 3. AREAS TO BE USED AND UNUSED: A. Trails: 1) Stay on trails at all times. 2) Do not trespass on private property. 3) Respect adjacent private property owners’ rights. Do not pick their fruit, flowers or damage their property in any way. B. Designated Picnic Areas with Corrals: Do not turn horses loose in the corrals or leave them unattended. C. Golf Course: The golf course is private property and it is not a part of the trails system. Stay off the golf course at all times.

RANCHO SANTA FE COVENANT 4. SAFETY & ETIQUETTE (COURTESY) A. These trails are on private and Association-owned property. Have respect and consideration for the rights and safety of others. Keep your voices low and be courteous to residents, trail users and golfers. B. Horses have the right-of-way 1) When approaching from the front: Do not run toward a horse. Stop and step aside in clear view and allow the horse and rider to safely pass. 2) When approaching from behind: Do not run up behind a horse as you may startle it and get kicked. Speak to the rider(s) and let them know you are there so you may pass safely. 3) Horseback riders should always approach other riders and pedestrians at a walk. 4) Riders should maintain a safe distance when passing other horses. C. Trail users should walk their horses around blind curves until the rider can safely see ahead.

D. Parents should explain theses rules to their children and guests.

E. Smoking and alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the trails.

F . Please do not litter on the trails. Throw away trash in designated receptacles or keep it with you. 5. DOGS A. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. (San Diego Animal Control- Section 62.669)

B. Horseback riders with dogs, leashed or unleashed, are NOT permitted.

C. Clean up after your dog. Use plastic bags and place in the trash receptacles.

D. Stop and move your dog to the side of the trail in clear view to let horses pass. E. General warning to all trail users – many homeowners have dogs which may come up to the fence or property line and bark as you pass. Be aware of this possibility as you use the trails.

RANCHO SANTA FE COVENANT 6. GOLF COURSE A. The trail around the golf course in on RSF Association property. Stay on the trail at all times. Golf course etiquette applies on this trail.

B. Be courteous and keep your voices low at all times.

C. Keep leashed dogs on the trail at all times. The Golf course in not a dog park.

7. REPORTING EMERGENCIES AND OTHER PROBLEMS A. For safety reasons, it is highly advised that all trail users carry their cell phones at all times. B. If you have a medical emergency, call 911. The call goes to the California Highway Patrol. State that you are in Rancho Santa Fe and it is an emergency. The call will be routed to the RSF Fire Department and the RSF Patrol. You can also call the RSF Patrol directly at 858-756-9966 or 858-756-1174. C. If you see a hazard or other problems on the trail, please call the RSF Association at 858-756-1174. 8. LITTERING A. No littering

B. Put trash in appropriate receptacles or take it with you.

C. Clean up after your dog. Use a plastic bag and place it in a trash receptacle.

9. PARKING A. Do not park vehicles on the trail unless authorized by the RSF Association. A parked vehicle on the trail forces trail users into the street, which is very dangerous for them. 10. PROPERTY OWNER SAFETY ISSUES A. Parties – parking for large parties should not obstruct trail use. B. As a courtesy, homeowners should not allow their workers, employees, etc. to block or park on trails. 11. USE OF THE TRAILS IS AT YOUR OWN RISK


EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS Emergencies and disasters can strike quickly and we can all better cope with crisis situations by preparing in advance. Advance planning will help protect you and your loved ones—including your pets and livestock. In an emergency, we all need to take responsibility for our pets—do not expect help from outside sources! During the 2007 fire storm, many residents did not know what to do with their horses. Planning for evacuating a horse (or horses) during an emergency can be a lot easier if you have planned in advance. If you own a horse, you should also own (or have access to) a horse trailer. It is very important to get your horses accustomed to trailering—even in the dark. Not all emergencies happen during daylight hours! Practice loading and unloading your horse. If a horse is too frightened or too difficult to load, the animal may have to be left behind. If you don’t own a trailer, make arrangements in advance for you horse’s transportation with a friend, neighbor or professional hauler. If you haven’t made arrangements to transport your horse to a safe boarding facility, know the closest evacuation center to your property. (During the Witch Creek Fire, a few of the local evacuation centers were the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the Polo Fields and Showpark.) Before the horse leaves your property, be sure your horse has some kind of identification other than its name on a halter. Writing your name and telephone number on the horse’s hip with a livestock crayon works well in case you may have to find your horse at a sheltering center. And once your horse arrives at its destination, unless you have made previous arrangements, it is YOUR responsibility to care for it! When you plan, think about the needs of your family and your animals and focus on developing the resources necessary for an emergency and things that you and your pets will need for at least 72 hours. There are many resources available to help owners plan for evacuations during fire, flood and earthquake disasters including:



CONTACT INFORMATION Office..................................................................................................... 858.756.1174 Clubhouse.............................................................................................. 858.756.1182

Golf Pro Shop...................................................................................... 858.756.3094 Tennis Club......................................................................................... 858.756.4459

EMERGENCY Fire, Medical, Sheriff........................................................................................ 911 Patrol.................................................................................................... 858.756.9966

NON-EMERGENCY Fire Department................................................................................. 858.756.5971 Patrol.................................................................................................... 858.756.4372

HORSE TRAINERS San Diego County is home to a thriving equestrian community, complete with world famous competitors, trainers and horses. A-Circuit to County Level Shows, the horse races at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and the elite San Diego Polo Club all serve to draw an amazing amount of talent to the area. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a spectator, beginning rider, or a seasoned competitor, finding the right trainer is key to an enjoyable riding experience. Our Equestrian Specialists are happy to provide you with the who, what and where to suit your specific needs and make the proper introductions.

IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF Does your dream home include equestrian facilities? If so, what are your specific needs and do you need a trainer to work with? Do you already have the horse(s) you want? Would you prefer to choose your trainer first and then have them help you find your mount? Would you like to board for social enjoyment or specific training? Is trail riding what interests you most? What specific accommodations do you prefer your horses to have and at what level of care? Do you want to show and travel? If so, how much time would you like to be on the road? Have you set your goals and budget?

The EQ team recommends meeting a number of trainers in your riding discipline that meet your criteria so you can find the perfect match. In making your choice, read the boarding and training agreements carefully, understand when and how bills are to be paid, and be mindful of commission arrangements and liability waivers. Once you understand how your barn operates and what is expected of you as the client, then the love and enjoyment of your horse becomes your escape, your oasis and your little piece of heaven.

FIND OUT SPECIFICS What does “lesson time” truly mean? If your lesson time is 9:00 a.m., are you expected to be on your horse and warmed up at 9:00 or can you be pulling into the barn at 9:00? Do you need to tack up your own horse or will it be done for you? These questions may sound fundamental, but knowing what your trainer expects will make a huge difference in your riding experience. What are the working days and hours of the barn? What is the barn’s dog policy? Ask about tipping policies for barn staff and holiday and birthday traditions. What to expect when going to a show? How are horse show bills to be paid, including braiders, grooms, horse show office fees and transportation.

“ Happy horses, happy trainer, happy riding life! ”

H U N T E R / J U MP E R

HAP HANSEN Osuna Ranch 16332 Via de Santa Fe Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 619.540.2622 | Photo by Tish Quirk

HAP HANSEN As one of only a handful of riders who have achieved 99 Grand Prix wins in a single career, Hap Hansen has earned a place among the greatest names in show jumping history. Born into a non-equine family, Hansen started riding when he was 10 years old at the Flintridge Riding Club in La Canada, Calif. He trained under the legendary Jimmy Williams, turning professional in the 1970’s at Rancho Riding Club. Hansen is the recipient of many prestigious equestrian awards, including the CPHA Lifetime Achievement Award, American Horse Shows Association Hertz Rider of the Year and the Johnny-Walker/AGA Rider of the Year. Hansen now trains and sells the nation’s top Hunter/Jumper horses at his stables in Rancho Santa Fe. In the last five years, Hansen’s students have been crowned champion in numerous Hunter/Jumper divisions as well as qualified for regional and national medal finals. Hansen said confidence is the most important thing he tries to instill in his students.

“ Just jump the jump.”



Highland Farms 2570 Fifth Street Encinitas, CA 92024 619.540.639 |

PHILIP CILLIS Philip Cillis is originally from British Columbia and has been a professional horse trainer for over 30 years. He worked with Show Jumping Hall of Fame inductee Hap Hansen for the majority of his career before opening his own stable 10 years ago. Philip has trained champions nationally in both the Hunter and Jumper divisions, as well as produced many top Junior and Amateur riders. He is a seasoned Grand Prix rider and has represented the U.S.A on the Nations Cup Team. At Westwood Show Jumping Stables, Philip caters to clients competing on the A-Show Circuit, actively participating in one or two shows each month. He said his main focus has been on amateurs, but is happy to accommodate riders at any level, no matter what their end goal may be. He said he likes his students to enjoy themselves as opposed to just working, but doesn’t mind when they bring home a ribbon either.

“ Use the entire ring.”

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Highland Farms 2570 Fifth Street Encinitas, CA 92024 619.813.8223 |

MARC GROCK Marc Grock is the owner and lead trainer of Highland Farms in Olivenhain where he offers full training services and runs a sales consignment program for sport horses. Grock developed a passion for equestrian show jumping at a young age and commuted to Southern California during his junior riding career to train with various professionals. As an amateur, he showed in the A/O Hunter and Jumper divisions with the likes of Richard Keller, Joie Gaitlin and Hap Hansen. Grock has represented the country at the Grand Prix level and has won multiple Horse of the Year honors in both the Hunter and Jumper rings. Grock considers himself competitive, but said as he’s grown older, he’s received more gratification in having someone else do well. He has coached his clients to numerous division championships at top-rated horse shows. Grock teaches his students to have patience and compassion when working with horses. He said above all else, he wants his students to do well and have fun doing it.

“ Have fun and ride what you see.”

H N T E R / J UMP ER HU orse Trainers


Post Office Box 231505 Encinitas, CA 92023 858.354.6062 |

MANDY PORTER Mandy Porter grew up in Northern California and has over 23 years of professional horse training experience. During her junior years, Porter won the NorCal finals, placed second in the CPHA Finals and rode on the 1984 bronze-medal-winning North American Young Riders Championship team. Porter competed in her first Grand Prix in college, simultaneously working toward her degrees in animal science and agricultural business at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She lived in Europe for seven years, where she participated in numerous international competitions and represented the United States on three Nations Cup Teams. Upon her return to the states, Porter started ACP Enterprises Inc. where she coaches a small number of riders with a select group of horses. Her training is centered around horsemanship and teaching her students the principles of balance and rhythm. Porter said it’s her goal to help every one of her students reach their personal potential. She continues to ride at the Grand Prix level and is working hard to qualify for the 2014 World Cup Finals.

“ Keep it simple.”

H U N T E R / J U MP E R


16255 Via de la Valle Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 760.815.0731 |

GUILLERMO OBLIGADO Guillermo Obligado, originally from Argentina, has owned and operated Woodgrove Farm for over 20 years. During his last year in college, Obligado decided to leave law school and move to the United States in pursuit of his passion for horses. In 2004, Obligado attended the Olympic games in Athens as a reserve rider for Argentina and represented Argentina in the 2006 World Equestrian Games. He has also placed second in the Barcelona Grand Prix and won six stars in Spruce Meadows Masters. Obligado has been out of the ring for a few years due to back surgery, investing much of his time in teaching, buying and selling horses. At Woodgrove Farm, Obligado welcomes clients from .80 meters up to Grand Prix level. He said he enjoys playing matchmaker between his horses and riders and loves to watch his students accomplish their goals. When he fully recovers, Obligado hopes to get back into the ring one more time with another big horse.

“ Believe in yourself and trust your horse.�



Fairbanks Riding Club Post Office Box 8046 Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 858.945.4900 |

Paige Nelson Photography

CHANCE ARAKELIAN Originally from Del Mar, Chance Arakelian actually began his riding career at the Fairbanks Riding Club at age 10. He was a student of San Diego legend Hap Hansen for 12 years before starting his own training business. Arakelian and his wife, Joanne, offer top quality instruction and also have an on-going import and sales business. They have taken their riders to some of the A-Circuit’s biggest shows, from Calgary to Palm Beach. Arakelian has also officiated all over the country since earning his ‘R’ judging card four years ago. Arakelian said he takes a very systematic approach when it comes to teaching his students. He makes sure his horses have a solid foundation of pace, rhythm, balance, control and track— then it’s up to the horse to teach the rider. Arakelian said he loves to see his students overcome different challenges and win big at the shows, but most of all, he loves to watch his 8-year-old daughter up on her pony.

“ It’s all about the details.”

H U N T E R / J U MP E R


2075 Marilyn Lane San Marcos, CA 92069 714.914.3324 |

Photo by: Carl Brooks Parker

MICHELLE PARKER Michelle Parker started jumping at age 11 in her hometown of Tuscon, Ariz. She moved to Southern California to train with Ronnie Freeman her senior year of high school and began riding horses full-time through college. After her first big win at Indio 15 years ago, Parker jump-started her winning Grand Prix career with her horse, Wisby D. In addition to multiple Grand Prix wins and placings Wisby and Parker also laid down a memorable four-fault round at the 2000 Spruce Meadows Shell Cup Derby. Parker started Cross Creek West in 2004 where she trains a select client base of A-Circuit Hunter/Jumpers. Parker believes genuine hard work, not a “Rolls Royce” horse, is the key to success and pushes her riders to put in the extra effort. She is consistently ranked in the Top Ten of the Pacific Coast’s Leading Riders and continues to compete at the Grand Prix level.

“ Just do it one more time.”



Clear Spring Farm 17575 Rancho la Noria Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 760.809.3781 |

Paige Nelson Photography

ALICIA SAXTON Alicia Saxton is the owner and head trainer of Oceancrest Farms based out of picturesque Clear Spring Farm in the heart of the Rancho Santa Fe covenant. She has been riding professionally for 13 years and has led many of her students to top national standing. Saxton actively participates in the A-Show Circuit while still maintaining a strong presence at local County Shows. Saxton said Oceancrest Farms is all about the right experience, centered around safety, good training and good horsemanship. She firmly believes success comes from a strong foundation and taking shortcuts will only catch up to the rider in the end. Saxton strives to maintain a balanced program that allows each horse and rider to reach their goals while maintaining integrity. She said she takes pride in watching her horses and riders come into their own.

“ Ride ‘em like you stole ‘em.”

H U N T E R / J U MP E R


Casner Ranch 34520 De Portola Road Temecula, CA 92592 951.217.3933 |

SUSAN HUTCHISON Susan Hutchison started riding when she was five at the Flintridge Riding Club as a pupil of legendary horseman Jimmy Williams. She quickly climbed the ranks to the league of professionals, winning Pacific Coast Champion six years in a row with her horse, Best Bet, starting at age 11. Some highlights of Hutchison’s successful career include placing fourth in Sweden’s 1992 World Cup Finals, riding in the 1994 World Equestrian Games in Holland and training Olympic competitor, Anne Kursinski. Now with more than 80 lifetime Grand Prix wins under her belt, she is among the Top 25 Riders in the United States. Hutchison was partners with her mentor, Williams, for 20 years at the Riding Club before starting her own training business 13 years ago. Hutchison averages around 14 horses a month and offers a competitive show schedule with a variety of horse services available. She said she always likes to remind her student to love their horses first and keep it fun and simple.

“ No guts, no glory.”



Seabreeze Farms 5720 Old Carmel Valley Road San Diego, CA 92130 760.310.3552 |

LEAH VON HENKLE Originally from Newport Beach, Leah von Henkle has been in the horse industry for 25 years. Thanks to her equestrian parents, Leah started riding western pleasure at six years old and eventually transitioned into jumping with Bob McDonald. As a young teen, she teamed up with Ronnie Freeman and his assistant, Lynn Obligado, who pushed her to the Grand Prix level. Leah and her mother also ran a lucrative pony sales business from their property, where she developed a true talent for pairing horses and riders. Leah accepts novices or less experienced riders into her training program as long as they are willing to lease or buy a horse. Her barn is a full-service facility, ideal for anyone looking to become a part of a tight-knit community of riders dedicated to their horses and success. She firmly believes that through consistency, hard work and dedication to the sport one can achieve their goal. Leah keeps it simple with the horses, encouraging them to be forward, elastic and supple. She said she enjoys bringing young horses along and watching them compete successfully for years to come. Leah is always looking for opportunities to grow as a rider and hopes to expand her show business, and hopefully in the next year or so, have a horse nice enough to qualify for indoors.

“ You can’t teach feel–you have to experience it. It’s all about the connection.”

H U N T E R / J U MP E R


16795 Caminito de las Palmas San Diego, CA 92127 760.774.8028 |

EDUARDO MENEZ & ENRIQUE GONZALEZ Growing up on his family’s cattle ranch in Brazil, Eduardo Menez has always loved horses. His equestrian career began 15 years ago and, since then, he has grown into a world class rider, where he competes for his native country Brazil. In 2013, Eduardo won the Nation’s Cup in Arezzo, Italy and the silver medal in Furusyya at the 2013 Nation’s Cup Final in Barcelona. Eduardo aspires to win the 2016 Rio Olympics. Eduardo’s business partner, Enrique Gonzalez, is originally from Mexico. He has been in the horse industry for over 30 years. As a teenager Enrique worked to ride, where he developed his talents and is now one of Mexico’s leading riders. He established a name for himself after winning the bronze medal at the Pan American Games and then went on to represent Mexico in the 2008 Bejing Olympics. At E2 Stables, riding is viewed as a form of art, existing between the horse and rider. Eduardo and Enrique run high-quality show jumping barns in both California and Mexico, where they train and sell young jumper prospects all the way to grand prix jumpers. They believe that a successful partnership between the horse and rider only comes from hard work and discipline. A unique attribute about their equestrian sales philosophy is they believe that the deal is only complete when both horse and rider are satisfied and a good connection has been formed.

“ Respect the horse.”



