The Right Spin

By May 30, 2012

“Putting the ‘fun’ back in fundraising” is how CPHA Foundation president George Chatigny described the 8th Annual California Professional Horesmen’s Assn. Bowling Benefit, which raised $4,000 over two rounds on Friday, May 25.

The event drew 100 bowlers and their friends to the Pickwick Bowl in Burbank on May 25, and coincided  with the Langer Equestrian Group’s Memorial Day Classic Horse Show at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. “This was the best bowling benefit we’ve had to date.The excitement of the lanes and the friendly competitive atmosphere made for a beautiful evening,” Chatigny said.

The CPHA Foundation is a benevolent organization dedicated to aiding equine professionals (including trainers, riders, grooms and other support staff) in times of need. Assistance comes in the form of scholarships, grants and gifts. A recent beneficiary is the widow of Alain Vaillancourt, a top rider and trainer who succumbed to pancreatic cancer.

The CPHA Foundation’s mission statement also includes educating good principles of horsemanship and fostering amateur equestrian sports and sportsmanship.

The next CPHAF event is a fishing trip on Aug. 13, between the Blenheim Summer Classic I and II shows. The group will board the Clemente at Dana Point Sportsfishing. Although Chatigny, who has been angling since he was “a little squirt,” is a serious enthusiast of the sport, everyone is welcome and rental equipment is available. Tickets are $100 each and participation is limited to 30.

“There is nothing better than being out on the ocean for a day of sunshine and California offshore fishing. You don’t have to be a pro to enjoy that. The most fun we’ve had was with silly things like the girls outfishing the guys. The idea is to have a good time.”

Chatigny had previously organized similar events, but this is the first time it will be under the auspices of the CPHAF. Included in registration is a Mega Buck Raffle ticket, valued at $100, “which essentially makes the fishing trip free,” Chatigny said. Deadline for sign-up is Aug. 1, and interested parties can contact Chatigny by emailing or phoning (818) 254-5913.

Complete results from the Bowling Benefit follow the image gallery.  All photos by Paula Parisi / The Equestrian News


LEG Up Bowlers team

The LEG Up Bowlers was the 2nd place team with 1389 pins toppled. (L to R) Rob Outwater, Walt Malkiewicz, Brian Seavers, Marnye Langer, Ian Elliott


LEGIS Strikers took 10th place among the teams. (L to R) Kelley Gastelun, Gina Economu, captain Sarah Berry, Emily Devers, Matt Harris


Woman bowling in a red shirt with a parrot on the back.

B.C. Cameron, team captain of the 1st place Bowled Over.


Team McAllister's five members pose with a bowling ball.

Team McAllister (standing, L to R) Jenni Martin McAllister, Steve McAllister, Nick Rossi; (seated, L to R) Julia Begun, Andre Barbarossa and Ximena Rossi.


Guests enjoy snacks at the CPHA Foundation Bowling Benefit.

Jenni McAllister with Team McAllister sponsors Cherie and Amanda McQuady.


Winter Park Farms' Tim Beals with Steve McAllister of Martin McAllister Training


LAEC's Bowled Tendons pose for a team shot.

The Los Angeles Equestrian Center's Bowled Tendons, from left, Rafa Naranjo, Damien Naranjo, team captain George Chatigny, Tresa Chatigny and Paula Parisi


Tresa Chatigny in her Avengers t-shirt.

Tresa Chatigny of Bowled Tendons took Ladies High Series honors.


Gina Economou and Paula Parisi.

Gina Economou of Pepperwood Riding Center with Paula Parisi of The Equestrian News.


TES Honey Badgers bowling team in their yellow and black honey bee shirts.

TES Honey Badgers (L to R) Rick Wycis, team sponsor Steve Weeks, Stephanie Kandt, Laura Baker, Abi Burguijoy and Bethany Goodfellow


Couple pose with a red bowling ball.

Team McAllister bowler Nancy Beals and husband Tim Beals.


Derek Gray 'Tebowing' in the bowling alley.

Bowled Over’s Derek Gray 'Tebowling'


The Allen Ring East team came in 6th. (L to R) Mark Farndale and Ali Leopold, team co-captains, with Kate Dear, Regis Ganee, Joe Farly, Jenny Decker and Laura Griffin


Theh CPHA Chaps bowling team poses.

The CPHA Chaps placed 9th. (L to R) Charlotte Robson, Jack Robson, Ruthie Frazier, Chris Nobler, Alison Dyer and Travis Hertzberg


Citrus Hill Farms bowling team poses with balloons.

Erin Fry (far right) celebrates her 18th birthday as part of the Citrus Hill Farms team, which includes (from left) Sarah Jane Haskins, Dylan Brand, Catherine Malzahn and Demi Stiegler


Friends of Citrus Hill Farms.

From right, Mark Malzahn and Chuck Fry and Monica Ward, with friend from CWD.


Kathy Hobstetter and Paula Parisi pose with dog.

ShowBiz Magazine's Kathy Hobstetter and The Equestrian News' Paula Parisi


Shadowbrook Stables bowling teams pose

The Shadowbrook Stables teams, The Bowling Stones and the Gutter Girls. Standing, L to R: Nicole Husky, Chris Giffin, Jeni Brown, Mike Keener, Mike Round, Bill Bacheller, Leslie Chin; seated, L to R: Emma Lindstrom, Kevan Husky, Stacey Bacheller


Bowled over team poses with its first place ribbons.

First placed team Bowled Over (from left) Teri Salazar, Katie Salazar, team captain BC Cameron, Dylan Jimenez and Derek Gray


LEGIS Strikers and their ribbons.

LEGIS Strikers, from left, Sarah Murphy, Arielle Pearce, Mike Harris and Emily Devers


Team McAllister and their ribbons.

Team McAllister: Nancy Beal, Julia Begun and Andre Barbarossa.




Bowled Over 1st LAEC and CEA

LEG Up Bowlers 2nd Langer Equestrian Group

Del Rey Do Its 3rd Los Angeles Equestrian Center

T.E.S. Honey Badgers 4th Traditional Equitation School

Shadowbrook # 1 5th Shadowbrook

Allen Ring East 6th Ali Leopold & Mark Farndale

Team McAllister 7th Steve & Jenni McAllister

Elvenstar 8th Elvenstar

CPHA Chaps 9th CPHA

Bowled Tendons 10th CEA Strikers LEGIS

The Big Cats Starlane Farms

The “A” Team Starlane Farms

The Big Dogs Starlane Farms

Valdo and his Friends Starlane Farms

Citrus Hill Farms Citrus Hill Farms

Shadowbrook # 2 Shadowbrook


Stephanie Kandt Champion T.E.S. Honey Badgers 171

Tresa Chatigny Reserve Bowled Tendons 166


Dylan Jimenez Champion Bowled Over 244

Brian Seavers Reserve LEG Up Bowlers 190


Tresa Chatigny Champion Bowled Tendons 317

Whitney Coleman Reserve Big Dog Bowlers 285


Dylan Jimenez Champion Bowled Over 453

Brian Seavers Reserve LEG Up Bowlers 362

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