“I sat down with my Reined Cow Horse friends and we talked about the things we liked and did not like about Reined Cow Horse shows,” explains Sharon Michelucci, founder. The ideas they came up with formed the basis for what the Mid-State Cow Horse Association is all about. Sharon Jantzen catches up with the founder to share the vision of this new Reined Cow Horse venue.
The new Cal Poly Horse Unit, officially known as the Oppenheimer Family Equine Center, will be unveiled Friday June 1, 2018 with an open house and will include food, drinks, a live band, barn tours, and horse demonstrations. The next day will be the always anticipated Performance Horse Sale, where Cal Poly bred and student-trained two-year-old performance horses will be shown and auctioned. Chanel Jensen gives us a sneak peek at the newly-renovated Cal Poly Horse Unit.
Go get in on the fun and games of a Gymkhana show. Make room in your calendar for the Central Coast Riders Halloween Gymkhana, October 28 and 29 at the Elk’s Unocal Events Center in Santa Maria. Sharon Jantzen provides all the details of this fun weekend.
Jump into the fun of a Hunter/Jumper show right here in our own backyard. Whether it be an event for you to gain experience, participate in a local fundraiser, or a chance to ride with the best in the West, you will be certain to enjoy a world-class facility and some magnificent riding. Bring the family and stay awhile. Sharon Jantzen brings the news of three Hunter/Jumper shows at the Paso Robles Horse Park.
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.