Albert Court, Ltd. 16003 Via de Santa Fe Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 760.310.3599 |

CHRISTINE TRAURIG Born and raised on a farm in Germany, Christine Traurig began riding before she could walk. She attended the National Riding School at Hoya, eventually riding and training for the Hanoverian Elite Auction in Verden where she became well-connected in the equestrian community. In 1982, she moved to the United States with her former husband, Bernie, to assist with his import and sales business for dressage horses. With her long-time partner Etienne, Traurig was selected to represent the United States Dressage Team at the Sydney Olympics, returning with a Bronze medal. For three years straight, she also competed at the German National Championships for young horses on Limited Edition, placing in the final top eight each year. Traurig has been operating her training business from Albert Court in Rancho Santa Fe since 2005. The heart of Traurig’s training philosophy is rooted in the classical, systematic development of the horse, encompassing a broad understanding of biomechanics to maximize a horse’s potential. She actively clinics across the U.S. and is also a clinician at the Saudi Arabian training facility in Europe where she continues to work with the jumping team in preparation for the 2014 WEG in Normandy.

“ Think forward­­—nothing has ever been accomplished by moving backward.”



Arroyo Del Mar 7070 Black Mountain Road San Diego, CA 92130 758.550.7329 |

REBECCA RIGDON Originally from Kansas City, Rebecca Rigdon was raised in an equestrian family on a farm that bred premium Holsteiner horses. She has been riding competitively for the past 26 years, running her own training business for 18 of those years. She has earned her USDF bronze, silver and gold medals on horses she trained. She is a licensed USEF ‘R’ judge, is working to complete her Sport Horse judging license, and her ‘R’ license. She has won numerous National and Regional Championships over the years. Rigdon has trained extensively with some of the nation’s top dressage trainers, including Conrad Schumacher, Christine Traurig, Steffen Peters, and Guenter Seidel. She also worked in Germany for the Holsteiner Verband as an auction rider and trainer, and assisted with sales and training their young stallions. Rigdon currently has 13 horses in training at Arroyo, ranging from young horses to Grand Prix. To date, Rigdon has trained 38 horses through Third Level, 12 through Prix St. George, and four through Grand Prix all from 3-4 years old. Rigdon accepts all levels of riders, encouraging her students to develop a better partnership with their horses in order to reach their goals. Her own short-term goals include traveling to Europe in 2014 to show her Grand Prix horse, Solei, that she trained from a young horse.

“ When there’s a will, there’s a way.”



Arroyo Del Mar 7070 Black Mountain Road San Diego, CA 92130 310.435.2204 |

DAVID BLAKE Born in Paris, France, David Blake started riding when he was four years old. He moved to America to begin his career as a jumper, switching to Dressage at 14 and earning his USDF bronze medal within two years. He went on to win his silver medal in 1998 and gold in 2003 on a horse he trained since he was only 12. Soon after, he was chosen to train in the U.S. Equestrian Federation’s Young Horse Program where he honed his skills as a young horse trainer. Blake was reserve champion in Gladstone and has won several CDI Grand Prixs in California. He has also brought along a six-year-old FEI champion, represented the U.S. with his five-year-old FEI Young Horse in Verden and successfully competed in the CDI small tour and Grand Prix. In 2004, Blake opened his own business in Los Angeles, eventually moving to Arroyo Del Mar to train with Steffen and Shannon Peters. He said no matter what his clients goals are, he wants them to have fun more than anything. Blake currently hopes to find a new Grand Prix horse to show internationally.

“ Don’t panic, just try it again.”



Fairbanks Ranch Equestrian Center Post Office Box 8046 Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 760.822.7483 |

LENA NORDLOF-DAVIS Lena Nordlof-Davis is a USDF gold, silver and bronze medalist, an “L” program graduate and has trained many horses to FEI success. She is originally from Sweden and recently received the 2013 Trainer of the Year award for most wins in San Diego County. During her childhood, she worked as a groom in trade for riding lessons, eventually earning enough trust from owners to let her ride their horses. Lena came to the U.S. in 1982 to pursue her passion and began giving riding lessons 18 years ago—around the same time she had her first child. Lena said she lives for teaching and bringing her young students along. She has helped clients reach goals at every level, including several California Dressage Society High Point awards and USDF bronze and silver medals. She welcomes riders with any goals and of all abilities, ultimately hoping her students will form a true and lasting relationship with their horses. Lena recently got a young horse from Europe and said she is excited to start bringing it through and up the levels.

“ Enjoy the journey.”

D AGE HRESS orse Trainers


Rancho El Camino Equestrian 13872 Old El Camino Real Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92130 808.227.5668 |

MARIE MEDOSI Marie Medosi is originally from Hawaii and started riding at the age of nine. When Medosi was 16, the Hawaii Dressage Association and her supporter, Pam Jones, paid expenses for her to attend the International Riding Academy in Germany. After graduation, Medosi studied under several professionals in Canada, eventually seizing the opportunity become a working student for Sue Blinks in San Diego. She went on to become a working student and assistant for Christine Traurig. Medosi ventured on her own in January 2013 to start training dressage horses. She believes it’s important for riders to work on themselves before their horses and strives to maintain that in her own riding. She said her niche is in dealing with young horses and she enjoys a challenging ride. Medosi hopes to someday have a FEI horse and make it to the Olympics. She believes it’s important to keep learning and continues her training with Guenter Seidel.

“ Work on yourself—the horse will follow.”

W E S T E R N / CO W H O R S E


2460 Cloverdale Road Escondido, CA 92027 760.743.2377 |

LYNN DEVENPORT Lynn Devenport said he doesn’t have a single memory without horses. Growing up in a ranching family, Devenport started riding when he was two years old and continued rodeoing throughout high school and college in his home state of New Mexico. After school, Devenport rodeoed professionally for 10 years and went into the training business in 1980. He trained at Rawhide Ranch in Bonsall, Calif. for six years before opening San Pasqual Valley Ranch with his wife, Delia. The Devenports offer a full slate of training, ranging from starting colts to barrel horses, and welcomes horses from all riding disciplines. Lynn and Delia have trained a number of youth riders who have gone on to qualify for and place in the California and Pacific National Junior Rodeo Finals and National High School Rodeo Association Finals. With three daughters also named rodeo state champions, San Pasqual Valley Ranch is, and always will be, a family business centered around a shared love for animals.

“ From beginners to winners.”



Casner Ranch 34520 DePortola Road Temecula, CA 92592 951.552.5253

Suzanne Sylvester Photography

GLEN ASPINALL Glen Aspinall got his start in the horse world as a kid, thanks to his father and a couple of well-know Australian riders. Aspinall rode competitively as a teenager in Australia for many years, representing Queensland in the under 21 polocrosse division and leading the team to victory for the first time in 12 years against New South. He moved to the United States 13 years ago, qualifying for the Snaffle Bit Futurity Finals on two different horses. Aspinall worked for accomplished horsemen such as John Ward and Bob Avila before starting his own training business. Aspinall specializes in cow horses, cutting and reigning and offers professional training for beginners up to the Open Futurity level. He said he tries to teach his students how to do things in traditional horsemanship manner. Aspinall hopes to someday have enough horsepower to qualify for the Snaffle Bit Futurity Finals in three different events—all in the same year.

“ If you can’t explain, they won’t obtain.”



Highland Farm Post Office Box 337 Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 858.354.4069 |

Visual Photography

CLAY MACLEOD Born and raised in Pasadena, Calif., Clay Macleod has rode and shown horses since he was a child. At age 18, Clay was the National Champion in Western Horsemanship for the American Quarter Horse Association Junior division. He competed as an amateur in all western events, eventually turning professional in 1982 and opening his own farm. Since becoming an international AQHA judge in 1984, he now travels 10 to 12 times a year to judge shows all over the world. Clay has paneled five World Championships as well as the Australian and New Zealand Championships. At Highland Farm, Clay actively trains a select group of A-Circuit show clients, specializing in Western Pleasure, Trail and Western Riding for AQHA approved shows. His clients may bring their own show horse to train on or he is always happy to help make the perfect match. Highland Farm has limited boarding facilities that include care, stall and pasture turn-outs for clients in training or for lay-up and retired horses. Clay said his whole riding philosophy is to not only teach his students the principles of good riding and horsemanship, but also how to have fun.

“ Western pleasure should be just that— pleasure and fun.”



CJ Ranches 825 Ash Street Ramona, CA 92065 760.443.6723 |

CHRIS WILLSON Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Chris Willson moved to San Diego after joining the Marine Corps. Although he didn’t ride much as a kid, he fell in love with horses after meeting his wife, Jennifer. Chris enjoys starting young performance horses and has broken as many English horses as Western, including Barbaresco for riding legend George Morris. He took a big chance on a young colt he found in Montana who went on to finish third in the Willow Glen Circuit. Chris opened CJ Ranches with Jennifer in 2009 and accepts riders and horses of all levels, from beginner to advanced. Chris emphasizes the fundamentals of good horsemanship and “easy learning” in his lessons, ensuring his students learn as much as they can while still enjoying themselves. At the ranch, Chris has also led therapeutic horseback riding lessons for autistic children to help improve their cognitive thinking and social skills. He said the most rewarding part about being a trainer is seeing his kids do well, no matter what their goals are. Chris hopes to start bringing some of his horses to Futurities to compete regularly.

“ Ride hard to a soft feel.”



Fairbanks Equestrian Center 1562 Chatsworth Boulevard San Diego, CA 92107 619.857.0942 |

NICOLE JOHNSON Nicole Johnson starting riding horses at the age of four, trying out nearly every discipline and breed growing up. She started showing at the local and national level at age 13, qualifying for the Appaloosa World and the Arabian Nationals, as well as winning multiple rodeo queen pageants in her twenties. In her last year of assisting Anne Speck, they took eight horses to nationals, returning home with six world titles. Now as an established trainer, Johnson revels in the successes of her students—some of who have gone on to win big-time national and world titles. Johnson offers riding instruction and training in saddle seat and western, specializing in the American Morgan Horse with lessons available for all ages and levels. Her primary goal is to create a foundation for her students and facilitate their ambitions, no matter if they decide to pursue riding seriously or for pleasure. She encourages her riders to believe in themselves, put safety first and to simply enjoy the ride.

“ Believe in what you want to happen.”



Kings Way Farm 4370 Los Caballos Road Temecula, CA 92592 951.852.8556 |

HAWLEY BENNETT Growing up on a hobby farm in British Columbia, Hawley Bennett started riding at a young age. In 1998, she began eventing with a horse named Livingston, moving up through the levels of Pony Club with him. Following a fourth place finish at the North American Young Rider’s Championship, Bennet was named to the Canadian Eventing Team Long List. They were two-time members of the Silver Medal Team at the Pan American Eventing Championships and have represented the Canadian Equestrian Team in the Olympics twice. Bennett, now located at KingsWay Farm in Temecula, is fully established as one of the top upper-level riders and trainers in Southern California. She accepts students of all riding levels and aspirations into her program—as long as riders are willing to try to the best of their abilities, she’s willing to teach. Bennett said the most rewarding part of her job is watching her students grow and seeing their hard work pay off.

“ If someone tells you no, it just makes you want to try harder.”



760.207.4887 |

TISH QUIRK Tish Quirk offers a full-service breeding, foaling, developing and training program in Rancho Santa Fe. Tish and her husband, John, published HORSES magazine with subscriptions in 50 states and 39 countries. Their European imports included numerous amateur and junior Hunter/ Jumpers, that represented the U.S.A. in internationally, as well as “Best of Luck”, the foundation of the current breeding program. John drew on their European friendships and experiences to bring the World Cup Finals of Show jumping to Del Mar in 1992 and then to Las Vegas in 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009.  In 2007 and 2009 the Dressage World Cup Finals were included in the Las Vegas extravaganza. The World Cup Finals will return to Las Vegas in 2015. Tish and John were inducted into the Spruce Meadows Hall of Fame in 2006.  More recently, Tish received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Professional Horsemen’s Association.  She has been Leading Handler at both the International Hunter Futurity and the Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF National Hunter Breeding Championship. Her stallions, “Just The Best” and “More Than Luck,” have earned the Leading Sire award three times and her young horses have been named Best Young Horse twice and are consistent champions. From conception to champions for 30 years sums up her current role of consistently producing horses of great quality, conformation, temperament and athletic ability.

“ Breeding just the best.”

BOARDING FACILITIES Rancho Santa Fe consists primarily of private farms and ranches with on-site training or where being in training is a requirement to be a boarder. There are a small number of boarding facilities in the Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Olivenhain and surrounding areas that also provide excellent services without being in training, with the option to take lessons or add services as needed. Choosing the right environment for your horse is the key component to having a healthy, happy and joyful experience. There are so many benefits in having trained professionals watch over and manage your horse’s health, diet and exercise regimens, for both the horse and rider, especially when traveling and life just gets busy. In selecting the best boarding facility for you and your horse, consider your horse’s specific physical requirements, the level of care, exercise and feeding that you prefer, as well as what makes the most sense for you, your family, schedule and budget. The Ranch EQ team is well acquainted with the management and have inspected each ranch and farm featured in The Equine Almanac. These professionals love what they do and we were impressed by the level of care and attention each horse received. Finding the right fit is a personal decision, but you can rest easy knowing you have a committed and caring group of professionals to choose from.

“ Health, Happiness and Organic Carrots!* ” *Organic Matters – Carrots are healthy and cleansing to humans, as well as our four-footed friends, but only if they are organic. Most farmers use carrots to pull impurities, pesticides and toxins out the soil to renew their ground for Organic Certification. So when purchasing carrots for your family or horses, always choose organic. Fantastic lesson learned from Charlotte Gerson of The Gerson Institute, a holistic cancer center located right here in San Diego.


Horse Trainers

OSUNA RANCH Manager: Daria Quay Foreman: Troy Keenan 16332 Via de Santa Fe Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 858.756.1174 Hours: 8 a.m. - Dusk Maurice Roy Photography

The Osuna Ranch is a 25-acre gated facility in the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant. The Ranch is privately owned and managed by the Rancho Santa Fe Association and is home to Hap Hansen, one of the greatest names in show jumping history. Hap Hansen Stables that trains some of the nation’s top Hunter/Jumper horses and their riders. Rancho Santa Fe Covenant residents are given priority for stalls and paddocks but all horses must be in training and/or in care with Hap Hansen Stables. STABLE




Box stalls

(17) No outside paddock (16) Outside paddock

12’x12’ 16’x16’ 12’x20’

Shavings, large automatic waters


(10) uncovered (5) covered

32’x32’ 32’x88’ 40’x40’

Large water buckets


BRAND Alfalfa and Bermuda, additional cost for Timothy


RATION 3 times/day


GRAIN/OTHER Trainer responsibility




Private: Covenant residents & accompanied guests




(1) Hunter/Jumper - 235’ x 195’ (1) Small lunging/riding area


New footing installed November 2013


(9) Covered (5) Wash racks


One wash rack with hot water




One acre and smaller


Two-acre grass pasture


Retired horses only

Stallion Stall



Requires Hap Hansen’s approval


Provided by RSF Patrol


Nightly stall checks performed by on-site Ranch foreman

“ A haven for the most discriminating horse! ”


RANCHO RIDING CLUB Barn Manager: Bill Milligan 16924 Rambla de Las Flores Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 858.756.2923 Hours: 7 a.m. - Dusk

Paige Nelson Photography

The Rancho Riding Club was founded in 1946 and is located on 11 acres in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe. Sixty-five years later, the club is still going strong with 140 members and stables filled with 110 horses. Competitive Hunter/Jumper training is available from Wanda Weldy, Dressage from Tina Caldwell and Western/horsemanship from Debbie Rocha. The entire family is invited to ride at this private facility, with lessons in a variety of disciplines available from the club instructors. Members benefit from social activities and horse shows, and can enjoy access to 40 miles of groomed trails. STABLE




Box stalls



Shavings, large automatic waters




Large automatic waters Partially covered


BRAND Alfalfa and Bermuda, additional charge for Timothy


RATION 3 times/day


GRAIN/OTHER Trainer responsibility




Private: Covenant members and guests only

40 miles



1 Hunter/Jumper 140’x270’ 1 Hunter/Jumper 120’x225’ 1 Dressage 90’x220’ 1 Western 100’x200’


Equestrian blend sand with felt

Hot Walker



6 horse free flow exerciser


(23) With trellis (9) Without trellis


Hot and cold wash racks




One round pen




Guard on-site in the evenings

“An enjoyable atmosphere for families and their horses.”


Horse Trainers

FAIRBANKS RIDING CLUB Barn Manager: Susan Ellner Post Office Box 8046 Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 858.756.0321 Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Paige Nelson Photography

Tucked behind the gated Fairbanks Ranch grounds, the Equestrian Center is one of the premiere public boarding facilities in Rancho Santa Fe. Competitive Hunter/Jumper training is available from Chance and Joanne Arakelian, Dressage from Lena Nordlof-Davis and Western/Saddle Seat from Nicole Johnson. About half of its horses are owned by residents, with outside boarders welcome. *Residents receive a discounted boarding fee and priority for available stalls. All horses must be in training and/or in care. Non-residents are also welcome to board and take lessons.





Box stalls


4- 10’x12’ 3- 10’x14’ 29- 12’x12’

Shavings, water buckets and salt blocks provided






BRAND Bermuda and Alfalfa with board, additional cost for Timothy and Orchard


RATION 3 times/day


GRAIN/OTHER Trainer responsibility Hand grazing available




Private: boarders only


45 min loop connects to San Dieguito River bend and/or circles Fairbanks Ranch lake


1 Hunter/Jumper 1 Dressage 1 Western


Superior synthetic footing in Hunter/Jumper and Dressage arenas Sand footing in Western arena

Hot Walker

European Hot Walker




19 Dry 6 Wash racks






Two round pens


Inside gated community


Manned security entrance to Fairbanks Ranch, neighborhood patrols on duty 24/7

“ A hidden gem in Fairbanks Ranch.”


