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ith gorgeous horses and a fantastic facility in Nieuwleusen, Netherlands, Stal Wilten (‘Stal’ is ‘Stable’ in Dutch) is taking a blossoming brand into its tenth year of developing talented sport horses. From striking images where the majesty of the horse pops in a black background, as seen on this issue’s cover, to great action shots over Stal Wilten’s collection of cool jumps, to the use of innovative and modern names like Storm Watch, Jackie O, and Namaste, Stal Wilten knows how to present a horse. The result is memorable brilliance.

But as we know in this world of competition, the proof is in the results: making good matches, achieving goals, and ultimately winning. And Stal Wilten has a track record of success. Having taken charge of the family business, Roy Wilten is in direct contact with all clients, and he handles the business of selling horses internationally by video or in person with integrity and forthrightness, resulting in grateful and satisfied buyers. With Stal Wilten’s exceptional reputation, their professionalism has to measure up, and by all accounts it goes beyond expectations. T r a i n e r s | 21


The gorgeous jumps and outdoor arena at Stal WIlten.

THE WILTEN STORY

As the second generation of professional horsemen, Roy Wilten is known to say that he was raised in a barn, and he was. Clearly their home away from home, you can find the Wiltens in the ‘stal’. most of the day and into the night. Stal Wilten has always been a family affair, and it has been Roy over the last few years who has ‘taken the reins’ and driven the family business into the mainstream. As a result of his efforts, not just in marketing, but also in producing truly top-notch, well-trained horses, the name is known as a premier location in Europe to purchase hunters, equitation mounts, and jumper prospects. Its doors opened in 2006, the realization of a long-time dream. Roy’s uncle, Jan Willem Wilten had a love of horses that was bigger than life and shared by his brother Paul, Roy’s father. An international competitor in his own right, Paul worked 22 | S t a l W i l t e n

at the legendary Schockemohle Stables in Germany, and in 1982 he opened his own five-star riding school in Zwolle, Netherlands, specializing in Show Jumping and Dressage. It was here that Roy found his passion. Roy rode at an international level with his ponies, and then as a young rider, and gained valuable experience as a working student in Spain, Canada, and the United States. 2006 marked a change in focus for the Wiltens, as the family moved into the development of sport horses in their present location in Nieuwleusen. Like their marketing, communication, customer service, and their horses, their facility is extraordinary. With an indoor and outdoor arena, both state-of-the-art with beautiful jumps depicting the Dutch lifestyle and other European landmarks; a Eurocizer; grass and sand paddocks; and a lunging arena; it has all the amenities to produce winners.


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Fellow riders like Victoria Colvin and Sean Leckie are often invited to come and help ride the horses, another way of spreading the word and sharing knowledge. With an eye toward the future, Roy and his father are always finding ways to improve Stal Wilten. At the stable in The Netherlands, there are approximately ten horses and ponies for sale at any given time, but to better serve the American market, they also have horses in North Carolina with Daniel Geitner, and in New York with Jenna Weinfurt, First Blue, LLC. Roy also escorted a select group of horses to Wellington, Florida to compete in the 2016 Winter Equestrian Festival. Sandman turns heads with his talent wrapped in a buckskin coat.

Roy has an eye for beauty and brilliance. He enjoys every step of the process from finding a horse to matching the rider with the right mount. He also is drawn to athletic horses of a different color, like Sandman and this issue’s cover model, Golddigger. Clients are welcome year-round, and Stal Wilten is always happy to make any arrangements necessary to meet the traveling needs of both people and horses, to ensure that their journeys are as comfortable and stress-free as possible. As Gina McKim’s testimonial explains, “We have had a wonderful experience working with Roy Wilten. Buying a horse sight unseen from another country can be a scary prospect, but Roy took the time to answer all of our questions and help us find the perfect horse. Our daughter is looking forward to showing Kenan in hunters and equitation — he is awesome! We look forward to buying our next horse from Stal Wilten!”

Golddigger showing his skills with Victoria Colvin along for the ride. 24 | S t a l W i l t e n


With a name change to Kenan, this colorful ‘McDreamy’ horse is the perfect match for Elizabeth McKim who has been named ‘one to watch’ in the equitation and hunters for her outstanding performances. Kristen Hiller, who has horses with John French, spoke highly of her experience with Stal Wilten. “Thank you, Roy Wilten, for the most amazing horse. Foreign Affair is my greatest gain. At four years old he is winning championships in the hunter ring against top horses at the HITS Circuit in Thermal, California. You have a great eye for picking beautiful horses with great dispositions and talent. It is wonderful to have a sense of trust when buying a horse. Thanks again and let us know if you come across any more winning hunters.”

Jan Humphrey rode McDreamy in Holland, now winning in the U.S. with the show name Kenan.

Top-level California trainers Hope Glynn and Nick Karazissis are satisfied customers as well. “Stal Wilten has amazing horses and a great setup that allows the horses to be ready to move quickly into the American show ring,” says Hope. “They have been very easy to deal with and I am very happy with the quality of the horses I have bought there. Roy and his family have a great eye for horses and I know if I end up at his place I’ll come back with a winner!” As the title suggests, every aspect of Stal Wilten embodies ‘Beauty and Brilliance.’ See for yourself!

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JOIE GATLIN - MORLEY ABEY SHOW JUMPING, INC Giracci Vineyards and Farms | Silverado, CA 31878 Del Obispo, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 Joie: 949-412-7654 | joie@joiegatlin.com Morley: 949-306-2779 | morley@joiegatlin.com www.joiegatlin.com

Joie Gatlin-Morley Abey Show Jumping, Inc.’s mission is two-fold. Although we aim to train and teach our students to be competitive at the top levels of show jumping competition, we also find it essential to instill and nurture a genuine love and respect for our horses and the sport of show jumping. Under the expert guidance of Joie Gatlin and Morley Abey, students and horses have earned national championships and top ribbons in every ring. Joie has competed in numerous World Cup finals, competed successfully in North America and Europe and has represented the USA in Nation Cup competitions. Morley has seen his students qualify and win at Indoors and medal finals, as well as win gold medals at the Young Rider Championships. The talented duo also have a solid reputation for improving experienced horses as well as successfully developing young, talented jumpers into Grand Prix show jumpers. We accomplish our mission by: • Proactive communication • Exposing our students to new challenges • Utilizing the most advanced information available • Striving to reach each student’s expectations and goals • Simultaneously pursuing a great sense of fun

“Create a good corner, get a good jump.” 30 | T r a i n e r s


M A R C G R O C K - H I GHLAND FAR M 16003 Via de Santa Fe Rd. | Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 mcgkec@att.net | 619.813.8223 marcgrock.com

Highland Farm provides a comprehensive and competitive training and management program for Hunters, Jumpers, Equitation, and a select group of sale horses. Located at Albert Court, Rancho Santa Fe’s premier equestrian facility, both horse and rider enjoy the relaxing and stunning private facility, which boasts grass paddocks, derby field, complete with open water, and exceptionally maintained grounds. In addition to Albert Court’s amenities, Highland Farm offers supplemental therapeutic treatments to keep each horse in peak physical condition. Highland Farm works closely with first class veterinarians, farriers, acupuncturists, and chiropractors to maintain each horse’s competitive edge while tailoring a training program specific to each student’s needs and goals. Marc Grock is the owner and head trainer of Highland Farm who developed a passion for equestrian show jumping at a young age. Grock had an extensive showing career from coast to coast, winning multiple Horse of the Year honors and also representing the country at a Grand Prix level. Recently Grock won the $30,000 Markel Insurance Grand Prix, achieved a 6th place finish in the $10,000 Winning Round Classic at the Las Vegas National, and started 2016 off coming in 4th in the $25,000 Smartpak Grand Prix at HITS Thermal. Courtney Miller, assistant trainer at Highland Farm, also found her love of horses and competition at an early age. She grew up training and showing throughout the east coast eventually finding her way to California upon graduation with a degree in Microbiology and Business. Both working and showing with top ‘A’ show barns nationwide has provided her with an understanding of how to develop successful programs for both horse and rider. Above all else Highland Farm encourages their students to excel and achieve their goals both in and out of the show ring while maintaining happy and healthy horses. Beginning enthusiasts through Grand Prix levels welcomed.

“The secret to success is enthusiasm.” T r a i n e r s | 31


P H I L I P C I LLIS Westwood Show Jumping 16924 Rambla De Las Flores | Ranch Santa Fe, CA 92067 619.540.6392 | philip720@aol.com westwoodshowjumping.com

Westwood Show Jumping Stables is located at The Rancho Riding Club in beautiful Rancho Santa Fe. 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 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.

“Use the entire ring.� 32 | T r a i n e r s


H A P H A N S E N S TAB LE S Hap Hansen Stables 16332 Via de Santa Fe | Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 619.540.2622 | hhrsf@aol.com haphansen.com

Born into a non-equine family, Hansen started riding when he was 10 years old at the Flintridge Riding Club in La Canada, California. He trained under the legendary Jimmy Williams, turning professional in the 1970’s at the 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. Hansen is looking forward to a successful 2016 show season and getting into the Grand Prix ring once again.

“Just jump the jump.” T r a i n e r s | 33


T E A M TA L L M A N – THOMPS ON Coastline Hunters & Jumpers | Wendy Lee Thompson 5720 Old Carmel Valley Rd, SD, CA 92130, 214.505.5546 Hidden Creek Farms | Amanda Tallman, amandamtallman@hotmail.com, 619.726.9046 coastlinehuntersandjumpers.com

Wendy Lee Thompson of Coastline Hunters & Jumpers and Amanda Tallman of Hidden Creek Farms have joined together at the beautiful Sea Breeze Farms in Del Mar, CA. They are offering top level care, training and showing from young hunters to the Grand Prix Level. Also providing a large variety of horses for sale to suit everyone’s needs. Team Tallman Thompson have an amazing junion / amateur program for all levels of hunter, equitation or jumper riders. Their success is driven from a solid foundation of the “basics” from an athlete’s point of view as well as trust and love of our equine partners. Wendy and Amanda look forward to growing a successful business together and are welcoming new clients with open arms.

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G U I L L E R M O O BLIGADO Woodgrove Farm 16255 Via de la Valle | Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 760.815.0731 | wdgrove@aol.com woodgrovefarm.com

Guillermo Obligado, originally from Argentina, has owned and operated Woodgrove Farm for over 20 years. During his last year in school, 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 five stars at the Spruce Meadows Masters.

“Believe in yourself and trust your horse.�

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K I M VA N D E R WOOD KV Equestrian 16567 Circa del Norte | Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 760.650.6320 | kimberlyrvw@yahoo.com kvequestrian.com

Professional Kim Vanderwood grew up in San Diego and has been a familiar face in the show ring since she was a young girl. She operates her boutique like business, KV Equestrian, at the beautiful Fairbanks Riding Club with an emphasis on hunters and young horses. With her years of experience working at a top-notch breeding farm she enjoys and understands the patience and progression of work that it takes to produce a star. KV Equestrian actively competes on the “A” circuit as well as at the local county shows. She takes pride in the overall care, nutrition, and maintenance of the horses as well as the one-on-one time with the owners and riders. With her “less is more approach” she believes that both the horse and rider should finish each ride on a positive note and that safety and having fun ensure consistency and longevity in the horse and rider.

“Less is more.” 36 | T r a i n e r s


M I C H E L L E PAR KE R Cross Creek West 2075 Marilyn Lane | San Marcos, CA 92069 714.914.3324 | m.parker@mac.com crosscreekwest.com

Michelle Parker started jumping at age 11 in her hometown of Tucson, Arizona. 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 D 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. According to Parker, the most rewarding part of her career is bringing along a horse from a young age and seeing them reach their full potential. She also enjoys watching horses she has sold succeed with their new owners. In 2015, Parker is looking forward to moving up some quality young horses to the next difficulty level as they mature.

“Not all horses can be trained in the same style. It is often important to be able to adapt to your horses’ way of going.” T r a i n e r s | 37


D E L M A R H O RS E PAR K 14550 El Camino Real | Del Mar, CA 92014 858.794.1171 | jholden@sdfair.com delmarfairgrounds.com

Del Mar Horsepark is a beautiful, care-free property in the heart of Del Mar. The abundant 65-acre world-class equestrian facility is located approximately three miles east of the Del Mar Fairgrounds in the San Dieguito River Valley at the corner of Via De La Valle and El Camino Real. Del Mar Horsepark provides a unique, relaxed setting with full-service accommodations for equestrian events of all levels and disciplines. Professional catering is available on-site as well as equipment rental, security, RV hook-ups and easy freeway access. Del Mar Horsepark boasts two grass jumping stadiums with seating for 1,320, covered and lighted arena, four show rings, 400 permanent show stalls, a dressage ring, and four training rings.

n LIZA APPLEBAUM – Full Circle Farms | Hunter/Jumper | 619.417.7317

n LYNNE BOLLINGER – LB Hunters | Hunter/Jumper | 760.855.4515

n MARK CONLEY – Concord Equestrian Center | Hunter/Jumper | 858.259.1148

n JENNIFER DURAN – Across The Rails | Hunter/Jumper | 858.504.0050

n EMILY ESAU – Ee Show Stables Inc | Hunter/Jumper | 760.518.5393

n PAUL HAUNERT – Tri Star | Hunter/Jumper | 858.735.8882

n EVERARDO HEGEWISCH –Hegewisch Stables | Hunter/Jumper | 858.699.4301

n ANGELA PALTRAM – AP Dressage | Dressage | 619.322.7433

n BETTINA LOY – Del Mar Dressage | Dressage | 619.871.2795

n ANDREA SIMPSON – Fairbanks Riding | Hunter/Jumper | 858.775.2778

n JASMIN STAIR – Jasmin Stair Stables | Hunter/Jumper | 619.992.0689

“We provide a safe and enjoyable facility for all levels of equestrians.” 38 | T r a i n e r s


PETER PETSCHENIG SHOW JUMPERS Cloud 9 Farms 41955 Calle Corriente | Murrieta, CA 92562 714.883.2017 www.peterpetschenig.com

• Sportpferde Puchner (Austria) • Haras Siracusa Osorno (Chile and Austria) • Sportheste Inc. (California) • Markus and Beat Maendli (Switzerland) • Willi Melliger (Switzerland) Originally from Austria in the Salzburg region, Peter arrived in a center that combined the classical equestrian heritage Currently, Peter is focused on building a successof Europe with the competitive nature of the United States. ful Hunter/Jumper barn in California, as well as raising young Warmbloods and future show jumpers.  Peter is In a short time, Peter Petschenig has established a thriving a regular at all the major show jumping events throughout the west coast, including HITS. barn and training business, located in the Cloud 9 Farms state-of-the-art facility owned by Pam Bilek in Murrieta, California overlooking the beautiful Santa Rosa Mountains. Peter began his riding career at 8 years of age and started winning his first ribbons in the 1.30m by the age of 13, training with Bernhard Maier. Over the years, Peter has claimed numerous wins in Grand Prix events throughout Italy, Chile, Austria and the United States, along with top finishes in World Cup competition. Peter has ridden and trained for an impressive list of top owners & sponsors around the world including:

If you’re looking for a world caliber trainer who offers international experience, a supportive environment, along with the personal attention that will help you and your horse reach new heights over fences – contact Peter Petschenig today! “Every horse and every rider is different. I believe you have to change the way you teach according to what every horse and rider needs, but also what they can understand.” T r a i n e r s | 39


M I D D L E R ANCH 11700 Little Tujunga Canyon Road | Lake View Terrace, CA 91342 818.897.4029 middleranch.com

Middle Ranch is 650 acres of lush green grass and plentiful trees. It is located only two minutes from the 210 freeway and is close to many major cities in the LA area. Middle Ranch consists of two working ranches, the Main Ranch, and the North Ranch, both of which have staff on-site 24 hours a day and are completey fenced and gated. The Main Ranch is largely dedicated to those interested in training and showing their horses while the North Ranch has a more relaxed atmosphere. Middle Ranch has a total of 12 riding arenas with top of the line footing designed to best suit each specialty of riding. Both barns also have access to miles and miles of trails throughout the Angeles National forest which borders three sides of the ranch. To top it off, the ranch also has a club-house with offices, lounge areas, a kitchen, men’s and women’s locker rooms, and a pool, spa, and tennis court.

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n DICK AND FRANCIE CARVIN – Meadow Grove Farms | Hunter/Jumper | 818.890.6099

n JEFF KATZ AND BUD WOLF – Bay Ridge Farms | Hunter/Jumper | 818.834.3699

n LISA STROWAY – Freeway Farms | Hunter/Jumper | 818.834.2577

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n SANTIAGO AND ERIKA RICKARD – SR Training Stables | Hunter/Jumper | 818.834.4737 | 661.857.4554

n HOPE SRICKLAND – Pacific Cove Stables | Hunter/Jumper | 818.644.3323

n LARS HOLMBERG & ULF WADEBORN – Holmberd Wadeborn Dressage | Dressage | 818.744.0647 | 818.919.2810

n SUSANN REGALMUTO – Regal Equestrian | Dressage | 951.515.7133

n SHIRIN AMIERN – Story Teller Farms | Dressage | 805.208.3138

n TRICIA HAMILTON – Hamilton Equestrian | Dressage | 818.897.8888

n BILLY CAMARILLO – Billy Camarillo Cutting Horses | Western | 818.834.6414

n STACIE WIGHT – SS Performance Horses | Western | 805.732.3113

“You never lose, you either win or learn.” 40 | T r a i n e r s


TA R FA R MS 28411 San Juan Creek Road | San Juan Capistrano, CA 949.315.5132 | roy@tarfarms.com tarfarms.com

Tar Farms is located in the heart of the Equestrian Capital of the West Coast, beautiful San Juan Capistrano, and offers horse-lovers a unique, relaxed setting within this historic community. The spacious 23 acre tree-lined property is framed by picturesque country hillsides, open blue skies, San Juan Creek, and exquisite neighborhoods. At Tar Farms we know how valuable visits are for both you and your horse. So over the years we’ve cultivated an excellent management team and staff, and have limited the number of boarders to ensure a hassle-free facility with ample space for EVERYONE. This philosophy creates an “Old California” style intimacy and privacy unique to Tar Farms. That’s one reason why our boarders think we far outshine the others. For those interested in disciplined riding, Tar Farms offers western, reining, working cows, hunter/jumper, and dressage regimens. Our reputable professionals offer their training services to all levels and ages and periodically host free or low cost seminars and clinics for those who wish to continue their equine education.

n MARY MORRISON – Ivy Gate Farm | Hunter/Jumper | 949.443.1903

n ERIN HEINTEL – Erin Heintel Dressage | Dressage | 949.412.4469

n SANDRA HANSEN – Den Equus | Dressage | 949.246.1561

n BECKY HOLMAN – Black Diamond Performance Horses | Western/Reining | 949.661.4905

n ASHLEY COOK – Basic Western | 949.330.9363

n ASHLEE AVERILL – Ashle Averill Performance Horses Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, Horsemanship, Trail | 949.291.0797

“We may ride in different saddles but we both get on from the same side.”

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H AW L E Y AWAD Hawley Bennett Eventing 43240 Los Corralitos Road | Temecula, CA 92592 951.852.8556 | info@hawleybennett.com hawleybennett.com

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 Kings Way 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.

“Hard work pays off and gets noticed.” 42 | T r a i n e r s


T I S H Q U IR K 760.207.4887 | HorsesTish@aol.com tishquirk.com

Tish Quirk offers a full-service breeding, foaling, development, 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 include numerous amateur and junior Hunter/Jumpers that represented the U.S.A. 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 Las Vegas. It will be returning to Las Vegas once again 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 CPHA, and has been Leading Handler at both the International Hunter Furturity and the Sallie B.Wheeler/USEF National 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 champion for 30 years sums up her current role.

