Gather your horse camping friends and family and be ready to camp at Hazard Horse Camps October 5-9, 2023. Ride the trails in Montana de Oro, eat, enjoy new and old friends, and play poker for prizes all to benefit Coastal Mounted Assistance and the Central Coast State Park Association. Sharon Jantzen provides all the details.
Former Pony Clubber, Eventer and Dressage rider who balanced training and showing with getting a college degree (from Cal Poly SLO), becoming a wife and raising a family. Presently she is making Dressage comeback on her Connemara Pony Whisper as well as dabbling in Mounted Archery on a Rocky Mountain Gaited Horse, Carrera.
“We fell in love with Sheila’s story,” relates Caprice. “We’re keeping the presence of Sheila’s legacy running under the new name: Varian Equestrian Center. The honor wall showcasing all Sheila accomplished will remain in the show barn.” Sharon Jantzen introduces the new owners of Varian Equestrian Center.
Sarah has been managing a variety of horses for 20 years. She knows that each horse is different and does best with a specialized diet. Therefore, the cost of hay is not in the base price for boarding at SLO Sage and Spur Ranch. The base boarding price includes the facility use and stall cleaning. Instead, each owner pays for the hay and feed their horse consumes. This saves money for easy keepers, keeps costs manageable for heavy feeders by using supplements, and retired horses get the special diets and feedstuffs they need. Learn about the customized feeding programs for the horses at SLO Sage and Spur Ranch.
Barbi Breen-Gurley’s hard work, focus, determination and connection with Happy led the pair to a very successful 2022 musical freestyle season. The pair received The Adequan USDF Musical Freestyle award as the 2022 Intermediare I National Champions. They had the highest accumulative national scores for that division for the 2022 show season.
“A veteran who is housed and employed is less likely to struggle,” remarks Luke. a Veterans Vocational Horsemanship program participant. Luke comes to the program with experience in the horse world. Housing and employment are the primary outcome goals of the Veterans Vocational Horsemanship Program which is designed to provide job skills in the equine industry, as horse work often comes with housing. Yet, the bonus is the therapy each veteran gets while learning a trade. Sharon Jantzen meets up with this first class of participants.