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See Photos of Yucaipa Horse Show

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Photos By BOB OTTO / Photographer & Writer

YUCAIPA, CA – The Morgan Horse Club of Southern California hosted a open horse show, Saturday, at the Yucaipa Equestrian Center located on California Street. Riders and horses from throughout San Bernardino and Riverside counties competed in the event in 42 categories.

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Open Horse Show popular at Yucaipa Equestrian Center

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

Photos and Story BY BOB OTTO

YUCAIPA, CA – Twenty long years had passed since Tracy Beck had seriously ridden and competed in horse shows. But she showed no rust from her time away from the show arena, as she and her partner, Stormy, claimed back-to-back blue ribbons Saturday at the Yucaipa Equestrian Center.

The Morgan Horse Show Club of Southern California hosted an Open Horse Show at the popular equestrian center, which drew competitors from throughout southern California.

And Tracy and her 11-year-old daughter, Madison, were two of the riders who performed well in the event. And mom and daughter shared Stormy, whose birth name is, “JJ SK’s Spring Storm” in several of the 42 events.

Tracy and Madison’s delighted smiles and the strokes and hugs they lovingly bestowed on Stormy – owned by James and Sandra Flanagan of Shamrock Morgan’s in Ramona – showed their pride in the 10-year-old beautifully mannered Morgan.

“His canter was perfect, he was gorgeous,” Tracy said after winning blue ribbons in the English Pleasure age 16/Over, and English Country Pleasure events. “He was consistent and steady, and he walked well.”

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Riding Miss Daisy

Monday, November 9th, 2009

“Cleo, I want to ride Cleo!”

PERRIS, CA – Twice, I asked politely, but the third time I insisted.

“When can I ride a horse?” I asked firmly of Leigh-Ann Giddings, who runs the Giddings Rescue Horse Ranch in Perris.

Go get Daisy and we’ll saddle her up, Giddings said.

No. Not Daisy, I groaned to myself. Of all the 24 horses on the ranch, “Miss Daisy,” as I’ve come to call her, was the last horse I wanted to ride.

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