“Breeding Just the Best.” T r a i n e r s | 43


N I C K O N ODA 3603 Pico Rd. Vista, Ca 92084 and 405 Cassou Rd. San Marcos CA 92069 909.614.9121 onodadressage.com

Nick Onoda is an FEI dressage trainer located in Northern San Diego. He has competed on multiple horses through the lower and FEI levels, in young horse classes in the United States and Germany, as well as in Elite Breeding Qualifiers in Muenster, Germany. He was head rider to Stefan Wolff for six years, two of which were in Germany. While living in Europe, Nick taught clinics in Norway and Germany on sports psychology and classical riding theory. His passion is teaching riders of all levels to understand their horses and communicate through correct biomechanics.

“When you truly understand something, you can recreate it.”

V ER E N A M A H I N – VS DR E S S AGE Post Office Box 3571 | Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 858.945.4900 | keriandcc@gmail.com

“My 4 R’s, Rhythm, Relaxation, Repetition, Reward” 44 | T r a i n e r s

Since she can remember, Verena has always had a love for horses. Born in Stuttgart Germany she started vaulting at the age of 5. In her early 20’s she trained 5 years in Holland with Olympic rider/ trainer Bert Rutten. It was here her love of horses and journey to “Master the Art” of dressage began. Her exposure to European top sport both in training and competing was an opportunity of a lifetime which fueled her own drive to become the best rider she can be. After accepting a sponsorship she relocated to Southern CA in 2006. Verena has had many successes competing at FEI levels and coaching through Grand Prix. In 2011 she coached two riders who qualified for the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. Representing Puerto Rico, her students achieved one of the highest levels of competition in the Americas. Verena proudly owns and operates VS Dressage, Inc. in San Marcos CA. She is extremely passionate about her clients and continuing her growing sales program. She clinics all over the US and abroad and continues to inspire riders of all ages and levels.


M A R I E M E DOS I Arroyo Del Mar 7070 Black Mountain Road San Diego, CA 92130 808.227.5668 | mariemedosidressage@gmail.com mariemedosidressage.com

Hawaiian born Marie Medosi, started riding at 9. Strongly supported by the Hawaii Dressage Community (HDC) and her family. She attended the International Dressage Academy in Warendorf, Germany at the age of 15. At 18 became a working student in BC, Canada for Henk and Lori Glijn’s dressage barn. Marie has gathered a wealth of knowledge and experience from many different Top Coaches, Trainers, Clinics, Judges like Dressage Olympians Sue Blinks and Christine Traurig, she became assistant for trainer Christine Traurig. In 2011 she started taken on her own clients . Top breeder Tish Quirk, being one of her clients, Marie chose to stay in RSF area to continue to train with Guenter Seidel and Christine Traurig. And in 2013 established her own dressage training business in Del Mar. She is grateful to her mentors Guenter and Christine for helping her shape her career with knowledge both on and off the horse. In Jan 2016 moved to the world class facility Arroyo Del Mar (also home of Olympian Steffen Peters), which promises to be the perfect place for Marie to take it to the next level.

“Work on yourself – the horse will follow.”

J O H N F R E NCH Waldenbrook 11700 Little Tujunga Canyon Road | Sylmar, CA 91342 650.867.9504 | john@waldenbrookfarm.com waldenbrookfarm.com

John French began riding in Baltimore, Maryland where his mother was a riding instructor. Now one of the biggest names in our sport, John French has gone on to take himself, his students, and his horses to win and compete at some of the biggest shows in the US. French, known for his riding style and his relaxed yet consciences attitude, has competed successfully at the top level of the hunters and jumpers. Winner of the $100,000 ASG Software Solutions/ USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals in Kentucky aboard his special mount Rumba, and as a World Cup Finals qualifier, French is one of the most qualified riders and teachers in our sport. French focuses on the purchase, development, and sales of quality show horses and teaches a handful of students who compete on the ‘A’ circuit.

“Don’t doubt yourself – believe in the ride.” T r a i n e r s | 45


A R C H I E COX Brookway Stables 11700 Little Tujunga Canyon Road | Sylmar, CA 91342 818.897.3376 | archie@archiecox.com archicox.net

© Al Cook

Archie Cox found his love for horses at a young age. His grandmother shared with him her love of horses and at age 7 Archie and his sister Suzie convinced their parents to get a horse. Archie was a determined young rider and set his sights on the equitation ring, showing in the Maclay and USET Show Jumping Talent Search (which he brought home a gold in). Archie would later make his way west and work for Karen Healey for eight and a half years. He was able to take a lot away from his experience with Healey which set him up to successfully begin Brookway Stables where his students have taken home more than 40 national titles. The foundation of Archie’s program is building confidence in his students by focusing on the basics. With an innate ability to pair horse and rider and as his student’s biggest fan, he is able to bring out the best in his horses and riders and allow them to reach their full potential.

“Focus on the basics.”

N AT H A L I E M ANNING Acorn Farm 28650 Ortega Highway | San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 401.743.1265 | acornfarmnc@gmail.com rideacornfarm.com

Nathalie Manning has riding in her blood. Starting at the tender age of 3 under the guidance of her grandfather, USEF Hall of Fame inductee Morton “Cappy” Smith, and Nathalie trained with him and many of the East Coast’s most renowned trainers. During her time on the east coast she also successfully competed in all the big Junior Equitation Medal finals. Nathalie moved to California in 2007, continuing her development as a rider while training at her family’s West Coast facility, The Oaks. In 2009, she followed in her family’s tradition when she turned her passion into a profession and opened Acorn Farm. Nathalie has been competing with several new mounts in the upper level jumpers and grand prix. Nathalie has been competing with several new mounts in the upper level jumpers and grand prixs.

“Acorn Farm, where little Acorns’ become great Oaks.” 46 | T r a i n e r s


M I C K E Y H AY DE N Hayden Show Jumping & Riding School 25202 Nellie Gail Road | Laguna Hills, CA 92653 949.448.0823 | doris@mickeyhayden.com | info@mickeyhayden.com mickeyhayden.com

Mickey Hayden, Head Trainer at Hayden Show Jumping & Riding School, has over 30 years experience developing champions. He is known for his honesty, integrity, ability to motivate, and eye for horses. In 2013, he was honored with the PCHA Mark Mullen Horsemanship Award for his dedication and contribution to the sport. Lane Clarke joined HSJ in 2002 and won his first Grand Prix in 2003 at age 17. In 2009 and 2010, he was ranked among the top ten West Coast riders in the FEI World Cup standings. In 2014, Lane received the CPHA Special Achievement Award for his outstanding success including six Grand Prix wins that year.

“Remember why you do this.”

L E S L I E S T EE LE Acres West 23200 Mulholland Highway | Calabasas, CA 91302 818.519.6190 | awles@aol.com acreswest.com

Leslie Steele has been a fixture of the West Coast horse industry for over 30 years. She has excelled in all aspects of the hunter/jumper discipline: from her start under Sheri Rose, to her advancement as a noteworthy catch rider and professional equestrienne under Katie Monahan Prudent, to her solidified reputation as a top quality trainer, champion hunter rider, and grand prix show jumper. In the hunter ring, Leslie has won championships in the most prestigious shows on the national circuit, ranging from Madison Square Garden, to the Washington International Horse Show, the Capital Challenge, Harrisburg, and Devon. Her passion however, is for the grand prix jumper events, where she’s successfully competed in divisions ranging from local classes, to the FEI World Cup final in Las Vegas. She bases her operations at Acres West, her farm and animal sanctuary, whose tidy six acres are also home to domestic pigs, goats, koi, turtles, rabbits, various birds, and a plethora of other friendly creatures.

“Form follows function!” T r a i n e r s | 47


H I L L A RY R I DLAND Equi Sports, Inc. 28 Windflower | Irvine, CA 92603 949.633.4040 | hic007@ridland.net equisportsinternational.com

Hillary’s international experience began while still a teenager. At the age of 19, she was among the riders at the American Invitational Grand Prix in Tampa and the very next year became one of the youngest riders ever to represent the United States Equestrian Team in an International Nations Cup event. Hillary went on to win many Grand Prix events in the United States, and still remains one of only a few riders to go double-clean in the International Jumping Derby held annually at Spruce Meadows in Calgary, Alberta. Throughout her career she has trained with a host of legendary trainers including Judy Martin, Rodney Jenkins, Buddy Brown, and Leslie Burr Howard. Currently Hillary owns and runs Equi Sports, Inc. in San Juan Capistrano.

“There is always ‘Plan B.’i”

K E R I P O TTE R Post Office Box 3571 | Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 858.945.4900 | keriandcc@gmail.com

Keri Potter is a Grand Prix rider and Californian with many accomplishments under her belt. She is also the Trainer and Rider at Tres Palomas Farm in Rancho Santa Fe, Ca. Some of her accomplishments are Winner of the AHSA Medal Finals as a Junior as well as Gold medalist at young riders. She has been successful nationally and internationally at the Grand Prix level and has qualified for World Cup finals 3 times. Still now, she holds a record winning of 7 classes in a row at Spruce Meadows. She strongly believes horses touch peoples lives in ways that other things cannot.

“Horses have enhanced my life and have taken me places I never dreamed of going. Thank you to these amazing animals for so many incredible opportunities. I LOVE HORSES!” 48 | T r a i n e r s


M A N D Y P ORTE R Post Office Box 231505 | Encinitas, CA 92024 858.354.6062 | mandy@mandy-porter.com mandy-porter.com

Mandy Porter grew up in Northern California and has over 23 years of horse training experience. During her junior years, Porter won the NorCal finals, placed second in the CPHA Finals, and rode on the NAYRC 1984 bronze-medal winning 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.

“Keep it simple.”

S U S A N H U T CHIS ON Susan Hutchison Stables, Inc. 34520 De Portola Road | Temecula, CA 92592 951.217.3933 | suhutch53@yahoo.com susanhutchinsonstable.com

Hutchison was partners with her mentor, Williams, for 20 years at the Riding Club before starting her own training business 13 years ago. Hutchison trains around 14 horses a month and offers a competitive show schedule with a variety of horse services available. In 2015, she is looking forward to her young horses stepping up, and her Junior and Amateur riders advancing and meeting their goals. She has won more than 80 grand prixs and she is among the top 25 riders in the United States.

“No guts, no glory.”

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C H R I S T I N E T R AUR IG Christine Traurig Dressage 16003 Via de Santa Fe | Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 760.310.3599 | ctetienne@aol.com christinetraurigdressage.com

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. In 1982, she moved to the United States with her former husband, Bernie, to assist with his import and sales business. With her long-time partner Etienne, Traurig was selected to represent the United States Dressage Team at the Sydney Olympics, and attended the German National Championships for young horses on Limited Edition, placing in the final top eight each year. Taurig has been operating her business from Albert Curt in Rancho Santa Fe, CA since 2005.

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

LYN N D E V E N PORT San Pasqual Valley Ranch 2460 Cloverdale Road | Escondido, CA 92027 760.743.2377 | info@callspvr.com callspvr.com

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, CA 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. They also have three daughters who also share the same passion for riding, Mindy, Destri, and Macy, San Pasqual Valley Ranch is, and always will be, a family business centered around a shared love for animals.

“From beginners to winners.” 50 | T r a i n e r s


B I RT H E L A UFE R Birthe Laufer Dressage 3902 Manchester Rd. | Encinitas, CA 92024 858.204.0220 | birthelaufer@gmx.de birthelauferdressage.com

German born Birthe Laufer is a licensed Bereiter F.N., successful FEI competitor, trainer, and coach. Her background in horsemanship is grounded in the German classical principles of riding. Throughout her career, she has worked with top-notch dressage professionals and is currently training regularly with Olympian Christine Traurig. She successfully uses this knowledge on every horse and rider in her care.

“In training we must be encouraged to first establish the principles and only then to tackle the details.” – Dr. Reiner Klimke

C L AY M A C L E OD Highland Farms Post Office Box 337 | Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 858.354.4069 | claymacleod1@yahoo.com

Photo: Visual Photography

Born and raised in Pasadena, CA., Clay Macleod has ridden and shown horses since he was a child. Macleod turned professional in 1982 and opened his own farm. 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. 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’s riding philosophy is to not only teach his students the principles of good riding and horsemanship, but also how to have fun. 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. The most rewarding part of his job is being able to be outdoors doing what he loves, working with horses.

“Western pleasure should be just that – pleasure and fun.” T r a i n e r s | 51


LEN A NO RDL O F - D AV I S

GLE N AS PINALL

Lena Nordlof-Davis Dressage 16255 Via de la Valle | Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 760.822.7483 | bobnlena@sbcglobal.net dressagewithlena.net

Glen Aspinall Performance Horses 34520 De Portola Road | Temecula, CA 92592 951.552.5253 aspinallperformancehorses@gmail.com

“Enjoy the journey.”

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

N I C O LE J O H N S O N

DONNIE B R ICKE R

Premier West Stables 1562 Chatsworth Blvd | San Diego, CA 92107 619.857.0942 | nicolerdm@yahoo.com premierweststablesinc.com

Donnie Bricker Performance Horses 36925 Avenida Madera | Temecula, CA 92592 909.374.2776 | brickerponies@aol.com brickerperformancehorses.com

“Believe in what you want to happen. ” 52 | T r a i n e r s

We provides a serene atmosphere for both the horse and rider.”


E2 STA B L E S

PE NNY WAHLE R

16795 Caminito de las Palmas San Diego, CA 92127 760.774.8028 | info@e2stables.com e2stables.com

Stone Ridge Farms 3902 Manchester Ave. | Encinitas, CA 92024 831.566.4466 | lomaaltafarm@aol.com caballosdelmar.net

“Make your horse a friend and not a tool.”

“Leg to hand. ”

JENNY CA R B O N A R I

HUMB E RTO QUIR ARTE

Northern Lights Show Jumping 18539 Via de las Flores | Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 406.250.1823 | carbonarijenny@hotmail.com northernlightsshowjumping.com

14550 El Camino Real | Del Mar, CA 92014 480.227.4755 | info@titoq.com titoq.com

“Riding is a journey, enjoy the journey. ”

“Specializing in producing young horses from green broke to the top level of show jumping sport.” T r a i n e r s | 53


E ND I C O T T FA M I LY

E V E R AR DO HE GE WIS CH

Pegasus Show Stable, Inc. 16220 Via De Santa Fe | RSF, CA 92067 Christa: 858.354.3654 | Mike: 858.922.7494

Hegewisch Stables 14550 El Camino Real | Del Mar, CA 92014 858.699.4301 | ehegewisch@gmail.com

“Dedicated to your horse and your success.”

“There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart...pursue those! ”

A LI C I A S A X T O N

LE AH V ON HE NKLE

Oceancrest Farms 17575 Rancho La Noria Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 760.809.3781 | saxton_alicia@yahoo.com oceancrestfarms.com

Von Henkle Industries 18539 Via de las Flores | Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 760.310.3552 | lvhindustries@aol.com vonhenkleindustries.com

“It’s your time to shine!” 54 | T r a i n e r s

“It’s all about the love of the horse.”


IF HORSES COULD TALK… by Jackie McFarland

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very equestrian knows horses’ personalities are as diverse and individual as our own. They have good and bad days like any humans, with quirks and habits that endear them even closer to our hearts. Equestrian Almanac (EA) was curious — if our horses could talk, what might we hear? This series explores the vociferous and often humorous voices of our equine friends. I f H o r s e s C o u l d T a l k | 55


EMMA W Owner: Trainer: Breed:

Hannah Brown Hannah Brown but Devon Gibson helps on the ground Dutch Warmblood Age: 7

ea: When were you born? emma: I was born in 2009. ea: Where did you grow up? e: I grew up in Holland where I lived in a field with many other young horses. When I was four years old I flew to the United States and I’ve been living in Southern California. ea: What is your specialty? e: I am still growing up so it’s hard to say what my specialty is yet, but I am being trained to be a jumper. I showed in the Six Year Old Jumpers last year and am moving up to the Seven Year Old division this year. Wish my rider luck! I hear I’m not the easiest to ride… ea: Tell us about your mom or dad… e: My dad was a Grand Prix star by the name of Lexicon and was ridden by top riders like Helen McNaught and Michael Whitaker. My mother was also a Grand Prix jumper. Her name is Quidam de Lugano, she was by the famous stallion Quidam de Revel. ea: What’s your favorite show ring story? e: At the beginning of 2015 I was only jumping small jumps, so in April, when 56 | I f H o r s e s C o u l d T a l k

I got to move up to the 1.20m -1.30m division, I started to have a lot of fun! I love to jump way up high!

ea: Who’s your best friend in the barn? e: A cute bay gelding named Porcupine. While we are out together we like to hang out, nuzzle, and scratch each other’s necks. ea: What’s your favorite treat? e: I love carrots, and when we are out at the shows with fields I love to graze – there is nothing better than fresh cut grass! ea: What do you like to do when you’re not showing? e: I like to relax in the turnout and get lots of love and attention from my people. I also love when I get to be ponied on the trails by my Quarter Horse friend Pato. ea: If you could be any superhero, who would you be? e: Well, I am very lazy and a bit slow to get moving, so I’d like to be The Flash. He’s just so fast! Wouldn’t that be fun? ea: What are your dreams for the future? e: I hope to become a Grand Prix jumper as well. It’s in my blood after all!


VOLERO Owner: Trainer: Breed:

Annie Tame Michelle Parker Belgian Warmblood

ea: When were you born? volero: March 2008. ea: Where did you grow up? v: I grew up in Belgium. ea: What is your specialty? v: I’m a jumper and a really good one! I hear I have lots of potential. I was fourth in the Six Year Old Blenheim Young Jumper Championships in 2014 and first in the 2015 Seven Year Old Blenheim Young Jumper Championships. ea: Tell us about your mom or dad… v: My dad, Cicero Van Paemel Z, has already grown into one of the most popular sires worldwide with great accomplishments in his career. He is the son of the famous stallion Carthago Z. ea: What’s your favorite show ring story? v: When I won the Seven Year Old Finals at Blenheim because I got to be in the ring for a really long time for lots of pictures and got even more carrots than usual!

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ea: Who’s your best friend in the barn? v: My owner is one of my besties because she always brings me yummy treats and pets me a lot. My neighbor Candy is nice too, but sometimes I get mad at her because my owner gives her lots of treats too! ea: What’s your favorite treat? v: Mini Wheats are so tasty! ea: What do you like to do when you’re not showing? v: I like to somehow find a way to destroy my fly mask, wraps and blankets. It’s entertaining! ea: If you could be a superhero, who would you be? v: I’d be Superman, because I like to fly over the jumps. And my trainer also says I’m very strong! ea: What are your dreams for the future? v: I’m known for being scopey and careful. I want to compete in the Grand Prix classes, actually winning would be my goal. I can’t wait to start...

