Tressa Merrill – 2021 Interstate Queen Winner

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What is your name and age? Tressa Merrill; 19 years old.   How long have you been involved with horses? I’ve been riding my whole life and got my first pony on my second birthday.   Do you have an instructor or trainer? No   What’s the hardest part about owning or …

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Matthew Livengood – Judge and Trainer Strives to Help and Support Horses and Their People

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Name: Matthew Livengood   What is the name of your business? Matthew Livengood Horsemanship   What do you do? I teach group and private lessons, conduct clinics, and do tune-up training for client horses. I’m also a nationally carded judge with the National Reining Horse Association, American Quarter Horse Association …

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Feeling Grateful – Winter’s Dark and Slower Pace Brings Time for Reflection

I’m always grateful for the friends of all kinds I find here at home at Blue Gate Farm. Photo by Kim Roe

When I first moved to the Pacific Northwest, I found the rapid descent into darkness in autumn quite depressing. I couldn’t believe how dark it was at 7:00 a.m. and then again at 5:00 p.m. The rain and grey skies didn’t help my mood much either. But over the decades …

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Bible Study and Horsemanship – Mustangs and Faith Work Together to Enrich Young Lives

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Article by Tracey Hamilton Our Bible Study and Horsemanship ministry is one of our favorites here at Stonewater. Young people from as far away as Wenatchee come once a week to spend time together for a few hours. We have great relational conversation catching up on school talk and what’s …

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Dreamswept Farm & Resort – Your Alpine Escape in the Inland Northwest

Article by Rebecca Michal Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) promotes excellence in safety and education by certifying riding instructors, accrediting equine facilities, producing educational conferences, and publishing educational resources, go to www.CHA.Horse for more information.  Our member programs are the heartbeat of the association, here is one story.   Many people …

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Great Gifts for the Cowboy or Cowgirl in Your Life

The holiday season is wonderful for many reasons: visiting with family and friends, favorite foods of the season, music, holiday lights and decorations, presents, and, hopefully, a little time off from work. We all want to give holiday gifts that will be truly enjoyed by those we love. Here we …

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Home at Last – Getting Settled in Colorado

This past summer I was busy getting fences in, a garden shed remodeled for the horses, a new roof on the house, and getting connected in a new region. Adjusting to a new climate has been interesting. It’s a stark difference from Western Washington. Our elevation here in Peyton, Colorado …

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The Equine Network Launches Instructional On-Demand Video Resource for Barrel Racers

The subscription streaming site BarrelRacing.com launched on October 25, 2021, following an exciting fall filming and production schedule with some of barrel racing’s biggest names. The new on-demand video platform created by Barrel Racing Magazine provides direct access to leading barrel racing professionals with relevant topics designed to educate and inspire barrel racers. With …

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Looking for a Next Chapter for Your Horse or Pony?

Safe Landings is a new online platform featuring organizations that are looking for program horses to provide opportunities for horse owners, rescues, and transition centers to find homes for their equines in need of a next chapter. “For horses to remain an important part of American life and have a viable …

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Book Release: Land of the Horses – A True Story of a Lost Soul and a Life Found

Growing up in a small Maine town, Chris Lombard had never ridden a horse—never even touched one. But on one fateful night, as what he’d thought was a happy twenty-something life full of love and possibility fell suddenly apart, he met two horses and looked into their eyes. What he saw inspired …

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