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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.
April 9, 1988 | DARLENE SORDILLO, Times Staff Writer and Darlene Sordillo, an author of two books on horse training and competition, covers equestrian events for The Times. Her column appears every Saturday. Readers may send horse-related news to her at: Orange County Life, The Times, 1375 Sunflower Ave., Costa Mesa, Calif. 92626
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.
January 30, 1988 | DARLENE SORDILLO, Times Staff Writer and and Darlene Sordillo, an author of two books on horse training, covers equestrian events for The Times. Her column appears every Saturday
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 | VICKI HEARNE
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.
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."
September 2, 1989 | PETER BENNETT
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.
February 3, 1992 | JANET BERGAMO
From a distance, it appeared to be a typical horse show at Foxfield Riding School in Thousand Oaks on Sunday. Riders wearing hunt coats and hard hats climbed into English saddles and guided sleek horses over three-foot-high fences. But on closer scrutiny, none of the riders were teen-age girls. It was the 20th annual People Over Thirty Show, or POTS for short. Ranging in age from 30 to 73, Sunday's POTS riders included doctors, lawyers, landscape architects and retirees.
December 29, 1985 | BOB POOL, Times Staff Writer
There was spirited buying Saturday when 14 young Arabian horses were auctioned near Thousand Oaks to raise money for the search for missing children. But the fiercest bidding was not for the racy purebreds that were being touted as potential show horses. It was for the 15th horse, an aging nag that has grown to be the favorite of stable hands who tend the 150 championship horses being raised at Ventura Farms in Hidden Valley south of Westlake Village.
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