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E MUZE YEK Owner/RIDER/TRAINER: Simon Nizri BARN NAME: Boss Breed: Belgian Warmblood Age:

ea: When were you born? boss: I was born in 2003. ea: Where did you grow up? B: I grew up in Belgium and then went to the East Coast where I was trained by Norman Dello Joio and Darragh Kerins. ea: What is your specialty? b : I like to jump big jumps. I got to play with the Irish for a while when Darragh Kerins was my dad. Now Simon and I represent Israel. ea: Tell us about your mom or dad… b : My dad is For Pleasure and my mom’s dad is Cathargo Z. So I was definitely born to jump! My mom is Coco. ea: What’s your favorite show ring story? b : Well, I’m not the best behaved in the shows until it’s time to perform...Once in KY, I refused to do anything I was told to in the morning hack and then when it was time to perform, I put my best face on and won over the crowd. I was just in Mexico, got to jump big and go fast and win a giant ribbon! My dad says I have so much character and I love to show off in the ring. I’m a great competitor! 58 | I f H o r s e s C o u l d T a l k

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ea: Who’s your best friend in the barn? b: I’m a bit crabby and antisocial but if you hold out a cookie or treat then I immediately become your new best friend. I have to say that I love Kate Benoit when she gives me a good massage. ea: What’s your favorite treat? b: Carrots, apples and horse cookies. I’m not picky! ea: What do you like to do when you’re not showing? b: I love being turned out on the grass where I can roll. I also like to stand under the solarium while I get groomed. ea: If you could be any superhero, who would you be? b: Since I’m crabby sometimes, my dad says I would be Nagini, the mean serpent from Harry Potter. I know she’s an evil snake but she is oh so cool. ea: What are your dreams for the future? b: I want to go to international shows all over the world and perform like a superstar. The $1 Million dollar Grand Prix in Thermal, CA this March is next on my list!


LUGANO Owner: Trainer: Breed:

Alexis Meadows BARN NAME: Joie Gatlin and Morley Abey Belgian Warmblood Age: 9

ea: When were you born? nick: I was born April 2006 in Switzerland, near the city of Lugano, which is how I got my American show name. ea: Where did you grow up? n: I grew up in Europe, where my trainers tried to teach me how to be a jumper, but I decided I didn’t want to go that fast, so Chris Payne and Dave Belford of New Hope Farms imported me when I was five to be a hunter. ea: What is your specialty? n: I do the Amateur Owner Hunters and International Hunter Derbies – strutting my stuff in the show ring and being the center of attention is my favorite thing to do. ea: Tell us about your mom or dad… n: My dad is Toulon, a Belgian Warmblood stallion out of Heartbreaker and my mom is Cabrera Sitte out of Chellano Z. I think my parents really wanted me to be a jumper like my brothers and sisters, but I like my job better. ea: What’s your favorite show ring story? n: I really liked going to Indoors a year and a half ago and winning a class with my owner, I call her mom, in Harrisburg and getting ribbons at Washington too. They took lots of pictures of me and there were

Nick

buckets of apples and carrots at the in gate. We did have some early mornings though!

ea: Who’s your best friend in the barn? n: Myself, since I’m super cool and handsome. My owner is pretty cool too. ea: What’s your favorite treat? n: Honey Teddy Grahams. I can go through a whole bag in a day. Don’t you love them? So delicious. ea: What do you like to do when you’re not showing? n: I like to go out and explore on the trail, sunbathe in my paddock, and eat as much as I can. Oh, and I’m a great camera ham – when I hear a camera click I will pose for pictures. ea: If you could be any superhero, who would you be? n: You mean I’m not a superhero already? My mom always says I am when we finish a class… ea: What are your dreams for the future? n: To compete in more International Hunter Derbies and go back to Indoors again to show that I am, in fact, a superhero or superstar, I’m good with either... But I’ll need to train my mom a lot more until then. I f H o r s e s C o u l d T a l k | 59


COME MONDAY Owner: Trainer: Breed:

Tammy Williams Tara Metzner Holsteiner

ea: When were you born? gracie: I was born in June 2003. ea: Where did you grow up? g: I was born in Germany and then spent some time in Florida before I found my “forever home” in Rancho Santa Fe, California. ea: What is your specialty? g: I’m actually pretty good at everything I do, but my specialty is the International Hunter Derbies. I love to be out in a big field jumping huge jumps! ea: Tell us about your owner… g: My ‘mom’ is a really nice person named Tammy. She spoils me with weekly massages and shows me in the Adult Amateur hunters. ea: What’s your favorite show ring story? g: My favorite show ring story is when I was Champion at the Devon Horse Show and I won Best Mare. That show is so special. I love to see my name in lights!

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BARN NAME: Gracie Note: She prefers to be called Princess Grace Age: 13

ea: Who’s your best friend in the barn? g: My best friends in the barn are Hector and Francisco, even though I bite them sometimes. But I really do mean to show them how much I love them, those are love bites I promise! ea: What’s your favorite treat? g: My favorite treat is anything sweet, but I try to watch my figure so I don’t indulge too much. I’m what you would call “plus size,” but I think I’m perfect. ea: What do you like to do when you’re not showing? g: When I’m not showing I love to sunbathe in my paddock. I live for it! ea: If you could be any superhero, who would you be? g: Be a superhero?? Darling, I already am one… ea: What are your dreams for the future? G: My dream for the future is to win the International Derby Finals in Kentucky, and to maybe have some babies and teach them to be as amazing as I am!


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Scott Brash and Hello Annie.

SHOW JUMPING AT ITS FINEST

2016 LONGINES MASTERS OF LOS ANGELES MOVES TO LONG BEACH by Pam Maley

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ith visions of the Longines Masters of Hong Kong still dancing in our heads, all eyes now turn to Long Beach, the new location of the third annual Longines Masters of Los Angeles. Having recently undergone a revolutionary $40 million dollar upgrade, the Long Beach Convention Center combines larger-than-life spaces with innovative lighting and state-of-the-art sound design. The Long Beach arena will reflect the ambiance of the Longines Masters with style.

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When asked about the new venue, event producer EEM told us that it’s a new and exciting challenge, and that they are ready for the adventure. Though they’re keeping mum for now about specifics, they assure us that “all will be revealed soon.” Considering the panache they’ve exhibited in


the previous two years, we anticipate something spectacular.

Gold Cup and the return of the Charity Pro-Am, were a part of the 2015 event.

Of course the visual brand of the Masters Grand Slam series will remain the same, matched only with the other two legs of this series: the Longines Masters of Paris in December and the Longines Masters of Hong Kong in February.

EEM also announced, in the fall of 2015, the FEI-sanctioned Longines Masters Grand Slam Series, inspired by the legendary tournaments of the Grand Slam in tennis. An intercontinental trilogy (Paris, Hong Kong, Los Angeles), any rider that can win all three legs is eligible for a €1 million bonus, a rider that can post two consecutive wins earns a €500,000 bonus, and a rider with two non-consecutive wins earns a €250,000 bonus.

Through the innovative vision of Christophe Ameeuw, founder and CEO of EEM, each of the Masters Grand Slam’s three locations encompasses a luxurious yet intimate presentation of sport, fashion, and art. The signature Longines sophistication exudes equestrian elegance while thirty of the world’s best rider/horse combinations compete for ranking points, large purses and the title of Longines Masters Grand Prix of Los Angeles champion. The inaugural Longines Masters of Los Angeles, held in 2014, was the first major international equestrian event in the area since the 1984 Olympics. An instant success, the event was ranked the number one indoor competition by the North American Riders Group. Innovative classes and concepts, including the magnificent Gucci

A pioneer in equestrian entertainment, EEM tantalizes us with whispers of news from the sporting point of view, as well as many other surprises to come. While the official launch date of the ticket sales has yet to be announced, plan on an announcement this spring. Follow EEM on social media to get the latest updates. All of us at the Equestrian Almanac are saving the dates for a spectacular weekend in Long Beach. longinesmasters.com #LIVEMasters #LIVEMasters

Left: Christophe Ameeuw, Founder and CEO of EEM, and Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President of International Relations for Longines. Right: Fernanda Ameeuw of EEM, Hannah Selleck as Alice, Jane Richard Phillips as the Queen of Hearts, Longines Vice President Charles Villoz, Jessica Newman of JustWorld International and Francie Steinwedell Carvin as the White Rabbit.

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(Left to right): Juan-Carlos Capelli, Longines 1st Vice President and Head of International Marketing, Bo Derek, Boyd Exell, Jessica Mendoza, Oriana Ricca Marmissole, Eddie, Anne-Rose Schoen, Ingmar De Vos, FEI President.

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n November 13th, 2015 in the Puerto Rican capital of San Juan, the FEI and the equestrian world saluted five heroes and applauded an amazing sporting year. Dubbed the “Oscars of the Equestrian World,” these awards were created in 2009 by HRH Princess Haya, then Honorary President of the FEI, to recognize the world’s exceptional equestrians and salute excellence, courage, commitment and dedication to the sport. “These awards honor all those who make our sport happen,” said current FEI President Ingmar De Vos, “highlighting the true value of horse sport and its contribution to our global society.”

Early in the year, the FEI opens nominations

Chair of the Jury for the 2015 Awards, Bo Derek, made the presentations. Said Derek, “It is a real honor to work so closely with the FEI Awards and to present them to such talented individuals.”

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worldwide, and across all disciplines, in five

categories, including the Best Groom Award for that important person who works behind the scenes and ensures the horses he or she

This year it was Jose Eduardo (Eddie) Garcia Luna, groom to international Dressage

Champion Steffen Peters, who ascended the platform to receive this award.


For nearly a decade, Eddie Garcia Luna has been a vital behind-the-scenes part of U.S. Dressage, and has become a mentor and friend to other staff and grooms. He sets a high standard of excellence, because he expects no less from himself every day. “Eddie has been working for us for 10 years,” Steffen Peters said. “Since Eddie and I are huge football fans, we always make comparisons to a touchdown when his horses win a major international competition. Tonight Eddie has won the Superbowl of the FEI Grooms award. The best part is, everybody loves Eddie! My sincere congratulations my friend.” We all know that horses at the international level of competition are extraordinary athletes, but it’s the groom’s responsibility to make sure that they are healthy and happy, and look fabulous.

he is the biggest team player for all of the other team members and their grooms. He is an absolute expert in the care of the horses, and always meticulous in everything he does. Eddie has earned the respect of his peers, his employers, Federation staff, and officials in the field. He is proud of his horses, his riders, and the sport of Dressage. He is integral to the success of our team as he not only embodies all of the qualities of a superb groom but he is also a great representative of our sport.” In the other four categories: The Longines Rising Star Award went to Great Britain’s 19-yearold Show Jumper Jessica Mendoza. The Reem Acra Best Athlete Award was presented to fourtime World Driving Champion Boyd Exell of Australia.

The Against All Odds Award went to Eddie Garcia Luna and Bo Derek. Endurance rider Oriana Often the ‘unsung Ricca Marmissole of heroes,’ and always out of the spotlight, Uruguay, who bravely battled Hodgkins these dedicated men and women work Lymphoma and returned to her sport. tirelessly to achieve the goals that they share with the horses in their care, and The FEI Solidarity Award was presented their riders. And while spectators and fans to Les Chevaux qui Pansent les Plaies rarely hear their names, their hard work (Horses that Heal Wounds) for their is not lost on the riders, who understand work with children affected by the 2010 just how important the groom is to earthquake in Haiti, particularly amputees. achieving success. Congratulations to all, especially Steffen describes, “Eddie truly goes above Rancho Santa Fe’s own Eddie Luna and Steffen Peters. and beyond for not only the horses, but Photography © FEI/Richard Juilliart. E d d y G a r c i a L u n a | 65


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eveloping and maintaining a connection with horses is one of the pivotal points to success across every equestrian discipline. An intimate understanding of your equine partner, and the most talented ones are often the most quirky, is essential to creating a bond that wins. These horse and rider pairs are a sampling of these unique connections in the challenging realm of grand prix show jumping.

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west coast wonders Will Simpson and The Dude

name: age: height:

Will Simpson 57 5’8”

And in the Driver’s Seat...

Growing up in the Midwest, Simpson’s connection with horses started when his mom had signed his sister up for riding lessons and he went along. Discovering he loved to ride, he was all about horses from that point on. After spending some time with the legendary Rodney Jenkins on the East Coast, Will moved to the West Coast in 1983 and has been there ever since. talent: As the anchor rider in the 2008 Olympics, Simpson clinched the Gold Medal for the USA. Simpson’s favorite part of the sport is the speed. He would love to be on the Olympic Team in Rio de Janeiro this summer.

The Other Half of the Winning Equation... barn name: The Dude. Will bought

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The Dude breed: Oldenburg age: 10 height: 16.2h gger, but she shelved her riding boots for the time being and offered him the ride. She named him and it stuck. Simpson says of the Oldenburg gelding, “We bought him from Harriet Bunker, who worked with Rodney Jenkins with me in the 80’s. They imported him as a two-year-old. He had done some 1.40m and 1.45 classes when we bought him and was just turning eight.” talent: He has a great jump! He’s a good balance of everything you need to win. He’s got scope for the height, great form, and lots of power. He’s not naturally fast, but is so rideable and in tune with me that when I see the inside track he’s right there with me. how the partnership jelled:

Last winter we started him at Thermal in the small Grand Prix classes (1.45m -


1.50m) to see if he might be competitive by mid-circuit maybe. It turned out he was more than ready and began winning right from the start. And we kept on winning, it was an amazing winter. We moved up and started in the1.60m at the end of last year and he was great. He’s still a little green at the game but is very similar to Carlsson (Simpson’s Olympic mount). was it love at first sight or did it take time? It was love

at first sight. When you see a horse that is brave, careful, sound and rideable, that is what you need to work with. what is your favorite trait and least favorite trait of this horse? My favorite trait is his

ability to run against the clock on a daily basis and he doesn’t get flat. My least favorite is that he is spoiled rotten in the barn — he’s a nut in his stall now.

Very demanding, but luckily fine everywhere else. do you have any special rituals or routines? I show

up early and we do as little as possible. Honestly, we work very well together. describe how it feels when you are competing together:

Well, it’s a feeling of connection. If I give him a clue as to what is going on — sit up when it gets tight, close leg and cluck if it’s long I know he has my back. your favorite story with this horse: His name in and of itself

is my favorite story — just in the way his name came up. Nicoletta named him that and he’s taken on that persona. He was incredible right off the start — he led the pack. I had three grand prix horses showing last year and he showed them all how it’s done. He’s The Dude. Bonds That Win | 69


letting a horse be himself Kristin Hardin and Bert

name: age: height:

Kristin Hardin 49 5’7”

And in the Driver’s Seat...

After a very successful junior career, Kristin Medall (her maiden name) had no doubt she would be a professional rider and trainer. A California native, she competed on the East Coast but settled in the Santa Barbara hills. With a sense of humor and adventure, Kristin is a great storyteller as well as a fierce competitor. She and Bert have won up and down the West Coast, including recent newsworthy victories in Thermal, CA. talent: “I consider one of my best

talents to be the ability to recognize talent in an otherwise problematic horse, and the patience and steadfastness to deal with it. I want to give every horse a chance, even those that are difficult to manage.” The Other Half of the Winning Equation... barn name: Although he doesn’t have

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name:

Bert breed: Dutch Warmblood age: 12 height: 16h behaves more like a Mustang than a Warmblood, And although he is only 16 hands he’s a lot more powerful than his height would indicate. talent: Bert is incredibly talented. He

can’t handle the everyday happenings, but is brilliant in the ring … if you can get him there. If I can get him pointed at the first jump, I just go on faith, hoping that all will go well. how did you find each other?

He belonged to a family that sent him to another trainer, Buddy Brown. Buddy decided not to work with him, but he recognized Bert’s talent. Because of my reputation of being able to deal with quirky horses, he called me, and I was happy to take him on. was it love at first sight or did it take time? It took a little time.

The first day, I decided to lunge him, and


he looked like the bucking horse image on the Wyoming license plate at the end of the lunge line. So I could see he wouldn’t lunge. A saddle-bronc rider once told me that if I could ride every day, and stay on, I could make it work. I worked on this every day for six months, and finally we began to trust each other.

get him to the ring. Once I do, he’s brilliant, and then he’s difficult again. He’s hard to warm up and cool down. do you have any special rituals or routines? Every day at home he

gets turned out in his own paddock. At horse shows, I take him out in the morning on a walk. He rolls eight times — every what is your favorite trait and day, eight times, and it seems to help him least favorite trait of this relax. And while I don’t encourage his horse? My favorite trait is his amazing quirky behavior, I don’t punish him for it. talent as a jumper - he has far exceeded describe how it feels when you my expectations; his good manners on the ground; and the clear affection we have for are competing together: We have each other. He whinnies when I come near, developed a bond of trust. Because I can’t school him, I take a leap of faith every time and follows me when I’m walking around the barnyard. He loves to get on the trailer, we go in the ring. And I’ve learned that he will take over, do his job, and do it well. At because he knows we’re going to a show. the same time, Bert has learned that he can my least favorite? Where to start… trust me completely - and he does. He’s afraid of everything. The warm-up your favorite story with this ring is too scary, the timers on the course are alien creatures, he’s impossible to ride at horse: There are so many — every day home, he can’t be schooled, and it’s hard to there’s a new story. Bonds That Win | 71


driving in luxury

Eduardo Menezes and Quintol Mercedes Benz

name: age: height:

Eduardo Menezes 35 6’3”

And in the Driver’s Seat...

Brazilian Eduardo Menezes was in love with the sport after his first jump. By the age of fourteen, he told his parents he was going to be a rider. After finishing high school, they offered to send him to Belgium to try riding full time. “They told me to try it for two years and if I loved it to keep pursuing it. If not, then I could come home.” Eduardo made the decision to turn professional after six months in Belgium. Early in his career, he spent years working and riding in Belgium, France and Mexico. Over a decade ago, he started E2 Stables with Enrique Gonzalez; together they buy, sell, train and compete show jumpers. talent: Last summer he represented

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name:

Quintol breed: Oldenburg age: 11 height: 17h The Other Half of the Winning Equation... talent: Quintol combines amazing scope

and carefulness with great elasticity over the jumps. He doesn’t have a barn name, we call him Quintol. how did you find each other?

I found him when he was just seven years old. He was very green and wild but very talented. was it love at first sight or did it take time?

100% love at first sight. what is your favorite trait and least favorite trait of this horse? He has a very strong

character and this is what makes him special, but if you push the wrong button he can be a little rude.


do you have any special rituals or routines? We have so many that

it would be difficult to begin to explain just one… But when I’m in the ring I try to imagine that it is just me and my horse enjoying what we love to do.

with the rider is truly amazing. He is at his best when he is in the ring, so that makes all the hard work worth it! your favorite story with this horse: I would say my favorite

story with him is our Pan-American

describe how it feels when you experience – being part of the Brazilian are competing together: It’s a team was something that I have dreamed

great feeling. The trust a horse can have

of as long as I remember! Bonds That Win | 73


small french model Lauren Hough and OhLaLa

name: age: height:

Lauren Hough 38 5’6”

And in the Driver’s Seat... background: Both of Lauren’s parents

were successful horsemen. Her dad was an Olympic level eventer and her mom had a top hunter/jumper show barn in California for over two decades. So naturally Lauren has been riding since she could walk and started in the show ring on small ponies. Now she is a top level show jumper who competes in the U.S. part of the year, with a base in Wellington, and also competes quite a bit in Europe. Currently ranked in the top 40 in the world, Lauren has medaled in two Pan American Games and is a potential candidate for the 2016 Olympic Team. talent: I try really hard to adapt to the horse I see the qualities in them, appreciate what they do well and meet them in the middle.

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name:

OhLaLa

breed: Swedish Warmblood age:

12

height: 15.2h

The Other Half of the Winning Equation... talent: OhLaLa is a fierce competitor –

she really enjoys going in the ring. how did you find each other?

