Themed Rooms at Legoland California Hotel

March 9th, 2016|

Move over Lego Batman, Ninjago and Star Wars figures, the horses are running at Legoland California Resort. Well, not literally, but Legoland is all about using your imagination, so you can build a horse out of Legos, ride a carousel horse in Heartlake City and sleep in a horse themed room at Legoland Hotel. […]

Cowboy Dave Thornbury

January 27th, 2016|

I first met Dave Thornbury at the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival at William S. Hart Park. Dressed in leather chaps, cowboy boots, a Western shirt, red scarf and straw hat, he is the real McCoy. He is as comfortable working with leather hides, as he is swinging a rope. The cowboy and custom chapmaker grew […]

Wild Horse Sanctuary, Shingletown, CA

June 10th, 2015|

“When we rode up the hill, my horses pace quickened and we arrived on the plateau. It was like a horse heaven seeing the wild horses in their world,” said Ron Smithson. Smithson, a self-proclaimed infrequent rider from Morgan Hill, California was bowled over by the beauty of the Shasta Cascade region and its connection […]

Del Mar Racetrack: Day at Horse Races

August 20th, 2014|

Del Mar, California, one of the hottest summer tourist destinations in the country, is home to the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. The seaside horse racing track where fans from all over flock to bet on their favorite horses, don their finest summer looks, and enjoy entertainment and events, was founded by iconic Hollywood hot-shots Bing […]

California Chrome Race Horse

June 7th, 2014|

People love cheering for the underdog. In this case, horse racing fans and the entire town of Yuba City, California are cheering on the race horse California Chrome and his entire team, including horse trainers Art, Alan and Steve Sherman of California-based Sherman Racing Stables and jockey Victor Espinoza. The chestnut race horse born at […]

Equine Art: Horse in Mosaic

May 14th, 2014|

Is pleasure riding in California destined to be a thing of the past? Growing up in Northern California, I rode my horses throughout Contra Costa County. While I no longer own horses, my most treasured art possession is a pastel portrait of my horse. I recently visited downtown Napa and discovered equine art – horse […]

California Cowboys and Cowgirls

March 12th, 2014|


“There is a difference between the average person who can take a picture and the passionate person who sees the picture and can create it,” according to Equine Photographer Sharon Fibelkorn Chapman. “A big difference.” Let’s take a closer look at California cowboys and cowgirls through Sharon Fibelkorn Chapman’s eyes.

I discovered Sharon’s equine photography during […]

Polo Match Raises Lyme Disease Awareness

November 13th, 2013|

Having grown up around horses and boarding my first horse in a 100 acre pasture behind my California ranch-style home, I know to check myself for ticks.

What I didn’t know was how much punch a little tick could pack – enough to knock a young professional athlete to her knees and cause a California mother […]

Cowboy Poetry in Willits, California

August 28th, 2013|

Stretch out on the apple tree lawn for a spell to hear Cowboy Poetry and the Sons of the San Joaquin perform live for this family friendly event to be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013.

The show kicks off at 3:00 pm. Come early to enjoy a day on the farm; walk through the garden […]