March 16, 2020

UPDATE! The Spring Forward show has successfully been rescheduled for May 8-9, 2020 at Horsepark!

It is with great regret that we give you the information that USEF has strongly recommended that "organizers suspend all USEF licensed competitions across the country for the next 30 days and that equestrians do not compete for the next 30 days."  The USEF letter goes on to stat...

November 13, 2019

Thank you so much to everyone who joined us for the year-end yacht party to celebrate our 2019 Rated and Schooling Circuit winners. It could not have been a more perfect day! 

June 17, 2019

Dressage riders put three times more tension on the reins than the horses themselves adopted when voluntarily allowed to set the pressure of side reins.

Lara Piccolo and Kathrin Kienapfel, writing in the journal Animals, point out that too much rein tension while riding may compromise horse welfare. But who generates the tension on the reins — the horse or the rider?

The pair...

April 15, 2019

Nick Wagman on Don John won the West Coast Dressage Festival CDI3* Grand Prix Special Sunday and placed second on Zenith switching the order of finish in the Grand Prix. Nick and Don John, an 11-year-old KWPN gelding, scored 70.064%, a personal best in more than 15 months of Big Tour competition.

Nick of Rancho Santa Fe, California and Zenith, a 15-year-old KWPN gelding, pla...

April 8, 2019

Check out highlights from the 2019 Dressage FEI World Cup Finals at the Gothenburg Horse Show courtesy of FEI Dressage

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September 2, 2018

The nostalgia of dressage schooling shows of years' past at Sweetwater Farms, Pillsbury, and Willow Glen echo in the air as the possibility of a new facility in East County at Lakeside Equestrian Park calls us into the future. The East County Equestrian Foundation (ECEF), a 501c3 non-profit, is working with the County of San Diego to promote the future Lakeside Equestrian P...

August 7, 2018

Trainer Spotlight on Teri Rich

How long have you been training Dressage?

I have been teaching and training Dressage for over 30 years. I have ridden and shown almost every equine discipline, but decided to concentrate solely on Dressage after graduating college and starting my own business.

What's your favorite memory from your time as a trainer?

My favorite memory as a traine...

July 17, 2018

Trainer Spotlight on Ashley Donadt

How long have you been training Dressage?

I've been riding dressage for 18 years (I was hooked at the young age of 10!) and I started my own training business two years ago. 

What's your favorite memory from your time as a trainer?

Overall, it's the little steps forward each day and anytime I've been able to make a difference for the better i...

July 10, 2018

Trainer Spotlight on Shayna Simon

How long have you been training Dressage?

I have been training dressage for 9 years. 

What's your favorite memory from your time as a trainer?

My favorite time as a trainer is when my clients feel movements, suspension or true impulsion for the first time. It’s very exciting to watch them feeling the “power and elegance” of the horse when they...

July 3, 2018

Trainer Spotlight on Bettina Loy

How long have you been training Dressage?

I have been really riding since I was 11 and been training here in San Diego since 1996.

What's your favorite memory from your time as a trainer?

One of my favorite memories is going with Guenter Seidel to the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia

Tell us about your favorite horse that you've trained or own...

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