Henk Nooren, whom I’ve done business with in Europe for 20 years, spotted her in Sweden as a 7 year old. We bought her together, and in the middle of her 8-yearold year I bought him out, with owners that are still in place today. was it love at first sight or did it take time? I knew straight

away that she was a super competitive horse. I wouldn’t say that we believed that she was a 5* championship level horse until the middle of her 10 year old year. That year, 2013, I jumped the $1million grand prix in Ocala. It was really big and it didn’t phase her at all, and she’s been at that level ever since.


what is your favorite trait and least favorite trait of this horse? She’s an absolute fighter,

super competitive, and she loves to win. She can be a bit challenging when it comes to doing her dressage flat work. She’d rather skip that part of her life and go straight to jumping. It has taken us a lot of time and patience to get her to understand why she has to do that work. But I can’t tell her what to do — I have to ask her — that is what we’ve learned along the way. If it takes an hour at the walk, then it takes an hour. She’s not very agreeable if you do it any other way. do you have any special rituals or routines? The more

relaxed I stay with her the better she performs. She’s a very intelligent horse and I know she knows when its important. I don’t so much have a routine but I’m sure her groom Zane has one on the day of a Grand Prix. describe how it feels when you are competing together:

Everybody says ‘She’s so small, don’t the jumps look big?’ But I feel really comfortable on her. If I don’t make a mistake we always have a very good chance of being super competitive.

your favorite story with this horse: That is a hard one to answer.

I guess Aachen* in 2014 when I was on the short list for the World Equestrian Games and competed at Aachen at the last minute. She was unbelievable there, we were 5th after three very competitive rounds. That was the day she proved that there’s nothing she can’t do. *in Germany, known as one of the top competitions in the world How has it been to work with Chef D’Equipe Robert Ridland as far as aligning your goals with the country’s goals? lh: I’ve stayed very high in the ranking

in the last 3 or 4 years so he’s always in touch with me about my plans. He’s been very easy to work with. I would say that comunication is key in those situations. How have you enjoyed working with Chef D’Equipe Robert Ridland? lh: In this day and age, you have to have

your coach understand all your players. Robert keeps an open door policy and gives us all the chance to take advantage of it. He knows my intentions. We have much more depth in our country now — it has evolved a lot over the last few years. Bonds That Win | 75


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“A boarding program that meets the diverse goals of our clients combined with quality equine care and management.” —Wildflower Ranch | wildflowerranch.net 77


W I L D F L O W E R R ANCH 3211 Wildflower Valley Dr. | Encinitas, CA 92024 619.204.4615 | michael@wildflowerranch.us wildflowerranch.us

Wildflower Ranch is located in Encinitas, CA just inside the gated community of Wildflower Estates. It is a 7.66 acre, meticulously-maintained ranch that has access to miles and miles of manicured trails. It has 60 stalls in total with a combination of both in-and-outs and box stalls and boasts two large arenas and a 90 foot round pen. With some of the top US show jumpers currently boarding here, you can be sure your horses will be happy and healthy. The ranch also has grass pastures, a hot walker, hay storage, caretaker facility, cross-ties, wash racks, numerous tack rooms, and also has a well. The pride of ownership is obvious no matter where you go at this facility. From the landscaping, to the Olympic quality footing in every arena and round pen, it is obvious that no detail has been overlooked. Once you step foot onto the property you will immediately be able to escape your day-to-day life and take in your beautiful surroundings. With a meandering creek running through the property, white fencing against the green grass and tall weeping willows, the pop of color from the bougainvillea and seasonal flowers, and the cape cod style barn, you will be able to leave your worries at the door and be able to truly enjoy your horse. Aside from a beautiful facility to train out of, SN Stables announce that Custis Ferguson has partnered with Simon Nizri and Michael Fasse at Wildflower Ranch to round out a full and diverse training program. With over 30 years of combined experience in the Hunters and Jumpers show arena, the Wildflower Ranch team has the required knowledge to take your riding to the next level. Whether you’re an experienced show veteran or just starting out, we would love to talk with you!

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OSUNA RA N C H 16332 Via de Santa Fe | Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 858.756.1174

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 trains some of the nation’s top hunter-jumpers and Grand Prix horses and riders. Rancho Santa Fe Covenant residents are given priority for stalls and paddocks but all horses must be in training and/or care with Hap Hansen Stables. The ranch also has a limited number of retirement options for older horses. The facility has large paddocks both with and without shelters. Boarding includes grazing privileges in 13 large grass-pastures and Bermuda and Alfalfa fed three times a day (Timothy is available at an extra charge.) All stalls and paddocks are highly coveted and typically require being placed on a wait list through Ranch Manager Daria Quay at the Rancho Santa Fe Association. Maurice Roy Photography

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C L O U D 9 FAR MS Home of Peter Petschenig Show Jumpers 41955 Calle Corriente | Murrieta, CA 92562 714.883.2017

Cloud 9 Farms is a state-of-the-art equestrian facility owned by Pam Bilek. The Southern California location is in the midst of a thriving Equestrian Community, in Murrieta, California overlooking the beautiful Santa Rosa Plateau area. This is a quiet, serene, environment where your horse will receive not only exceptional care, but can also receive exceptional training as Cloud 9 is the home of Peter Petschenig Show Jumpers. The immaculate facility offers the best in feed, security and overall accommodations. Facility features include: • 4 one acre irrigated pastures • 125 x 250 jumping arena with GGT footing • 3 irrigated turn-outs 95 x 200  • 27 oversized stalls (12 x 16 & 16 x 16) all with • Alfalfa, orchard fed 3 times daily  Comfort Footing  • Incredible trail system on the Santa Rosa Plateau • 4 grooming/wash racks with warm water • Dust- free pine shavings or straw for broodmares • GPS controlled lighting & sound system • Video surveillance in every stall with wifi so you can • 60’ roundpen check-on your horse via the internet • Hotwalker with rubberpavers

“Cloud 9 Farms is a state-of-the-art equestrian facility.”

R A N C H O R I D I N G CLUB 16924 Ramblas de Las Flores | Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 858.756.2923 ranchoridingclub.com

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.

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“Have fun and ride what you see.”

“A hidden gem in Fairbanks Ranch. ”

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Retirement & Lay-up Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 858.354.4069

“Love means attention. Which means looking after the things we love. We call this stable management.” — GEORGE MORRIS

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“Just learn.” B o a r d i n g F a c i l i t i e s | 81


D O V E HO L L O W D RESSA G E C E N T E R 1084 Double LL Ranch | Olivenhain, CA 92024 858.759.7880 | dovehollowdressage@gmail.com dovehollowdressage.com

“Come join our friendly family.”

DE L MAR HOR S E PAR K 14550 El Camino Real | Del Mar, CA 92014 858.794.1171 | jholden@sdfair.com delmarfairgrounds.com

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

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“ A friendly place.” 82 | B o a r d i n g F a c i l i t i e s

“The best thing for the inside of man is the outside of a horse.”


“Ghost” found his forever family at a Davidson Communities adoption event held at Enclave Rancho Santa Fe by Davidson Communities.

HAPPINESS

I S A WA R M P UP P Y A N D A FOR E VE R H OM E by Pam Maley

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eCe Bloum, lifelong equestrian, trainer, mother, and co-founder of Newmarket Farm in San Diego, had chosen to step down from training horses and riders full time, to be a full-time mom to her three then-teenagers. Fast-forward to 2014, they had grown into young adults, and CeCe was unknowingly ready for a new adventure. Family friend Ron Spogli sparked the idea when he asked what, if anything, she would like to do now. She answered without a moment’s hesitation, an animal rescue. It was a way to turn her love for animals into something that would give back to the community. T h r i v e A n i m a l R e s c u e | 83


(Left) Thrive’ s founders, left to right:CeCe Bloum, Marc Grock, Susie Saladino, Kate Anderson, Georgia Spogli. (Right) LA Masters 2015, left to right: Laurel Evans Smith, Tammie Peacock, Susie Saladino, Cece Bloum, Marc Grock, Jennifer Gates, and Hardin Towell

“Until one has loved an animal, part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” AN ATO L E FRA N C E

Ron’s wife Georgia had been contemplating the same thing, and immediately a partnership was formed. They recruited dogloving friends from the equestrian world, put together a board of directors, applied for 501c3 status, and the journey began. Today the board of Thrive Animal Rescue is made up of CeCe, Georgia Spogli, Susie Saladino, Marc Grock, and Victoria Hobbs, plus a number of others who are not ‘horse people.’ The group enthusiastically reached out to Danny and Ron’s Rescue of Wellington, Florida, and received help and advice given with matching enthusiasm.

THRIVING

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pick them up in the afternoon. CeCe and her husband Steve dedicated this pastureturned-play-place to Thrive. She explains that three or four days after their Freedom Ride, the dogs’ personalities emerge. Occasionally, there will be one who doesn’t integrate well, but Thrive doesn’t give up. Instead, they’re sent to “Boot Camp” to spend time with a trainer. Much of the success of the program rests with the group of kind, dog-loving friends who, having followed the story on the website, stepped up and volunteered to be foster families. After acclimating on the farm, the dogs are fostered by families until they’re ready for adoption. CeCe spoke with amusement of foster families who just can’t bear to give up their dog, and so adopt it themselves. Known as a “Foster Fail,” it is truly a forever home.


DOG LOVERS STEP UP

a wish list on the web page, where people can list certain criteria (size, weight, age, etc,) for a dog they’d like to have, and Thrive will notify them if they find a dog that fits. In addition, there are usually about six dogs available at Newmarket for adoptive families to choose from.

With the blessing of Blenheim EquiSports, adoption events are routinely held at horse shows in Del Mar and San Juan Capistrano – a brilliant idea, since the people competing at these venues are all animal lovers! Very rarely does a dog have to return to Newmarket without having found a forever home.

As Thrive evolved, a small ‘program within the program’ sprung up, called “Senior Forever Foster.” Senior dogs who have lived their lives with a family, are often sent to shelters not with behavior issues, but potentially with medical challenges. Through the “Senior Forever Foster” program, kindhearted people provide homes, while Thrive covers all medical expenses incurred so that these sweet senior dogs can live in good homes for the remainder of their years.

Board members and volunteers comb the most overcrowded and underfunded shelters to find dogs facing euthanization that would be safe around children, horses, and other dogs, and thus able to join the adoption events.

The success of Thrive is an ongoing surprise and delight to its organizers. Now there’s

Jennifer Gates, in her ruby boots, won the costume class at LA Masters 2015 with partner Hardin Towell, for Thrive.

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FUN- RAISING

At the prestigious Longines Masters of Los Angeles, organizers host a Charity Pro-Am Competition, where professionals and amateurs pair up in elaborate costumes and compete over fences to raise money for their chosen charity. In October of 2014, equestrian Jennifer Gates donned ruby slippers - er, boots, and searched for Oz with Scarecrow Hardin Towell for Thrive. Another burgeoning spin-off of Thrive is the wildly successful Artisans Marketplace that has taken on a life of its own. Now held twice a year, Christmas and summer, at Newmarket, the gathering features San Diego small businesses. Christmas 2015 marked the second annual Holiday Market, with previous vendors returning, and twenty new ones debuting. Truly a family festival, it offers music, food, unique one-of-a-kind things to buy, plus, of course, a warm welcome for all furry members of the family, who can even have their pictures taken with ‘Santa Paws.’

FUTURE TROPHY DOGS

Through Cece’s long-time family friendship with Bill Davidson, owner of Davidson Communities, Thrive Animal Rescue and

Davidson Communities recently formed a partnership. Adoptive events hosted by these unique equestrian communities will offer, as CeCe puts it, “A forever dog for your new forever home.” People willing to bring an adopted dog into their home receive a care package from Davidson Communities, containing a collar and leash, a blanket, bowls, and a supply of dog food and treats. In addition, the Thrive dogs have access to Davidson Communities’ model homes to luxuriate in lush surroundings as they pose for photo shoots. To the ongoing thrill of the Thrive organizers, the equestrian community continues to step up with support and donations. In 2016 Blenheim Equisports is going beyond hosting adoption events. Anyone who wins a class at a Blenheim horse show will receive a token representing a donation that Blenheim will make to charity. The rider can choose from a list of sponsored groups, and Thrive is on the list. Not only have CeCe and her friends created a remarkable organization that has offered new life to scores of dogs, they have created a phenomenon that brings happiness to everyone involved. Bravo!

thriveanimalrescue.com ThriveAnimalRescue @thriveanimalrescue ThriveDogRescue

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ANIMAL CARE PROFESSIONALS

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

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A L L C R E AT U R E S HOS PITAL 3665 Via de la Valle | Del Mar, CA 92014 858.481.7992 | info@achvets.com allcreatureshospital.com

All Creatures Hospital is a family-owned veterinary hospital. 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 specialty 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. 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-bycase 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.

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SO CA L E Q U I N E P O DIATRY CE NTE R Equine Podiatry Center 7103 Via Del Charro | Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 619.857.1164 | 760.579.8667 socalpc.com

Mark Silverman and Ernest Woodward have worked together to develop the Southern California Equine Podiatry Center for three years now and serve the Rancho Santa Fe, Orange County, and Greater San Diego communities. 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 to shoeing.

“Providing innovative hoof care solutions.�

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R O D R I G O VA Z QUE Z, DV M Helen Woodward Equine Hospital 6525 Helen Woodward Way | Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 858.756.8809 | equinesurgical@aol.com

Rodrigo Vazquez has been an equine veterinarian for 27 years. He earned his masters at UC Davis and completed his internal medicine and equine surgical residencies there as well. He stayed on campus for a year as a faculty surgeon and then moved to a private practice in the Bay Area where he was the only surgeon on staff for two years. He moved down to San Diego 14 years ago during which time he started his own practice at Helen Woodward Equine Hospital. Vazquez’s practice is dedicated to sports medicine mostly in the Hunter/Jumper and Dressage disciplines. His surgical practice expands from colic surgeries to orthopedics. He works both in the field and at the hospital during the day and is on call for emergencies at night. When taking new clients, Vazquez offers them his whole heart, intellect and dedication. According to Vazquez, the most important thing to do for our horses health is get them regular wellness exams.

“If it’s not broken, don’t try to fix it. ” 92 | A n i m a l C a r e P r o f e s s i o n a l s


M A R K S I LV E R MAN, DV M Sporthorse Veterinary Services 7103 Via Del Charro | Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 760.798.4850 | hoofdoc@mac.com sporthorseservices.com

Dr. Mark Silverman’s Sporthorse Veterinary Services, premier equine veterinary practice located in Rancho Santa Fe, CA, offers a unique combination of ambulatory service and clinic facilities. Dr. Silverman received his veterinary degree from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. Today he joins the art of classical horsemanship, cutting-edge therapeutics and the latest technological advancements to provide a well thought-out approach aimed to prepare the equine athlete for the rigors of performance. Dr. Silverman utilizes a wide array of diagnostic and treatment modalities including digital x-ray and ultrasound, shock wave therapy, acupuncture, IRAP, Tildren, and regenerative laser therapy. Our progressive practice serves northern San Diego County and southern Orange and Riverside Counties. Sporthorse Veterinary Services seeks to set the standard for equine veterinary care, helping both the horse and rider achieve their greatest potential. We maintain a balanced therapeutic approach, never losing site of the welfare of the horse in the pursuit of performance excellence.

“Combining the art of classical horsemanship with advanced diagnostic and therapeutic technology to provide balanced veterinary care for horse and rider� A n i m a l C a r e P r o f e s s i o n a l s | 93


SA N D I E G U I T O E Q UINE GR OUP Clinic: 1288 Calle Maria San Marcos, CA 92069 Office: 1202 Calle Maria San Marcos, CA 92069 760.591.9952 | sdequinegroup@sdequine.com sdequine.com

San Dieguito Equine Group, Inc. (SDEG) is a group veterinary practice equipped with the latest technology and diagnostic tools, conveniently located in North San Diego County. SDEG employs a team of Veterinarians and Registered Veterinary Technicians to provide both ambulatory services as well as on site evaluation at their state-of- the- art diagnostic facility including a fully equipped surgical suite, standing MRI system as well as nuclear scintigraphy capabilities (bone scans). Advanced treatment and comprehensive management strategies are used to keep our equestrian athletes successfully competing. SDEG collaborates with an impressive group of specialists when necessary and regularly works with many referring veterinarians. San Dieguito Equine Group is committed to providing equine veterinary medicine and surgery that makes a difference!

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

D A R R E N S H AFFE R Darren Shaffer Farrier 760.533.3257 darrenshafferfarrier@gmail.com

Darren Shaffer got his start in the farrier industry in high school after moving to Temecula from Downey, CA. 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.

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“Whatever you are, be a good one.”— Abraham Lincoln


SA N LU I S R E Y E Q U I N E H O SP I TA L 4211 Holly Lane | Bonsall, CA 92003 760.726.4566 | slreh@slreh.com slreh.com

S UE R E DPATH, DVM Seaside Veterinary Care Post Office Box 983 | Cardiff, CA 92007 760.632.9444 | drsue@drsuehomevet.com drsuehomevet.com

“Advancing equine veterinary services that benefit the equine athlete and community.”

“Small animal veterinary care in the comfort and convenience of your home.”

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LINDS E Y LE WIS , DVM 858.461.4408 | lalewisdvm@hotmail.com

34249 Pacific Coast Highway | Dana Point, CA 92629 949.661.6375 dananiguelvet.com

“Compassionate care of the highest quality.”

“Lots of people talk to animals. Not very many listen, though. That’s the problem.” - Benjamin Hoff A n i m a l C a r e P r o f e s s i o n a l s | 95


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James Carr Jr. Quality Horseshoeing 760.803.9180 | jcshoeing@gmail.com jcshoeing@gmail.com

Joel Gonzalez Farrier Services 760.594.7624 joel985@gmail.com

“Family First.” “No hoof, no horse.”

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

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ER NE S T WOODWAR D

Greenwood Horseshoeing 760.505.7774 | tgwood06@att.net

760.579.8667 | ewshoe@me.com ewfarrier.com

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“ Taking your horse to the next level.”


DEFINING HORSEMANSHIP KAYLA LOTT, EMMA MARLOWE, AND NATASHA TRAURIG by Jackie McFarland and Pam Maley

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he general consensus is that many young riders today know a great deal about competing, but little about horsemanship. More and more, in our fast-paced world, a student will arrive at the barn to find the horse tacked up and waiting. They will climb on, take their lesson, dismount, give the horse a few pats and maybe a treat, and hand him/her back to a highly-skilled groom. Does horsemanship fall victim to convenience and time constraints? For some, it’s not enough to only experience a lesson or a trip around the show ring. Although there are aspiring equestrians who need to work to earn their way, the truth is they wouldn’t have it any other way. A rider is simply a person who rides a horse, but a horseman knows horses. Left to Right: Kayla Lott, Emma Marlowe and Natasha Traurig.

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We spoke with a trio of talented and ambitious young women, all of whom work hard and put in long hours to participate in the sport they love. There are common threads that run through these three stories. These young riders don’t simply arrive at the barn, mount a horse, and leave after the ride. On the contrary, they are often first to arrive and last to leave. Yet each feels incredibly fortunate to be doing what she’s doing, and to have her trainer as a mentor and role model. All are eager to learn, and willing to work long hours, even when faced with unglamorous tasks. And all have the grit to get on a variety of horses, some not well-behaved, and figure out what they need. Kayla Lott, 17, works and trains with Jim Hagman and Katie Gardner at Elvenstar; Emma Marlowe, also 17, works and trains with Leslie Steele at Acres West; and Natasha Traurig, 25, finished with her working student days, is now a young professional who works and trains with Michelle Parker at Cross Creek West. All three have achieved success in and out of the show ring. We spoke with them and with their trainers about horsemanship.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF DEVELOPING HORSEWOMEN

We asked them what the days are like. Seventeen-year-old Kayla is still in high school. She arrives at school at 7:00am, and takes a ‘zero period’ so that she can leave at 12:30pm. She grabs some lunch, pulls on her riding boots, and is at the barn by 1:30pm. Upon arrival, she finds a list of four to six horses to ride. Kayla knows what each horse needs to work on and works on it. After each ride, she takes time to give each horse the proper care tailored to its individual needs. Once her barn work day is over, she tackles her homework. Emma, also seventeen, handles school a bit differently. She is getting her high school education online in order to maximize her work time with the horses. Arriving at the barn at 8:00am, she often doesn’t leave before 6:00pm, having completed a long to-do list on the ground and in the saddle. She will help set jumps, ride, turn out, tack up or untack, “and anything else that Leslie needs.” She also helps her mom (Debi Marlowe) with the riding school. At the end of her day, she, too, gets busy with her schoolwork.

