Category archives for: Los Angeles

CDFA finds 3 new cases of EHV-1 in OC

Caution sign with red horse indicating "bio hazard"

The California Department of Food and Agriculture reported today that it has confirmed three new cases of neuropathogenic Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) at the quarantined Orange County premises where the disease surfaced earlier this month. That brings to a total of eight confirmed positive horses on the premises of that particular facility. All exposed horses […]

Show Goes On Despite EHV-1

A veterinarian poses with a horse.

The five cases of EHV-1 diagnosed Jan. 11-15 in Orange County, CA, have been contained, according to sources close to the situation. Although the California Department of Food and Agriculture has not given the official “all clear,” animal health branch chief Dr. Kent Fowler confirmed that the five cases were identified at a single facility […]

New Footing at LAEC

George Chatigny and Rudy Leone stand before a huge pile of arena footing.

Responding to entreaties from its elite jumper clients, the Langer Equestrian Group has installed high performance footing at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. The first major event to take advantage of the upgrade was the $50,000 Grand Prix of Los Angeles CSI-W, which utilized the Equidome and adjacent warm-up ring Nov. 19. LEG CEO Larry […]

Bittar, Chipko lead pack at Foxfield

Georges Bittar jumps a large red, white and blue crossrail on a chestnut horse.

It was another beautiful weekend beneath the towering oaks at the Foxfield Jumping Derby, Oct. 8-9 at Foxfield Riding School in Westlake Village. Georges Bittar and La Toya 39 leapt off with the blue ribbon in the main event―the $5,000 Foxfield Jumping Derby. Tammy Chipko and Lisone took top honors in the Calabasas Saddlery Junior/Amateur […]

Posse growing in 2012

Compton Jr. Posse junior ranger graduating class on horseback in the park.

The Compton Jr. Posse has notched another successful year of “keeping kids on horses and off the streets,” and is already looking ahead as to how it can up its game in 2012, according to the group’s founder Mayisha Akbar. “What we’re working on is two-fold, building and developing our board of directors so they […]

Equestfest takes center stage at LAEC

Colorfully-clad cowboys are as vivid as the beautiful paint Saddlebreds they're riding.

It’s that time of year again! The Los Angeles Equestrian Center welcomes Equestfest 2011, an extravaganza of equine entertainment that precedes the 2012 Tournament of Roses Parade, which features 27 equestrian units. The majority of them will be on display at the Dec. 30 Equestfest, which features 23 acts beginning at noon and running to […]

Countdown to Equestfest

A regal carriage of gold pulled by four high-stepping Paint horses.

For better than a century, the annual Rose Parade in Pasadena has captured the attention of the world on New Year’s Day, selling Southern California like the enviable pot of gold at the end of the rainbow… Editor’s Note: As we gear-up for the 2012 Rose Parade, The Equestrian News dipped into its archive to […]

2012 LAHJA Rule Changes

Hunter rider at Pegasus Equestrian Center. (Photo by Paula Parisi)

Below are some of the LAHJA rule changes that will go into effect in 2012. Additions are shown in blue. Section 5: POINTS b. Points will be awarded 1st-9, 2nd-6, 3rd-4, 4th-3, 5th-2, provided at least five three entries compete. If ten or more entries compete, points will be awarded 1st – 12, 2nd – […]

Black Watch Polo to L.A. Oct. 9


  Nacho Figueras’ Black Watch team will pound the chukkers at Will Rogers Park Oct. 9, when the second annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic touches down in Los Angeles. Last year marked the first time Veuve hosted its closing season game in Los Angeles, and the company proclaimed the event a huge success, as spectators […]

LADWP Offers Reclaimed Water


Chalk one up for the Los Angeles Equine Advisory Committee. In July the group got word that local stables and ranches can begin accessing reclaimed water for grounds maintenance. The move came after more than a year of discussions, during which time the L.A. Department of Water and Power went to considerable lengths to implement […]

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