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Horse & Harvest Fest

LAPD Mounted Unit is honored by Taking the Reins at its annual 2015 Horse & Harvest on Nov. 8.

Taking the Reins a non-profit equestrian program in Los Angeles that helps at-risk young women, hosts its annual Horse & Harvest Festival 2015, honoring the Los Angeles Police Department’s Mounted Unit. The event takes place Nov. 8, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the group’s headquarters, 3919 Rigali Ave, Los Angeles. In addition to food, fun, music and horses, the Fest will feature live performances […]

CJP Raises Funds and Spirits

Portia de Rossi accepts her bronze trophy from Mayisha Akbar.

Portia de Rossi moved the crowd at the Compton Jr. Posse’s annual fundraiser speaking about her how horses have helped her move forward with her life. Speaking in front of a group of close to 500 people at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center on May 18, de Rossi, a devoted rider who was honored with […]

Coulter Lauded by USET

Saer Coulter looks stylish with her long strawberry-blonde hair and navy jacket at her award presentation ceremony.

Saer Coulter, 21, received the USET’s Maxine Beard Show Jumping Rider Award on April 6 at the American Invitational  in Tampa, FL. The United States Equestrian Team Foundation selected Coulter based on her “competitive record and potential to represent the United States in international competition.” In 2012, the San Francisco-based Coulter advanced to the highest […]

Purina’s Rescue Relief

Horse's head rendered in pellet feed.

Purina wants to lend a hand to rescue groups with hungry horses. The Missouri-based feed manufacturer is giving away $125,000 worth of coupons to rescue shelters that act before Aug. 17. In partnership with A Home for Every Horse and, Purina Horse Feed is gifting each shelter enough of its Strategy and Equine Senior […]

The Right Spin

LAEC team at the CPHAF Benefit

“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 […]

Welcome Mat at Slaughterhouse?

Young chestnut horse staggers from a vehicle upon delivery at a slaughterhouse.

Equine welfare advocates were struck a blow in November, when Congress passed a 2012 budget that was, at the last minute, stripped of an amendment that effectively prevented horse slaughter plants from operating in the U.S. This marks the first time since 2006 that this protection has not been part of the budget. The clause, […]

Saddle Up to Fight AIDS


Cowboys and cowgirls, get ready for the 6th Annual Saddle Up L.A. AIDS Benefit Trail Ride on July 9. The leisurely trek through Griffith Park benefits the Life Group L.A., which provides vital education, empowerment and support to those infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS, through programs like the POZ Life Weekend Seminars. Organizers say […]

CalNET Show Lets Disabled Riders Display Their Skills

CalNet Horse Show

In a world that tends to define them by what they cannot do, children, youth and adults with disabilities are often hard-pressed to find activities that allow them to demonstrate their abilities and have fun as well. Therapeutic horseback riding is one such outlet. Long established as a beneficial aid to those with physical, cognitive […]

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