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Natasha has finished her working student days, and is now a young professional. But as the daughter of respected equestrians Bernie and Christine Traurig, she always took care of her own horses and managed the stable. This meant long days at the barn - from morning feeding time to night check. “I gathered a great wealth of horsemanship knowledge through working with my parents, and taking personal care of my horses.” While in college, she took as many online courses as possible, becoming fond of the early morning or late evening classes, in order to work around her hours at the barn. Her college social life fell by the wayside, a sacrifice she was willing to make to spend time with the horses. In the winter of 2014 Natasha graduated UCSD with a B.A. in Communication. “I always rode through my academic years,” she tells us, “although I did take a break from my full-time training to experiment and pursue some different jobs, gaining experience in what I like to call the ‘normal’ world.” But she couldn’t

stay away from the saddle for too long, and ended up riding professionally while completing her college education. DAYS AT THE SHOW

On show days, and there are many, the schedule intensifies. Kayla arrives about 6:00am and rides a few horses. Then as the day goes on, she helps with whatever is needed, setting up jumps in the warm-up arena, making office runs, walking and helping riders learn their courses, and checking on ride times in all the show rings. Like Kayla, Emma’s show days start early, often at 5:00am with a few rides, then cleaning tack, organizing trunks, office work - whatever job needs doing. Both agree that horse show days can be long and grueling, but they don’t mind. Having had those miles at the shows in her teenage years, Natasha now has a different role. She stays at home to run the barn, and to teach and train when Michelle’s away competing.

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Emma Marlowe celebrates with (left to right) co-trainer David Bustillos, trainer Leslie Steele, Emma Farber, Morgan Dickerson, Ali McCool of CWD, Alex Rheinheimer and Paul Bennett

GLOWING AFFIRMATIONS When asked to describe how these young women display the qualities of horsemanship, all three trainers did so eloquently and with admiration. Kayla’s Trainer Jim Hagman, Elvenstar: “I can’t say enough about Kayla. She’s calm, thoughtful, talented, and capable. Quiet with both people and horses, she’s able to get inside the mind and body of a horse, to understand and read them. Whatever horse she gets on, she gives the best she can, and she has the ability to inspire confidence in them. No matter the task, she does it without question or complaint. At the 2015 Maclay Finals, her horse jumped the first jump and then stopped at the Maclay wall. Unruffled, Kayla let him sniff the wall and get a good look at it, then slowly backed up, patted him, and asked him to jump. He did, and finished the course without fault. To me, that says it all. That’s horsemanship. We’re proud that in our program someone like Kayla can rise up. She makes us look good.” Emma’s Trainer Leslie Steele, Acres West: “Emma is a hands-on kind of young woman. Unlike some riders who simply walk up, get on, and get off, she is involved in every aspect. She will groom, wrap, clean – whatever you ask of her. Very passionate, but very realistic, she understands the right thing to do. She is the first one to get up in the morning and take the initiative to do what needs to be done. Many people care only about the riding, but Emma is passionate about it all. She borrows my veterinary books and reads them eagerly. She wants to know how and why, from riding, to training, to veterinary lameness. She is happy to be able to ride, and

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willing to get on all sorts of horses, even those that aren’t the easiest to ride. She is developing into a true all-around, excellent horsewoman.” Natasha’s Trainer Michelle Parker, Cross Creek West: “Natasha demonstrates excellent horsemanship. She knows everything involved with proper horse care, due to having parents who know the importance of doing everything from the ground up and with the utmost precision. Fortunately for Natasha they made sure she did all of her own horse care as she was growing up. She always takes her time to make sure that everything she does is aimed at advancing the horse’s flatwork and jumping skills. She tries to do everything just right, and never gets sloppy with her riding or schooling of the horses. I have quite a few young horses so she is getting the opportunity to continue expanding her knowledge and riding skills to a new, less seasoned age group of horses. As well rounded as Natasha’s horsemanship skills are, there is always more to learn, and I know she’s eager to master every skill she can.” As to goals, in the short term, none can imagine giving up the job that they love. “Being a working student for Leslie has been such a privilege and honor,” says Emma. “I have learned so much, and she’s transformed me into the horseman and rider that I am today.” Both Kayla and Natasha would echo that sentiment. All have their eyes on a career with horses. And with their commitment to the work on and off the horse, in the barn and in the saddle, their future as solid horsewomen is bright.


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HOME & B A R N

“The heart of quality design is found in the details.” — Tim Wilson Architect | wilsonarchitecture.com

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W I L S O N A R C H ITE CTUR E 3990 Old Town Avenue, Suite B102 | San Diego, CA 92110 (858) 454-9106 | homes@wilsonarchitecture.com wilsonarchitecture.com

Wilson Architecture is a full service design firm specializing in quality custom homes and equestrian estates. Founded in 1990 by Architect Tim Wilson, the firm has successfully completed numerous residences and equine accommodations throughout Rancho Santa Fe and San Diego coastal communities. With a reputation for exceptional design and project leadership skills, it is the personal attention given to each project that distinguishes the firm and ensures that the client’s vision is realized. Tim assembles and coordinates a team of professionals, builders and artisans appropriate for the style and scope of each project. Through this management, the design continues to evolve and improve from the initial concept to the completion of construction. The wide variety of architectural styles and projects the firm has completed can be viewed on their website www.WilsonArchitecture.com . Licensed in California and Texas

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STONEYARD, INC. 8980 Crestmar Point | San Diego, CA 92121 877.595.9732 stoneyardinc.com

Hedge Horse Jump Provided by Stoneyard/Ecovara Replica Plants For the past 30 years Stone Yard, Inc. has been designing and manufacturing impeccable cast stone planters and furnishings for the discriminating homeowner and designer. Beginning in 1985, designer-developer, Mitch Brean, found inspiration in old word antiquities, the renaissance, and more recently, in the smart and sophisticated styles of the times. Never a stranger to innovation, in 1990 he introduced eco-friendly Fiberstone - a groundbreaking, lightweight, chip-resistant material that mimics stone while weighing a fraction of its load. By using cutting-edge technology, Stone Yard, Inc. has created incomparable high-impact planters and accessories - from a superior quality product line to custom pieces designed for exclusive site projects. “We take pride in the fact that we do it all here in San Diego.” From timeless treasures found in old world country villas to the avant-garde showcased in Las Vegas, our planters, mantels, pedestals, tables and accessories elevate any exterior or interior space with distinction.

“Stone Yard Inc., Where inspired modern design meets old world classic elegance.” H o m e & B a r n | 103


B O N B O N H O M E & GAR DE N 2735 Via De La Valle | Del Mar, CA 92014 858.792.1668 | bonbon.h@sbcglobal.net bonbonhomeandgarden.com

Rosemarie Houston acquired Bon Bon over ten years ago and has built it into one of the premier San Diego shopping destinations. Her store specializes in one of a kind furniture and accessories sourced from all over the world. Bon Bon also enjoys showcasing exclusive pieces from local artists and craftsman. Almost like a treasure hunt, you casually stroll through the store’s vast collection of items looking for that one perfect home accessory. Rosemarie’s expertise, warehouse inventory and personal sensitivity makes styling homes a natural fit. Make your day fun, stop by Bon Bon and see if there isn’t something special for you and your home.

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EXT E R I O R D E S I G N S LANDS CAPE Post Office Box 3008 | Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 858.756.3508 | info@exteriordesignslandscape.com exteriordesignslandscape.com

Jose Castro, who moved to San Diego in 1974, grew up working on his grandfather’s farm. His grandfather shaped much of his childhood, teaching him how to plant, care for, and harvest vegetables, something that instilled a strong work ethic and attention to detail at a young age. His grandfather was also a mason, something young Castro took a liking to. They spent as much time together as they could, and Castro learned how to work with adobe and cantera to build and install fireplaces. Today, Castro has built on his grandfather’s many teachings bringing his customers front and back yards to life. With his high attention to detail and artistic eye, he is able to use the correct materials, textures and colors to transform open spaces into places that people will want to be for years to come.

“Artistic achievements that reflect bold originality, innovation, and creative excellence.” H o m e & B a r n | 105


THE O A KS FA R M S B Y D AV I DS ON COMMUNITIE S Intersection of Calle Arroyo and Avenida Siega, San Juan Capistrano, Calif. 92675 theoaks@davidsoncommunities.com oaksfarmslife.com/ea

Thoughtfully integrated within one of the West Coast’s most storied equestrian centers, 32 new farmhouse residences are now being offered at The Oaks Farms in San Juan Capistrano. Located just minutes east of Interstate 5 on land formerly owned by Joan Irvine Smith, The Oaks Farms has been transformed into a new gated community by acclaimed Southern California homebuilder Davidson Communities. Rich in detail and luxury amenities, Davidson has designed single-level and two-story plans that range from 3,447 to 4,325 square feet with up to five bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths. Operated separately but preserved by homebuilder Bill Davidson, the world-class equestrian facilities at The Oaks Farms will continue to thrive just feet from the backyards of the Davidson homes. “We were honored to be selected by Joan Irvine Smith to be responsible for the future of this historic property,” said Bill Davidson, President of the company he founded in 1978. We invite your visit to The Oaks Farms.

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T E R R A B ELLA 858.335.8151 | jjarvis@tblandscaping.com License C-27 & C-53 942252 tblandscaping.com

Terra Bella designs, builds and maintains distinctive landscape environments that maximize the value of our client´s property and stand the test of time. We are passionate and committed to every project, and focused on exceeding our client´s expectations. The pace of life today is demanding, so it is important more than ever to take the time to enjoy life. What better place to spend more time recharging your batteries than in the privacy and security of your own beautiful space. An environment tailored specifically to meet your needs, feed your senses and relax your soul. Whether you are looking for a decadent display of outdoor luxury living or a simple park-like garden - we will deliver your vision to you. We employ experienced artisan craftsmen that have an eye for detail and take pride in their creation. We only use top quality materials that are all specially selected for your individual project. Our associates compensation is tied to the feedback we receive regarding client communication , construction quality and project timeliness. Our goal is to build a client base of raving fans with every project we complete, and to become your landscaper for life!

“Our focus on excellent client communication starts in the initial design process of raving fans with every project we complete, and to become your landscaper for life” H o m e & B a r n | 107


WA LT E R N AVA S E Q U E S TR IAN AR E NA F O O T I N G S P ECIALIS T Post Office Box 2225 | Carlsbad, CA 92018 760.889.8420 | wcarenamaint@aol.com

Walter Navas is an Equestrian Arena and Turf 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, and 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. 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.

“A world of difference, arena surfaces that are easy to maintain.”

M A RY’ S TA C K AND FE E D 3675 Via de la Valle | Del Mar, CA 92014 858.755.2015 | email@marystack.com marystack.com

Mary’s Tack & Feed was started in 1963 in Del Mar by Mary Hammond. The current owner - Mike Mosley purchased the store in 1976 and built a large wooden building that has become a landmark across the street from the little tack store known as Mary’s. Moving it over 30 years ago, allowed Mary’s to continue to grow and improve - Mary’s is presently 12,000 square feet packed with products to outfit riders, horses, dogs 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, as well as poultry feed and supplies. Riders flock to Mary’s to see the latest in tack, saddles, apparel, helmets, and stylish sportswear. Mary’s Sales Associates continually train and learn about the ‘latest and greatest’, so that Mary’s can offer the best in customer service. Mary’s is well known in the riding community, but is also frequented by customers from all over the state for the great offerings, in both English and Western apparel. We hope to see you at Mary’s soon!

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C A RTE R ’S HAY & GRAIN

ELSTON H AY & G RAI N

1985 Olivenhain Road | Encinitas, CA 92024 760.436.4738 | carterhay@sbcglobal.net elstonhayandgrain.com

14277 Garden Road, Poway, CA 92064 | 858.513.1495 2220 Main Street, Ramona, CA 92065 | 760.789.5020 elstonhayandgrain.com

Photo: Paige Nelson Photography

“A family business.”

“Horses are our way of life.”

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HAT HEAD

E.C. STYLE BAR HAS THE SOLUTION by Pam Maley

“At the end of a busy day, the last thing we wanted to do was to go home and wash/style our hair, especially if there were dinner plans. We also knew that for many of the riders and trainers, there is not enough time to make an appointment at an off-site salon, where you may have to take at least an hour of your time just for travel. We wanted to provide a solution to this problem, with quality and convenient service right at the show grounds! We know that when you look good, you feel good!

— KAT ELYN M C CU L L O U G H

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My mother, Dona, and I had the inspiration for E.C. Stylebar. I have been a competitive show jumper for fourteen years and we had never seen anything like this. You can get pretty much anything you need at a horse show: food, clothes, massages, chiropractic, but no hair service. Hat-head, that mop of sweaty hair at the end of the day, is just very unflattering, and we wanted to provide a solution to this problem, with quality and convenient service right at the show grounds! We launched the business in August of 2015, and have been delighted with the response. Elwynn and Cass are actually the middle names of my mother and me, respectively. We liked the uniqueness of the names, and it is a nod to family relatives by whom our middle names were inspired. We took the first letters of each, and became E.C. Stylebar On the Go Styling.

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of the other vendors at horse shows. It’s classic and we love the look of it. The inside is designed in a minimalistic way with modern touches. There are three styling stations, with plush leather barber chairs, wood grain flooring, dark paneled wood cabinetry, and sleek marble countertops. There is a lounge area at the front for clients to wait for their appointments or just hang out if they so choose.

How did you get started, and what does E.C. stand for?

Why did you choose an Airstream? We decided on the Airstream for our mobile salon, as it is different from any

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We wanted the interior to feel very luxurious, so when you step inside you feel like you are in a brick and mortar salon. Overall, we wanted the salon to reflect our personal aesthetic, but also be comfortable.

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How has E.C. Stylebar saved the day? The idea is for some of the prominent riders on the circuit to be able to get their hair done after they have ridden, to fix the hat-head. At Thermal this last November, for example, one of the trainers was asked to give an interview before the Grand Prix. She was in a bit of panic, it was 2:00 pm, she had been riding and working with students all day, and had no time to leave and get her hair done. We had provided some services


to a few of her clients throughout the week, so she darted over to the trailer for a quick wash and blow out, and left our salon ready for that interview! We have found that a lot of the riders and trainers, now that they know we are going to be at most of the horse shows, get pretty particular about their hair, and which of our stylists can do it. Our stylists are getting repeat clients and a bit of a cult following, which is great. A certain young Grand Prix rider is very particular about his hair. He was convinced to try our barber and now requests only her. Can’t really complain about that!

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Are there plans on the radar for expansion? Definitely! Plans are already in the works for a second Airstream, perhaps within the next year. E.C.Style Bar is a full service salon, offering color, cut, blowouts, styling, barber services, manicures/pedicures, and makeup application; and we come to you. We will bring the salon to your home or any location of your choice for whatever event you are hosting.

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Equestrian Almanac congratulates Katelyn and Dona! We celebrate your success and applaud your ingenuity!

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How do I get an appointment? At horse shows the schedules vary per day, per rider, so it’s mostly walk-ins, rather than appointments. But if an appointment works we will schedule it! FO R A P PO I NT ME N T S

phone or text

858.997.5008 email

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“A horse doesn’t care how much you know until he knows how much you care. Put your hand on your horse and your heart in your hand.” — Pat Parelli 115


EQ UI N E S S E - E Q U I N E B ODY WOR K Marcella Smit, ortho/med cmt PO Box 3302 Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 | 858-444-7607 equinesse.com

Why Equine Bodywork? It’s a fact: horses are flight animals. Showing early signs of pain goes against their survival instinct. By the time a horse outwardly starts showing signs of (muscle) soreness/pain, things have been brewing for much longer. Addressing body soreness through equine bodywork gives the horse an opportunity to use its body correctly which improves performance and boosts confidence. New clients start out with a highly effective ‘ramp it up’ (3 sessions in 2 weeks) program. Once the ‘old, build-up restrictive layers’ have been ‘stripped away’, Smit follows up with regularly scheduled sessions. The bodywork focuses on early detection. By addressing the issues early on, it aims to keep a balanced muscular system in check. Smit’s well rounded equestrian background started at age 12 in Holland where she began riding and showing 116 | P e r f o r m a n c e & W e l l n e s s

in dressage, showjumping and cross country. Later, she also successfully re-trained problem horses, exercised show jumpers and accompanied them at the show circuit in Holland and Belgium. She started her equine bodywork practice in 1999. Regarding her equine bodywork practice Smit states: ‘It is an honor and incredibly rewarding, to work with these dedicated riders/trainers. Whether they compete at a World cup/Grand Prix level, beginner, or anywhere in between.’ Smit is results oriented and devoted to her work. To her there is no better feeling than knowing she has been part of another success story. *Full testimonials & additional info: Equinesse.com putting the art of finesse - in Equine Bodywork

“Balance is Key.”


C A B A S TIC Juan Pablo Jiménez T. +521 5520860911 cabastic.com

Cabastic was founded in 2010 by a team of biochemists interested in offering high purity products for horses’ daily needs. In a short period of time, Cabastic was ranked #1 in the Mexican market as the most important and successful horse supplement brand. Cabastic currently offers 10 different products with 100% pure ingredients, helping horses achieve excellent performance. The company is now in an expansive stage and growing rapidly in the United States and Latin America. They have more than 15 different distribution channels which cover the emerging markets and keep creating immediate product availability for their clients in different parts of the world. However, the most important factor of Cabastic´s production is their product’s quality and effectiveness, in order to achieve it they supervise all of their processes carefully and are constantly investing in vanguard high technology equipment. Cabastic has always distinguished itself by creating products with 100% pure elements. They pride themselves by adding a higher percentage of active ingredients in order to make their formulas even more effective, thus leading to horses´ feeling sound and compete at peak performance. Cabastic knows how the market has been functioning for the last decade, and will make strides in order to create innovating, better and successful products for the future.

“It all starts with the adequate support, strong healthy horses with Cabastic” P e r f o r m a n c e & W e l l n e s s | 117


E A S Y C RY O 1545 Rancho Ave | Glendale,CA 91201 eurocryo@yahoo.com americacryo.com

Easy Cryo is the leader in Cryotherapy for horses. We offer 2 devices: - A cold compression device that uses the famous R.I.C.E (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) technique to help your horse recover faster. Our device is 50% less expensive than our competitors. Completely operated via battery, the device is held on the horse’s back to avoid stepping on the hoses connected to the legs wraps. We have wraps for front legs, hind legs, and hocks. Only $1760. By using a cutting edge Cryo device that blows cold CO2 to any part of the horse, drops the skin temperature from 89F to 39F in only 30 seconds. Studies show that 30 seconds of neurocryostimulation produces the same effect as 4 hours of traditional ice packs. The 4 main effects are: antiinflammatory, muscle relaxant, analgesic, and vasomotor stimulation.

“Easy Cryo is the leader in Cryotherapy for horses.”

