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Goth USEF Equestrian of the Year


Capping a milestone year, Elisabeth Goth was awarded the Robert P. Strub Trophy as the 2015 USEF Equestrian of the Year at the USEF Pegasus Awards Dinner on Jan. 15. Goth, of Lebanon, KY, enjoyed a standout year, starting with wins in the Grand Champion Five-Gaited, Champion Five-Gaited Ladies, and Champion Three-Gaited Amateur (15.2 and Over) classes […]

Happy Labor Day to All the Workhorses!


“In the luxury business, you have to build on heritage.” So says Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH, and he should know. Another knowledgeable source on this subject, Madeleine Pickens, has constructed a magnificent, horse-friendly eco ranch, Mustang Monument, in Northeastern Nevada. Ms. Pickens sent us this Labor Day greeting by way of promoting her destination […]

Horses Have a Ball in France

French horseball player rides without reins, clutching the ball in both hands.

Like polo, larger ball, lose the stick. That’s horseball, which also shares elements of  rugby and basketball. The French team has been crowned champion at the finals that took place at the multi-disciplinary Normandie Horse Show de Saint-Lô, Aug. 9-18. Following intense competition Aug. 13-17, the French Pro Elite team, known as the Blues, held […]

U.S. Vaults to Aachen

Mary Garret vaulting on her horse.

Six California vaulters have been chosen to represent the United States at the CHIO Aachen, taking place in Germany, June 20-23. The following is the complete list of vaulters named by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) to participate in the CVIO3* at the CHIO Aachen. The United States will be represented by the following […]

CJP on the Range

CJP Junior Ranger 2012 graduation ceremony.

Among the great initiatives by the Compton Jr. Posse is the Junior Ranger program, which provides on-the-job-training for careers as park rangers with the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, a joint venture between the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, the Conejo Recreation Park District and the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District. Now entering its third […]

Escaramuza: Riding From the Heart

Charrería riders drill in formation.

Every weekend, at rodeos from Illinois to California, teams of young Mexican American women climb onto sidesaddles in elegant charra suits or ruffled adelita dresses. Weaving their horses through thrilling, high speed ballets known as escaramuzas (from the Spanish word for “skirmish”), they help to preserve the traditional equestrian culture of La Charrería brought here […]

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 […]

West Hills Hounds merges with Santa Fe Hunt


Local Southern California fox hunting clubs the West Hills Hounds and the Santa Fe Hunt have merged, effective with the 2011-2012 season, scheduled to begin in September. The clubs will combine hound packs and base operations out of SFH’s headquarters in Temecula. The move is expected to increase efficiencies and expand membership, said WHH’s Mitchell […]

Charro ‘Life’


Charreada  gets a cameo in Chris Weitz’ film A Better Life, which opens today from Summit Entertainment. The plot centers on the relationship between a Mexican gardener and his teenage son, who hovers precipitously on the edge of gang life. Illegals living in Los Angeles, they move through a sort of shadow world, struggling to […]

Now, Warrior!


Calling all cavaliers! The History Channel is looking for equestrian combatants to participate in “Full Metal Jousting,” a new reality series that begins shooting in October. Those who have ‘the knight stuff’ will compete for a $100,000 prize. “We’re taking jousting out of the 13th century and bringing it to modern times,” casting director Sémi […]

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