WILLOW CREEK STABLES Barn Manager: Lisa Halterman 3049 Camino Del Rancho Encinitas, CA 92024 858.756.6937 Hours: Tue. - Sun., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Willow Creek Stables is a premiere Hunter/Jumper training barn in Olivenhain. Whether you are just starting out or want to compete in national competitions, the stable’s experienced staff can to help you achieve your goals. We have a comprehensive Hunter/Jumper lesson program for all ages and levels. We have multiple trainers to accommodate your schedule headed by 30-year teaching veteran, Lisa Halterman. All horses must be in training and/or in care with Haven Farms. We also offer guided trail rides. And for our guests, we have a large rec room with kitchen, TV, outdoor BBQ and patio. Free Wi-fi and high-speed Internet is available. STABLE




Box stalls


(19) 12’x12’ (1) 24’x24’ (6) Oversize

Shavings, water buckets and salt blocks provided





Mare Motel




Pipe Corrals





BRAND Timothy & Bermuda (no additional charges)


RATION 3 times/day


GRAIN/OTHER Grain: Safe Choice, Equine Senior, Timothy Pellets, Alfalfa Pellets, Low Starch Grain plus optional supplements




Public & Barn member welcome


Fully guided trail rides on Western quarter horses




One ring with rain tarp Geotex footing

Hot Walker



Six horse, roofed


(17) dry (5) wash racks


3 hot water wash racks





“ A friendly place.”


DEL MAR HORSEPARK Equestrian Center Manager: Janet Holden 14550 El Camino Real Del Mar, CA 92014‎ 858.794.1171| Hours: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Del Mar Horsepark is a 65-acre world-class equestrian facility located about three miles east of the Del Mar Fairgrounds, at the corner of El Camino Real and Via de la Valle. The facility features professional on-site catering, equipment rental, RV hook-ups, plenty of parking and freeway access. Permanent box and pipe stalls are available for year-round boarding, as well as qualified, professional training from beginning to Olympian levels. The Del Mar Horsepark is a long-term boarding facility for riders in the training program only. Spectators are also welcome to visit the facility to watch lessons and local competitions. STABLE




Box stalls



Includes bedding (shavings)



12’x 24’

No bedding provided


BRAND Alfalfa & Bermuda


RATION 1-2 flakes Per feeding


GRAIN/OTHER Handled individually by trainers




Some trails on property


Access to trails at the Polo Club, and San Dieguito river valley


(2) Grass jumping (1) Covered lighted arena (1) Dressage ring (4) Competition rings (5)Boarding rings


Stadium with seating for 1,320 in the grass jumping arena


Cross ties at all barn locations




Limited-turn outs in boarding rings only if available






Roving security provided by 22nd DAA

“ We provide a safe and enjoyable facility for all levels of equestrians.”


SEABREEZE FARMS EQUESTRIAN CENTER Barn Manager: Margret Bennet 5720 Old Carmel Valley Road San Diego, CA 92130 858.481.2626 Hours: Tue. - Sun., 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. Carol and David Goodell made sure to keep Seabreeze’s standards high when building the farm. Located on 39 acres in Carmel Valley, Seabreeze has two barns with a total of 84 stalls and five different stall sizes to choose from. The staff at Seabreeze is dedicated to keeping its horses as well-fed and comfortable as possible, providing four types of hay, automatic water systems and high-quality shavings. Riders can also rest comfortably in the barn area’s large tacks rooms or hangout in the clubhouse, stocked with drinks and snacks, to finish homework before lessons. STABLE




Box stalls


12’x12’ 12’x16’ 12’x12’ 24’x24’

Matted floors, drained aisles Automatic pest control Three night checks


4-stall mare motel


Partially covered


BRAND Timothy, Alfalfa, Bermuda & Timothy Orchard mix


RATION 3 times/day



GRAIN/OTHER Fed by trainers



Some trails on property


Maintained with shavings for footing


(2) Hunter/Jumper (1) Dressage


Sand footing in schooling arena Light foot: fabric and rubber mix

Hot Walker



Sand footing




Sand footing, varying sizes


Wash racks


Rubber floored wash racks with hot/cold water Extra wide cross ties for farrier and vet care


Barn manager on-site 24/7


Security gate with call box, on-site property manager

“ Just learn.”


Horse Trainers

DOVE HOLLOW DRESSAGE CENTER Barn Manager: Barbara Church 1084 Double LL Ranch Olivenhain, CA 92024 858.759.7880 | Hours: Tue. - Sun., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Dove Hollow Dressage Center is a full-service equestrian facility dedicated to providing its customers with unparalleled care and service. Originally a mixed-training facility, Flo Brown purchased the 4.5 acre stable in the fall of 2006. In 2007, Flo embarked upon a complete remodel transforming the facility into the premier Dressage training center it is today. Training and instruction offered up to Grand Prix by ‘R’ Judge/International Competitor Laurie Falvo Doyle and World-ranked FEI competitor, Michelle Reilly. STABLE Box stalls



SIZE (3) 12’x18’, (3) 12’x12’ (18) 12’x16’ (10) 16’x20’ (9) 12x12 w 20’ runs



Alfalfa, Bermuda or 3-way combo. Timothy and Orchard available at extra charge


RATION 3 times/day


FEATURES Rubber mats, window, open stall gates and automatic waters. Wood Shavings, porous mates in runs for drainage





Split rail traffic dividers in some areas

10 miles

Access to Encinitas and regional trail systems


(1) Indoor (2) Outdoor


Indoor lighted arena. All arenas have mirrors and Positrac footing. Watered daily.

Hot Walker

European Hot Walker




Covered Hot and cold water


2 designated for farrier and vet work


Turnouts Bull Pen

Vary 20 m

Vinyl fence with solar hotwire Pipe with wood siding


Barn manager on-site daily, staff live on-site 24/7


Night checks on all horses. Gates close at 9 p.m.

“ Come join our friendly f amily.”


CJ RANCHES Barn Manager: Chris Willson 825 Ash Street Ramona, CA 92065 760.310.4488 | Hours: Dawn - Dusk CJ Ranches is located in Ramona, Calif. on the corner of Highway 78 and Ash. Opened in August 2009, the facility provides training, boarding, sales and lessons in the Western and English disciplines. CJ Ranches is owned and maintained by the family of Chris & Jennifer Willson. It is also home to “Team Willson,” a very competitive Hunter/Jumper show team trained by Jennifer. STABLE




Box stalls


12’x12’ 12’x24’-with run

Shavings Indoor/outdoor runs



12’x12’ 24’x24’ 48’x48’



BRAND Alfalfa and Timothy


RATION 2/per day


GRAIN/OTHER Grain and hand grazing available




Private and public


Local trails connect to miles of trails maintained by the Ramona Trail Association


(2) Hunter/Jumper (1) Reigning/Working Cow200’x200’


Hunter ring has GGT

Turn outs

(1) Arena (2) Pastures




(2) Wash racks



“ Living the dream.”

Horse Trainers


HIGHLAND FARMS Marc’s beautiful farm in Olivenhain occasionally has room in his grass pastures for retirement or lay-ups that include twice daily feeding, weekly inspections, grooming and routine management of vet and farrier services. Full-time grooms live on-site and are available to check on horses throughout the night for any medical emergencies that may occur. Additional levels of service and training are also offered on an individual basis. HIGHLAND FARMS Owner: Marc Grock 2570 Fifth Street Encinitas, CA 92024 619.813.8223

OSUNA RANCH The Osuna Ranch, home to Hap Hansen Training Stables, is a 25-acre gated facility in the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant and is privately owned and operated by the Rancho Santa Fe Association. The historic and beautiful ranch has a limited number of retirement options for older horses or lay-up after injury. The facility has nice sized pens, both with and without shelter, that include limited grazing privileges. There are also two large pastures below the training facility that can house two horses each. All pens and pastures are highly coveted and typically require being placed on a wait list through manager Daria Quay at the Ranch Santa Fe Association. The horses are fed Bermuda and alfalfa in the morning and afternoon. If training or care is required, the space must be contracted through Hap Hansen Stables.

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OSUNA RANCH Manager: Daria Quay Foreman: Troy Keenan 16332 Via de Santa Fe Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 858.756.1174

R TIRE ME NT & LAY-UP HEorse Trainers

HIGHLAND FARM Highland Farm is located adjacent to the riding trial along Lago Lindo in Rancho Santa Fe. The facility is a picturesque farm with a limited number of boarding facilities that include care, stall and pasture turn-outs for clients in training or for lay-up and retired horses.

HIGHLAND FARM Owner: Clay Macleod 858.354.4069

HUNTER’S REST Located on 23 acres in Pauma Valley, Hunter’s Rest is a quiet haven for lay-up and retired horses. The facility is halfway up Palomar Mountain on an Indian Reservation, fringed by lush woods and meadows. At 3,000 feet, there are no neighbors or noisy cars to disturb the animals.

HUNTER’S REST Owner: Cathy Simms 19878 Highway 76 Pauma Valley, CA 92061 760.518.3740

Irrigated year round, the grass pastures come in all different sizes—anywhere from a quarter acre for lay-ups to a couple acres for retirees. Lay-up horses are fed four times a day and checked on nightly after 9 p.m. Manager Cathy Simms said if there is any doubt a retired horse isn’t doing well, she will be out there herself to check on it. Most importantly, Cathy ensures that the horses will be able to live out their lives like horses, and live longer because of it.

VETERINARIANS & FARRIERS From highly-skilled veterinarians to dedicated farriers, we are so blessed to have such a fine selection of equine and companion animal healthcare professionals in San Diego. When in training at a particular barn, it is easier to use the “in-house” veterinarian selected by the trainer to keep up-to-date with routine shots and maintenance. The barn manager will also quickly know who to notify in case of an emergency. Many people also have long-standing relationships with vets of their own choosing, most of whom are happy to continue caring for their client’s horses should they decide to move facilities or trainers. The same rule of thumb for vets also applies to farriers. Each discipline and trainer typically has a great relationship with one or two farriers, keeping scheduling and communication seamless. Ultimately, the decision is the owner’s and what is best for their horse’s needs. Most horse lovers are also dog lovers, as you can easily see at nearly every barn and horse show. San Diego’s small animal veterinarians are equally amazing for our furry companions, with services ranging from in-home care to specialty hospitals, with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to handle even the most complicated issues.

“ Caring, compassionate and dedicated— your BFF’s Best Friends.”



Helen Woodward Equine Hospital 6525 Helen Woodward Way Post Office Box 9041 Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 858.756.8809 |

RODRIGO VAZQUEZ, DVM Rodrigo Vazquez is originally from Mexico and has been an equine veterinarian for 27 years. As he puts it, he didn’t have a choice in the matter—the horse bug bit him at an early age, sealing his fate to become a horse veterinarian. After earning his masters at UC Davis, Vazquez completed an internal medicine and equine surgical residency there. He stayed at the campus for a year as a faculty surgeon before moving into a private practice at a hospital in the Bay Area where he was the sole surgeon for two years. He moved down to San Diego 13 years ago where he has started his surgical practice out of Helen Woodward Equine Hospital in Rancho Santa Fe. Vazquez’s practice is dedicated to sports medicine mostly in Hunter/Jumper and Dressage disciplines. His surgical practice expands from colic surgeries to orthopedics. He provides most treatments in the field during the day and stays on call throughout the night to attend to emergencies at the hospital. Vazquez said when he takes new clients, he offers them his whole heart, intellect and dedication. He honors his responsibility to “fix” his broken patients and save lives. He said his dream for his practice is to work for people who appreciate and understand his dedication to his patients that is second to none.

“ If it’s not broken, don’t try to fix it.”


SAN DIEGUITO EQUINE GROUP, INC. 1288 Calle Maria San Marcos, CA 92069 760.591.9952 | Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

SAN DIEGUITO EQUINE GROUP, INC. San Dieguito Equine Group, Inc. is a group veterinary practice nestled in the quiet corner of San Marcos, Calif. located in North County of San Diego. Equipped with the latest technology and diagnostic tools, San Dieguito Equine Group provides ambulatory veterinary services, as well as on-site evaluation in our state-of-the art diagnostic facility. Patient wellness programs and preventative medicine are also a top priority. Practice veterinarians employ a thorough and systematic approach to lameness and other performance limiting problems of sport horses in order to arrive at accurate diagnoses. Cutting edge treatments and management strategies are then used to keep our equine athletes successfully competing. Attending clinicians often collaborate with specialists and referring clinicians, when necessary, in order to provide the best information possible in each case. The team at San Dieguito Equine Group’s Imaging Center is committed to providing equine veterinary medicine that makes a difference for our patients, their owners, and the veterinary community.

“ Providing equine veterinary medicine and surgery that makes a difference for our patients, their owners and the veterinary community.”



1288 Calle Maria San Marcos, CA 92069 760.798.4850 |

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MARK SILVERMAN, DVM Mark Silverman has pursued knowledge and understanding of the equine foot for over 40 years. His graduate studies in Sports Biomechanics resulted in an internship at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs working with elite human athletes, though his personal work involved the study of the relationship between shoeing and the function of the equine foot. Following his graduate studies, Mark enjoyed a multifaceted career in the equine industry, including bio-mechanical analysis of equine gait, along with training and competing of Dressage horses and stable management. In 1994, Mark received his veterinary degree from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. His current Sporthorse practice is heavily focused on the treatment of lameness and conditions of the equine foot. Mark has over 20 years experience in the use of composites for hoof reconstruction and was involved in the evolution of adhesive shoe technology. He also helped in bringing the first standing MRI into the country and is now developing a new business in advanced high-intensity laser therapy. Mark believes in innovation based in good horsemanship and is fully invested in the well-being of his horses.

“ Balancing the needs of horse and rider.�



619.871.4724 | Fax: 858.461.4408

LINDSEY LEWIS, DVM Lindsey Lewis is a 2008 graduate of Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a B.S. in Biology/Neurology from UC Davis in 2002. She has a strong interest in Equine Lameness and Medicine as well as emergency work. Lindsey grew up in Del Mar and began riding Hunt-Seat when she was eight years old. Riding and owning horses all her life fueled her interest in maintaining their health and performance. Lindsey loves the sports medicine aspect of equine veterinary practice because she is involved in the maintenance and enhancement of the horse’s level of performance, as well as the maintenance of their health and well-being. From the backyard pony to the highly-competitive performance horse, Lindsey believes all horses deserve high-quality care and compassion. Lindsey enjoys doing relief work for local veterinarians as well as maintaining her own veterinary practice. She currently owns an off-the-track Thoroughbred rescue named “Payton.” She is also an avid runner and loves spending time at Dog Beach with her Boston Terrier “Quincy.”

“ Lots of people talk to animals. Not very many listen, though. That’s the problem.”



HELEN WOODWARD EQUINE HOSPITAL 6461 El Apajo Road Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 Emergencies: 858.756.4117 x8 858.756.4117 x325 | Hours: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

HELEN WOODWARD EQUINE HOSPITAL Helen Woodward Animal Center is a private, non-profit organization in San Diego County that, for over 40 years, has been committed to the philosophy of people helping animals and animals helping people. Located on 12 acres in Rancho Santa Fe, the nationally-recognized center provides a variety of services that benefit the community through educational and therapeutic programs for people, and humane care and adoption for animals. The Equine Hospital at the Helen Woodward Animal Center is an exceptional facility for the use of accredited veterinarians, enabling them to provide high-quality veterinary care for the health and welfare of the community horse population. The hospital is equipped to perform a wide variety of medical procedures and services such as colic surgery, endoscopy, arthoscopy, dental repair, laparoscopy and more. With new, state-of-the-art technology, the hospital also has the capability to repair leg fractures. The Equine Hospital grants privileges to many large animal veterinarians in San Diego County. Most of its patients are either race or show horses, but they also treat horses that live in backyards and do nothing but return the love that their owner gives.

“ People helping animals, animals helping people.�


SAN LUIS REY EQUINE HOSPITAL 4211 Holly Lane Bonsall, CA 92003 760.726.4566 | Hours: 24/7

SAN LUIS REY Established in 1971, San Luis Rey Equine Hospital has earned a strong national and international reputation as a distinguished equine hospital. The facility has pioneered advances in equine abdominal surgery, advanced imaging, and lameness diagnostics, as well as developed innovative surgical techniques. A full-service facility, the hospital provides advanced diagnostics to horses from around the country 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. The hospital is entrusted with the care of thousands of horses each year, and prides itself on developing positive working relationships with clients and their local veterinarians. The hospital staff is composed of board-certified veterinary surgeons and internists, veterinary interns, technicians and specialist consultants. The team at SLREH is under the direction of husband and wife team, Dr. Nick Huggons and Dr. Korin Potenza, who’s interests lie in sports medicine, lameness and rehabilitation. SLREH’s sports medicine team combine extensive specialized training and personal experience to become part of your sport horse’s support team. As riders and competitors themselves, they know first hand the time, effort and training required to prepare an equine athlete for a successful career and to keep that horse competitive. It is their goal to enhance performance horse management by offering services required to minimize injury, optimize performance, provide diagnostics and the latest advances in injury treatment and rehabilitation.

“ Advancing equine veterinary services through dedication, compassion, collaboration and education to deliver a continuum of care that benefits the equine athlete and the equine community.”


JIM & JAMES CARR 760.803.9180

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JIM & JAMES CARR Born and raised in California, Jim Carr first thought of becoming a farrier while working on a ranch in Santa Barbara. The hardworking farrier he watched everyday at the ranch inspired him to enroll in school and make the leap into the profession. He has apprenticed with some of the most reputable farriers around and has since been serving the Rancho Santa Fe community for over 40 years. Jim said he is proud to have his son, James, pick up the reigns and continue the family tradition. James began working after he graduated in 2001 and started his own business 10 years ago. Jim and James work with separate clientele, but on the same high caliber of horses. The Carrs will travel with their clients to events all over the world, from Canada to Europe, in order to work on their horses. The everyday “grunt” may be tough, but James said the most rewarding part of the job is helping a horse in pain get back on its feet. The horse may not be able to say thank you, but he’s sure they remember and that makes it all worth while.

“ Family First.” | “ No hoof, no horse.”




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DARREN SHAFFER Darren Shaffer got his start in the farrier industry in high school after moving to Temecula from Downey, Calif. He was first introduced to horse shoeing by his friend’s dad and eventually became an apprentice for Jim Carr for three years starting in 1995. Darren has since been serving the Greater San Diego area, including Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Orange County and occasionally Los Angeles, for the past 20 years. The profession initially appealed to Darren because of his love for horses and being in the outdoors. He said he enjoys the competitive feel of working hard so the horses can excel in competition. Darren said above everything else, he is in it for the horse and always puts his best effort into his work.

