Thursday, July 2, 2015


Dragons and the Truth a Bisque and the Stew the ladle and The Spoon,
a pot never boils should the beets be leaf on that is the Old sayings of Butchers and Flours sugar And cream.

Coffins and Nails text Tiled shingles Cob blurs the shoes at Laces and buckles of Extent Shunned,
this brave feather beeks a Write to sob the sour as that is the Death of the flatter,
stroked to that Tub of showering laughter is the Stagger of the swoop on the Singing barge at laned.

Face the smile as the stitch to the Moon is the Sun at full Magest Tree,
a distant star on the Twinkle of the solar is the explosive snow of a Scribe speaking,
the Voice on that Scene is those Shooting from depth to a LOOK!! its a Met.

The pitch in the Sill is a balances Breast of shoulder to Shoulder on the galaxy A loud,
temper by the Sky in a River on the lens that is the Structure of purchase to realize,
eyebrows for shaping I suppose that the Knows is the Sail of the breeze.

Trust is a favor to say that the Wheel is a Stride on the distant from Cent to that grave,
in tongue the hold is a description to Muscle,
the stomach Digest an Intestinal blend.

As the Food of savor grants a brain the Mind connection to that Sign of Math taking Note to laid,
these burls of would be Come to Flight,
a rainbow of specials telling a Inquire that Valleys are steeped!!

Streaming on through the Stretch does the skin Dried potato scream,
did that Skull of these Crossed bones need,
does the Ankle bend sew that Thigh can Recognize the Walk or the knee.

Elbow of carriage is the handle a Wrist or the fingers on Tray that persistent per List,
can that blade of my back be the tambourine knack to Aid the heavy packing,
shall the beach of Hare on that T stop declare that process of spelling or the dim lit despaired.

For get to four got the tremble of shallow as the World is a nest so is that cough on the Swallow,
a pan for the door Awe is a hitch to the Thumb,
three on the Sparrow and one from a lung,
is the breadth of commerce do a lathe to hug the big Night,
is that the Milky Way on Christmas or is it just the Ignorance that furthers a Human contaminated boost,
screetch Awl the Said is the Sentence resistance or Honesty`s brung,
found on a letter to Scribe with a better I pleasantly put to the berth of this Harbor a song.

Mew Knee

The strength of definition to the sane on the Rein is of that to earth on the grounds of turf,
that is the label on the street touching that cafe of Sand as the Jack it is a Sweater of No sweat,
the Hood dee is a Pulley on the Shift of a graze to Mark the Exodus of a Revelations per state,
that is the deuteronomy explanation to the 9:7 of a Timothy to grant the statue for the Farmed,
grace on the Spices as the Oregano gone Wild wheats for the Balers and Turkeys gone the strongs!!

To deck on the batter the Butter and the Toast,
this is the Electricity that Circuit of the Flip`d,
stay on that Stage and the grounding Vernaculars Up,
the Verb toll the Nouns as the Walk is All but Lands!!

Taking from the Human Life to bar the Block a Scene,
call to the dial and the Information dreams,
as the Mind is in the Locks that key remains to Be,
a favorite on the Measured and the Value of the Pipes!!

At the Top of the Hot a Hotel from the Cents at back Zipper Flax at Spill of oils to Tack Shacked,
a temple on the brain the Arms for Hugs and Theme,
waltzing Matilda the Burn Barrels monkey Stream!!

River ran to Whats the bump I know is the Bull a Lard that brings this Ladder strain,
yet on the Map of Other same the At las spoke of Grains,
a buket on the Vain to the Work of Knowing Plains,
be that bright and Vibrant cry the Tears of face do Claimed!!

A cheek is the twice at Known does the Palm be Frame,
is that on the Ass or the Donkey of the Mule,
is a Horse to Saddle down the Groom just knows the Brush Totes box as that is Hoof and Pickings,
for the Dandy on the Comb is being Frank at panned!!

Hot to heats the boiling Pots a lid to Speak in Calm retort,
this trains the Road to Tunnel knoll that is the Mounting lane,
a stirrup for the Bridle and the bits that Check the fame,
so as that is Also the Read of Car pet a Puddin' Cat by Home,
a Big Hello a Hug to Honor the Man the Fact and a Worked out Planned.

