From the tack room, McKenzie carries an armload of bridles while Gentilini balances a kid’s saddle on each hip. Both smile and joke with their students while navigating the herd with precision. Statuesque, tanned, and confident, the two young women have just celebrated their third year in business. Erin McGee introduces us to two go-getter ladies: Justine Gentilini and Michelle McKenzie of Hanging Heart Ranch in Templeton.
Following suit with Destination Weddings . . . the new horse show experience is a Destination Horse Show. Sharon Jantzen talks with Danielle Ballard of West Palm Events a horse show promoter bringing Hunter/Jumper Shows to the Paso Robles Horse Park.
Looking for a place where you can watch horse and rider pairs work on Reined Cow Horse activities, enjoy lunch and hang out with some pretty fun people who are all passionate about their sport…and horses and cows? Look no further than the Mankins Performance Horse cattle ranch in Arroyo Grande. Sharon Jantzen shares her experience doing just that.
Set on 67 picturesque acres just off of Airport Road, the Paso Robles Horse Park – which puts SLO County on the map in the wider circles of the equestrian world – blends seamlessly with the Paso Robles landscape. Come take a tour with Sarah Williams.
The SLOCQHA show is just around the corner. Join up with C. Campbell, SLOCQHA director as she gives us the inside scoop.