“ Whatever you are, be a good one. ”



JOEL GONZALEZ 760.594.7624

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JOEL GONZALEZ Joel Gonzalez is originally from Mexico and grew up around horses. Seeking independence after high school, Gonzalez got his start in the equestrian business as a groom. He started with Jumpers and later moved to Dressage, working on horses for riding legend Guenter Siedel for five years before becoming an apprentice to Jim Carr in 2007. Gonzalez’s knowledge of and background with horses set him up to be a natural in the farrier industry. Gonzalez is now an associate to Carr, working with him on a daily basis. He travels with Carr to assist him with out-of-state and international events and shows. He said being a farrier is an art of it’s own kind—it takes a lot of hard work and time to master the skills required for the job. Gonzalez said everyday is a new learning experience and the job never fails to keep him on his toes.

“ Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”



ERNEST WOODWARD 760.579.8667

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ERNEST WOODWARD Born and raised in San Diego, Ernest Woodward has been working in the farrier industry for 18 years. After attending college as a physics major, he fell into the shoeing profession and has been fascinated with it ever since. Woodward and his team of associates, including Steve Conibear, Nate Zacharias and Pete Van Rossum, are based in Encinitas, serving the Greater San Diego area and beyond. Though his main business focus is Dressage shoeing, Woodward is experienced with Hunter/Jumpers and also offers barefoot services. He is co-owner of the Southern California Equine Podiatry Center as well as a Chairman for the California Dressage Society. Woodward prides himself on his careful attention to detail and always works hard to come up with innovative solutions to problem projects. Woodward said it’s the horses that drive him to come to work each day and keep him honest.

“ Taking your horse to the next level.”




CHAD EVANS Chad Evans decided become a farrier thanks to the favorable impression of an outstanding shoer. He attended farrier school in 2000, apprenticing for more than five years before venturing out on his own. He credits his success in the industry to the many different farriers he apprenticed with and the lessons he learned along the way. Chad services all disciplines of horses in the east county area, including Ramona, Alpine, Descanso, Jamul, Poway and Rancho Penasquitos. Chad said it’s the most exciting job he’s ever had—even horses he’s been shoeing for years still never fail to surprise him. For the past couple years, he has attended farrier clinics and hands-on events to continue learning as much as he can about the trade. Chad said he is open to innovation and will work collaboratively with equine veterinarians to help come up with solutions to complications that may arise. He loves the challenge of bettering himself and his horses everyday.

“ Quality through experience.”



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ZACH HOWARD A horse lover since childhood, Zac Howard grew up riding with equestrian parents. He became interested in horseshoeing after observing the farriers who came to their property to work on their horses. Zach apprenticed with James Carr for several years and have worked and traveled internationally to assist his father, Jim. Throughout the years, he has worked for other accomplished farriers including Josh Powell, the official horse shoer for Blenheim EquiSports. For the past four years, Zac has been expanding his own business, Howard Horseshoeing, and serves equestrian communities all over San Diego county. Zac said he works on horses of all disciplines, but enjoys Hunter/Jumper and Dressage horses the most. While some farriers today might try to “muscle” through a job to finish it quickly, Zac believes in being patient with the horses and taking extra time to do it right. He treats all of the animals with respect and will care for them to the best of his abilities. The most rewarding part of the job for him is being able to make a horse in pain and discomfort feel better and be able to perform. Zac aims to keep shoeing and continue making his customers and horses happy.

“ Care for every horse as if it is your own.”

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1288 Calle Maria San Marcos, CA 92069 619.857.1164 | 760.579.8667 |

MARK SILVERMAN & ERNEST WOODWARD Mark Silverman and Ernest Woodward have worked together in developing the Southern California Equine Podiatry Center for two years and now serve the Rancho Santa Fe, Orange County and Greater San Diego communities. Silverman and Woodward decided to team up when they discovered their combined expertise in equine physiology and shoeing solutions worked better together than independently to better serve the horse. As a vet, Silverman has avoided stepping into the nail-on-metal shoe aspect of podiatry, but working with Woodward has allowed him to address a broader spectrum of problems of advanced hoof care. With the ability to make direct modifications to their design applications, the two are able to come up with innovative solutions to problems and deliver a more specific treatment protocol on the horse. Silverman and Woodward have been involved in developing several new shoe designs and have worked for companies in modifying and developing prototypes for their solutions to foot problems. They have also presented nationally and have received national recognition for new shoeing concepts and approaches shoeing.

“ Providing innovative hoof care solutions.�


MICHAEL MULVANY, DVM All Creatures Hospital 3665 Via de la Valle Del Mar, CA 92014 858.481.7992 | Hours: Mon. - Sun., 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.

MICHAEL MULVANY, DVM Dr. Michael H. Mulvany has worked at All Creatures Hospital for the past 30 years as the hospital’s Medical Director and Practice Manager. He has been the sole owner of the hospital since 1997. An animal lover since childhood, Dr. Mulvany began volunteering at a veterinary clinic in Point Loma when he was in high school. He received advanced degrees from the University of California, Davis – BS in Animal Science; MS in Systemic Physiology; and DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine). After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Mulvany and his family moved to Santa Cruz for a one-year intensive medical and surgical internship at large referral hospital. Dr. Mulvany loves caring for new puppies and kittens and adults of all sizes and breeds. He has two Labrador Retrievers, two cats and one rabbit. He is very knowledgeable about the various breeds of dogs and cats and their specific needs. Dr. Mulvany sometimes tells clients that he feels like he has a small “ownership” interest in every patient he sees. His goal is to provide the best care possible and vows to treat each patient the same way he would treat his own. Dr. Mulvany said the most rewarding part of his job is being able to treat ill or injured pets and send them home to live a nice, healthy life with their owners.

“ I treat all my patients as if they were my own.”



Pearson’s Animal Hospital 1903 W. San Marcos Boulevard San Marcos, CA 92069 760.598.2512 | Hours: Mon. - Fri., 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat. 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sun. Closed

DOROTA PEARSON, DVM Dr. Dorota Pearson is a licensed veterinarian, treating all types of small animals including dogs and cats. Originally from a small town in Poland, Dr. Pearson has been an animal lover since she was a child. Dr. Pearson said she can’t imagine doing anything else with her life and is happy to go to work every morning. She has a special interest in reproduction and brachiocephalic breeds such as Bulldogs. Dr. Pearson is available to talk to clients on her cell phone, 24 hours a day. Dr. Pearson’s Animal Hospital is a full-service hospital providing treatment for pets from the basics of preventative care and vaccinations, to surgical procedures and emergencies. Dr. Pearson and her associate veterinarian, Dr. Jaroslaw Wypart, are experienced in all types of conditions and treatments. Her team is committed to educating clients on how to keep their pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise. If clients are in need of a specialist for their pet, Dr. Pearson will refer them to the Veterinary Specialty Hospital in North County. Pearson Animal Hospital stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and most of all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure or surgery.

“ At Pearson Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.”


Home Convenient Care


Post Office Box 983 Cardiff, CA 92007 760.632.9444 | Hours: Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sat. by appointment only Sun. Closed

SUE REDPATH, DVM Seaside Veterinary Care, a practice owned by Dr. Sue Redpath, is a convenient in-home veterinary service for cats and dogs. Dr. Redpath received her bachelor’s and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University. Before opening her own practice in 1998, Dr. Redpath worked at Cardiff Animal Hospital for eight years and at Colina Veterinary Hospital, a 24-hour emergency clinic, for four years. Dr. Redpath is skilled in consultation and treatment for dermatology, behavioral and metabolic disorders, as well as home hospice management and end of life care. She is knowledgeable of the local veterinary community and is able to refer cases as needed to appropriate local hospitals or the best specialists in the area. Dr. Redpath is licensed to practice in California and Florida, and will travel to homes within a 10-mile radius of Cardiff.

“ At Seaside Veterinary Care, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.”



Helen Woodward Small Animal Hospital 6461 El Apajo Road Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 858.756.4469 | Hours: 24/7

PATRICIA CARTER, DVM Helen Woodward Animal Center is a private, non-profit organization in San Diego County that, for over 40 years, has been committed to the philosophy of people helping animals and animals helping people. Located on 12 acres in Rancho Santa Fe, the nationally-recognized center provides a variety of services that benefit the community through educational and therapeutic programs for people, and humane care and adoption for animals. The Companion Animal Hospital is run by Chief of Staff, Dr. Patricia Carter. She has been a small animal and exotic animal veterinarian for over 21 years. Dr. Carter heads the animal hospital along with her continued duties overseeing the care of the adoptable pets in the Helen Woodward Animal Center Adoptions Department. The center has always been committed to providing the community with the best care for their pets. The center continually seeks the newest advances in pet boarding, pet training and pet medical care, and is delighted to continue that in a tradition of modern, cutting-edge small animal hospital.

“ People helping animals, animals helping people.�


ALL CREATURES HOSPITAL 3665 Via de la Valle Del Mar, CA 92014 858.481.7992 | Hours: Mon. - Sun., 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. Paige Nelson Photography

ALL CREATURES HOSPITAL All Creatures Hospital is a family-owned veterinary hospital. For the past 30 years, the hospital has been serving the health care needs of pets living in Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Carmel Valley and Encinitas. The hospital is open every day of the year and staffed 24/7 for patients needing 24 hour hospital care. The hospital offers preventative care programs including vaccinations, dental care, nutritional consulting as well as routine and specialist surgeries, emergency and critical care, radiology and ultrasound, and oncology. The healthcare team has a strong background in traditional medicine in addition to alternative and holistic care. Every member of the team is carefully selected for their skill, compassion and commitment to clients and their pets. The hospital doctors, Dr. Laura Greenlee, Dr. Dana Tashjian, Dr. Seth Wegner and Dr. Jenna Fransioli, are highly trained; have advanced training in specialized areas; and attend CE meetings every year. The hospital has access to board certified specialists who will treat patients on-site or refer patients to local referral hospitals on a case by case basis. Hospital Manager Jean Hamilton said the most rewarding part of the job is watching clients come in with new four-legged family members and being able to embark on the next adventure with them.

“ Your pets are part of our family.�


CALIFORNIA VETERINARY SPECIALISTS Carlsbad 760.431.2273 2310 Faraday Avenue, Carlsbad, CA 92008 San Diego 951.600.9803 39809 Avenida Acacias, Suite E, Murrieta, CA 92563

CALIFORNIA VETERINARY SPECIALISTS Founded in 2000, California Veterinary Specialists (CVS) is one of the nation’s leading providers of advanced veterinary services for pets in need of critical emergency care and treatment of serious acute and chronic illnesses, 24 hours and 365 days a year. Its innovative team of multidisciplinary specialists provide Southern California with a network of specialty and critical care hospitals at three state of the art facilities in Carlsbad, Murrieta and Ontario. The experienced team of specialists at CVS work together as one unit to provide the best integrated veterinary care available anywhere in support of each individual patient’s health and happiness. CVS offers cardiology, dermatology, dentistry, internal medicine, behavior medicine, emergency and critical care, oncology, and radiation oncology. CVS’ approach to patient care and healing is a collaboration of its award-winning, board-certified doctors and medical staff, their clients and referring primary-care veterinarians. Most patients are referred to by their primary-care doctor for advanced diagnostics, intensive care, or specialty procedures like orthopedic surgery, ultrasonography, CT scans, MRI, and endoscopy, interventional radiology (IR) and minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and Amplatz canine ductal occlude. CVS also offers advanced therapeutic techniques such as chemotherapy, Cyberknife, ventilation therapy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

“ Special care from the heart.”



North County 760.466.0600 2055 Montiel Road #104, San Marcos, CA 92069 San Diego 858.875.7500 10435 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92121 Hours: Appointments available Mon. - Sat. for most specialties, 24 hours a day for emergencies

VETERINARY SPECIALTY HOSPITAL Veterinary Specialty Hospital (VSH) is the leader in specialty and emergency care in San Diego County. With the focus on providing the ultimate client experience to every client, every visit, VSH is different than any other specialty hospital. Open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, VSH offers state-of-the-art technology and exceptional patient care. With locations in Sorrento Valley and San Marcos, VSH has some of the most advanced equipment for pets found anywhere in the country. The doctors rank among the most highly skilled and distinguished in the nation, assisted by top-notch licensed veterinary technicians who are trained in emergency and critical care, surgical assistance, anesthesia, internal medicine and imaging. VSH works closely with family veterinarians to provide comprehensive care for its patients. The staff of doctors, technicians, and client care specialists has exceptional training, motivation, and compassion for the pets they treat. VHS has the latest equipment, including MRI, CT scan, radiation therapy, digital radiography, a state-of-the-art intensive care unit, ultra-modern surgical suites, endoscopy, ultrasound, and much more.

“ We treat them like family, because they are.�

FEED, BEDDING, FOOTING & TRANSPORTATION FEED When it comes to your horse’s nutrition, you must consider different hay types, grain types and supplement choices. How do you know what exactly is good for your horse’s health, especially considering the numerous myths surrounding the topic? It’s important to recognize that there are six basic nutrient categories that need to be met to ensure your horse has a well-balanced diet: Carbohydrates, Protein, Fat, Vitamins, Minerals and Water Nutrition requirements will vary depending on the horse’s mass, age, workload and metabolic efficiency. Generally a normal sized, healthy horse will also drink roughly 5-15 gallons of water per day.

BEDDING Wood shavings and straw are very popular options for bedding, and are deliverable by most local feed stores. In general, about 4 inches of shavings is sufficient if you have mats, and a little thicker would be appreciated by your horse if it doesn’t. In addition, your horse will appreciate it if you bank corners high with shavings to help prevent casting. Straw is the preferred choice for pregnant mares or mares with young foals. You should keep in mind that some horses may eat straw bedding, which can be problematic if it is on a diet. You should also be sure that any straw you use should be dust and mold free. Some other options include stall mats, wood pellets, peat moss or rice hulls.

FOOTING Arena footing is one of the most important elements of a horse’s training and development. Remember that the ideal footing considers the biomechanics of the horse’s step and physical properties that boost performance and defer injuries.

TRANSPORTATION Whether you’re sending your horse on a short haul to a local show or across international borders on a plane, it is important to select a transportation company with experienced drivers and pilots who are thoroughly familiar with horses. All horse carriers must abide by strict local, state and federal laws, with the ability to provide a USDOT and MC number. Also be sure to check your carrier’s mortality insurance policy and the minimum amount carried, inquiring that there is an option to purchase additional coverage to cover any medical emergencies that may occur along the way. QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR CARRIER

How many years have you been transporting horses?

How often do you stop for food and water?

What will you do if my horse has a medical emergency?

What is your fee?

What do you do for overnight trips?

How can I best prepare my horse for transport?

What supplies should I pack with my horse?

PRIVATE AIR AND CHARTER JETS In addition to San Diego International Airport at Lindbergh Field, Palomar Airport, located just north of Rancho Santa Fe, offers luxurious facilities for private jet owners and for private air travel by nationally recognized charter services.

“ It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” — JOHN WOODEN



3675 Via de la Valle Del Mar, CA 92014 858.755.2015 | Hours: Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat. - Sun., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

MARY’S TACK & FEED Mary’s Tack and Feed was started in 1963 in Del Mar by Mary Hammond. Mike Mosley purchased the building in 1976 and built the, now iconic, large wooden building. Mike moved the store across the street to its present day location. Mary’s is presently 12,000 square feet packed with products to outfit riders, horses, dog and cat lovers…even chicken owners. For more than 50 years, Mary’s has been supplying horses and their owners with feed and hay, shavings and stall bedding, poultry feed and supplies, as well as livestock feeds. The sales associates at Mary’s continuously train with vendor representatives to keep up with the “latest and greatest.” Mary’s offers customers a wide selection of feed and bedding listed at competitive pricing and delivers daily to local ranches and barns. The company contributes to the local equestrian community through donations and sponsorships for clubs, shows and events. Mary’s also sells to customers throughout the United States and Canada.

“ If you have a horse, then you HAVE to come to Mary’s! ”



1985 Olivenhain Road Encinitas, CA 92024 760.436.4738 | Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sat. 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun. Closed Paige Nelson Photography

CARTER’S HAY & GRAIN Established in the 1950’s, Carter’s Hay and Grain has been a family owned and operated business since back when John Carter drove around a hay truck for deliveries. Carter drove up and down the California coast, from Mission Valley to Norco, hauling hay in for various dairies and horse ranches. In 1981, John’s son, Mike, became the store’s hay broker and continued his father’s legacy. Mike set the standard in the industry for the quality of hay he delivered. After more than 60 years in business, Carter’s is still going strong, thanks to the staff’s knowledge and unyielding passion for animals. In April 1998, Mike opened a second feed store inside a big, red barn in Encinitas. Mike’s knowledge and expertise encompasses both east and north counties of San Diego. Mary, the manager at the Encinitas location, has been helping North County customers out for decades. The managers at Carter’s are an important part of the legacy of Carter’s Hay and Grain and help ensure all of their customers receive the dependable and friendly customer service Carter’s built its name on.

“ A family business.”



Poway 858.513.1495 14277 Garden Road, Poway, CA 92064

Hours: Mon. - Fri., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Wed. Closed, Sat., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun., 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Ramona 760.789.5020 2220 Main Street., Ramona, CA 92065

Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

ELSTON HAY & GRAIN Elston Hay and Grain, Inc. opened in 1969 as an extension of its wholesale hay sales. The Poway store location eventually opened in 1997 to meet the growing demand for product delivery in the Poway area. Hay has always been a large part of Elston’s sales, both wholesale (truckloads) and retail. Over the years, Elston’s has expanded its inventory far beyond hay and grain to become a complete animal supply center to meet the ever growing needs of its customers. From chew bones to saddlery, Elston Hay and Grain has everything you need for your animals. The Elston family has always been involved in farming and ranching and their kids are also very involved in junior Rodeo, high school rodeo and 4-H. The Elstons got into the horse industry because they genuinely enjoy working with equestrian and livestock people. Their business is their way of life—the Elstons always strive to offer exceptional customer service at their stores with help from their dedicated staff of employees.

“ Horses are our way of life.”