Awe Steer


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Cassandra Complex" redirects here. For other uses, see Cassandra Complex (disambiguation).
Painting of Cassandra by Evelyn De Morgan
The Cassandra metaphor (variously labelled the Cassandra 'syndrome', 'complex', 'phenomenon', 'predicament', 'dilemma', or 'curse') occurs when valid warnings or concerns are dismissed or disbelieved.
The term originates in Greek mythologyCassandra was a daughter of Priam, the King of Troy. Struck by her beauty, Apollo provided her with the gift of prophecy, but when Cassandra refused Apollo's romantic advances, he placed a curse ensuring that nobody would believe her warnings. Cassandra was left with the knowledge of future events, but could neither alter these events nor convince others of the validity of her predictions.
The metaphor has been applied in a variety of contexts such as psychology, environmentalism, politics, science, cinema, the corporate world, and in philosophy, and has been in circulation since at least 1949 when French philosopher Gaston Bachelard coined the term 'Cassandra Complex' to refer to a belief that things could be known in advance.[1]



The Cassandra metaphor is applied by some psychologists to individuals who experience physical and emotional suffering as a result of distressing personal perceptions, and who are disbelieved when they attempt to share the cause of their suffering with others.

Melanie Klein[edit]

In 1963, psychologist Melanie Klein provided an interpretation of Cassandra as representing the human moral conscience whose main task is to issue warnings. Cassandra as moral conscience, "predicts ill to come and warns that punishment will follow and grief arise."[2] Cassandra's need to point out moral infringements and subsequent social consequences is driven by what Klein calls "the destructive influences of the cruel super-ego," which is represented in the Greek myth by the god Apollo, Cassandra's overlord and persecutor.[3] Klein's use of the metaphor centers on the moral nature of certain predictions, which tends to evoke in others "a refusal to believe what at the same time they know to be true, and expresses the universal tendency toward denial, [with] denial being a potent defence against persecutory anxiety and guilt."[2]

Laurie Layton Schapira[edit]

In a 1988 study Jungian analyst Laurie Layton Schapira explored what she called the "Cassandra Complex" in the lives of two of her analysands.[4]
Based on clinical experience, she delineates three factors which constitute the Cassandra complex:
  1. dysfunctional relationships with the "Apollo archetype",
  2. emotional or physical suffering, including hysteria or ‘women’s problems’,
  3. and being disbelieved when attempting to relate the facticity of these experiences to others.[4]
Layton Schapira views the Cassandra complex as resulting from a dysfunctional relationship with what she calls the "Apollo archetype", which refers to any individual's or culture's pattern that is dedicated to, yet bound by, order, reason, intellect, truth and clarity that disavows itself of anything occult or irrational.[5] The intellectual specialization of this archetype creates emotional distance and can predispose relationships to a lack of emotional reciprocity and consequent dysfunctions.[4] She further states that a 'Cassandra woman' is very prone to hysteria because she "feels attacked not only from the outside world but also from within, especially from the body in the form of somatic, often gynaecological, complaints."[6]
Addressing the metaphorical application of the Greek Cassandra myth, Layton Schapira states that:
What the Cassandra woman sees is something dark and painful that may not be apparent on the surface of things or that objective facts do not corroborate. She may envision a negative or unexpected outcome; or something which would be difficult to deal with; or a truth which others, especially authority figures, would not accept. In her frightened, ego-less state, the Cassandra woman may blurt out what she sees, perhaps with the unconscious hope that others might be able to make some sense of it. But to them her words sound meaningless, disconnected and blown out of all proportion.[6]

Jean Shinoda Bolen[edit]