E Q U I TA GE P.O. Box 8092 | Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 760.634.2144 | office@equitage.com equitage.com

Dr Grim founded Equitage Horsecare because of her passion for horses, desire to optimize their health, predict possible issues in advance, and provide top of the line integrative medicine. With 23 years of experience as a veterinarian and 39 years as an equestrian, her integrative approach reflects her openness to all modalities with evidence to help the health and wellbeing of our noble horses. She provides comprehensive wellness plans that are thorough and preventative in nature including annual health exams, endocrine evaluation, nutritional analysis, gait evaluation and advanced dentistry. She provides advanced techniques in ultrasound guided injections for sports injuries, regenerative medicine products and she integrates complementary therapies such as Acupuncture, Herbs, and her new Class IV Laser providing more natural, regenerative and drug free therapies. At Equitage Horsecare, we partner with you to provide the best program for you and your horse!

“It is the unique bond between horse and human that draws us in; the joy of silently communicating with this majestic animal creating art, sport and shared excitement.” 118 | P e r f o r m a n c e & W e l l n e s s


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9863 Pacific Heights Boulevard, Suite D San Diego, CA 92121 858.457.8520 | info@adeptusnutrition.com adeptusnutrition.com

“Distinctive products for high performance both in and out of the ring.”

“Take time to feed your animals and yourselves healthy nutritional supplements!”

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105 Campus Plaza Drive | Edison, NJ 08837 732.417.0050 | info@centurionsystems.com centurionsystems.com

“Listen to your horse’s gut.”

“The therapy specialists.” P e r f o r m a n c e & W e l l n e s s | 119


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“Food changes everything.”

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350 Circle of Progress Drive | Pottstown, PA 19464 888.758.9836 | backontrackusa@gmail.com backontrackproducts.com

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“Equine transportation at its finest.” — John McAndrews | statesidefarms.com

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S TAT E S I D E FA R MS , INC. Post Office Box 1898 | Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 858.864.8550 | statesidefarms@gmail.com statesidefarms.com

Stateside Farms, Inc. owned and operated by North County native John McAndrews, was established in 1996. This Rancho Santa Fe based equine transport company specializes in shipping horses for shows, events, clinics and air transport; locally, across country and internationally. John oversees every aspect of Stateside’s operations. His fleet of trucks are fully licensed, insured and impeccably maintained with attention to safety and the comfort of the horses. McAndrews and his team are all experienced professional horsemen. For long hauls, horses are shipped with a team operation, minimizing travel time, equine stress, and client expense. While in transport, the horses are monitored via cameras, and benefit from air ride suspension, boxed stalls (allowing freedom of movement and minimizing shipping sickness), abundant bedding, feed and water. In addition, each horse is blanketed and unblanketed according to changing weather conditions. Every effort is made to accommodate the unique needs of individual horses. The Stateside team’s goal is to provide quality service with flexibility to address the needs of clients. Call (858) 864-8550 to book one horse or an entire barn. New clients are encouraged to ask for references.

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EQ U I A I R S H I P P I NG S E R V ICE S 16404 Sultus Street | Canyon County, CA 91387 805.501.0193 | brunoagent@aol.com equiairshipping.com

Bruno DeBerdt has been shipping horses domestically and overseas for over 20 years and has also operated a bloodstock consultancy for 26 years. Bruno oversees all aspects of the transport process and ensures that his client’s horses will arrive safely and healthy at their destinations. Equi Air is conveniently located 40 miles northeast of the Los Angeles International Airport in smog-free Canyon Country. Since 1986, Equi Air Shipping Services has expanded their operations to also include an isolation facility. The isolation facility includes a USDA approved barn, ten 24’ x 16’ spacious shaded sand pens and an exercise arena. The facility is also staffed 24/7. Since every horse is unique and every transport is unique, the best thing to do to prepare your horse for his next transport is call Equi Air!

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

L A N D R O V E R O F S AN DIE GO 9455 Clayton Drive | San Diego, CA 92126 858.693.1400 landroversandiego.com

Your Experience is What Matters Most When you think of Land Rover San Diego, we want you to remember the extraordinary service, vehicle selection, and personal attention you received while visiting our dealership. We don’t strive for satisfaction; our goal is to exceed your expectations and make this THE best car buying or service experience you’ve ever had. Here are just a few reasons to select Land Rover San Diego as your dealership of choice: Our complimentary services include fluid top-offs with every visit, interior and exterior car washes with every service, Land Rover loaner vehicles with a scheduled service appointment, pick up and delivery for service, and airport shuttle service within San Diego Metro area. Our technicians have over six decades of combined service experience and we employ the highest percentages of factory trained master technicians in the country.”

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B O B H UB B A R D H O R S E TR ANS PORTATION 3730 South Riverside Avenue | Colton, CA 92324 951.369.3770 | bhht@bhht.com bobhubbardhorsetrans.com

Bob Hubbard Horse Transportation, Inc. (BHHT) is recognized nationwide for its tradition of superior, horse transportation services spanning more than 40 years. 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. BHHT’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.

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

C H A D F R A N K L I N T R ANS PORTATION 858.922.2490 Chadnaub2@gmail.com

Chad Franklin grew up in a small town in northern Pennsylvania. He grew up with several breeds of horses including Quarter horses, Arabians, Thoroughbreds, Appaloosas, and Paints. Chad loves his job because it allows him to be outside and work with animals. He wanted to work in an environment that gave him flexibility and the satisfaction of helping both people and animals. Chad is highly dedicated to his clients and will work with them and get their animals where they need to go. He has been hauling horses and other livestock for over 20 years and has been hauling professionally for three years. Chad is available to take your horses to shows, vet visits, or take them to their new home. Chad specializes in small, personal transportation and his truck can fit most anywhere as opposed to the big semi trucks with long trailers. Chad looks forward to working with his current clients in 2015 as well as meeting new clients.

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“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” — John Wooden 125


SOLEÁ 310.701.8556 | soleaequestrian@gmail.com soleaequestrian.com

Alejandro Meeks, is the owner and operator of Solea Equestrian. Solea is a tack shop based in Southern California that focuses on carrying exclusive brands, such as Kep Italia, Parlanti, Jin Stirrups, and Poponcini Bits to name but a few. The company is renown for custom, from boots to bonnets, scrims and sheets to helmets and crops and coats.

“ I always try and go above and beyond to reach my clients ideas of what they are looking for when they choose to go custom. I try and keep it respectful to the tradition of the sport, with a tasteful flair of individuality”

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D Y’ O N Larry Limoges 714.271.0086 | limoges9@yahoo.com www.dyon.be

From the beginning, we made sure that each Dy’on product was innovated and perfectly manufactured; the creation, craftsmanship, quality of the materials, and customer service have been the first four rules of the company since we began, and continue to be of utmost importance. Apart from the choice of the best material, it is the close relationship with the actors of the sport and the fact that all the products are designed and developed by Philippe Dion himself that make any Dy’on product different from the other high quality brands. These products are tested at the highest levels, so we know they are functional and fit for purpose - we always appreciated the feedback from elite riders, and continue to do so today, with our roster of sponsored riders.

“Quality of the materials and customer service are the rules of Dy’on.”

M A RY’ S TA C K AND FE E D 3675 Via de la Valle | Del Mar, CA 92014 858.755.2015 | email@marystack.com marystack.com

Mary’s Tack & Feed was started in 1963 in Del Mar by Mary Hammond. The current owner - Mike Mosley purchased the store in 1976 and built a large wooden building that has become a landmark across the street from the little tack store known as Mary’s. Moving it over 30 years ago, allowed Mary’s to continue to grow and improve - Mary’s is presently 12,000 square feet packed with products to outfit riders, horses, dogs 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, as well as poultry feed and supplies. Riders flock to Mary’s to see the latest in tack, saddles, apparel, helmets, and stylish sportswear. Mary’s Sales Associates continually train and learn about the ‘latest and greatest’, so that Mary’s can offer the best in customer service. Mary’s is well known in the riding community, but is also frequented by customers from all over the state for the great offerings, in both English and Western apparel. We hope to see you at Mary’s soon!

“If you have a horse, then you have to come to Mary’s! ” T a c k & S a d d l e r y | 127


K L S E L E C T, LLC 34 Taugwonk Spur, Suites 11 & 12 Stonington, CT 06378 Tele: 860.437.7232 Fax: 860.440.2563 Info@klselect.com www.klselect.com

KL Select has supplied the North American rider with premium European saddlery since 1979. Serving all English riding disciplines (hunters, jumpers, 3-day & dressage); their brands Red Barn, KL Italia, & Black Oak – use the finest leather in the world. KL Select raises the bar for excellence, consistently perfecting products for both horse and rider. Their innovative, trend-setting designs introduced many concepts which are now the industry standard. As their exclusive distributor in the USA, KL Select offers United Sportproducts Germany (USG) riding apparel and Europe’s bestselling body protectors. USG matching saddle pads and fly veils are among the most popular in the country. Check this and more out at www.klselect.com, or visit your local, independent equestrian retailer.

“You ride. We provide.”©

L O R I ’ S H O R S E LAUNDRY Lori Campise 951.304.1071, cell 951.906.3124 lorishorselaundry@verizon.net lorishorselaundry.com

laundering and repairs, I also offer waterproofing of blankets. All pricing includes free pick-up and delivery. Lori’s Horse Laundry’s pricing is affordable and repair costs are reasonable with no minimum charge. All horse wear is washed in a commercial washing machine using cold water and a non-detergent soap and then lined dried. All items are individually wrapped and labeled in clear plastic bags upon return. Lori’s Horse Laundry has been providing a complete horse blanket cleaning and repair service to all of San Diego and Riverside Counties, along with some areas of Orange County for the past 13 years. My service is a home based business, myself being the sole operator, committed to providing the highest quality and care in the laundering of all types of horse blankets, saddle pads, polo wraps, and stall drapes. Along with 128 | T a c k & S a d d l e r y

Basic Heavy Blankets Winter Rain Sheets Day and Fly Sheets Hoods

$18.00 $15.00 $12.00 $7.00

“Horses love clean blankets.”


E Q U L I F E S T YL E BOUTIQUE 2683 Via de la Valle, Suite G704 | Del Mar, CA 92014 619.851.4301 | monica81271_1999@yahoo.com www.equlifestyleboutique.com

Equ Lifestyle Boutique was founded in 2010 They offer luxury equestrian clothing, lifestyle wear, and horse products. No stranger to the equestrian world, owner and active equestrian Monica Ward knows the importance of always staying on top of the latest and greatest equestrian styles. Monica works closely with European and American Designers to better the quality and relevance of their products. Monica also offers custom, semi-custom, and off-the-rack hunt coats. It will be obvious when you step foot in her boutique that Monica takes customer service to another level and she always puts her customers first.

“We make customer service our priority.�

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CW D Chemin Fontaine de Fanny | 24300 Nontron France 206.883.7125 | katie@cwdsellier.com cwdsellier.com

“Success depends first and foremost upon perfectly mastered savoir faire.�

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VOLTAIR E 3782 NW 124th Avenue, Suite #208 | Coral Springs, FL 33065 845.875.4438 en.voltaire-design.com

“The Voltaire Design mission is to help everyone fulfill their full potential.�

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EXERCISE CARE IN HORSE MATTERS TO AV O I D C O ST LY P R O B L E M S © T. Randolph Catanese, Esq. 2016

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have been a lawyer working for equine clients for over 3 decades. People often ask me, what does a horse lawyer do? And, at first blush this seems like a reasonable question to ask. My typical response is my explanation that horses and the horse business are like any other specialty field or endeavor. Many times the horses involved are quite expensive or rare and because of these facts, there will be problems when human beings are involved.

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may involve breach of warranties, failure to pay on a promissory note, or failure to pay for care and husbandry services. A common tort dispute will usually involve negligence or an intentional wrong such as


fraud. In contract cases, the remedies are usually limited to damages for the breach of the contract. In tort cases, the damages for intentional wrongs usually include actual damages and punitive damages. This occurs if the intentional wrong is within the category of wrongs, which permit an award of punitive damages. Whether the problem is based on a contract or a tort, at the end of the day, it will always involve a relationship between persons or entities. The relationship and the words agreed upon or spoken by the parties will be very signiďŹ cant regarding the rights and obligations of the parties to each other. Whether you are new to the horse business or even if you have a long history in the

horse business, if you want to avoid the unpleasantness of a lawsuit, the best way to avoid a lawsuit is to exercise care before you sign a contract or make representations to another regarding a horse or services you might provide regarding a horse. The more information you have regarding the person on the other side, as well as the subject horse, the better informed you will be and hopefully the information will assist you in making a sound decision regarding the contract or relationship. To conclude, investigate the person and the horse before you proceed. If you have further questions it is usually best to contact an experienced horse lawyer. By doing so, you can hopefully avoid later problems.

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BEAUTY EXPERTS If you feel well, you ride well. Maintaining YOU should come first so that your horse gets the best of you each and everyday. Face it, our sport can take a toll on our appearance and our bodies. We hand selected the best Beauty Experts, just as you would select the best for your horse.

“ You can be gorgeous at 20, beautiful at 40 and irresistible for the rest of your life. ” — COCO CH ANEL

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DR. JASON R. LUPTON San Diego Dermatology and Laser Surgery

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r. Lupton is a laser fellowship-trained dermatologist and is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology. He specializes in skin cancer prevention and treatment, as well as minimally invasive cosmetic procedures such as injectables and laser surgery. Dr. Lupton’s goal is to educate patient’s about their skin health and treat cosmetic concerns, utilizing state-of-the-art lasers and rejuvenation devices. For the Southern California equestrian, the cumulative effects of intense periods of ultraviolet light exposure are of primary concern when visiting a dermatologist. Excessive sun is inherent in riding and leads to an increased risk of skin cancer development. Accelerated photo-aging as evidenced by premature wrinkling, brown spots, and blood vessels will also result from this exposure. Annual or biannual skin examinations are especially important for the equestrian to monitor for these changes. More frequent examinations may be

necessary for those with a personal history of skin cancer or the presence of precancerous lesions on the skin. Many riders seek treatment to improve the visible signs of aging exacerbated by years of sun exposure. Dr. Lupton employs a variety of lasers and light sources to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and blotchy skin. Dramatic reductions in sun damage and softening of the skin may be achieved through fractional laser and light-based treatments. Injectables such as dermal filling agents (Juvederm, Restylane) and neurotoxins (Botox, Dysport) may be added to any treatment for further refinement. Optimal clinical results are seen in riders who adopt lifelong daily sun protection measures such as sunscreens, visors and sunglasses after treatment. Minimally invasive laser and light source procedures are best repeated at regular intervals to erase the earliest signs of damage and to maintain youthful results over time.

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t Advanced Body Solutions we offer non-invasive FDA approved body services to help you achieve the body of your dreams. Programs are customized for each individual based on specific needs and goals. Endermologie is a treatment sought out by many equestrians. The treatment feels like a relaxing deep tissue massage while significantly reducing cellulite and restoring the body’s desired contours. Results are achieved by using adjustable rollers and controlled suction to create a deep tissue smoothing and lymphatic mobilization action. Deep layers of fat are stimulated and released while blood flow and lymphatic drainage increase allowing excess fluid and toxins to be eliminated. It also helps with spot reduction and skin tightening. Endermologie will help you feel more confident both without your clothes and in your clothes (especially those tight white breeches!)

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CHIARA ZUCCOLOTTO Zuccolotto

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he art of fashion is a delicate balance that very few taken the time to master. To consider oneself an expert takes years of devotion and a massive amount of work and hands on experience, you become so much more than just a fashion designer. Five years ago I took the first step in building my career and staking claim to the title Fashion Expert, mastering many of the elements this industry is made up of. I pride myself in my extensive knowledge of fabric and textiles, the industry is constantly changing and that means you are never done learning and taking the steps to educate yourself. I travel all of the states attending an array of events including: workshops, sourcing shows, conferences and reviews in an effort to grow myself as a designer and as a business owner. I have always had a love for the world of horses, and fashion was something that is second nature to me, I was meant to do this. I have been blessed enough to have be able to combine my two passions, every piece I create has a vast amount of thought and detail, in both the make up and structure of each piece.

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eet Rebecca Underdown, Chemist, Acupuncturist, and Equestrian. A Hamptons native, Rebecca developed Veridatta’s skin care line with one intent: efficacy. Frustrated with the over-saturared skin care market filled with mediocre products, Rebecca created Veridatta to be results driven Seven years later, Veridatta is the premier anti-aging skin care line designed for equestrians facing the raw elements day in and day out. The sun is the leading cause of pre-mature aging. Veridatta treats anti-aging by looking at the amount of time it takes for a cell to perform under the amount of stress it is under. When it comes to skin care, an “anti-aging” product should not be creating more stress for the body. “During our product’s development, I was concerned with the amount of time it

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takes for a cell to integrate or dispose of the ingredient through the lymph system. If you take that amount of time, then multiply that by millions of cells, it is easy to understand why ingredients really do matter. I want my cells to work as efficiently as possible and I don’t want to feel bad about being in the sun riding everyday,” say Underdown. Dermatologist approcved, Veridatta’s morning and night routine increases circulation through the layers of the skin, allowing new, healthy cells to ascent to the surface of the skin. “Veridatta is what beauty feels like. Neither shy nor boastful, it’s a feeling of truth ever person deserves,” adds Underdown. Veridatta can be purchased at Mary’s and Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery in Del Mar, as well as online at www.veridattaskin.com


LUXURY SKINCARE FOR THE AGELESS EQUESTRIAN VE RIDATTA P RESEN T S TH E P OWER O F T RU T H IN O RG AN I C, RA W , AN D LOVING LY HAN DM AD E O F F ERIN G CR EA T ED T O B RI N G FO RTH YOUR TRUE ESSENCE BEC AU SE … YOU ARE EN OUG H.

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KANETA HARMON Mia Brazilia

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aneta Harmon is a renowned, San Diego County entrepreneur whose women’s fashion label, Mia Brazilia, is nationally recognized in the activewear and couture industry for its innovative vision and unique designs. While training as a champion martial artist in 2003, Kaneta became acutely aware of the lack of sexy, stylish women’s sportswear available to active women like herself. Thus was born Mia Brazilia, a revolutionary fashion concept that would embrace the beauty and femininity of the female figure, not shrink from it, by matching function with fashion.Whether going to a morning yoga class or meeting girlfriends for an evening out, the Mia Brazilia collection is designed for the upscale, discriminating woman who enjoys comfortable clothing that is also fit to flatter. Mia Brazilia clothing is proudly manufactured locally in San Diego, California, with the diverse demands of the modern woman’s “active” lifestyle in mind. Mrs. Harmon’s use of a superior, soft fabric that affords uncompromising durability for mixed use purposes has allowed Mia Brazilia to develop a cult-like following in a myriad fields including the yoga, physical fitness, and couture, boutique industries. Now, Kaneta Harmon is proud to be introducing the Mia Brazilia collection to the San Diego equestrian industry. Mia Brazilia’s celebrated use of light, durable fabrics that complement and reinforce for easy, natural, 144 | Beauty Experts

equestrian movements makes it perfectly suited for the high demands of the horseman. Whether a rider is training in winter or summer, Mia Brazilia clothing is all weather-proof with the ability to wick away moisture and protect from any inclement, weather condition. Kaneta’s distinguishing array of patterns and colors will surely provoke conversation for the discerning equestrian who aspires to depart from the tired, antiseptic alternatives heretofore available. In addition to her role as a fashion designer, Kaneta Harmon has also designed and developed a popular, “at-home” training regimen over the last decade that incorporates her passion for martial arts, kickboxing, and traditional fitness training. Mrs. Harmon travels countywide to local, corporate headquarters as well as to private residences to offer her challenging, adaptive training sessions to individuals/companies that want a well-rounded, “holistic” approach to individual/ employee health. As a trainer, health advisor, and lifestyle coach, Kaneta Harmon firmly believes in the importance of an ongoing dialogue between the body, heart, and the mind and its salutary effect on elevating the human condition. The Mia Brazilia collection evokes this spirit in its celebration of the modern woman who aspires to venture “beyond the ordinary.” As Mrs. Harmon is fond to say, “Life is short, go out and live it… to the beat of your own drum!”