9863 Pacific Heights Boulevard, Suite D San Diego, CA 92121 858.457.8520 | Hours: Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Siegel Thurston Photography

COLLEEN WILSON Adeptus founder and CEO, Dr. Colleen Wilson, holds a PhD. in Nutrition and Physiology and has many years of formulary experience. Dr. Wilson is also a life-long avid equestrian, pet owner, and health/fitness enthusiast. Consequently, Dr. Wilson formulated her Adeptus product offering to provide practical solutions to common nutritional needs with advanced, scientifically based products. Dr. Wilson avails herself to consult with customers on the most effective use of the Adeptus products. Adeptus products are formulated with principles of sound nutrition with no fad or filler ingredients additives. In addition to offering quality formulas, Adeptus products are also competitively priced, benefiting the consumer from great value on these premium products. Our goal is to provide the highest quality nutritional supplements for horses, pets and humans at affordable prices.

“ Feed us Adeptus! Take time to feed your animals and yourselves healthy nutritional supplements! �

FHOO T I NG orse Trainers

GGT – GERMAN GEO TEXTILE FOOTING POLYSOLS INC 915 Mount Pleasant Road Spartanburg, SC 29307 864.804.0011 | Hours: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Eastern)

GERMAN GEO TEXTILE FOOTING For over 20 years, GGT-Footing has supplied horse arena builders worldwide with their specialty arena footing solutions. GGT-Footing is used at international horse show facilities including FEI World Cup and Olympic level Jumping and Dressage events. The company continually strives to improve its products by utilizing customer feedback to create new and better additives. All riding disciplines can benefit from the Butterfly Matting System, GGT-Footing additives and GGT Groomer products. All products are made with similar techniques, using cut Geotextile fabric mixed with Polyester fibers to deliver higher slide strength without making the footing too soft for the horse. The signature “Geo” footing utilizes synthetic fiber felt that delivers intermediate shear resistance, stores water to reduce dust and improves overall drainage. By stabilizing sand particles, the products serve to deliver high elasticity and are resistant to compacting. With its neutral materials, GGT-Footing is safe for humans and animals, easy to care for and durable for up to 10 years.

“ World class footing at a price you can afford.”


BLT GRADING Owners: Todd & Brandon Freistat Lic #873480 7711 Camino Sereno Escondido, CA 92029 760.809.5805 |

Paige Nelson Photography

BLT GRADING BLT Grading is a family-owned business, managed by Todd Freistat and his sons, Brandon and Lars. The Freistats have a combined 30 years of experience in residential and commercial contracting and an additional six years experience in habitat restoration projects. BLT Grading is based in Southern California and offers a variety of services from custom house pads to environmental grading and excavation. BLT Grading is flexible with every project, working with large general contractors on building sites including McDonald’s, the Del Mar Heights Shopping Center and Walgreens, as well as arenas for world-renowned horse trainers like Hap Hansen. As equestrian enthusiasts themselves, the Freistats have focused on expanding their business to include more horse arena projects in the last five years for all riding disciplines. Todd said he enjoys working with the top level trainers to find the perfect footing or sand for their arenas. The Freistats make safety a priority and ensure their equipment is well-maintained and inspected daily for possible leaks or mechanical failure. Using the latest laser technology to make grade, no project is too big or complicated for BLT Grading to tackle.

“ No one has a greater asset for his business than a man’s pride in his work.”



Equestrian Arena Footing Specialist


Post Office Box 2225 Carlsbad, CA 92018 760.889.8420 |

WALTER NAVAS Walter Navas is an Equestrian Arena Footing Specialist for all horse disciplines with over 15 years of experience in the industry. Originally from El Salvador and raised in Carlsbad, Walter serves the Greater San Diego area in Southern California. He offers consulting, rock removal, construction of new arenas as well as a special blend of synthetic fiber footing. Throughout the years, he has been involved in putting together arenas for some of the most reputable equestrians in the industry. Walter is a dedicated, responsible professional who respects all of his clients and their individual needs. He aims to provide all his clients with the best footing in the region and takes extra safety precautions, for the sake of the horse and rider, when working on arena footing projects. Walter believes there is always room for improvement and future growth. He hopes to continue to expand his business and eventually introduce his clients to the West Coast Arena Footing blend.

“Always striving to construct arenas that are easy to maintain.�


STATESIDE FARMS, INC. Owner: John McAndrews Post Office Box 1898 Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 858.864.8550

STATESIDE FARMS, INC. Stateside Farms, Inc. was started by John McAndrews in 1996. A lifelong horsemen, John knows the care that must be taken to ensure the well being of the horses he transports. No detail is overlooked when it comes to their safety and travel includes state of the art equipment. All rigs carry insurance and are equipped with cameras, air ride suspension, bedding and hay. Stateside Farms, Inc. has been providing professional equine transportation services throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico for over 16 years. Based out of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., our staff of experienced drivers are also skilled horsemen with over 51 years combined experience in the horse transport industry. Stateside Farms, Inc. takes our business very seriously and understands the responsibility of shipping such precious cargo.

“ Horse transportation at its finest.�


BOB HUBBARD HORSE TRANSPORTATION Owners: Bob & Pat Hubbard 3730 South Riverside Avenue Colton, CA 92324 951.369.3770 | Fax: 951.369.0719 Hours: Mon. - Fri., 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat. - Sun., 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.

BOB HUBBARD HORSE TRANSPORTATION Bob Hubbard Horse Transportation, Inc. is recognized nationwide for its tradition of superior horse transportation services spanning more than 40 years. As one of the industry’s largest horse transportation fleets, with terminals in California, Florida, Washington and Kentucky, the company is linked to nearly every major center of horse activity in the nation. The company operates more than 30 tractor-trailer vans and 15 additional support units that cross the nation weekly under the management of professionals with decades of experience in every aspect of horse transportation. Bob Hubbard Horse Transportation, Inc.’s long history of excellence and dedication to the horse world is why leading owners, breeders and sports organizations trust BHHT with the safe delivery of their horses. BHHT served as the official horse transportation provider for the XXIII Olympiad as well as provided all ground transportation for the 2010 World Equestrian Games. Annually, the company ships thousands of horses of all breeds, even animals of other species, including the Hollywood Park flamingos, Ringling Bros. Circus and Siegfried and Roy’s White Tigers. Among the famous-name horses it has transported are the legendary Black Stallion, Cigar, Point Given and the Budweiser Clydesdales.

“ We take your horse as seriously as you do.”


EQUI AIR SHIPPING SERVICES Owners: Bruno & Rachel DeBerdt 16404 Sultus Street Canyon Country, CA 91387 661.299.6413 |

EQUI AIR SHIPPING SERVICES Bruno DeBerdt has successfully operated a bloodstock consultancy for 25 years and has been shipping horses domestically and overseas for over 20 years. Bruno was concerned about the standard of care and level of service provided by shipping companies when flying his client’s horses across the U.S.A. and to foreign destinations. Bruno recognized an urgent need to improve on all aspects of services being offered to his Thoroughbred clients. Since 1986, Equi Air Shipping Services has expanded their operation to include an isolation facility. Bruno oversees all aspects of the transport process and ensures client’s horses will arrive at their destination safely at a competitive price. Equi Air Shipping Services continues to provide clients with good old-fashioned service. Equi Air Shipping Services is conveniently located 40 miles northeast of the Los Angeles International Airport in smog-free Canyon Country. The isolation facility includes a USDA approved isolation barn, ten 24’ X 16’ spacious shaded sand pens and an exercise arena. The facility is also staffed 24/7.

“ Whether we’re shipping a million dollar racehorse, or your child’s first pony, you will receive the same high quality, personal service.”

TACK, APPAREL & ACCESSORIES Having well made and properly fitted tack is essential to a comfortable and safe ride for every horse and rider. Each riding discipline and specific event requires the appropriate saddle, bridle, girth, bit, martingale, reins, boots, gloves and many other accoutrements. Having a qualified professional to outfit you and your horse ensures you will have the highest level of communication and an optimum riding performance. Whether you are schooling or showing, comfortable, well-fitting riding clothes make a huge difference. There have been many excellent technical improvements in materials, sun protection and safety which have made riding much more enjoyable. The experts in our featured stores will know what is appropriate for each show ring and help guide you to the best fit, look and quality, all while taking into consideration your budget and overall objectives. Once you have finished your training and showing for the day, Rancho Santa Fe and Del Mar have an excellent variety of restaurants and fun activities. Aprés riding fashion can be found at our favorite boutiques on the show grounds, online or in town nestled right between The Del Mar Horse Park and The Del Mar Fairgrounds. Or you can venture into La Jolla to the Ralph Lauren store for timeless couture. Many equestrians also frequent the Brigantine’s Taco Tuesday or catch a late night concert at The Belly Up Tavern on Cedros.

“ Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” — COCO CHANEL

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3675 Via de la Valle Del Mar, CA 92014 858.755.2015 | Hours: Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat. - Sun., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

MARY’S TACK & FEED Mary’s Tack and Feed was started in 1963 in Del Mar by Mary Hammond. Mike Mosley purchased the small building in 1976, built a now iconic large wooden building and moved Mary’s across the street to its present day location. Mary’s is presently 12,000 square feet packed with products to outfit riders, horses, dog and cat lovers…even chicken owners. Mary’s team of buyers work directly with manufacturers in the United States and around the world to obtain the newest quality products, as well as the tried-and-true brands everyone knows. The sales associates at Mary’s continuously train with vendor representatives to keep up with the “latest and greatest.” Mary’s offers customers a full selection of high-quality tack listed at competitive pricing, with the best customer service experience. The store carries popular riding apparel, from paddock boots to cowboy boots and breeches, as well as various equestrian-themed gifts and home décor. The company contributes to the local equestrian community through donations and sponsorships for clubs, shows and events. Mary’s also sells to customers throughout the United States and Canada.

“ If you have a horse, then you HAVE to come to Mary’s! ”



Owner: Monica Ward 2683 Via de la Valle, Suite G Del Mar, CA 92014 619.851.4301 | Hours: Tue. - Sun., 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

EQU LIFESTYLE BOUTIQUE Opened in 2011, Equ Lifestyle Boutique offers luxury equestrian clothing, lifestyle wear and horse products. Owner and active equestrian Monica Ward always stays on top of the latest styles and offers custom, semi-custom and off the rack hunt coats at the boutique, in a variety of high-end equestrian brands such as Cavalor and Manfredi. Monica has been riding for 27 years and has worked in the tack industry since 2002. Monica also imports a lot of her products from Europe and works closely with American designers to enhance their overall quality. The boutique’s mobile retail trailer was recently renovated and remodeled in January. Equ Lifestyle Boutique is on the road, 44 weeks out of the year, and travels to horse shows throughout Southern California, Mexico and Canada. The boutique was recently voted one of ten finalists for best use of social media by a newcomer in the world for the Equestrian Social Media Awards. Because the equestrian industry is so personalized, Monica plans to keep Equ Lifestyle a luxury boutique. Monica takes a lot of pride in the brands she carries and loves to see the look on her customer’s faces when they’re happy with a purchase.

“ We make customer service our priority.”

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Owner: Alejandro Meeks 310.701.8556 | Hours: Mon. - Sun., 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

SOLEÁ Owned and operated by Alejandro Meeks, Soleá Equestrian launched at Thermal Hits horseshow in January of 2013. Meeks has been in the industry for a number of years and always strives to carry quality products with attention to craftsmanship. Soleá carries products that are sought after by the show jumping community and works with some of the most respected and innovative companies in the industry. In addition to horse supplements, Soleá offers the best equestrian riding boots and clothing, protective gear, accessories, as well as boot repair services at affordable prices. Soleá carries hundreds of popular brand name products, including beautiful Parlanti boots, custom sized to ensure you have everything you and your family needs to enjoy your equestrian lifestyle.

“ Delivering the highest quality accessories is what I strive to do everyday.”


EXCEPTIONAL EQUESTRIAN Owner: Cindy Lay 303.931.3493 |

EXCEPTIONAL EQUESTRIAN Exceptional Equestrian is an equestrian lifestyle online shopping site as well as a mobile boutique that travels to most horse shows west of the Mississippi. Tired of her corporate job, owner Cindy Lay began seeking a more creative business outlet and broke into the retail industry. Cindy is an active equestrian who started riding at the age of 35. Her store features beautifully tailored shirts from Italy and high-quality garments for in or out of the ring. Cindy’s now thriving business had a humble beginning. For awhile, she would sit on the berm at the Colorado Horse Park selling her handmade bridal charms and keychains. From 2005 to 2007, all of her merchandise fit into the back of her Murano. Soon after, her jewelry became a hit at the shows and she began fulfilling custom orders upon request. As her business grew, Cindy purchased a 40-foot gooseneck trailer and decided to add a wider variety of accessories such as belts and purses into her retail selection. Cindy started traveling to Europe when she discovered there was a need for unique designer clothing in the local equestrian world. Even when she’s not traveling to shows, Cindy is still able to serve clients nationwide through her website,

“ Specializing in absolutely nothing you need, just everything you want! ”

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Owner: KC Cunningham 858.999.7469 | Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Vendor is on-site during USEF, GSDHJA and OCHSA rated shows. Non-show hours available by apptointment.

THE SHOW TRUNK Mother and daughter duo, Rosemary and KC Cunningham, have been life-long active members of the equestrian community as competitors and enthusiasts. Recognizing the rising costs of equestrian equipment at a time where most families’ “horse budgets” were shrinking, in April 2011, KC opened The Show Trunk—a mobile consignment and retail outlet store specializing in premium Hunter/Jumper show equipment. What started as a two-weekend-a-month business rapidly blossomed into a full-time operation. The store has a wide variety of clientele, ranging from first-time riders to professional Grand Prix riders. The ladies at The Show Trunk strive to help customers satisfy their equipment needs at affordable prices as well as provide a convenient way for customers to recoup their investments in equestrian equipment. The Show Trunk is open at most GSDHJA, OCHSA, and USEF rated Hunter/Jumper shows throughout San Diego and Orange County. The store carries primarily show quality equipment, including saddles, bridles, and riding apparel. Through its online channel, The Show Trunk also provides non-local and out of state residents access to the premium saddles typically only available on the A-Show Circuit.

“ Keep your sense of humor.”




The Polo Gear Showroom and Warehouse 3500 Fairlane Farms Road, Suite 15 Wellington, FL 33414 888.752.7656


Hours: Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m. - 4p.m Sun. Closed

Since 1993, Polo Gear has strived to provide the finest technical and apparel products for polo. Polo Gear’s approach to business and to the game comes from the perspective and love of a player. Polo is very personal to Polo Gear. The staff shares a passion for the game, the horses and the sport that binds players around the globe to this exciting, challenging and sometimes irrational sport. In each of its products, you will find this dedication to the game. At Polo Gear, the team is committed to continually refining and redefining products for the sport of polo. The company is constantly working to make its products the finest and most technically advanced available. Wherever possible, Polo Gear manufactures its own products to control quality and innovation. Polo Gear constantly seeks advice from top players, trainers, veterinarians, acupuncturists, chiropractors and technical experts as to how to improve the performance, durability, technical excellence and safety of its products. Polo Gear supports and works with the USPA safety committee in their efforts to make polo safer. Polo Gear celebrates its continual dedication to product innovation.

“ Supplier of top polo teams, players & events worldwide.”



Owner: Sabine Rogers 518.580.4522 |

SARATOGA SADDLERY At Saratoga Saddlery, customers will find unique gift ideas and equestrian fashion from around the world. Italian-made leather jackets and boots are just the beginning of the eclectic, equestrian lifestyle inventory at Saratoga Saddlery Boutique. Women can embrace the luxurious touch of fur and the finest shearlings. The equestrian style boutique will deliver the high level of customer service customers deserve. Saratoga Saddlery’s stylists off special help with new or existing orders from around the nation. The company carries a large selection of Lucchese Cowboy boots and many other popular brands such as Pikeur, Joules, Grand Prix, Eurofit and many more. The Saratoga Saddlery and Outback Survival Gear Team is also constantly on the road to bring its products closer to the equestrian community.

“ Get the true equestrian lifestyle with a European flair and a little extra fun at Saratoga Saddlery.”



2869 Via de la Valle Del Mar, CA 92014 858.523.0693 |

Hours: Mon. - Sat., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun., 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

MATTI D AT DEL MAR For the past 15 years, Matti D, located in beautiful Del Mar, has been the go-to place for fashion. Creative director and owner, Marie Ferris, has always believed people express who they are with their signature of colors, accessories and shoes that they wear. It is an unspoken language that has gone on through time. Matti D dresses clients to find a style of their own according to their personality, taste and way of life. All accessories are playful, artful and one-of-a-kind. Matti D offers a great selection of jewelry, handbags and belts, mixing timeless and trendy pieces effortlessly. Style expresses the inner self; to wear clothes is to be oneself. Matti D is visually merchandised with an eclectic feel for a wide variety and age range. Stylists to provide knowledge on product and silhouette, with a simple sophisticated understated chic!

“ Take possession of ones body and soul with fashion.”

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ANTHONY’S SHOE REPAIR Del Mar 858.350.7506

12873 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130

Solana Beach 858.259.2023

671 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075

Carmel Mountain 858.673.7207

11885 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego, CA 92128 Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

ANTHONY’S SHOE REPAIR Anthony’s Shoe Repair opened in San Diego county in 1989, but Anthony’s skills were learned much earlier. He began working at his fathers shoe repair shop, Fred’s Shoe Repair, in Peoria, Ill. at 16 years old. Anthony’s father, Fred, learned shoe design and repair in Beirut, Lebanon before moving to the United States in 1955. In 1985, Anthony opened his first shop, also named Fred’s Shoe Repair, in Peoria. Soon thereafter, Anthony decided to move his craft and business to San Diego. Anthony’s Shoe Repair opened its doors in Solana Beach. in 1989 and expanded to other locations throughout the San Diego area, including Carmel Mountain (opened 1992) and Del Mar (opened 2002). Meanwhile, the family business is still thriving in the Peoria.

“ The shoe and leather business is in my DNA.”