In 1989, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, published an essay on the god Apollo[7] in which she detailed a psychological profile of the ‘Cassandra woman’ whom she suggested referred to someone suffering — as happened in the mythological relationship between Cassandra and Apollo — a dysfunctional relationship with an “Apollo man”. Bolen added that the Cassandra woman may exhibit “hysterical” overtones, and may be disbelieved when attempting to share what she knows.[8]
According to Bolen, the archetypes of Cassandra and Apollo are not gender-specific. She states that "women often find that a particular [male] god exists in them as well, just as I found that when I spoke about goddesses men could identify a part of themselves with a specific goddess. Gods and goddesses represent different qualities in the human psyche. The pantheon of Greek deities together, male and female, exist as archetypes in us all… There are gods and goddesses in every person."[9]
"As an archetype, Apollo personifies the aspect of the personality that wants clear definitions, is drawn to master a skill, values order and harmony, and prefers to look at the surface rather than at what underlies appearances. The Apollo archetype favors thinking over feeling, distance over closeness, objective assessment over subjective intuition."[10]
Of what she describes as the negative Apollonic influence, Dr. Bolen writes:
Individuals who resemble Apollo have difficulties that are related to emotional distance, such as communication problems, and the inability to be intimate… Rapport with another person is hard for the Apollo man. He prefers to access (or judge) the situation or the person from a distance, not knowing that he must "get close up" – be vulnerable and empathic – in order to truly know someone else…. But if the woman wants a deeper, more personal relationship, then there are difficulties… she may become increasingly irrational or hysterical.[8]
Bolen suggests that a Cassandra woman (or man) may become increasingly hysterical and irrational when in a dysfunctional relationship with a negative Apollo, and may experience others' disbelief when describing her experiences.[8]

Corporate world[edit]

Foreseeing potential future directions for a corporation or company is sometimes called ‘visioning’.[11] Yet achieving a clear, shared vision in an organization is often difficult due to a lack of commitment to the new vision by some individuals in the organization, because it does not match reality as they see it. Those who support the new vision are termed ‘Cassandras’ – able to see what is going to happen, but not believed.[11] Sometimes the name Cassandra is applied to those who can predict rises, falls, and particularly crashes on the global stock market, as happened with Warren Buffett, who repeatedly warned that the 1990s stock market surge was a bubble, attracting to him the title of 'Wall Street Cassandra'.[12]

Environmental movement[edit]

Many environmentalists have predicted looming environmental catastrophes including climate change, rise in sea levels, irreversible pollution, and an impending collapse ofecosystems, including those of rainforests and ocean reefs.[13] Such individuals sometimes acquire the label of 'Cassandras', whose warnings of impending environmental disaster are disbelieved or mocked.[13] Environmentalist Alan Atkisson states that to understand that humanity is on a collision course with the laws of nature is to be stuck in what he calls the 'Cassandra dilemma' in which one can see the most likely outcome of current trends and can warn people about what is happening, but the vast majority can not, or will not respond, and later if catastrophe occurs, they may even blame you, as if your prediction set the disaster in motion.[14] Occasionally there may be a "successful" alert, though the succession of books, campaigns, organizations, and personalities that we think of as the environmental movement has more generally fallen toward the opposite side of this dilemma: a failure to "get through" to the people and avert disaster. In the words of Atkisson: "too often we watch helplessly, as Cassandra did, while the soldiers emerge from the Trojan horse just as foreseen and wreak their predicted havoc. Worse, Cassandra's dilemma has seemed to grow more inescapable even as the chorus of Cassandras has grown larger."[15]

Other examples[edit]

There are examples of the Cassandra metaphor being applied in the contexts of medical science,[16][17] the media,[18] to feminist perspectives on 'reality',[19][20] in relation to Asperger’s Disorder (a 'Cassandra Syndrome' is sometimes said to arise when partners or family members of the Asperger individual seek help but are disbelieved,)[21][22][23]and in politics.[24] There are also examples of the metaphor being used in popular music lyrics, such as the 1982 ABBA song "Cassandra"[25][26] and Star One's "Cassandra Complex". The five-part The Mars Volta song "Cassandra Gemini" may reference this syndrome,[27] as well as the film 12 Monkeys or in dead and divine's "cassandra syndrome".




    The "indications of health" in the horse and pony are as follows, and should be known to every horseman.

         The head is on the alert, eyes wide open, ears pricking to and fro.  The lining of the eyes and nostrils is a salmon-pink colour.  The pony feeds up well.  The coat is smooth and glossy and easily moved on the ribs beneath.  The pony stands evenly on all four feet; a hind foot may be rested alternately but never a fore foot.  Droppings are passed about eight times daily and are formed into balls which break on hitting the ground.  Urine, which is thick and yellow in colour, is passed several times a day.  The temperature is normal, viz.  100.5 degrees, and respirations are about 10 to 12 to the minute.