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LORI LEGAZ Simply Skin

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s equestrian athletes we are constantly training outdoors exposing ourselves to the harsh UV rays. The sad truth is you don’t see the damage until it’s almost too late to reverse. Here are some important steps you can take now and still enjoy the love of this wonderful sport while aging gracefully. Do not leave for the barn without using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least an SPF 30. It’s also a really good idea to wear a hat that blocks out all sun without restricting your vision of course. I know, you may be thinking of Little Bo Peep on horseback but I promise your skin will thank you someday. Riders are high performance athletes and as we work hard out in the sun we tend to sweat which can lead to clogged pores. It’s a really good idea to have regularly scheduled

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monthly maintenance treatments to combat the exposure we get from the sun as well as keep your skin clear and free of breakouts. In the beautiful Little Italy area of San Diego I offer the Dermasound Plus Ultrasonic Treatment. It is a three-step process that uses ultrasonic frequency to gently loosen and remove dead skin cells from the skins surface and stimulates the production of collagen. Collagen is the main support and healing connective tissue in our skin, and diminishes as we age. It is excellent for all skin types. It reduces discoloration from the sun as well as decongests the pores which is especially helpful for us riders. The Dermasound penetrates product into the skin 10,000 times more effectively than if applied by hand! I’d love to help you have the best skin of your life! Changing the face of the equestrian community, one rider at a time.


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Dear Potential Sponsor, On behalf of the foster teens of San Pasqual Academy and the Friends of San Pasqual Academy, we are inviting you to become a Sponsor for our “Teens, Jeans and Dreams� Team Penning Event. This event will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2016 VIP ats Box Se Dinner able Avail

at 5:00 p.m. at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Arena.

There is a severe shortage of foster homes in San Diego County. There are thousands of foster children that need a stable, consistent environment to develop both academically and emotionally. The average foster teen has attended five different high schools by the end of his/her sophomore year. The Team Penning event will raise funds that directly benefit the foster teens of San Pasqual Academy. Scholarships, academic and athletic programs, music, art, computers, clothing and more are funded by this event. For VIP Dinner Box Seats Please Contact Commitee Member Roblee L. Valentine 858.756.8737


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“In a world of things so alike one must make a statement.” — Chiara Zuccolotto, Zuccolotto Designs | zuccolottodesigns.com

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Z U C C O L O T T O DE S IGNS 916.207.4161 | chiara@zuccolottodesigns.com zuccolottodesigns.com

Inspired by the classic styles of history and motivated by individual expression, Zuccolotto Designs is a family run company that prides itself in creating timeless pieces for both Equestrian riders and the Designer Market of the fashion world with it’s recently titled Designer Label Zuccolotto. Proudly made in the USA, quality over quantity is a main focus for the Boutique Designer Company.

The Zuccolotto label, although unique to the Equestrian world, is a durable collection of riding coats, which comes in a variety of colors and silhouettes. Owner and Designer, Chiara Zuccolotto, uses her expertise in textiles and fit to create timeless pieces, all the while creating a customized statement for each of her clients. Zuccolotto Designs is honored to support the Corhn’s and Colitis foundation of America. Zuccolotto is available online at www. ZuccolottoDesigns.com

“In a world of things so alike one must make a statement.” — Chiara Zuccolotto | Zuccolotto Designs 150 | F a s h i o n & B e a u t y


K AT H E R I N E C OS ME TICS info@katherinecosmetics.com katherinecosmetics.com

Katherine Cosmetics was designed with you in mind- a woman living a full life in the real world who wants to look and feel amazing in every situation from yoga classes to black tie events to family movie nights. You may be a Mom, an executive, an athlete or all three at once still wondering where all of your time goes! Katherine Cosmetics is here for YOU. And we believe when your makeup looks beautiful on the outside, you feel beautiful on the inside. That’s what confidence is all about – how you feel about yourself! OUR SOLUTION: A luxury travel-friendly brand filled with innovation and packaged in the highest quality design, our products are inspired by the beauty of history and travel in the lives of four generations of Katherine’s. The solution continues with ingredients and product formulas that multi-task and are good for your skin, easy to wear and are formulated to make us feel and look more beautifull instantly. The solution is as easy as it is beautiful with 5 items that make up the Katherine Cosmetic’s EVERYDAY BEAUTY COLLECTION. Available at Cos Bar, Rancho Valencia, & Browtique.

“Lifestyle Makeup for Real Life.” F a s h i o n & B e a u t y | 151


M AT T I d 2869 Via de la Valle, Suite F | Del Mar, CA 92014 858.523.0693 | mattid2689@gmail.com

For the past 15 years, Matti d, located in beautiful Del Mar, has been the go-to place for fashion. 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-akind. 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 are available to provide knowledge on product and silhouette, with a simple sophisticated understated chic!

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D I A M O N D B OUTIQUE 2710 Via de la Valle, B280 Del Mar, CA 92014 858 720 1800 | mailbox@diamondboutiqueonline.com www.diamondboutiqueonline.com

From the brilliant yellow of the sun to the deep blue of the ocean, diamonds occur in myriad colors. Natural Color Diamonds have been discovered in every color of the rainbow and from everywhere around the globe. Yet Color Diamonds are extremely rare: one in every 10,000 diamonds are natural color diamonds! And when it comes to world class jewelers, breathtaking jewelry, unrivaled client service and the highest dedication to ethics and excellence, Diamond Boutique is also one in 10,000! Established in 1984, Diamond Boutique has endured as a family-owned and operated business and today is proud to be San Diego’s premier jeweler. The breadth and range of our services is as varied as the colors of the rainbow. Diamond Boutique’s distinguished status in the American Gem Society and the Natural Color Diamond Association place us as amongst the nation’s top 5% of all jewelers, designers, and appraisers. Members of AGS are held to the highest code of ethics and are dedicated to consumer protection with our superior gemological skills and knowledge.

“LIFE: It’s All About Color!” F a s h i o n & B e a u t y | 153


E . C . S T YL E B AR Salon: 858.997.5010 | Business: 858.997.5008 info@ecstylebar.com ecstylebar.com

E.C. Stylebar got started as a mother, a daughter, and an idea. Being equestrians, the idea came to Elwynn & Cass after a long day at the horse show. They found themselves wishing there was a way to feel refreshed afterwards. Seeing that there was no salon service existing at horse shows, the idea of a mobile salon was born. E.C. Stylebar, the on-the-go style bar grew out of the simple idea of providing quality and refreshing service to men and women, without the hassle of traveling to and waiting at a salon.

“We are, where you are!”

D R . J A S O N L U P T ON, M.D. 12395 El Camino Real, Suite 207 | San Diego, CA 92130 858.350.5555 | nurse@dermsd.com dermsd.com

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. Dr. Lupton’s clinical expertise includes 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.

“Non-invasive cosmetic procedures done early can prolong a more youthful appearance and postpone or replace the need for surgical procedures.” 154 | F a s h i o n & B e a u t y


C O N T I N E N TA L CLE ANE R S 2741 Via de la Valle | Del Mar, CA 92014 760.468.3986 | drycleanworld@aol.com

Originally from Alameda, California, Mike Monaghan worked as an auto mechanic before getting started in the dry cleaning industry. Mike first got introduced to the industry by his brother-in-law and attributes much of what he has learned about the industry to him. Mike decided he wanted to start his own business and began his journey in San Diego with one main plant location and several drop stores. The Del Mar location is his original plant location and has been in business since 1978. Mike and his staff take great pride in their attention to detail, great customer service and environmentally friendly dry cleaning. Some of the other services offered are expert stain removal, laundry services, and alterations. Mike is constantly looking for ways to improve his company and loves seeing his current customers and meeting new ones. When you mention the Equestrian Almanac, you also receive a 10% discount so make Continental Cleaners your “go-to” spot!

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

P O P P Y B O UTIQUE 16087 San Dieguito Road, Suite D2 | Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 858.756.5528 poppyrsf.com

Poppy Boutique is a well curated collection of womens contemporary fashions, jewelry, and gifts. Owned by local RSF resident Heather Hunter, Poppy is located in the Del Rayo shopping center. Hunter does all the buying and focuses on feminine and refined pieces that are always on trend yet still classic enough for years of wear. Poppy is known for a diverse selection of highly sought-after designers such as - Diane von Furstenberg, Elizabeth & James, Autumn Cashmere, Frame Denim, Velvet, Rails, A.L.C., Haute Hippie. Vince, Amanda Uprichard, 360Sweater, Paige Denim, Trina Turk, Ella Moss, James Perse, DL1961, Spanx and more. There are always plenty of everyday casual looks such as tees, denim and sweaters - as well as great finds for a night on the town with dresses and silk tops.

“I’ll stop wearing black when they invent a darker color.” F a s h i o n & B e a u t y | 155


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“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than a year of conversation.” — Plato 157


R E D T R A C T ON’S 550 Via de la Valle | Solana Beach, CA 92075 858.755.6600 redtractonssteakhouse.com

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.” 158 | R e s o r t & D i n i n g


TH E I N N AT R A N C HO S ANTA FE 5951 Linea Del Cielo | Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 Reservations: 800.843.4661 | 858.756.1131 | general@innatranchosf.com theinnatrsf.com

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe recently finished a comprehensive $12 million renovation. 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. 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.

“A unique atmosphere of charm and tranquility.”

G R A N D D E L MAR 5300 Grand Del Mar Court | San Diego, CA 92130 Reservations: 855.314.2030 thegranddelmar.com

Lauded as TripAdvisor’s #1 Luxury Hotel in California and #4 Hotel in the United States, The Grand Del Mar garners praise from the most revered critics around the world. Forbes Travel Guide, AAA, Relais & Châteaux, Travel + Leisure and TripAdvisor have all bestowed high honors, but the reviews we treasure most come from you. The Grand Del Mar’s signature restaurant, Addison, features Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef William Bradley’s artisanal approach to cooking. A seasonal menu offers an inspired evening of culinary expertise at Southern California’s only Five-Star/Five Diamond restaurant. Visit the spa at The Grand Del Mar and you’ll understand just why it is one of only 24 Five-Star spas in the United States.

“Live The Grand life.”

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RA N C H O VA L E N C I A R E S ORT & S PA 5921 Valencia Circle | Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 Reservations: 866.233.6708 | 858.756.1123 | reservations@ranchovalencia.com ranchovalencia.com

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. Among the property’s offerings are 49 luxuriously appointed guest casitas with private patios, a world-class spa, fine dining and an award-winning tennis program. The establishment reopened in October 2012 after undergoing a $30 million resort-wide renovation. January 2014 marked the official relaunch of Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa.

“A truly world class resort.”

L’ A U B E R G E DE L MAR 1540 Camino Del Mar | Del Mar, CA 92014 Reservations: 800.245.9757 | 858.259.1515 | la-reservations@destinationhotels.com laubergedelmar.com

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 fullservice 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.” 160 | R e s o r t & D i n i n g


M O R A DA 5951 Linea Del Cielo | Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 858.381.8289 | dining@innatranchosf.com theinnatrsf.com

Morada restaurant takes its name from Lilian Rice’s 1923 moniker for The Inn, meaning “house of many rooms.” Locally sourced California cuisine and a comfortable sophistication carry on the feel, welcoming locals and guests to gather, share old stories and feel at home while enjoying the menu’s fresh selections. Morada is inspired by the property’s storied past, showcasing Rancho Santa Fe’s rich history by incorporating natural materials and equestrian elements that elude to the eucalyptus groves and the carefree elegance of the California ranch lifestyle. Morada’s constantly evolving California inspired menu incorporates only the freshest locally sourced ingredients, which Chef Allison obtains from local farms.

“Come as you are, stay as long as you like and settle back.”

D O L C E PA N E E V INO 16081 San Dieguito Road | Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 858.832.1518 | salute@dolcepaneevino.com dolcepaneevino.com

Dolce Pane e Vino arrived on the scene in Rancho Santa Fe three 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 woodfired cuisine. The inspiration behind Dolce is to provide highest quality 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.

“Nothing tastes sweeter than the pleasures of fine wine and cuisine enjoyed in the company of your favorite people.” R e s o r t & D i n i n g | 161


D O N O VAN’S 1250 Prospect St., La Jolla, CA 92037 | 570 K Street, San Diego, CA 92101 877.698.6666 | koda@donovanssteakhouse.com donovanssteakhouse.com

Donovan’s sets the standard of fine dining excellence. A classic steakhouse. A stylish, lively atmosphere. Cordially friendly. We like to think of Donovan’s as your own special place. A place where you can celebrate with friends, family and associates. Martini Hour is time to unwind from a hectic day. Gather-up your friends for specially priced signature cocktails and heavy pour martinis, bar appetizers and complimentary prime steak sandwiches. This is the perfect time to continue those business meetings in a casual relaxing atmosphere. USDA Prime Steaks reign supreme. Delectable market seafood for those non-steak moments. Mouth-watering steakhouse fare. Your personal host will help you plan a most memorable occasion.

“You and your guests are always VIP.”

M A R K E T R E S TA U RANT + B AR 3702 Via de la Valle | Del Mar, CA 92014 858.523.0007 marketdelmar.com

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 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. Shroeder has been a three-time semi-finalist for the James Beard Foundation Best Chef Pacific.

“An everchanging menu with the freshest ingredients.” 162 | R e s o r t & D i n i n g


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2730 Via de la Valle | Del Mar, CA 92014 858.704.4500 | contact@urbankitchengroup.com cucinaenoteca.com

6027 Paseo Delicias, Suite F, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 | 858.759.1940 16079 San Dieguito Rd, Ste A-1, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 | 858.756.1921

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“ Modern Italian kitchen meets rustic farmhouse.”

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

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346-B South Cedros Avenue | Solana Beach, CA 92075 | 858.794.4919 lockwoodtable.com

162 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road | Encinitas, CA 92024 760.944.9000 | barry@firenzetrattoria.com firenzetrattoria.com

“The tasty local.”

“ Dine in Tuscany tonight.” R e s o r t & D i n i n g | 163


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16236 San Dieguito Road, Suite 2-14 | Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 858.759.0747 thymeintheranch.com

16236 San Dieguito Road, Suite 2-14 | Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 858.759.0747 067eatery.com

“A special kind of café.”

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

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31105 Rancho Viejo Road, Suite C-7 | San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 949.481.9596 | info@southcoastkitchen.net southcoastkitchen.net

1555 Camino Del Mar, Suite 301 | Del Mar, CA 92014 858.755.8876 ilfornaio.com

“Food that pleases your palette, the eye, and your sense of adventure.”

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

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“Our goal is protection for your horses at all stages of life for your peace of mind.” — Al Schlom 165


M O M E NTOUS IN S URANCE B ROK ERAG E, IN C. 5990 Sepulveda Boulevard, #550 | Van Nuys, CA 91411 818.933.2700 | info@momentousins.com momentousins.com

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 as 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 and can service clients on a national basis. Also active philantropist, 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.”

TAY LO R H A R R I S I N S U RANCE S E R V ICE S 10116 Wheatland Avenue | Sunland, CA 91040 818.613.5382 | alschlom2@gmail.com taylorharris.com

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 US, 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. THIS places its policies with the highest rated and most secure carriers. As horsemen themselves, the directors, staff and agents have experience in all facets of the horse industry and understands its risks. THIS has 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.

“Our goal is protection for your horses at all stages of life for your peace of mind.” 166 | Law & I n s u r a n c e


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31255 Cedar Valley Drive, Suite 213 | Westlake Village, CA 91362 T: 818.707.0407 | F: 818.707.1161 cataneselaw.com

Catanese & Wells is a California-based equine law firm that has served the needs of the horse industry since its inception in 1989. T. Randolph Catanese, Esq. is the founder of the firm, and has been serving the needs of the equine industry since 1983. Mr. Catanese has represented clients involved in all aspects of the industry, from owners to breeders and service providers within the sector. The firm has represented owners of many breeds of horses, from Thoroughbred, Warmblood, Arabian, Appaloosa, Quarterhorse, to Standardbred, and more. Mr. Catanese has appeared as a speaker before the American Horse Council, the University of Arizona Racetrack Management Program, and the 2014 National Equine Law Conference. Whether you are an owner, rider, breeder, or an equine professional dealing with matters such as leasing agreements or equine real estate, you can leverage the extensive experience of Catanese & Wells for your equine case.

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S C A PA L AW GR OUP 21700 Oxnard Street #670 | Woodland Hills, CA 91367 818.710.1881 | rob@scapalaw.com

Robert Scapa traveled and lived on three different continents as a boy while his father served as a captain in the US Navy. Robert began riding horses during their time in Ecuador. At Scapa Law Group, Robert maintains a small, boutique atmosphere, allowing him to give close personal attention to his clients. Robert 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 bestknown 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.

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LAW O F F I C E S O F B I N G I. BUS H J R . 1330 Camino Del Mar | Del Mar, CA 92014 858.259.7540 | info@bushlawoffices.com bushlawoffices.com

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, as well as business and equine affairs for people. His representation ranges from overseas royalty to the locally impoverished, providing all with his unique personal touch. With a unique depth and breadth of experience, Bing has acted as an arbitrator or mediator in many cases, helping others avoid litigation by helping each side evaluate their case, potential scenarios and advisability of resolution through settlement.