CONTINENTAL CLEANERS Owner: Mike Monaghan 2741 Via de la Valle Del Mar, CA 92014 760.468.3986 |

Hours: Mon. - Fri., 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sat., 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun. Closed

CONTINENTAL CLEANERS Originally from Alameda, Calif., Mike Monaghan worked as an auto mechanic at a dealership in the Oakland area before getting into the dry cleaning business. He attributes much of what he learned about the business to his brother-in-law, who owned a dry cleaning store in North County. Mike wanted to own his own business and took the opportunity to get started in San Diego County, beginning with one main plant location and several drop stores. The Del Mar location is one of the original stores that in time started as a plant, as it is today. Continental Cleaners has been at the Del Mar location since 1978. Mike’s top-notch professional staff takes pride in their attention to detail and providing great service to their customers. Some of the services offered are high-quality environmentally friendly dry cleaning, expert stain removal, laundry service and alterations. Mike said the most interesting part of his job is meeting and dealing with people, customers and staff included, and learns something new here every day. Mike hopes to constantly find ways to improve his company and continue to be the “go-to” dry cleaning service in the neighborhood. Mention The Ranch EQ and receive a 10% discount on dry cleaning services.

“ Find out what the customer wants and needs, then let them have it.”

BARNS, BUILDINGS & FENCING Finding reputable, licensed, bonded and insured contractors for any building project is critical. References must be verified when building anything in Rancho Santa Fe or within another city or county ordinance. Be careful to make the proper filings, applications and get necessary approvals to ensure the safety of your family and capture the true value of your investment.

FERGUSON CONSTRUCTION Ferguson construction is a full-service General Contractor from “dirt to move in.” After serving his country in the Navy in Vietnam, Bill studied Architecture able to assist with the design of your project, draw any plans, pull necessary permits and give you detailed cost breakdowns for your project. He loves the process of taking something raw and converting it into a final product with competitive pricing. Your builder for life.


Lic #414402 1925 Glasgow Avenue Cardiff, CA 92007 760.310.6267

“ What ever good things we build end up building us.”


STAY & P LAY The Horse Show Circuits in San Diego are fun for the competitor as well as family and friends who support our time-intensive passion. The show venues do a very nice job of providing healthy food and nice shopping opportunities for everyone. If you are feeling adventurous over the long days and curcuit weeks, San Diego provides an amazing playground with a virtually unlimited array of activities. San Diego is well known for it’s Mediterranean climate, active lifestyle, luxury resorts (finetuned to our own particular brand of relaxed beach culture), fine dining, outdoor cafes, hiking, biking , spas and gyms, and much more. When you visit San Diego or make it your home, the possibilities are endless. Some of our best and most exciting attractions include: DISCOVER SAN DIEGO

Mission Bay & Beaches

San Diego Chargers

Historic Highway 101

La Jolla & The Cove

San Diego Padres

Point Loma

Del Mar & Torrey Pines State Reserve

San Diego County Fair

Encinitas & Solana Beach


Downtown & Gaslamp Quarter


San Diego Zoo & Safari Park

Balboa Park

World-class Golf

Old Town

Del Mar Horse Races

Coronado Little Italy

Legoland California

Birch Aquarium at Scripps Concert & Theatre Venues

“ You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than a year of conversation.”


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THE INN AT RANCHO SANTA FE 5951 Linea Del Cielo Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 Reservations: 800.843.4661 858.756.1131 |

THE INN AT RANCHO SANTA FE Set on a sprawling 22-acres of landscaped grounds including flowering gardens, lush lawns and winding pathways between cottages of beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites. The Inn offers 80 rooms, in 17 cottages tucked away in the heart of the village of Rancho Santa Fe. The Inn is a luxe countryside retreat that favors rustic elegance and an unhurried sense of time. Here, the legacy of a rich past meets modern day sophistication and authentic hospitality. The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe recently finished a comprehensive $12 million renovation. Inspired by its historical past and beautiful surroundings, The Inn rekindles memories while offering compelling new and unique experiences. All guest rooms, public areas, meeting facilities, pool cabanas, gardens, outdoor function spaces, grounds and landscaping have been fully upgraded. In addition The Inn has unveiled a new restaurant and spa for guests to enjoy. The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe’s hotel guests now enjoy the rare opportunity to access the world class Rancho Santa Fe Golf and Tennis Clubs. A first class experience in a relaxed setting that is in keeping with the rich tradition and ambiance of the equestrian countryside. Membership in the Clubs are traditionally available exclusively to members of the Rancho Santa Fe Association.

“ The Inn, with its tradition of hospitality, is dedicated to providing the warmest personal attention in a unique atmosphere of charm and tranquility.”

LO DG Horse TING rainers


5921 Valencia Circle Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 Reservations: 866.233.6708 858.756.1123 |

RANCHO VALENCIA RESORT & SPA The award-winning Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa—Southern California’s only Relais & Châteaux property—has garnered a reputation as one of Southern California’s most sought after luxury resorts. Spanning 45 lush acres of gardens, trails, olive groves, casitas and more, this Mediterranean inspired, all-suite property offers the finest accommodations, service and programming that San Diego has to offer. Among the property’s offerings are 49 luxuriously appointed guest casitas with private patios, a world-class spa, fine dining restaurant and award-winning tennis program. The property reopened in October 2012 after undergoing a $30 million resort-wide renovation, adding two new restaurants, a brand new Serenity Yoga Pavilion, a spa program featuring organic skincare line, Amala, and an expanded fitness center. January 2014 marked the official re-launch of Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa with the completion of its award-winning tennis facilities including a brand new pro shop, the final leg of the property-wide renovation. In honor of the re-launch, Rancho Valencia is offering unique tennis and wellness retreats at any time, consisting of daily drill sessions and match playing on the resort’s 18 tennis courts, a wide variety of daily fitness classes and more.

“ A truly world class resort.”



1540 Camino Del Mar Del Mar, CA 92014 Reservations: 800.245.9757 858.259.1515 |

L’AUBERGE DEL MAR This seaside resort sets a new standard in Southern California coastal hospitality. Reminiscent of a private, coastal estate, the resort’s mantra “relaxing by day and spirited by night” encapsulates the experience. L’Auberge Del Mar is located in the heart of Southern California’s most picturesque coastal village of Del Mar. The dog-friendly hotel is situated on 5.2 acres of gracefully landscaped grounds with a private pathway to one of the best beaches in Southern California. L’Auberge’s award-winning, signature restaurant KITCHEN 1540 blends energy and intrigue with a fresh, lively atmosphere. The design is modern and feeling comfortable, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The full-service European spa was named 8th by Condé Nast Traveler for “The Top 25 Spas in the United States.” Offering massages, facials, body treatments, manicures and pedicures, Spa L’Auberge uses a unique collection of organic and vegan product lines as well as its own custom line of spa products.

“ Relaxing by day, spirited by night.”



Village 858.759.1940 6027 Paseo Delicias, Suite F Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 Fairbanks 858.756.1921 16079 San Dieguito Road, Suite A-1 Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Hours: Mon. - Fri., 6 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat. - Sun., 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Paige Nelson Photography

CAFFE POSITANO Coffee roaster Tim Cusac has been serving his craft-roasted fancy grade coffees, espresso drinks and freshly baked pastries to customers in the Ranch since 2005. Capturing the look and bustle of an Italian espresso bar, both locations speed customers on their way with friendly service from skilled baristas and offer patio seating in a sun-dappled courtyard within the village. Caffe Positano’s customers come from all points in San Diego county to buy the single-origin, specialty-grade coffees Tim offers in one-and-half-pound bags. “Plus, I’ve been known to sing to my customers,” Tim says with a smile, “and I have the pleasure of working with terrific people.” Segueing from a 20-year career in financial and technology companies, the opportunity to reinvent Caffe Positano, which originally opened in 2002, was a welcome “next act” for Tim, who supports the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant with his long-standing active participation in the local school and community organizations and events.

“ Be good to people and select terrific green coffee, then roast it the way it wants to be roasted.”



Owners: Claire Allison and Terrie Boley 246 North Cedros Solana Beach, CA 92075 858.259.8597 Hours: Mon. - Fri., 6 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Sat. - Sun., 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

CLAIRE’S ON CEDROS Located in the heart of Solana Beach, Claire’s on Cedros aims to give customers a casual dining experience in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. When you walk through the doors, the staff will make you feel at home. Back of House Claire’s on Cedros is a breakfast and lunch cafe with an in-house bakery. The restaurant’s cuisine is straightforward, bistro classics made with the finest ingredients available. Claire’s philosophy of food is to serve wholesome, healthful food prepared from scratch and strives to find the best locally farmed organic produce. Its meats and dairy are sourced from farmers who raise their animals humanely without hormones. The menu is seasonal and will change to focus on the freshest ingredients for that time of year. The majority of the interior finish is reclaimed, made of recycled content or harvested from rapidly renewable sources. The staff at Claire’s knows you have many options on where you choose to eat. When you come to see us, we want you to know that we’re glad you picked us. It is our hope that after you dine with us once, you will want to return again and again.

“ Fresh, local & tasty.”

B KFAS T HREA orse Trainers


Owner: Alicia Lockwood 346-B South Cedros Avenue Solana Beach, CA 92075 858.794.4919

Hours: Mon. - Sun., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Paige Nelson Photography

LOCKWOOD TABLE Noted by the Los Angeles Times as “one of the best places to stop while visiting Cedros,” Lockwood Table is a neighborhood eatery cafe tucked away in the Cedros Avenue Design District in Solana Beach. Alicia Lockwood opened the restaurant in 2009 when she discovered there was a need for a “niche” café where customers could go to relax and be comfortable. Originally from Northern California, Alicia started in new unit development out of college and now has over 20 years of experience in the industry. Lockwood Table is comfortable and chic, with an open, airy outdoor patio. Everyone is treated like a regular at the restaurant—even if you’re from out of town. Inspired by her friends and the food she ate growing up, Alicia created a menu full of thoughtful, well-prepared foods that are fresh, never frozen, and emphasize clean eating. Some of the most popular dishes at the café include the walnut butter, specialty sandwiches, quinoa bowls and soufflé. The restaurant offers vegan and gluten free options, and is also dog friendly. Alicia is currently working on building a full retail line of specialty items such as walnut butter, pesto and vinaigrettes, as well as a cookbook.

“ The tasty local.”



Owners: Bill and Chase Baker 16236 San Dieguito Road, Suite 2-14 Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 858.832.8150 | Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Sat. & Sun. open for private events only Paige Nelson Photography

067 EATERY 067 Eatery is a family-owned neighborhood restaurant located in the Fairbanks Village Plaza of Rancho Santa Fe. Opened in November 2012, owners Bill and Chase Baker hope to offer diners inexpensive food and drinks options in a comfortable and laidback atmosphere. Bill has over 30 years of experience in the industry, previously owning a restaurant in Bird Rock, La Jolla. Chase, on the other hand, mastered the art of fine dining while working at the Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara for five years. 067 Eatery’s menu offers simplicity in its dishes without sacrificing the quality of the ingredients, with nothing on the food menu over $8. Dishes range from hand carved, anti-biotic free deli meats to tall-grass-fed beef and locally baked breads. The restaurant, designed by Bill’s company Sterling Interiors and Design, doubles as a showroom with price tags on nearly every piece of furniture. In the back is an outfitted dining room, available for private events or meetings. The Bakers also invite local artists to showcase their work inside the restaurant to add to the modern décor.

“ Stuff you can make at home when you don’t feel like it.”

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THYME IN THE RANCH 16905 Avenida de Acacias Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 858.759.0747

Hours: Tue. - Sat., 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Sun & Mon Closed

THYME IN THE RANCH Tucked in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe, Thyme in The Ranch has been described as quaint and cottage-like. The restaurant has become a popular go-to spot for locals looking for delicious homemade food at affordable prices. The interior of the café is cozy and comfortable, with alternating chic and elegant décor. The nick-nacks and charming trinkets dispersed throughout the restaurant are all for sale and rotated frequently. Furry companions are also welcome to join customers while they dine in the outdoor seating areas. The in-house bakery at Thyme in The Ranch makes all of its pastries, cookies and bread fresh from scratch daily. The restaurant is especially infamous for its muffins, which disappear rapidly in the morning hours. Some other popular dishes on the menu include the Cobb salad, Tarragon Chicken Salad and wide assortment of specialty sandwiches and soups. Thyme in The Ranch has many seasonal menu items and also offers made-to-order homemade pies around the holidays. The restaurant is cash or check only.

“A special kind of café.”


MARKET RESTAURANT & BAR Owner/Chef: Carl Shroeder 3702 Via de la Valle Del Mar, CA 92014 858.523.0007 Hours: Sun.-Thu., 5 p.m.-10 p.m.

Fri.-Sat., 5 p.m.-11 p.m.

MARKET RESTAURANT & BAR Chef/Owner Carl Schroeder’s Market Restaurant + Bar opened in 2006. His passion for locally sourced ingredients and hyper-seasonal cuisine are on display for dinner every evening. His passion for perfection and the spontaneous nature of what is available to us are showcased in our daily changing menu. We search out the best produce, seafood and meat from local markets. We pour ourselves into every aspect of Market to insure a unique dining experience. Our craft cocktail menu changes daily to accent local fruit and herbs. Our award winning wine list has a worldwide selection of boutique wineries whose obsession with quality mirrors our own. Schroeder has been a three-time semi-finalist for the James Beard Foundation Best Chef Pacific. He was also honored to receive 29/30 points for food from Zagat Guide 2011/2012. He has been featured in Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Art Culinaire, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union Tribune, San Diego Magazine, Riviera, and many other publications. Market Restaurant + Bar, where Chef Carl Schroeder’s passion for product-driven cuisine inspires him to change the menu daily and the food is complemented with casual, yet upscale service by a well trained staff.

“ An ever-changing menu with the freshest ingredients.”



Owner: Tracy Borkum Flower Hill 2730 Via de la Valle Del Mar, CA 92014 858.704.4500 |

Hours: Mon., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tue. - Thu., 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Fri. - Sat., 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sun., 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

CUCINA ENOTECA Restauranteur and designer Tracy Borkum opened the first CUCINA enoteca in the Irvine Spectrum in December 2011. At the Del Mar location, Borkum created an “ode to the equestrian” in the form of more than 400 collectible toy horses which serve as a principal focal point of the restaurant. The modern Italian kitchen-meets-rustic-farmhouse concept presents guests with the same highly curated “restaurant to retail” environment found in Borkum’s other existing locations. Offering diners nearly everything for sale, including customized furniture, lighting and decor, CUCINA enoteca Del Mar also features a dedicated wine shop where guests can purchase hand-selected wines at retail price to enjoy with their meal or take to go. Executive Chef Joe Magnanelli and Chef de Cuisine Andrew Bachelier collaborated to create a menu that combines the flavors of Italy with the organic freshness of California. The culinary curriculum of CUCINA enoteca bring innovation to North County through an ambitious in-house cheese program, house made charcuterie and sausage, hand crafted confections, and a selection of artisanal breads and pastas prepared from scratch. CUCINA enoteca’s menu turns out trademark iterations of pastas, antipasti, and innovative pizzas. The menu caters to guests with vegetarian and gluten-free dietary restrictions as well. Popular dishes include the short rib pappardelle and stuffed fried squash blossoms.

“ Modern Italian kitchen meets rustic farmhouse.”



Owner: Tracy Tracton 550 Via de la Valle Solana Beach, CA 92075 858.755.6600 Hours: Lunch Mon. - Sat., 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Dinner Sun. - Thu., 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. Fri. - Sat., 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. Lounge Fri. - Sat., 12 p.m.

RED TRACTON’S Family-owned and operated, Red Tracton’s is an east-coast style steak house and supper club located across from the Del Mar Racetrack. Red Tracton’s has been in it’s present location in Solana Beach for over 25 years, with other locations on La Cinega and Encino. Winner of three prestigious Critic Choice Awards for San Diego’s Finest Steak House,” Red Tracton’s is also considered the number one place to be (and be seen) after the races. For more than 55 years, Red Tracton’s Restaurants have been synonymous with excellence. Guests have the option to dine in the main dining room, enjoy live entertainment in the piano bar or lounge in the newly renovated “Triple Crown Room.” Red Tracton’s is famous for its Sunday Southern Fried Chicken dinner with all the fixings. Other signature dishes include the Prime Rib, Colossal Baked Potato, Green Goddess Salad, and of course, its gigantic portions of the finest eastern “prime” beef and seafood. The restaurant also offers a NFL special brunch menu, served 10 a.m.-2 p.m. during football season, as well as nightly specials.

“ Reminiscent of days gone by.”



General Manager: Matthew Galli 1555 Camino Del Mar, Suite 301 Del Mar, CA 92014 858.755.8876

Hours: Mon. - Thu., 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Fri., 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sun., 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

IL FORNAIO Step inside Il Fornaio Del Mar, and take an award winning culinary journey through Italy. Il Fornaio (America) Corp. owns and operates 21 full-service restaurants serving creatively prepared, premium-quality Italian cuisine based on authentic regional Italian recipes. Il Fornaio’s stunning panoramic views make it the perfect location for any special event, business function or just an evening out. In conjunction with the restaurant, Il Fornaio also operates catering facilities at prestigious locations such as The Hotel St. Claire and The Garden Court Hotel in Palo Alto. Il Fornaio Executive Chef Maurizio Mazzon travels throughout Italy’s 20 regions annually to experience the sounds, aromas and flavors of Italian trattorias and bring those experiences home to share at the table with customers. Specialties include house-made pastas, wood-fired pizza, grilled fish, authentic risotto and rotisserie meats. Fresh pastas are made daily. Each month a special menu from a different region of Italy is featured offering dishes unique to the area.

“ When the stomach is full, the heart is happy.”



Owner: Dr. Anthony F. Smith 16081 San Dieguito Road Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 858.832.1518 | Hours: Mon. - Fri., 11 a.m. - midnight
 Sat., 10 a.m. - midnight
 Sun., 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.

DOLCE PANE E VINO Dolce Pane e Vino arrived on the scene in Rancho Santa Fe two years ago with a delicious recipe for creating a cozy neighborhood hot spot. Along the way we’ve become the go-to place for regulars to unwind for cocktails, deal-making, friendly gatherings for wine tasting, and some serious wood-fired cuisine. The inspiration behind Dolce is to provide high quality with ease in all we do. From our fine wines and full bar, fabulous small dishes and entrees, exquisite meats and cheeses, to our artisan furnishings, our sweet and knowledgeable team strives to provide the ultimate dining and wine experience in a warm and whimsical environment. Lunch, dinner, and brunch—local seasonal, farm-to-table ingredients are pure inspiration for our California-Italian menu. An expansive wine list [also available as retail] and full bar are as carefully crafted as our menu and offer the perfect accompaniment to wood-fired cuisine including pane rusticos and Cedar Plank Scottish Salmon.

