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Fri 27
Fri 27

Henk Glijn Dressage Clinic 5/27 and 5/28

May 27 @ 8:00 am - May 28 @ 5:00 pm
Sat 28

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  • The Pre-Purchase Exam by Dr. David Bogenrief, DVM
    April 6, 2016
    Knowing about the health of a horse before you buy is one of the most important decisions you will make during the lifetime of that horse.  Compared to the cost of keeping and maintaining a horse with health problems, the pre-purchase exam is the best investment you will make.  The ability to perform a thorough and comprehensive examination requires practice, a critical eye and years of experience as it is a procedure with many nuances and is highly operator dependent. The buyer must remember that no horse is perfect, that one is looking at a horse at a specific point in time and that the focus should be on a thorough clinical exam to determine if the horse is suitable for the intended use.  Acting as the medical advisor, the veterinarian tries to ensure that the horse does not have conformation or physical problems that will prevent the horse from...
  • Keith Somerville Horseshoeing
    April 7, 2016
       Keith is a long time resident of the Central Coast and a 1976 graduate of the Cal Poly Horseshoeing Program.  He has worked for ranchers, breeders, show and backyard horse owners. He has a lifetime of experience shoeing a variety of breeds used for a variety of disciplines. These breeds include Quarter Horses, Arabians, Warmbloods, Friesians, Gypsy Vanners, Welsh Cobs, Dutch Harness Horses, and Andalusians. Keith is a bi-coastal farrier. He has a long time client base both on the West and East coast and is the farrier to some of the nations top horses including Grandview Farms’ Elis GV, who was USEF Horse of the Year in 2014. Back in the day a fellow could be shoeing Arabian English Pleasure horses on one day and Reining horses or donkeys and mules the next. Rather than inventorying the many types of shoes, farriers just made them. The cost for...
  • Mountain View Sport Horses
    March 6, 2016
    Mountain View Sport Horses is located in San Luis Obispo and is owned by Jackie Ahl-Eckhaus. The farm is dedicated to breeding and training quality dressage prospects for the professional and amateur rider. Over the course of 20 years the breeding program, which began as a dream has blossomed into a reality with success in the breeding ranks of the KWPN-NA, open Sport Horse breed shows and open dressage competitions through the FEI levels. The goal is simple, find the best bred and talented stallions to pair with the farms well bred and talented mares. As a breeder, it gives Jackie great pleasure to compete and win with the horses she has bred, raised and trained. The primary focus of MVSH is breeding Dutch Warmbloods. Selecting the best dressage bloodlines through the use of frozen semen, Jackie is able to continually improve the quality. Movement, conformation and disposition are bred...
  • RIATA ~ Jill Slater
    March 6, 2016
    RIATA was born in 2014 as a favor to a trainer, who asked Jill to “decorate some hats for her riders.” As a former flower shop owner and floral designer, this came naturally.  The large hats attracted lots of attention, before long vendors and other competitors wanted one, heck they wanted more than one.  A business was formed and now the RIATA Design hats are among the favorite headdress for sun protection. When Jill Slater designs, she keeps specific types of people in mind. Her motto, “BE YOU,” has always been her go to inspiration. What’s your favorite color, do you like bling a little, a lot or not at all? Are you a gold or silver person?….are her first questions to RIATA enthusiasts.  “RIATA customers get to help me design their own custom RIATA. It’s a super fun process, they tell me.”