Category archives for: Breeds

Reynolds first to finish at Tevis

Jeremy Reynolds and Riverwatch in Auburn for the 2011 Tevis Cup. (Photo by Linda Moulton)

Jeremy Reynolds and Riverwatch were the first horse and rider pair to cross the finish line at the Tevis Cup endurance race today. The 31-year-old San Jose rider and his 7-year-old bay horse reached McCann Stadium in Auburn at 7:01 p.m, completing the race in 12 hours and 31 minutes. That’s about two hours faster […]

Tevis Rerouted Due to Snow

Shannon Constanti rides LR Bold Greyson at the AERC National Championships. They finished sixth.

Due to snow in the high country the 2011 Tevis Cup start has been relocated from Robie Park to the Gold Country Fairgrounds, and the start time pushed back to 6:30am. The ride will be re-routed to accommodate the change while still covering 100 miles, and will run Saturday through Sunday, Oct. 8-9. Rider Check-In […]

Gearing Up for Tevis Cup


One hundred miles in 24 hours on horseback ― that’s the Western States Trail Foundation’s Tevis Cup endurance race. Riders who’ve made the trek from Lake Tahoe to Auburn describe it as an adrenaline-fueled test of strength, will and strategy that sees them trotting along narrow switchbacks edged by thousand-foot drops, climbing 50-degree inclines and […]

43rd Annual Bishop Mule Days


The journey to Bishop Mule Days on Memorial Day weekend was a long and strange one this year. It was long, because I drove from Los Angeles to Prescott to pick up a trailer. Had I known the drive from Prescott to Bishop would take 11 hours, I would not have spent the night drinking […]

What is a Keuring?


The KWPN (Royal Warmblood Studbook of the Netherlands) is a breed registry consisting of an official list of mares and stallions that have successfully fulfilled the Dutch Warmblood breed requirements. The Dutch Warmblood is one of the most successful horses developed in postwar Europe, known for its athleticism and even temperament. In 2010 the KWPN registry was […]

At 101, Bert Bonnet Rides On

At 101, Bert Bonnet Rides On!

It’s not easy finding a suitable horse at 101, even for a rider as experienced as Bert Bonnet. When the Shadow Hills–based horseman lost his beloved mare, Cassie, in a freak street accident on Dec. 4, he knew he had to get back in the saddle. Friends rallied, trying to come up with a good […]

Farewell to a Hero: Thor


The War Horse & Militaria Heritage Foundation has lost one of its beloved members. Thor, an elegant Arabian, passed away from an embolism earlier this year. He was a memorable character and will be much missed. Thor died as any horse would wish—peacefully, inside his stall, with his stable mates looking on. He was the […]

World-Class Warmbloods in Bakersfield


It’s trendy to buy in Europe, but nice to have other options. Against great odds, some superb breeding operations have sprouted in the U.S. At an age when most women are retired, Jeanne Schamblin runs a successful business and a champion-producing breeding operation. Her Sierra Vista Sporthorses & Ponies in Bakersfield specializes in breeding top-quality […]

Arabian Horse Assn. Endorses Slaughter

In a move reminiscent of a position taken by the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) went on record on behalf of itself and the Arabian Horse Foundation (AHF) in June as supporting horse slaughter. The move coincided with the appointment of AHA president Lance Walters to the board of the […]

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