“ We believe nothing tastes
sweeter than the pleasures of fine wine and cuisine
enjoyed in the company of your favorite people.”

EQUINE LAW & INSURANCE “Every situation, horse, owner and policy is different. While we can provide general information, you should consult your agent about how these policies and situations apply to you. Remember, the job of your agent is to be your advocate, understand your needs, and explain things to you in a clear, concise manner.” (

LIABILITY Liability releases are always a good idea, just like when you go skiing or to an amusement park. The release states that you are accepting responsibility for an activity you are choosing to participate in and serves as a deterrent or viable defense if something unfortunately goes wrong. It is wise to carry liability insurance for your horse and/or check your homeowner or renter’s policies to see if an unforeseen accident caused by your horse is covered.

HEALTH Proper maintenance, stabling and safe transportation is the best insurance for your horse’s health, yet accidents do happen and they can become very expensive very quickly. Dependent upon the value of your horse, pre-existing conditions, show schedule and physical demands will help to guide you and your agent to determine what type and level of insurance you should carry.

PERSONAL In addition to thinking about your horse, it is also wise to review your personal policies annually with your agent to ensure you are well covered and your insurance dollars are protecting you efficiently.

“ If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” — MARK TWAIN

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Agent: Al Schlom 10116 Wheatland Avenue Sunland, CA 91040 818.613.5382 |

TAYLOR HARRIS INSURANCE SERVICES Taylor Harris Insurance Services, Ltd., (THIS) was founded in 1987 by Michael Taylor to provide specialized insurance for all types of equine risk. Al Schlom, one of the most revered insurance agents in the U.S., joined Taylor Harris in 2013. A native Californian with a lifelong hobby of riding and training horses, Al has an unprecedented background in equine and personal lines insurance. It was while teaching his young daughter Candice to ride that he realized the show world presented him an opportunity to pursue his passion and he became an equine insurance agent thereafter. THIS places its policies with the highest rated and most secure carriers, selected for both reliability and prompt claims settlement. As horsemen themselves, the directors, staff and agents have experience in all facets of the horse industry and understand the risks that come along with horse ownership. THIS has also expanded their insurance services to include Property & Casualty Insurance to enable agents to provide seamless coverage for not only their client’s horses, but also their properties, equestrian businesses and homes. Policies effected through THIS cover all types of breeds and can be used in 50 states. Today THIS is also a prominent sponsor of numerous equine events throughout the United States.

“ Our goal is protection for your horses at all stages of life for your peace of mind.”



Post Office Box 661030 122 S. First Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006 800.321.5723 |

EQUINE INSURANCE Equine Insurance, a division of Parker General Insurance, is a leading agency in the Western United States. Parker General Insurance began in 1964 as an independent agency in Fresno, Calif. and has since been recognized throughout the industry for its knowledge of the marketplace and superior customer service. In 1993, Parker General purchased Equine Insurance, a small equine agency, and hired Donna Chopp to manage the Equine division. Now with over 40 years of industry experience, assisting clients with their equine and farm-related insurance needs, the agency has grown through a continued philosophy of seeking and hiring knowledgeable, resourceful employees who are always willing to put the customers needs first. Equine Insurance takes pride in giving back to the industry through rider and show sponsorship and has also been selected by numerous nationwide equestrian organizations, farms, trainers and Olympic team members as their sole insurance provider. Whether you are looking to insure your farm, business, livestock or equestrian star, Equine can do it all.

“ Specializing in equine & farm related coverages.�


MOMENTOUS INSURANCE BROKERAGE, INC. Agent: Al Schlom 5990 Sepulveda Boulevard, #550 Van Nuys, CA 91411 818.933.2700 |

MOMENTOUS INSURANCE BROKERAGE, INC. Momentous Insurance Brokerage, Inc. is a top 100, full-service company dedicated to providing the highest caliber of insurance and risk management consultation. Momentous provides specialty practices in restaurants, nightlife, equine insurance, as well a special program for Quinceañera insurance, featuring bilingual insurance experts. Momentous also designs a variety of insurance programs including high-net worth individuals, film and TV productions, music and touring companies, professional or amateur athletes, and more. Momentous is the largest independent Personal Lines Brokerage on the West Coast, capable of writing all lines of insurance in all 50 states and service clients on a national basis. The company is highly invested and committed to technology, as exemplified by their offsite data storage, disaster recovery, mobile office solutions, paperless environment and ability to develop custom software solutions for clients. Momentous’ staff of experienced professionals offer unparalleled service, expertise and strength of relationship with carriers. The company utilizes a team approach to client services to help foster an environment of cooperation and opportunity. Also active philanthropists, the Momentous team regularly donates to more than 25 charities.

“We take care of your insurance so that you can focus on what you do best.”



21700 Oxnard Street #670 Woodland Hills, CA 91367 818.710.1881 |

ROBERT SCAPA Originally from Newport, R.I., Robert Scapa traveled and lived on three different continents as a boy while his father served as a Captain in the U.S. Navy. Robert began riding horses during their time in Ecuador. He graduated from Cal State Northridge in 1973, moved on to law school in 1976 and passed the State Bar of California a year later. Robert briefly worked for Richard Jacinto before opening his own firm and has been practicing that way ever since. At Scapa Law Group, Robert maintains a small, boutique atmosphere, allowing him to give close personal attention to his clients. He has worked with his partners and staff for over 25 years. In a world where everything has become legally complex, Robert decided to become a lawyer as a way to provide a good education for others as well as to protect his own rights. He predominantly handles civil, business and criminal litigation for a diverse group of clients from all over the state. As an active polo player himself, Robert combines his interest in law with his passion for horses. He has worked on cases for some of the best-known riders in the world and represented clients before the USEF. Robert has also handled all legal aspects of setting up equestrian facilities and has actively been involved in equine contractual, insurance and veterinarian malpractice claims, bringing over 50 jury trials to verdict.

“ You’re only as happy as you allow yourself to be.”


LAW OFFICES OF BING I. BUSH, JR. 1330 Camino Del Mar Del Mar, CA 92014 858.259.7540 | Fax: 858.259.7551

BING I. BUSH, JR. Bing Bush, Jr. has tried numerous cases, mostly in California, Arizona & Kentucky, winning nearly every single trial. He has taken on cases other lawyers wouldn’t even consider and has obtained countless favorable settlements. Bing recently obtained a national record recovery for his clients in a wrongful death lawsuit in a difficult case against a national corporation. Although Bing’s strongest areas of expertise are personal injury and business transactional and litigation matters, he is very highly regarded in equine law with a life-long attachment to the horse industry from his Lexington, Kentucky equine roots. Bing also has extensive experience in wills, estate management, and is certified in family law. Since 1998, Bing has passionately handled personal injury cases, business and equine affairs of people, literally from overseas royalty to local impoverished, at a large firm level with a personal touch. Prior to starting his own firm, Bing was an associate and then partner at Mullen, Plummer, Badger & Bush from 1987 to 1998 in San Diego, handling hundreds of small, medium and large cases representing mostly corporations, employers and insurance companies. With a unique depth and breadth of experience, Bing also has acted as an arbitrator or mediator in many cases helping others to avoid litigation by helping each side evaluate their case, likely scenarios and advisability of resolution through settlement.

“ Experience, integrity & passion = results.”

CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS UNITED STATES EQUESTRIAN FOUNDATION “Whether a competitor, official, show manager, or someone who just plain loves horses, there is a USEF membership best suited for everyone. Benefits vary with each membership type, but everyone receives insurance, discounts and subscriptions.” — USEF Types of Memberships:

• Senior

Competing Membership • Farm Member • Licensed Official

• Equestrian

Member • Junior Competing Member • Association Member

The USEF is an incredible resource to learn more about horse services, recognized National Breed Affiliates, disciplines, points and standings, as well as rules and regulations, officials and education. Please visit for the latest information and membership opportunities. HUNTER/JUMPER | United States Hunter Jumper Association To compete in the United States Equestrian Foundation, as a rated competitor, trainer or owner, you must be an Active/Competing Member. It’s best to renew your annual, three-year or lifetime membership before you arrive at a show to avoid penalty fees for late registration. A lesson we all learn, hopefully only once! Affiliated Association Membership and Associate Memberships are also available, just visit for information, printable and online applications. DRESSAGE | United States Dressage Federation “Horses have been used as mounts for the military since early history. As the horses had to be obedient and maneuverable, a system of training was developed, first documented in the writing in of the Greek Xenophon.” Dressage competition is governed by the USEF who creates the five levels of “national” tests: Training Level, First Level, Second Level, Third Level and Fourth Level. Please visit the USDF website at to learn all about membership, awards, competition and education information.

POLO | United States Polo Association “For daring turn and skillful stroke, the ever quickening stride, the ring of the stirrup, the clash of the stick and the rush of the furious ride; The cheer when the ball through the goal is driven by steady hand and eye, have a wild delight in themselves alone that can never grow old or die.” — H.C. Bently, 1880 USPA is dedicated to helping those interested in learning how to watch, play or compete in the thrilling sport of Polo. You can find all about this exciting sport at WESTERN | American Quarter Horse Association “AQHA members share a passion for the American Quarter Horse and the vast lifestyle created by the world’s most popular horse. Whether you’re a seasoned horse show veteran, a fan or simply someone dreaming of someday owning a horse, AQHA membership will benefit you in countless ways.” — Executive Vice President, Don Treadway Visit to learn about Membership, America’s Horse Magazine, Competitions, Horseback Riding Program, AQHA’s Online Record service and much more. WESTERN | Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association “PCHA, a non-profit corporation, has its main purpose the promotion and development of the sport of horse showing, primarily in the Hunter/Jumper, Western and Reining disciplines. These objectives are accomplished by setting the standards for showing on the West Coast and approving shows that meet these criteria.” — PCHA Website For Calendar, Rulebook, Applications and more information, please visit

“ The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.”




General Manager: Bob Puetz 14555 El Camino Real Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 Events: 858.481.9217 x 11 858.481.9217 |

Dominick Lemarie

SAN DIEGO POLO CLUB Founded in 1986, the San Diego Polo Club is an established institution recognized for excellence in the sport of polo. The San Diego Polo Club is beautifully situated on 60 acres of land in Rancho Santa Fe, offering five world-class polo fields, including an exercise track, riding trails, a clubhouse and bar, a polo training school and an outdoor lighted arena. The San Diego Polo Club has one of the longest playing seasons in the country, running from May through October. Sunday Polo matches are presented to the public almost every Sunday during season, beginning at 1 p.m. The polo training school offers lessons for all levels, from beginners and non riders to experienced riders and players. The San Diego Polo Club is also available for private and corporate events. SDPC even offers golf cart polo so its guests can experience polo first hand. San Diego County has the best weather, great beaches and restaurants, and top equestrian facilities right across the street, and of course, the races at Del Mar.

“ San Diego is the perfect place for polo.�



Founder and President TVPC: Geraldine Strunsky Galway Downs 38801 Los Corralitos Avenue Temecula, CA 92592 760.832.5297|

Shawna Sarnowski Photography

TEMECULA VALLEY POLO CLUB Located at the acclaimed equestrian setting of Galway Downs, The Temecula Valley Polo Club was developed as a regional fund-raising venue and prestigious Polo Club showcasing the talent of local and internationally renowned players committed to aligning the sport with philanthropy. The Temecula Valley Polo Club’s mission is to hold polo charitable events to serve local non-profit organization to hold polo luncheon fund-raisers to further serve their mission and help raise funds and awareness. TVPC was founded by Geraldine Strunsky, an avid polo player and advocate for environmental, children and animal rights in the Temecula Valley. The Club hosts a polo arena and will provide polo lessons for new riders to enter the world of polo. As of late 2012, Temecula Valley Polo Club is rapidly taking shape as a premier club that will be home to polo events bringing players from around the world to participate in the world’s oldest team sport, polo. In addition, Temecula Valley Polo Club will fuse philanthropy with polo by serving as a regional fund-raising venue for local and national charities to host “one-of-a-kind” exclusive events that will raise money and awareness for a variety of causes.

“ Bringing players from around the world to the world’s oldest team sport—polo.”



Manager: Russ Sheldon 14325 Tierra Bonita Road Poway, CA 92064 619.206.8344 |

POWAY ARENA POLO Poway Arena Polo, a United States Polo Association Polo Club and polo school for adults and youngsters, is a sub-group of the Poway Valley Rider’s Association. The club’s mission is to provide a safe arena to play in, enjoyable polo to players of all levels and can provide horses for those without mounts. Poway Arena Polo presently has 27 USPA Registered Members, fifteen Interscholastic Student members and seven pending Adult Associate members. The club also has twenty-two experienced Polo Ponies as part of their Student Polo Program. The polo program continues to grow as more new players enter into the player program. Poway Polo has polo members ranging from novice players to seven-goal rating. The Interscholastic Polo program has won two National Titles and seven Regional Championships. Poway hosts a USPA Inter-service Polo Tournament, along with monthly tournaments, and is a member of the Southern California Arena Polo League. Polo is played Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. and most Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

“ Come out and try polo—you might just love it.”


POWAY VALLEY RIDERS ASSOCIATION President: Nancy Kirchhofer 14336 Tierra Bonita Road Poway, CA 92064 858.204.2300|

POWAY VALLEY RIDERS ASSOCIATION Poway Valley Riders Association (PVRA) was established in 1960 to foster horse and familyrelated activities. It has evolved into a quality facility on over 14 acres in the heart of Poway, featuring a wide range of equestrian events. PVRA offers activities for every member of your family. As one of the top-family oriented facilities in Southern California, whether you are looking for a fun show-geared place for all ages and riding levels or a year-long competitive series, PVRA is the perfect facility for anyone. Whether you are new to horses or a 5th generation equestrian, PVRA connects riders to a network of trainers in every equestrian discipline. PVRA offers its members a variety of Western and English riding opportunities including Pony Club, Drill Team, Polo, Gymkhana, Show Jumping, Cross Country, Dressage, Open Shows and Fun Shows. PVRA also gives new riders access to one of the top riding clubs in Southern California. Additionally, 10,000 to 12,000 people attend the annual Poway Rodeo at PVRA to watch some of the nation’s best cowboys and cowgirls compete.

“ Family fun on horseback.”

CALENDAR OF EVENTS Keeping a calendar, whether it’s on your cell phone, refrigerator, tack room wall or in your head, is much more than just a list of dates, events and “to-do” lists. A calendar tells the story of your life and your community, and it helps create your social network that makes life memorable. San Diego County is a popular equestrian center for horse back riding and events. Even if you’re not competing, many events like the San Diego Polo Club Sunday matches or betting on your favorite Thoroughbred at the Del Mar racetrack, offer fun for the whole family. With so much going on our daily lives, it can be difficult to remember these important show venue dates without a calendar. Whether preparing your physical self and horse for the upcoming show season, keeping track of your finances, or finding the perfect hat for opening day, having these dates handy will ensure you won’t miss a day of fun. Please refer to any of the following schedules that may be of interest to you and have a lovely time!

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

Del Mar Horse Park

Del Mar Fairgrounds

San Diego Polo Club

Galway Downs

Poway Valley Riders Association

“ Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar.” 



DEL MAR THOROUGHBRED CLUB 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard Del Mar, CA 92014 858.755.1141 |

DEL MAR THOROUGHBRED CLUB STAKES RACE SCHEDULE CBTA Stakes July 16 - September 3 November 5 - December 3 Osunitas Stakes, Eddie Read Stakes (Gr.1) July 20

Sorrento Stakes (Gr.II) August 7

Generous Portion Stakes August 28

Daisycutter Handicap August 9

El Cajon Stakes August 30

La Jolla Handicap (Gr.II) August 10

Harry F. Brubaker Stakes, Del Mar Debutante (Gr.1) August 31

California Dreamin’ Handicap & San Clemente Handicap (Gr. II) July 21

John C. Mabee Stakes (Gr. II) August 11

Wickerr Stakes July 24

Green Flash Handicap August 14

Cougar II Handicap (Gr. III) July 26

Sandy Blue Handicap August 16

Fleet Treat Stakes, San Diego Handicap July 27

Del Mar Oaks (Gr.1) August 17

Bing Crosby Stakes (Gr.1) July 28 Graduation Stakes July 31 Real Good Deal Stakes August 2 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (Gr.1) August 3 Best Pal Stakes (Gr.II) August 4

Rancho Bernardo Handicap (Gr. III), Solana Beach Handicap August 18 CTT and Thoroughbred Owners of CA Handicap August 23 Del Mar Handicap (Gr. II) August 24 Pat O’Brien Stakes (Gr.II), Del Mar Mile (Gr.II), TVG Pacific Classic (Gr.1) August 25

Adoration Stakes, Torrey Pines Stakes, Del Mar Derby (Gr.II) September 1 I’m Smokin Stakes, Oak Tree Juvenile Fillies Turf, Yellow Ribbon Handicap (Gr.II) September 2 C.E.R.F. Stakes, Pirate’s Bounty Stakes, Oak Tree Juvenile Turf, Del Mar Futurity (Gr.1) September 4 (Closing Day)


SAN DIEGO SHOWPARK 14550 El Camino Real Del Mar, CA 92014 949.443.1841 |

SAN DIEGO SHOWPARK 2014 SCHEDULE Blenheim Winter Classic January 10-12 Blenheim Spring Classic I $40,000 Grand Prix March 26 - 30 Blenheim Spring Classic II $40,000 Grand Prix & WCHR April 2 - 6 Blenheim Spring Classic III $25,000 & $50,000 Grand Prix USHJA Hunter Derby April 9 - 13 Showpark County 1 April 19 - 20 Showpark Spring Festival April 24 - 27 Showpark Ranch & Coast Classic $25,000 & $60,000 Grand Prix WCHR & USHJA Hunter Derby May 6 - 11 SP County 2 May 24 - 25 Showpark June Jamboree Festival May 29 - June 1 Blenheim June Classic I $25,000 & $30,000 Grand Prix WCHR & Zone 10 Young Rider Final Trials June 4 - 8

