From Ranch Horse to Sport Horse — A Challenging Journey

By flyingchanges / April 5, 2022

Written by Sarah Crampton The five-year journey of training Montana was an unhurried one that at times required some detours along the road to becoming a successful sport horse. Montana…

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Judging Hunters and Hunter Seat Equitation

By flyingchanges / March 28, 2022

By Anna Jane White-Mullin Frank Madden writes in his intro to Judging Hunters and Hunter Seat Equitation: “Judging Hunters and Hunter Seat Equitation, now in its fourth edition, has been…

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Profile: Oakhurst Equine Veterinary Services

By flyingchanges / March 25, 2022

Written by Ben Root Oakhurst Thoroughbreds (Oakhurst) was originally founded as a thoroughbred horse farm in 1996 by owners Dr. Jack and Margaret (Cookie) Root. Jack and Cookie were drawn…

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The Gochman Grant – A Rider’s Journey to Pony Finals

By flyingchanges / January 21, 2022

By Adison Stark, 2021 Grant Recipient The Gochman Grant generously selects, and funds, a few riders to attend Pony Finals each year. Here, Oregon-based rider Adi Stark writes about her…

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There Are No Shortcuts In Dressage

By flyingchanges / December 13, 2021

Jordyn Shaw – A Hard Working Student  By Sarah Crampton Jordyn Shaw is definitely not “most people.” When she learned of an opening for a working student position at a…

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The Fabulous Mt. Hood Center

By flyingchanges / December 2, 2021

We had the opportunity to learn a little more about the fantastic Mt. Hood Center, which hosts incredible events and opportunities for local and visiting riders. In this feature we…

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A Closer Look at the Sabine Schut-Kery Clinic and the ODS 50th Anniversary

By flyingchanges / November 30, 2021

by Wendy Krebs, DVM I doubt I am alone amongst my fellow dressage enthusiasts in that I would much rather spend my spare moments in the saddle or mucking stalls…

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World-Class Braiding

By flyingchanges / September 27, 2021
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Ah, beautiful braids. It’s such a treat seeing horses turned out at shows with their manes and tails in perfect order. For many of us, this magic happens at some…

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A Closer Look at Tack Room Too

By flyingchanges / September 21, 2021

Tack Room Too has been a family business since its inception, and the O’Briens have taken over in stellar form. In this column where we look and applaud our local…

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A Wild Ride on the Willamette Coast

By flyingchanges / September 17, 2021

Lindley and Justin Leahy offer horsemanship in the form of adventure. by Sarah Crampton In the day-to-day riding of horses for pleasure and sport, we forget that horses are also…

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