         A horse or pony is said to be in "soft" condition when his muscles are slack, he is fat, has a gross belly and is incapable of sustained effort without sweating and distress.  Unexercised horses at grass in summer are in "soft" condition.

         A horse or pony is said to be in "hard" condition when he is free of superfluous fat both inside and out and his muscles and tendons are toned up to withstand sustained effort without injury or distress.  A hunter in regular work in winter is in "hard" condition.

    Fatness versus fitness

         It is necessary to have a clear conception of the difference between these two, and its significance.  The fat, round, sleek appearance of a pony at grass, though indicative of perfect health, is no criterion as to the pony's physical fitness to undertake work.  In such a pony the muscles are soft and flabby and in a unfit state to withstand physical exertion.  this applies to all muscles, those of the heart and lungs just as much as those of the limbs.  The belly is large and occupies an undue proportion of the frame so that lung space is restricted.  Such is fat condition.

         Fitness, on the other hand, is the condition of the pony in hard work, whereby he able and capable of undertaking physical exer-tion without detriment to his health.  Such physical effort may be in the form of sharp bursts of energy as, for example, in racing, horse trials and polo; prolonged sustained effort as, for example, in


    hunting and driving; or slow steady exertion over long periods, as, for example, in trekking and expeditions.

         The essentials in all cases are the same, namely, that the muscles of the limbs shall stand up to the strain imposed upon them without becoming tired or breaking down; that the muscles of the heart are equal to every demand and that the muscles of the chest permit full and free respiratory powers.  In such a pony the gross belly of the fat pony has given place to something more modest that does not press on the chest and interfere with free breathing, thus giving the lungs greater space in which to work.

    To "condition" a hunter

         To convert a pony from "soft" condition to "hard" condition two essentials are necessary, namely, sufficient work, combined with the correct amount of food.  Only so can muscles be toned up to their task, the belly reduced and heart and lungs brought into perfect working order.  Hunters are subjected to his process each autumn when brought up soft from grass and prepared for the work of the hunting season.  Some form of conditioning is also necessary with a child's pony at greass during the owner's absence at school if the pony is to be ready and fit to undertake the tasks to be asked of it in the school holidays.

         The procedure for conditioning a horse or pony is as follows:  Shoe up first of all, then put into walking work daily for a week.  Watch carefully for signs of galling under the saddle or girth.  Next combine walking with slow trotting.  Increase the grain feed in proportion to the work.  If properly carried out there will be an increase in muscle at the expanse of belly.  The profuse lathery sweat of the soft animal gives place to a slight dampness or none at all.  The whole must be a gradual undertaking and in the case of a hunter can hardly be accomplished in less than six weeks.



         The laborious process of getting a pony into hard condition is wasted if the pony is thrown out of work.  For maintenance of condition, exercise is essential.  Such calls for the exhibition of a considerable measure of common sense.  A pony that has hunted hard on Monday does not require two hours exercise on Tuesday.  A quiet walk round for twenty minutes to take stiffness out of joints or swelling out of legs is all that is necessary.  If, however, the pony is not to hunt again until the following Monday then exercise or work during the intervening period is essential if hard condition is to be maintained.  Such may amount to about two hours daily whether led or ridden, but on some days the pony ought certainly to be saddled and ridden so that the back and girth regions may also be kept hard.

         A perfect exercising track is difficult to find but the ideal will include a long gradual incline over grass.  A long steady uphill trot on such provides everything necessary to muscle up quarters and keep wind right.  Some road work is advisable also.

         The amount of exercise given need not necessarily be the same ever day nor need the pace be fixed.  The value of slow steady exercise, i.e. hound-jogging, is emphasised.  Neither galloping nor fast trotting will get or keep a pony fit, indeed they may only do harm.  Finally, the route chosen should be varied, which in this instance is an exception to the rule given elsewhere to adhere to a fixed daily routine whenever possible.