Blenheim June Classic II $30,000 Grand Prix & USHJA Hunter Derby June 11 - 15

Showpark Summer Classic $25,000 & $40,000 Grand Prix CPHA Foundation Finals August 20 - 24

Blenheim June Classic III $30,000 Grand Prix June 18 - 22

Showpark All Seasons Summer Tournament FEI - $35,000 & $60,000 Grand Prix & Young Jumper Championships August 27 - 31

Blenheim Red, White & Blue Classic $30,000 Grand Prix June 25 - 29 Blenheim County July 5 - 6 Showpark Summer Festival $25,000 & $30,000 Grand Prix July 16 - 20 West Coast Junior Hunter Finals (Showpark) July 21 - 22 Showpark Racing Festival $40,000 Grand Prix USHJA Hunter Derby July 23 - 27 Showpark August Festival $25,000 Grand Prix & $20,000 Youngster Cup July 30 - August 3 Blenheim Summer Classic $35,000 Grand Prix & CPHA Finals August 13 - 17

SP County 5 September 6 - 7 Blenheim Fall Tournament $30,000 Grand Prix ASPCA Regionals & IJF Finals September 10 - 14 International Jumping Festival Blenheim $30,000 Grand Prix Blenheim Four Year Old Championships September 17 - 21 Showpark Fall Festival October 9 - 12 The Las Vegas National FEI - $35,000 & $60,000 Grand Prix November 11 - 16


Horse Trainers

DEL MAR FAIRGROUNDS 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard Del Mar, CA 92014 858.755.1161

DEL MAR FAIRGROUNDS 2014 SCHEDULE Surfside Satellite Wagering Horse Racing Every W, Th, Fr, Sat & Sun January 1 - April 30 Gem Faire January 17 - 19 March 14 - 16 Home Improvement Show January 24 - 26 April 11 - 13 San Diego Cat Fanciers CFA All-Breed Cat Show January 25 - 26 U-T California 1020 February 16 San Diego County Farm Bureau Centennial Celebration February 21

Crossroads of the West Gun Show March 8 - 9 May 17 - 18 Healthy Living Festival March 22 - 23 Fred Hall’s Fishing Tackle, Boat & Travel Show March 27 - 30 Goodguys 14th Megular Del Mar Nationals April 4 - 6 69th Annual Del Mar National Horse Show $25,000 & $100,000 Grand Prix April 17 - May 4 Photo Video West April 26 - 27

Silver Bay Kennel Dog Show February 21 - 23

San Diego International Wine Show April 26 - 27

Spring Home/Garden Show February 28 - March 2

Bridal Bazaar April 27

Koi Club of San Diego Annual Open Koi Show March 1 - 2

La Jolla Half Marathon April 27 Del Mar Electronics & Design Show April 29 - May 1

Del Mar Antique Show May 2 - May 4 23rd Annual Pug Party May 3 Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Expo May 3 The Boardroom Surfboard Show May 17 - 18 San Diego County Fair June 7 - July 6 Charity Horse Show June 11 - June 14 Del Mar Classic Amateur Horse Show June 18 San Diego International Beer Festival June 20 - June 22 Scream Zone September 27 - 28 October 4 - 6, 10 - 13, 17 - 20, 23 - 31 November 1 - 2 Hightech Fair Student/ Parent Night October 21


SAN DIEGO POLO CLUB 14555 El Camino Real Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 858.481.9217





Opening Day June 1

Sunday Polo July 6

Sunday Polo August 17

Sunday Polo September 7

Sunday Polo June 8

Sunday Polo July 13

Sunday Polo August 24

Sunday Polo September 14

Sunday Polo June 15

Sunday Polo July 20

Sunday Polo August 31

Sunday Polo September 21

Sunday Polo June 22 Sunday Polo June 29

Closing Day & Sunday Polo September 28


GALWAY DOWNS 38801 Los Corralitos Road Temecula, CA 92592 951.303.0405

GALWAY DOWNS 2014 SCHEDULE Signature Hunter/Jumper at Galway Downs June 21 - 22

Galway Downs Trifecta Event 1st Annual West Coast ICP Interactive Symposium, 16th Annual Galway Downs Fundraiser Eventing Clinic, The Annual Area VI Awards Banquet January 17 - 19

Galway Downs Hunter/Jumper 5 of 2013/2014 series SEL show, RHJA, GSDHJA April 5 - 6 TEV-CDS Dressage 1 April 12 - 13

Plantation Walking Horse Association Event June 27 - 28

Galway Downs Winter Dressage (USEF, USDF and CDS recognized) January 31 - February 1

Galway Downs SEL Hunter/ Jumper Finals May 3 - 4

Valley Quarter Horse Association Event July 8 - 13

Galway Downs Winter H.T. Cross-country, Show Jumping & Dressage, OI-BN with Schooling Dressage, SJ and XC rounds February 1 - 2

Galway Spring H.T. (OI-BN) Cross-country, Show Jumping & Dressage May 9 - 11

Galway Summer Dressage July 12 - 13

Galway Downs Hunter/Jumper 3 of 2013/2014 series SEL show, RHJA, GSDHJA February 8 - 9 Galway Downs Hunter/Jumper 4 of 2013/2014 series SEL show, RHJA, GSDHJA March 8 - 9 Galway Downs Intl Horse Trials Cross-country, Show Jumping & Dressage March 27 - 30

Galway Spring Dressage & SEL Finals (USEF, USDF, and CDS recognized) May 9 - 10 Whip’R Snapper Driving Event May 16 - 18 Southern California Half Arabian Horse Association May 23 - 25 TEV-CDS Dressage 2 May 30 - June 1 Peruvian Paso Club Riding Event June 6 - 8

TEV-CDS Dressage 3 August 30 - September 1 Rancho California Arabian Horse Association Fall Show September 12 - 14 Galway Downs Hunter/Jumper 1 of 2014/2015 Galway HJ Series, RHJA, GSDHJA October 18 - 19 Galway Downs International 3-day Event October 30 - November 2 UCSD Collegiate Event November 7 - 9


POWAY VALLEY RIDER’S ASSOCIATION 14336 Tierra Bonita Road Poway, CA 92064 858.204.2300

POWAY VALLEY RIDER’S ASSOCIATION 2014 SCHEDULE Polo January 11 Rodeo Queen’s January 12 Open Show January 19 Polo Rain Date January 25 Rodeo Queen’s Horsemanship (Ring 1) January 26 Rodeo Queen Horsemanship Clinic (Ring 1) February 2 Valentine’s Day Fun Show February 8 Rodeo Queen’s Horsemanship (Ring 1) February 9

Rodeo Queen’s Horsemanship Clinic (Ring 1) March 15

Pony Club Show Jumping Rally June 1

Open Show March 16

Open Show Rain Date June 8

Rodeo Queen’s Pageant (All Day) March 22

Gymkhana June 14

Pony Club Rating March 23 Dressage Show March 30 Dressage Show Rain Date April 6 Gymkhana April 12 Easter Fun Show April 19 Polo April 26

Hunter/Jumper June 22 Polo June 28

Rodeo Set-up September 20 - 25 Rodeo September 26 - 27 Start Rodeo Move out September 28 Polo October 4 Hunter/Jumper October 12

Polo July 5

Joust (School and Media Day) October 17

Gymkhana July 12

Joust October 18 - 19

Hunter/Jumper July 20

Halloween Fun Show October 25

Dressage Show July 27

Set up for Pony Club Fundraiser November 1

Gymkhana August 9

Open Show February 16

Open Show April 27

Rodeo Queen’s Horsemanship (Ring 1Evening) February 26

Mother’s Day Fun Show May 3 Dressage May 4

PC Rating Day September 7

Polo March 1

Gymkhana May 10

Gymkhana Rain Date September 13

Rodeo Queen’s Horsemanship Clinic (Ring 1) March 8

Open Show May 18

Dressage September 14

Polo May 26

Rodeo Trail Ride September 20

Hunter/Jumper (evening) August 16

Pony Club Show Jumping Fundraiser November 2 Polo (Wounded Warrior Tournament) November 8 - 9 CT (Entire Grounds) November 16 Turkey Trot Fun Show November 16 Polo December 6

THE P INK P AGES As dedicated equestrians that strive to take the very best care of our horses health, it is also important to take time to tend to ourselves. Sam Levenson wrote “Time Tested Beauty Tips” for his grandchild and it just so happened to become one of Audrey Hepburn’s favorite poems. Although originally intended for women, the wisdom and insight truly define inner beauty for all of humanity. AUDREY HEPBURN’S BEAUTY TIPS For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge you’ll never walk alone. People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived and redeemed. Never throw out anybody. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older, you will discover you have two hands, one for helping yourself and one for helping others. The beauty in a woman is not on the clothes she wears, the figure she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, as that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion she shows, the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!

“ Wisdom and insight truly define beauty for humanity.”



12395 El Camino Real, Suite 207 San Diego, CA 92130 858.350.5555 |

DR. JASON LUPTON, M.D. Jason R. Lupton, M.D. has been in private practice in the San Diego area since 2002. He practiced in La Jolla and Del Mar prior to opening his own practice in Carmel Valley in early 2009. He has lectured extensively across the United States and Europe on laser surgical techniques as well as routinely instructed other physicians in the newest laser trends. He has authored more than 40 articles, book chapters, and reviews within the peer-reviewed literature. In addition, Dr. Lupton has lectured at many of the major dermatology meetings in the U.S. including the annual American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Lupton is also a member of the Editorial Board of Advisers for Radiant Life Magazine and a Luminary Board Member for Alma Lasers. Dr. Lupton’s clinical expertise and training include specialization in general medical and surgical dermatology, minimally invasive cosmetic procedures such as Botox Cosmetic, Dysport, and soft tissue fillers like Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, Radiesse, and Voluma. He also has expertise in a large variety of laser devices for brown spot and pigmented lesion removal, skin tightening and body contouring, laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal, blood vessel treatment and laser skin rejuvenation. Dr. Lupton lives in La Jolla with his wife, daughter and son and enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with his family.

“ Non-invasive cosmetic procedures done early can prolong a more youthful appearance and postpone or replace the need for surgical procedures.”



324 South Cedros Avenue Solana Beach, CA 92075 858.350.0880 | Hours: By appointment

TRAVIS PARKER With 20+ years of experience, Travis Parker has styled everyone from top musicians and actresses, to action sports stars, even former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. Regardless of their profession, all of Parker’s clients turn to him for his ability to create a timeless, complimentary, yet modern look thanks to his revolutionary hair cutting principles and comprehensive understanding of face framing. In 2011, Parker opened up an exclusive, appointment-only salon in San Diego’s North County area. This unique salon concept allows Parker the opportunity to give top notch, one-on-one service to every client who walks through the door. In addition to running his salon, Travis Parker travels the country as a National L’Oreal Professional Artist where he develops and writes curriculum for the company as well as trains fellow stylists. He is currently L’Oreal Professional’s Foundations of Finishing coach, writing L’Oreal’s first-ever styling protocol. Most recently, Parker partnered with ONE Styling as a core member of their global educational program.

“ I find myself more passionate today than, when I first picked up a set of shears 26 years ago. I am continually humbled in my career—the more I learn, the more I realize there is so much out there. Never stop learning.”


Angelina Mazone ANGELINA MAZONE Newport Beach 980 West Coast Highway #200 Newport Beach, CA 92663 Rancho Santa Fe 6105 Paseo Delicias #A Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091 Temecula 41925 3rd. Street Temecula, CA 92590 310-945-8444 |


Hours: By appointment

Angelina Mazone is a contemporary stylist who’s passion has accelerated alongside Hollywood’s most acclaimed stylists. She was mentored by world renown colorist Michael Canale, best known for Jennifer Aniston’s Carmel highlights, and his prestigious clientele out of Beverly Hills. Angelina works to stylistically express her belief that ones hair is the capstone of personal beauty. She has expanded her clientele working in three salons to serve Newport Beach, Rancho Santa Fe and Temecula Valley. With a proven specialty in color and extensions, Angelina is continually evolving with the leading hair technique’s on the market today. These products have allowed Angelina to utilize a non-damaging, fast and affordable look that gives volume, length, and dynamic color for the most natural blending locks. Angelina created volume for Katherine Bigelow’s Oscar winner look, and length for “Glee” star, Diana Argon. She continues to enhance and construct the most custom looks for her clients and is thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of your next look!

“ My passion and love for hair allows me to touch more hearts then hairs.”

Horse Trainers



3790 Via de la Valle, Suite 212 Del Mar, CA 92014 858.888.3231 | Hours: Mon. - Thu., 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

DANIELLE MACIAS When Danielle Macias came to Los Angeles, she quickly established a reputation for her talents in flawless makeup application. More recently, she has become known for applying San Diego’s prettiest Eyelash Extensions. Danielle has invested over 12 years in learning, developing and mastering her art in make-up and Eyelash Extensions. Danielle has always had a natural sense of style and diverse creative ability, which blossomed during the years in which she attended beauty school and worked for MAC Cosmetics. Her talent and passion, even in the earliest stages of her career, instilled in Danielle the dream to one day have her own business in the beauty industry. Soon after her arrival in San Diego, Danielle attained her vision of opening her own salon, and Lashes to Lashes was born. Through her skilled artistry and attuned sensitivity to the needs of her clients, Danielle has created a relaxing salon environment in which you can let go of your stress while she performs her magic. Whether you are a high powered business executive or bride to be, you can be assured that with Danielle’s expert care you will exude a confident and flawless image.

“ Beauty is being the best possible version of yourself on the inside and out.”



3790 Via de la Valle, Suite 212 Del Mar, CA 92014 858.888.3231 |

Hours: Mon. - Thu., 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

ASHLEY HARRIS Born and raised in Boise, Id., Ashley Harris attended Boise State University before going on to the nationally renowned Imaj Institute in Scottsdale, Ariz. She worked under the guidance of two of the nation’s leading plastic surgeons to receive her certification as a Laser Technician and Medical Aesthetician. Discovering her passion and incredible talent in the field of medical skin care, Ashley furthered her professional repertoire through her studies of SkinCeuticals, Image Skincare, Rhonda Allison, and Skin Medica. Ashley has received invaluable training while working in the offices of experienced and reputable doctors in both Scottsdale and La Jolla. She is adept at dermal planing, chemical peels, facials, CO2, microdermabrasion, laser treatments, IPL treatments, micro-current therapies, facials, waxing, and eyebrow/eyelash tinting, in addition to being trained and licensed as an Eyelash Extension Specialist in the state of California. Ashley is known for her warmth and compassion, addressing any questions or concerns about her services so that you feel comfortable and confident in her care. When you come to Ashley for a treatment you can expect a professional and relaxing experience that will leave you with a fresh and rejuvenated glow.

“ Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin.”

Horse Trainers



858.449.9282 | Hours: By appointment only

COLLEEN KERR Colleen Kerr has been a licensed manicurist for 25 years and serves the Rancho Santa Fe and surrounding San Diego area. She is originally from Michigan and moved to San Diego about four years ago to start her personal manicuring business. With her in-home services, Colleen offers her clients greater flexibility with their schedules in a safe, comfortable atmosphere of their choice. All of her materials are carefully selected to be as environmentally conscious as possible, while still providing a superior manicure and pedicure. Colleen’s experience in the industry give her the edge to create gorgeous manicures and pedicures that last, while maintaining the health and integrity of nails. She stays current with the latest manicuring techniques, styles and colors to bring her clients the most up-to-date and luxurious services available. Colleen said she loves her job and enjoys helping her clients not only look good, but feel good too.

“ Something small can make a big difference.”



619.490.6707 | Hours: Contact to schedule private, group, 1-day or weekend clinics for Pony Clubs and barns locally and nationally.

KRISTIN HILL Kirstin Hill, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified EQUESTRIAN PILATES® Instructor, is the owner of The Fit Equestrian in San Diego County, Calif. She offers a variety of nutrition and EQUESTRIAN PILATES® services to all levels and disciplines of riders who desire to improve their riding fitness and overall health. Some of the benefits of practicing EQUESTRIAN PILATES® include: sitting the trot better, reducing back pain, more stability over fences, perfecting the use of the aids, enhanced relationship with your horse(s) and more! Kirstin grew up and rode in the beautiful landscape of Woodside and Portola Valley, Calif. At the age of eight she was introduced to the polo scene and quickly became trusted to groom and warm up the ponies. As a young teen, she joined the Portola Valley Pony Club to develop her horsemanship and horse management knowledge. Her exposure to a variety of disciplines led her to find her passion in the sport of eventing. She successfully competed through training level in the Bay Area aboard an Irish Sport Horse named Limerick. Since moving to San Diego in fall of 2007, Kirstin has ridden a variety of horses and competed locally in Dressage, Jumping and Eventing. She is excited to have a young horse in training with Gina Miles. Currently, her attention has been focused on improving rider fitness and health through private sessions and barn clinics.

“ Improve your ride, improve your health.”



License: #171 858.774.5480 | Hours: Available by appointment

PETRA VETTER Petra Vetter has been practicing massage since 1991, with a training background from the International Profession School of Body Work as well as the Healing Hands School of Holistic Health. Throughout her career as a Massage Therapist, Petra has had the privilege to work at a number of renowned spas in and around San Diego as well as with various chiropractors and personal trainers who refer her massage service. She is a California State and Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist and Certified Birth Doula through DONA International. She is also a member of the Doula Organization of North America and Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals. Petra’s goal for every session is to provide customized treatment options to help her clients achieve good health and well being. Some of the benefits of Petra’s in-home massage sessions include pain alleviation, improved range of motion and joint flexibility, enhanced immunity, tissue regeneration and the reduction of scar tissue and stretch marks.

“ We have the power to create peace and happiness within ourselves.”



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858.756.8737 Del Rayo Village Office: 16087 San Dieguito Road, Suite D3 Mailing: Post Office Box 9885 Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 CA BRE #00973209

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EQ Almanac 2014  

Inaugural issue of the Equine Almanac (aka EQ Almanac).

EQ Almanac 2014  

Inaugural issue of the Equine Almanac (aka EQ Almanac).

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