Tierra Del Norte Arabian Horse Association will be showcasing and promoting the beauty and versatility of the Arabian at the San Diego Polo Club on September 20, 2015. Last year’s presentation was so well received, we have been invited to participate again this year! We will perform during intermission (between polo matches), at approximately 2:00 pm at the polo fields in Rancho Santa Fe, CA.
Do you have a horse and discipline you would like to showcase? Are you and your horse confident in an open (unfenced), public environment? If you are interested in participating, please contact Theresa Oakley by phone or email. PH: (760) 497-3266 Email: email@example.com. You will be requested to provide photos and a short biography of you and your horse’s accomplishments.
This is an unique opportunity to promote the Arabian!! Please come support the Arabian and Tierra Del Norte AHA and enjoy a beautiful day at the polo fields. Stick around after the presentation for the championship polo match!
Very excited to see the Rose Parade equestrian unit list officially announced! If you are not able to come see the 25 American Endurance Ride Conference Parade riders on January 1, 2016, then come to the Equestfest a few days before on 12/29 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, CA.
We look forward to your support! This is so exciting to represent an equestrian discipline in the Rose Parade that enjoys many of the trails in our National Parks.
On January 1, 2016, 25 horses and riders will make history as the first Endurance Riding Group, representing the American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC), to participate in the Tournament of Roses Parade. This year's parade theme is "Find Your Adventure" and the Tournament Committee found the AERC group application representative of the parade theme as endurance riders enjoy the many trails of the United States National Parks.
Equestrian groups are selected to showcase a variety of breeds as well as unique tack and costumes. AERC's group includes a mix of riders, from those who have a few hundred miles up to 62,580 miles of endurance competition. The 5.5-mile walk along Pasadena's Colorado Boulevard should be no problem for horses who regularly compete in 50- and 100-mile endurance events.
The horses also stand out as there is a variety of breeds including Arabians, Half-Arabians, an AERC Hall of Fame Icelandic Horse, Saddlebreds, a Spotted Saddle horse, and a Mangalarga Marchador.
Karen Chaton, an AHA lifetime member, owns two Arabian geldings who will be participating in the parade, TBR Granite Chief+/, with 14,575 AERC miles, and Pro Bono D, who is on his way to over 8,500 miles – if he completes the Western States Trail Foundation 100 Miles One-Day Trail Ride (Tevis Cup) on August 1, 2015. In addition to being an AERC Hall of Fame horse, TBR Granite Chief +/ was recognized in 2005 as the second horse to be honored as the AHA Distance Horse of the Year. Chief is currently the second highest mileage Arabian horse.