    Exercise versus work

         It is necessary here to differentiate between work and exercise, as understood in a well-conducted hunting stable.  The word "exercise" denotes the process of giving a horse or pony sufficient exercise is order to keep him healthy and fit without causing him any undue exertion, or causing him to lose any condition.  The


    general procedure would be prolonged periods at a steady jog on sound and safe going, conducted by a groom.

         The word "work" would denote the owner riding for his plea-sure, and would include, besides hunting, etc., canters, gallops, school work, jumping, all of which might be expected to cause the pony some effort.  Exercise and work must be co-ordinated to produce a fit trained pony.

         The provision of exercise under conditions in which frost and snow put a stop to hunting presents a problem, since neither country nor roads are rideable.  A solution may be found in laying down a circular straw track for the purpose.

         In winter time the need for adequate exercise for the stabled pony is of greater importance than for the pony kept at grass, for in the latter case, to a very great extent, liberty in a field, when keep is poor, with consequent continuous use of limbs combined with an occasional gallop round, in themselves keep the pony partly muscled up, and his wind right.  This accounts for the fact that the hunter kept at grass during term time, may be reasonably hard when wanted in the holidays if it has been given hay and a corn feed once a day.


         By this is understood the process whereby a fit pony on being taken out of work at the end of the season, is prepared for a rest at grass (i.e. "the summering of hunters").  The points for attention are as follows:  Sop all exercise, grooming and corn feeding; mash down for a few days; get the blacksmith ot remove the shoes and trim the feet.

         Choose a mild day to turn out and always turn out early in the day so that the pony can inspect his field and its fences and find his watering point in daylight.

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    The Manual of 

    of  the  British  Horse  Society  and 
    the  Pony  Club

    1ST EDITION    .   1950
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    This, the sixth, edition has been considerably revised and is recommended for use by members of the British Horse Society, the Pony Club, the Riding Clubs and by other associated organisations.

         It covers, with "Training the Young Horse and Pony," the entire syllabus of the Pony Club and has the aim of laying the foundations for good, basic and effective horsemanship which can later be developed, as desired, into more specialised forms of riding.  It is also applicable to those of more mature age.

         It is based on the fundamental principles and practices of horsemanship which have stood the test of time; at the same time it follows modern thinking on equitation and training.

         Because it is the recognised official Manual of the Pony Club it is not considered necessary to substitute the word "horse" for "pony" in all sections where either word is equally applicable.

         Instructors are recommended to read "Training the Young Horse and Pony" and "The Instructors Handbook" in conjuction with this Manual.

         The Pony Club and Riding Club Tests and the B.H.S. Instruc-tors Examination are based on these books.


    The British Horse Society makes acknowledgement to Educational Productions Ltd. for permission to reproduce illustrations by Joan Wanklyn from the book "Riding" by Mrs. V. D. S. Williams, and to Moss Bros. of Covent Garden and Geo. Parker & Sons, for the loan of bits illustrated on pages 29 and 30.


    Arrangement of this book.

         The book is divided into three parts dealing with Equitation, Saddlery and Horsemastership.

          Part I deals primarily with riding, the position of the rider and control of the horse or pony.

         There follow two appendices about elementary dressage.  Appendix I describes a system of training and Appendix II contains definitions of the various terms and movements.  The appendices deal with more advanced riding and movements than the earlier sections of the book.

         Part II deals with the fitting as well as with the care and cleaning of saddlery.  It also describes            how to put on and take off a saddle and bridle.

         Part III includes the handling and care of horses and ponies at grass and in stables;  also veterinary      notes, the identification of horses and ponies and road transport.

         The training of young horses and ponies is dealt with in a separate book "Training the Young Horse and Pony", also published by The British Horse Society.

         An index will be found at the end of the book.

    Note from self

    For an Active Partner relationship please contact Brian & Lisa Sabo whom I knew personally when I lived in San Miguel, California. I enthusiastically recommend Brian & Lisa Sabo as I always had a wonderful time while learning a tremendous amount at their Facility in Paso Robles.  The clinics that I attended were not only instructive but embraced 'guidance' and 'structure' and 'patience' along with a great team work between both Brian and Lisa which could be felt as it was like they were "Hugging The Horse and The Rider" with their dedication to The Sport.