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B L E N H E I M E Q UIS PORTS 14550 El Camino Real | Del Mar, CA 92014 949.443.1841 | showparkoffice@gmail.com showpark.com

2016 Show Schedule Blenheim Spring Classic I $25,000 Grand Prix March 22-26 Blenheim Spring Classic II $25,000 Grand Prix USHJA National Hunter Derby March 30- April 3 Blenheim Spring Classic III $40,000 Grand Prix & WCHR Week April 6-10 Blenheim Spring Classic IV $25,000 & $50,000 Grand Prix USHJA International Hunter Derby April 13-17 Showpark Spring Festival April 28- May 1 Showpark Ranch & Coast Classic $25,000 & $60,000 Grand Prix WCHR week & USHJA International Hunter Derby May 10-15 Las Vegas Spring Classic $30,000 Grand Prix, Gambler’s Choice USHJA International & National Hunter Derbies May 18-22, 2016 June Jamboree Festival June 2-5

Blenheim June Classic I $25,000 & $30,000 Grand Prix WCHR Week & WCHR Spectacular Zone 10 Young Rider Final Trials June 8-12 Blenheim June Classic II $30,000 Grand Prix USHJA International Hunter Derby June 15-19 Blenheim June Classic III $30,000 Grand Prix, USHJA National Hunter Derby Zone 10 West Coast Pony Hunter Challenge June 22-26 Blenheim Red, White & Blue Classic $30,000 Grand Prix, $5,000 3’3 Hunter Classic $5,000 Pony Hunter Derby June 29- July 3 Showpark Summer Festival $25,000 & $30,000 Grand Prix July 20-24 US Junior Hunter Finals, West & Hunterdon Cup July 25-26 Showpark Racing Festival $40,000 Grand Prix USHJA International Hunter Derby July 27-31 Showpark August Festival $25,000 Grand Prix $20,000 Junior- Amateur Owner Jumper Classic August 3-7, 2016

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D EL M A R N AT I O N A L HOR S E S HOW 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. | Del Mar, CA 92014-2216 760.415.3450 cell | 760.471.5196 Fax delmarnational.com

DEL MAR NATIONAL 2016 SCHEDULE

Western Week April 21-24 Night of the Horse April 23 Dressage Week April 28-May 1 Evening of Musical Freestyles April 30 Hunter/Jumper Week May 3-May 8 Surfside Grand Prix: May 6 $100,000 Grand Prix: May 7

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WES T PA L M S E V E N T MANAGE ME NT 2683 Via de la Valle, Suite G-717 | Del Mar, CA 92014 818.987.3336 westpalmsevents.com

West Palms Event Management 2016 Schedule LA Equestrian Festival: April 20-24, Burbank, CA

Central California Memorial Day Classic: June 1-5, Paso Robles, CA

95th Annual Flintridge Horse Show: April 28-May 1, La CaĂąada Flintridge, CA

Huntington Beach Surf Classic: July 7-10, Huntington Beach, CA

Del Mar National: May 3-8, Del Mar, CA

Huntington Beach Summer Classic: August 11-14, Huntington Beach, CA

Central California Memorial Day Classic: May 25-29, Paso Robles, CA

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D EL M A R T H O R O U GHB R E D CLUB 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard | Del Mar, CA 92014 858.755.1141 | info@dmtc.com dmtc.com

Photo: Ernie Anderson

DEL MAR THOROUGHBRED 2016 RACE SCHEDULE Summer Season: July 15- September 5 Bing Crosby Season: November 11- December 4 Pacific Classic: August 20

S A N D I E G O P OLO CLUB 14555 El Camino Real | Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 858.481.9217 sandiegopolo.com

SAN DIEGO POLO CLUB 2016 SCHEDULE Opening Day: May 29 Rancho Santa Fe Cup: June 5 Rancho Santa Fe Cup Finals: June 12 Pan American Cup Finals: July 10 Willis Allen Memorial Cup: August 12-23 USPA Rossmore Cup: August 27- September 6 USPA Spreckles Cup: September 10- 27 Closing Day: October 2 C a l e n d a r | 173


C AL I F O R N I A D R E S SAGE S OCIE TY S A N D I E G O CHAPTE R Post Office Box 231773 | Encinitas, CA 92023-1173 sandiegodressage.com

CDS SAN DIEGO 2016 SHOW CIRCUIT

April Madness Temecula, CA April 16-17

Star Spangled Dressage San Juan Capistrano, CA July 1-3

Del Mar National Del Mar, CA April 28- May 1

CDS San Diego Fall Dressage Show / RAAC Del Mar, CA August 13-14

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BARCELONA FARMS

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ocated on nearly twenty acres in the middle of scenic Del Mar horse country, Barcelona Farms was founded in 2015 by Carlos and Gabriela Fernandez, to share their passion for Hanoverian horses with others who appreciate these versatile, noble, and athletic warmbloods. Carlos, a fourth generation horseman, has over thirty years experience in breeding, raising, and managing horses. Gabriela’s fascination with horses began at age nine and continued through years of dressage competitions and show events. While Carlos and Gabriela’s equestrian heritage extends across many breeds, the Hanoverian capacity for elite performance in show jumping and dressage fueled their love for these consummate equine athletes. Barcelona Farms | 175


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ea: Why did you choose Del Mar for your newest farm and breeding operation? carlos fernandez: We think that Southern California, specifically the Del Mar area, is one of the most important horse capitals of the world. Steeped in tradition, it has a rich history of equestrian events that has helped develop world champions in many disciplines; like what Vessel’s accomplished in the Quarter Horse industry. The incredible weather, the Pacific Ocean, beautiful resorts, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, world-class horses, and internationally renowned riders — all are simply phenomenal. ea: Why did you choose to breed Hanoverians at Barcelona Farms? cf: My wife rides and competes in dressage, and I love the jumpers as a result of my riding days at Culver Military Academy.

Hanoverians excel in Olympic disciplines and are kind, well-tempered horses. Barcelona Farms is dedicated to breeding, developing, competing, and selling impeccably bred Hanoverians that will be available to the American market without the need to travel abroad.

ea: How are you choosing your breeding stock? cf: After four generations in the international horse industry, we are fortunate to know many people worldwide, and we are striving to collect the finest of broodmares. Our band consists only of state premium mares that have nice conformation and really pleasant temperaments. They are descendants of top sires, such as De Niro (2008 Stallion of the Year), Contendro 1, Cornet de Obolensky, Clinton, Diarado, Diamant de Semilly and Grey Top.

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(Broodmare Band): Cornelia, CoCo Chanel and Crystal. (Stallion) Cienfuegos. (Fillies): Diana GSF and Denira SGF

Once our best mares are matched with the proper sires of strong lineage, the embryo is transferred to our hand-selected surrogate by embryo transplant, to be carried to term. Our fillies have consistently been Top Foals in the registration inspections, as well as Free Jumping Champions: Coco Chanel (Free Jumping Champion and Horse of the year in Canada), Cornelia (Free Jumping Champion in Canada), for example.

ea: Are you planning to stand a stallion? cf: Originally, the plan was to continue to purchase semen from the top stallions in the world to breed to my mares, but happily, we found a stallion prospect with incredible movement and a great jump named Cienfuegos. He is a Contendro/ Glückspilz son and a full brother to Codex One, Christian Ahlmann’s Olympic horse. We decided to purchase and import him in late 2015. ea: Can you tell us more about Cienfuegos and his breeding? cf: Cienfuegos is a very special young stallion. Born in December 2011, his sire, Contendro 1, is a leading sire in the disciplines of jumping and dressage. Cienfuegos’ dam Gypsy, is a state premium broodmare and is also the dam of Codex 1, who is quite possibly one of the best show jumpers in the world at this time. As the top horse of German rider Christian Ahlmann, who is currently ranked #9 in the world, Codex One was a strong competitor at the London Olympics, and is a leading contender for Rio. His three-quarter brother, Contendros, is a successful sire of the well-known German breeder Paul Schockemohle. Cienfuegos was a great opportunity for us, as he fit perfectly into our breeding plans. We were fortunate to form a relationship with Hall of Fame legend, Hap Hansen,

who will develop him to his fullest potential as a Grand Prix Jumper so that he can go on to become a successful sire.

ea: Tell us a little about how Barcelona Farms operates. cf: From selecting and investing in the finest farm we could find in Del Mar, to researching and selecting our breeding stock from around the world, to investing in the best quality footing in our dressage and jumping arenas, to engaging world famous trainers, we have set the bar high. Only the best veterinarians, farriers, grooms, feed, supplements, and bedding will meet the standards of Barcelona Farms. It will be a first-class operation in all aspects - no exceptions! ea: What are your current and future plans? cf: We were so pleased to be able to have almost 20-acres for all of our operations. Immediately after closing on the farm, we began designing the new facility, while also preparing horses for the Desert Circuit in Thermal, CA. Within the next few months, our arenas, walker, and Grand Prix Field should be complete, as we continue to develop our horses and build our staff. Once we are satisfied that everything is running perfectly, we will hold exclusive clinics for jumper and dressage riders from the U.S. and Europe, and look to develop an Invitational Grand Prix for the top horses and riders in Southern California, similar to Live Oak in Ocala or the Wellington Masters. ea: When do you anticipate having horses available for sale? cf: Every horse has a story, and every horse has a price. contact: Carlos Fernandez, 832.331.5582 Barcelona Farms | 179


A BIT OF INFORMATION ABOUT THE HANOVERIAN BREED…

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he Hanoverian Society began in Germany in 1735, and the Registry, or Studbook, goes back to 1888. In 1978, Americans began importing Hanoverians, and to maintain the German standard of selectivity, the American Hanoverian Society was incorporated. To be entered into the Foal Registry, a foal must pass rigorous pedigree standards, and an onsite Registration Inspection by representatives of the Hanoverian Society. One filly and one colt per year are named Top Filly/Colt, and that designation is written into the foal’s permanent registration papers. Mare inspections take place at age three or older. Those who receive a high score on the rigorous Mare Performance Test become Elite Mare Candidates. If they produce a Hanoverian Society registered

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foal within three years, they become Elite Mares. In Germany, these are called State Premium Mares. A mare’s gestation period is eleven months. For that reason, many breeders choose to employ Embryo Transplant. Once the prize mare is matched with a top stallion, she is impregnated with the semen. When the embryo is formed (in about a week), the veterinarian transfers it to a Surrogate Mare, who will carry the foal to term and deliver it. Thus, the valuable mare is able to produce many more foals than otherwise possible, and she can quickly return to competition. Free Jumping Competitions, in which the horses jump without riders and tack, are open to Hanoverians at ages three and four. These are optional, but a good performance definitely adds to the value of the horse.


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I first studied Cavallo 3 years ago to live, ride and work at a beautiful farm. The location ideal, newly constructed barns beautiful and it’s potential limitless. I didn’t love the power lines but EMF ratings proved quite safe. The infrastructure, engineering, well production and attention to every detail including water management made it easy to recommend this farm.


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$1,995,000 ~ 2,195,000 6.5 all usable acres above the Tijuana River valley. Historic 2810 Sq Ft Bed & Breakfast, 7 Room | 3 Bath Home with scenic veranda, 7 Stall Barn, Jumping Arena, Dressage Court (no horse maximum), trail ride to beach.


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At first I was hesitant, who would purchase a horse farm and charming historical home next to the Tijuana border? Then I witnessed the quality of the construction, the pride of ownership and the trail to the Pacific Ocean. Perfect for a maquiladero executive, a horseman for a training and boarding business (out of the ood plain). A B&B, Wellness Facility or Special Needs Home with Equine Therapy. Motivated seller.


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Private Offering $8,875,000 5.41 Acres, 7 Bedrooms – 10 Baths - Main House 10,000+ sqft plus Guest House, Three (2) Car Garages , 2 Pools each with Separate Casita, Tennis Court, Barn, Arena, Grand Indoor & Outdoor Kitchen, Entertainer’s Dream come True.

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True European family compound of the highest quality. Special for Rancho Santa Fe, allowing more than one horse per acre. I know this house well and truly love it. I would consider opening the entry experience to the grounds and optimizing horse facilities. Bring your children, horses, dogs, chickens, Koi, green thumb and most importantly your family to this self-contained village in paradise. T r a i n e r s | 12


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4+ Acres, Main House: 4 BD/4.5 BA, Guest House: 2 BD/2BA with Elevator, Pool, Barn with Apartment, Arena Round Pen, Pastures and direct access to RSF Trails. 2 Acres adjacent to estate presently for sale.


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$3,995,000 ~ 4,295,00 3.44 Acres: Residence, 5 Bedrooms & 6 Baths divided into 3 separate living quarters. Beautiful grounds, pool, 11 Stall Barn, Grass Pastures, Round Pen and Huge Arena with mirrors, viewing and incredible footing. Easy Trail Access. Seller’s Agent: Sean Caddell MLS#160000426


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4.2 Acres: Main House, 8,145 sqft - 4 BD/ 4.5 BA, Guest House 2BD/2BA, Pool, Volleyball Court, Dog Kennel, 5 Stall Barn (4 with turnouts), 77’ x 187’ Arena, Eurociser and easy Rancho Santa Fe lakeside trail access. Seller’s Agent: Cathy Gilchrist-Colmar MLS#00517562


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Kirkwood gets my personal Seal of Approval after learning to ski, race, teach others and my children to ski here. Summer hiking, swimming, horseback riding and fishing making the old fashioned way. There is not a better place in the Sierra’s; close to Lake Tahoe yet just far enough to be out of the crowds and truly escape. Kirkwood is my mountain Hometown. Only 2 hours past Mammoth and a 1.5 hour flight to Reno/Lake Tahoe from San Diego.

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MALIBU RANCH M A L I B U, C A L I F O R N I A

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Malibu Ranch and Playa Del Rey Oceanfront home caught my eye while previewing homes for my special Los Angeles clientele. Horse Ranch overlooking the Pacific Ocean with a stylish chic home – heaven? Dramatic Pacific Ocean Penthouse – playful and romantic…

R O B L E E L . VA L E N T I N E

Exceptional Quality Buyer’s Representative

858.437.4778 Roblee@TheRanchEQ.com CalBRE #0952522 T r a i n e r s | 12


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Exceptional Quality Buyer’s Representative

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$19,995,000 16.5 Non-covenant acres, Vintage Spanish Ranch Home, 3 Bedrooms /2 Baths: 1,460 sqft Large Arena, Pipe Corrals, 8 Separate Parcels Seller’s Agent: Linda Sansone MLS#150060590


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Known to locals as the property with the Weir Brothers sign and the big white arena, Montevideo is the last of it’s kind. Big price, long market time. Let’s write an offer! T r a i n e r s | 12


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$3,900,000 30.19 Acres, 10 miles to the Pacific Ocean in beautiful Tenaja Valley. Lake House, Large Barn, Polo Field, Historic Airstrip, 4 Acre Spring Fed Lake, High Producing Well, 5/8 Oval Race Track, 3 parcels and city water.


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IN AND OUT OF THE SADDLE, Ranch Marketing Associates (RMA) possesses an unparalleled understanding of the character of the land and the American PO Box 1970, Basalt, CO 81621 970.948.1333 | RMABROKERS.COM

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West, providing clients with unequaled representation in every ranch transaction.


BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH RANCH MARKETING ASSOCIATES •

The complete resource for ranch, recreation and sporting properties throughout the west.

Personalized attention with detailed focus and follow through being paramount to the process.

Expansive buyer and seller relationships from local ranchers to international business executives.

Thorough knowledge sales, ranch and resource management, wildlife enhancement & habitat maintenance.

Smart, insightful, passionate and dedicated with an average of 20 years of ranch real estate experience per broker.

Reach and connection to business and entertainment industry clients with significant referral business and long-lasting professional relationships.

Advanced local and national marketing & advertising strategies using competitive e-communication tools and talent.

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BONSALL FARM Bonsall, California

BONSALL FARM

BILLY LONG Ranch Marketing Associates

970.948.1333 RMABROKERS.COM billy@rmabrokers.com CRE #01096823

190+ Acre Citrus Farm, 4 Bedroom /4 Bath Hacienda with pool overlooking One of Two Ponds. Indoor Tennis Facility, alfalfa fields, horse paddocks, two machinery facilities, ranch office, 2 Staff Residences, 3 Bedroom Guest House. Orange, lemon, grapefruit avocado and pommel groves. 140 Acres $11,950,000 | 190 Acres: Price and Terms TBD


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From the moment I drive across the bridge into Bonsall Farm, I immediately thought this must have been what San Ysidro Ranch R O B L E E L . V A L E N T I N E Exceptional Quality in Santa Barbara must have looked like originally! Breathtakingly Buyer’s Representative beautiful, perfect opportunity for a Five Star Resort or residential 858.437.4778 community with plenty of room to roam and recreate. Long market Roblee@TheRanchEQ.com CalBRE #0952522 time, family spending less time at the ranch, good time to buy.


LAVA LAKES RANCH Montague, California

Located in the presence of 14,000 foot Mt. Shasta in northern California’s Shasta Valley, Steven Seagal’s 5,329-acre Lava Lakes Nature Preserve is a hidden and private paradise. Its seven beautiful lakes are home to numerous species of waterfowl, deer, bass and upland birds that thrive year-round in the safety and privacy of the ranch. The acreage is a mix of lush irrigated meadows, wild wooded uplands and spectacular rock formations. The massive 14,063 sq.ft. Tennessee white pine square log residence overlooks Barton Lake and has imposing views of Mt. Shasta. The impressive gated estate contains 9 bedrooms and 10 baths, an extensive water system and a backup generator for off-the-grid dependability. There is an additional 4,200 sq. ft. 3-bedroom, 3-bath home nearby with 2-bedroom, 2-bath guest

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house, barns and corrals. Lava Lakes Ranch is currently operating as a nature preserve and working cattle ranch that supports 200+ pairs year-round. The nearby town of Mt. Shasta offers excellent cuisine, art galleries, golf and the hospitality of one of the nicest resort towns in the West.

BILLY LONG Ranch Marketing Associates

970.948.1333 RMABROKERS.COM billy@rmabrokers.com CRE #01096823

5,329 Acres | $12,000,000

PO Box 1970, Basalt, CO 81621 | 970.948.1333 | RMABROKERS.COM

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Exceptional Quality Buyer’s Representative

858.437.4778 Roblee@TheRanchEQ.com CalBRE #0952522

$1,295,000 20 Acres, 1909 Historic Brick Farmhouse, 3 Bedroom /2.5 Bath: 2,700 sqft and Two Additional Cottages, Office, Big Red Barn with Entertaining Loft, 10 Stall Barn, Separate Stallion/Foaling Barn, Arena, Round Pen, beautiful pastures.


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Rancho Santa Fe Covenant has one of the finest private riding and hiking trail systems in the country. One of many reasons that “The Ranch” is so special. The trails bring our comunity toghether in healthy, outdoor, family oriented way 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, 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. Rancho Santa Fe Association Office 17022 Avenida de Acacias Rancho Santa Fe Ca 92067 858-756-1174 | info@rsfassociation.org

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RA N C H O S A N TA F E R E GULATIONS Animal Keeping - Minimum lot size- Two (2) gross acres for keeping horses or bovine cattle. Maximum allowance - One (1) animal per gross acre Residential Requirements - the operation of a horse training school, boarding or breeding stable, riding club, horse show or any other commercial operation is prohibited on residential property. The raising of horses or bovine cattle for sale is not considered a commercial operation.

Waste Diposal - Storage of Organic Materials - Permits - Animals other than horses and bovine cattle. Compliance regulation details available in Chapter 40 Rancho Santa Fe Association documents. Art Jury - Regulations, Design Guidance, Application Materials, Fences and Walls, Gates & Driveway features materials are all available at the RSF Association office or at The Ranch EQ office in Del Rayo Plaza for your convenience. R e a l E s t a t e | 217


ALICE CHANG

art director

858.756.8737 Alice@TheRanchEQ.com “Vision is the true creative rhythm.” – robert

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MICHAEL NOVIDO

prodcution manager

858.414.5480 Mike@TheRanchEQ.com “Designing a better world one pixel at a time.”

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president, equestrian almanac

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MARCELLA SMIT

Annie@EquestrianAlmanac.com

“Hold on to what makes you happy. If it tries to buck you off,

advertising representative

858.444.7607 Marcella@EquestrianAlmanac.com “Live, love, work, eat, drink, sleep, share and ride well.”

JUSTIN SMITH

i.t. services

858.583.4491 Info@ChakraMedia.com “Obey the principles without being bound by them.”

just hold on even tighter.”

B R O C K J. C . L A R S O N

business development

Brock@TheRanchEQ.com “Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s game.” – babe

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K E L LY W I S L A R

office manager, sales assistant

858.243.0904 Kelly@TheRanchEQ.com “Live your dream, create your life. Lead with intention.” SCOTT R. NELSON

chief financial officer

Scott@TheRanchEQ.com “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – wayne

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DANIELLE COTNER

residential & equestrian expert

480.231.2214 Danielle@TheRanchEQ.com CalBRE #01965377

“I love helping people discover what they love.” L U I S C. M O N T I E L

in-house photography & sales assistant

619.888.2341 Luis@TheRanchEQ.com “Success is not owned. It is leased and rent is due every day.” – j.j.

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almanac ambassador & sales assistant

858.775.2456 David@TheRanchEQ.com “Dreams do not work unless you do.”

K A N E TA H A R M O N

corporate health & wellness director

MiaBrazilia@yahoo.com “The secret to having it all is in already knowing you do.”

R O B L E E L . VA L E N T I N E

founder | ceo | broker the ranch eq, inc. equestrian almanac

O: 858.756.8737 C: 858.437.4778 Roblee@The RanchEQ.com Roblee@EquestrianAlmanac.com CalBRE #0952522

“My life’s most important lessons have been learned from my horse. To think outside the stall, keep it simple, lead by respect and listen to the horse’s (other person’s) perspective.”

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S T E P S F RO M A WO R L D - C L A S S E Q U ES T R I A N B OA R D I N G A N D T R A I N I N G FAC I L I T Y *

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