March 20, 1991 |
Godzilla and Brigitte Bardog--a pair of Chihuahua-size terriers--scrambled for cover as a rare hailstorm pelted the L.A. Equestrian Center. Godzilla found shelter in the lap of its master, show-jumper Rob Gage, who was sitting inside a leaky portable tack room, his headquarters during last weekend's Hollywood Charity Horse Show. While Gage was left cold and damp by the unexpected weather, Candice Schlom--currently the American Grandprix Assn.'
March 12, 1988 |
Elizabeth Foy Petersen feels that she has the best of both worlds: horses and photography. "The photographers I meet at horse shows say they either don't have the time or the money to ride. So there they are, looking at horses through a lens and never getting to enjoy them," she said. Petersen, who lives in Huntington Beach, gets plenty of time to indulge in both her interests. On weekends she is often shooting photos on the Orange County horse show scene.
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January 21, 2000 |
In the equestrian world, the waiting is almost over. Soon, Karen Healey will find out what her latest crop of four-legged athletes can do. On Thursday afternoon, the 48-year-old trainer put a horse named Prince through its paces at the Southern California Riding Club. On command, Prince jumped fences, ponds, and kicked up clouds of dirt responding to Healey's firm guidance.
August 9, 1990
What better to do on a warm summer Sunday than horse around for a worthy cause? Gallop over to the Peters Arabians ranch in Moorpark for the second annual "Horsin' Around for Help," a family day that will benefit the Handicapped Equestrian Learning Program. "We're expecting to get about 2,500 folks coming out from all over Southern California," said Pete Peters, who is co-founder of the handicapped program.
August 18, 1996 |
Los Angeles designers Tony Duquette and Hutton Wilkinson can't count the hours they labored to create decorations for a most unconventional Arabian Nights Ball on Friday night at the Palace of the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco. Dodie and John Rosekrans hosted the occasion for the debut of their granddaughter Jenica Rosekrans. It was far from the usual white-flowers and long-gloves affair. Rather, Duquette/Wilkinson fashioned an "Oriental Bazaar on Baghdad by the Bay."
April 9, 1988 |
To Pam Gimple, the horse business is show business. And the time is now. This month Gimple is managing a series of horse shows at the Orange County Fairground Equestrian Center. The Western division this weekend and the hunter-jumper division April 22-24 are among the 27 horse shows she runs every year at the facility. A former show ring competitor, she says she "has been on both sides of the fence" and tries to make show day pleasant for both exhibitors and officials.
April 25, 2004 |
In a lot across from the Glendale Galleria, performers from "Cavalia" have commandeered an abandoned building. Inside, it's like camp for adults -- with no-smoking signs in French, acrobats eating lunch at rickety tables and, in a nearby tent, a stable full of white stallions. "Cavalia: A Magical Encounter Between Horse and Man" was created by Normand Latourelle, one of the founders of Cirque du Soleil. It is a circus of sorts -- with horses.
January 30, 1988 |
Jody Stolte of Orange Park Acres and her horse, Classy Joe Mooner, are ready. They have spent months going through their paces--riding through gates, walking over bridges, maneuvering through poles laid on the ground--to prepare for this weekend's Southern Regional 4-H Horsemastership competition at the Orange County Fairgrounds. A year ago this week, however, Jody was lying in a hospital bed wondering when she would be able to ride again.
March 9, 1986 |
I was at the National Horse Show in Madison Square Garden, in New York City, thinking back to when I had been a trainer of hunters and jumpers in Southern California and about how I hadn't noticed, there, what a strange and necessary thing a horse show is. In California, most horse shows have landscapes, backgrounds, settings.
September 2, 1989 |
If you believe a race track is the only place to see horse and rider combine in a spectacular display of speed, strength and beauty, you've been heading down the wrong trail, pardner. "There are probably more horse shows featuring more different breeds, riding styles and competitions in Southern California than any other place in the country," said Corey Walkey, owner of Mill Creek Stables in Topanga. Moreover, most of them are free or open to the public for a minimal charge.