Kentucky Derby Comes to Pebble Beach

April 20th, 2016|

What do Pebble Beach and Churchill Downs have in common? They’ll both be home to the Kentucky Derby on May 7, 2016. That’s right; Pebble Beach Equestrian Center will live-cast the Kentucky Derby’s “Run for the Roses.” Derby Day & More comes to the Monterey Peninsula to benefit the Monterey Symphony’s “Music in the Schools” […]

Gobi Gallop: Mongolia Meets Wyoming

April 13th, 2016|

Mongolia and Wyoming are about as far apart as you can image on a map, but what they have in common are wide open spaces and, for some, a nomadic way of life. To be sure, nomads in Wyoming are not at all the same as the herders living off the land in Mongolia. The […]

Introduction to Dressage

April 6th, 2016|

“Dressage… what on earth is dressage?” Any Canadian dressage rider can agree that practically every time we mention our sport to someone it must be followed by a lengthy explanation, an explanation that is usually received with confusion. I usually just deliver a very quick, unsophisticated description so as not to lose their attention mid-sentence. […]

Cowgirl Christy Lewis

February 3rd, 2016|

John Wayne and Roy Rogers may be well known in the cowboy world, but Actress Dale Evans and Sharpshooter Annie Oakley were just as important to the western frontier. It’s true, I’m a feminist, so I like to tip my cowboy hat to cowgirls whenever I get the chance. Today I’m giving a hat tip […]

Walk of Western Stars

January 20th, 2016|

If it’s true that every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings, then it follows that every time a cowboy’s spur hits the ground a cowboy gets a star. The stars are scattered about on the streets of downtown Newhall, California. Known as the Newhall Walk of Western Stars, each year at the […]

Cavalia Odysseo Horse Show

December 7th, 2015|

Baseball, boats, and popcorn-that’s what you’ll find as you enter San Francisco’s AT&T Park on 3rd Street. Wander beyond the park, across the bridge to lot A and look for the White Big Top between the water and a parking lot. Here you’ll find 65 horses and 45 artists, the biggest touring show in the […]

Oregon Magic: Albany Carousel and Museum

October 28th, 2015|

If you want to feel like a kid again, head to Albany. Here you will find and recapture the magic of your youth at the Albany Historic Carousel & Museum in Albany, Oregon. Board President Wendy Kirbey is today’s modern version of Peter Pan, leading a group of lost boys to Neverland. Only these merry […]

Competing on the Trail

October 7th, 2015|

When I came back home to California after living in New York City for 14 years, I immediately got back into horses—and I knew I wanted to compete. As a kid, I’d never been able to afford a fancy show horse. My little grade mare was a wonderful horse, but she didn’t stand a chance […]

Horseback Riding After Hip Replacement

September 30th, 2015|

Horseback riding is a wonderful hobby and often misunderstood by those who have not done it, as are the physical requirements necessary to do so comfortably and successfully. A few of the things you must be sure to have addressed regarding your return to horseback riding after hip replacement are adequate range of motion […]