People – Who We Are

Sage and Spur Ranch Provides Custom Care for Your Horse


Sarah Judson and her husband thought about all the features they wanted for their new barn at Sage and Spur Ranch in San Luis Obispo. After years of managing and owning barns in Oregon they knew what worked and what didn’t. Sarah has implemented her lessons learned and takes advantage of the natural surrounding in her beautiful new one-of-a-kind barn. Sharon Jantzen gets a tour of the unique Sage and Spur Ranch.

Riding the Wild West Horseless: A SLO County Resident’s Epic Adventure


Local resident, Margo Anderson of Los Osos, shares her story of the first of hopefully many horseless, horse-related adventures. This one explored the wild west. “My theme was to ride,” Margo explains, “but at the same time enjoy different states, scenery, landscape, and people.” The only date Margo had fixed on a calendar was an Historic Trails Dutch Oven Dinner Ride excursion with a covered wagon in Casper, Wyoming. Sharon Jantzen catches up with her and tells her story.

Century Club Rides

Too Old to Ride a Horse? Nope. Two Local Dressage Riders Join the Century Club


“Middle aged and older women are the biggest demographic in the horse world,” says Mary Jane Alumbaugh, one of the local Century Club riders. Barbi Breen Gurley, the other Century Club rider, also coaches riders and trains horses. Barbi comments, “I have lots of students who are ladies in their 60’s plus.” These two SLO County ladies came from different perspectives to ride a Century Club ride while inspiring other riders to realize they are not too old to ride a horse AND compete. Sharon Jantzen meets up with two local Dressage riders who recently completed a Century Club ride.

Volunteers are the Heart of Redwings Horse Sanctuary


There are many ways volunteers can serve at Redwings Horse Sanctuary. Extra horse grooming care and interaction keeps the horses stimulated and healthy. However, there are a variety of other jobs a volunteer can perform. Sharon Jantzen gets the scoop from Melissa Clay, a Redwings Horse Trainer.