    Lisa Sabo riding her 'Dressage test' ~ this is the First phase of a Three-Day Event

    Phase 1: Dressage

    The first test of horse and rider involves a series of prescribed classical movements performed on the flat in an enclosed arena. The judges look for a supple, balanced, and lively yet relaxed ride. As in figure skating, both precision of individual movements and overall impression enter into the scoring formula.

    **Lisa Sabo On Course ~ This is  called Cross-Country ~ the Second phase of a Three-Day Event

    Phase 2: Cross Country

    Eventing’s best-known phase, this crucial second test is the heart of the sport. Horse and rider gallop over natural terrain, jumping a variety of fixed obstacles along the way. The rider may inspect the course beforehand, but the horse leaves the starting box not knowing what lies ahead. This discipline demands absolute trust between horse and rider.

    Lisa Sabo on Course ~ This is called Stadium Jumping ~ the Third phase of a Three-Day Event

    Phase 3: Show Jumping

    In this phase, horse and rider jump a series of painted fences in an enclosed arena. Show jumping tests the obedience and suppleness of the horse and demonstrates that sufficient stamina and fitness still remain after the strenuous demands of cross-country. This phase completes the breadth of testing in the eventing triathlon.

    Newport Mesa Riding Center

    “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” ~Winston Churchill
    Brian and Lisa Sabo have been top level competitors and coaches for over 40 years.  Riding and training through the Olympic level.  Over the last several years they felt the Orange County area did not have a program that developed riders in a classical method.  So Brian and Lisa started the Newport Mesa Riding Center and the Newport Mesa Pony Club.
    The “Sabo System” is the foundation of excellent horseback riding and learning to ride correctly thorough a step by step system.  We teach the essential basics of riding and horsemanship in a consistent manner.
    Horsemanship is both a physical and mental language, and everyone learns in a different way, so a variety of methods are utilized to develop the communication from trainer to student and then from student to horse.
    Whether it’s a child starting out, to the Advanced level competitor,  Newport Mesa Riding Center offers high quality horseback riding lessons.    Lessons include riders of the same skill level – the whole family is invited to watch and enjoy the atmosphere. Our supportive environment emphasizes sportsmanship and fun. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to call us at 949.244.8615.

    Brian Sabo ~ Looks like he is riding Cross-Country (phase 2) or quite possible 'Roads&Tracks' judging by the 'penny' he is wearing.
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    Newport Mesa Riding Center Lessons

    The Riding Center Program is a perfect way to start horseback riding. Our focus on equitation is the foundation of excellent riding.  The instructors teaching the Sabo System can take a rider from a beginner to advanced level, all ages welcome.    Our focus on horsemanship will help the riders become well rounded horseman.  We have school horses available for lessons and lease. We have excellent, friendly and knowledgeable instructors.
    Introductory Lessson:  Your first horseback riding lesson at Newport Mesa Riding Center will be a private lesson. This lesson is an opportunity to introduce you to our program and allow us to assess your current skill level. Afterward, we will discuss your goals in order to develop a program to best suit your needs. The Introductory Lesson is $60.00. 
    What will you need on your first day? You should wear long pants and a boot with a heel (no high heels!) We have boots available it you need them.  We have riding helmets available but you are welcome to bring your own if it is an ATSM/SEI approved helmet. Please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out paperwork. We ask you to please advise us of any physical limitations that may affect your ability to ride.
    Please give a 24-hour notice if you need to cancel a lesson. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us at 949-244-8615.
    Location: Orange County Fairgrounds Equestrian Center, 905 Arlington Ave., Costa Mesa, Ca. 92626.  Gate 9, pull up NEXT to gate and it will open, park on right, walk to Barn J and K.
    For Information: Lisa Sabo 949.244.8615

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    Calendar of Clinics and Events

     2015 Sabo Eventing Calendar
    Feb 14 – IEL Dressage Show in San Juan.
    Feb 15 – Galway Downs One Day Cross Country Schooling
    Feb 15 – NMPC D1 Prep Clinic @ 12:00 to 2:00 pm with Melissa Jaffe, cost $10
    Feb 21 & 22, 2015 – Copper Meadow CC Schooling and One Day Event
    Feb 27, 28 and March 1, 2015 – Twin River HT Intro to Advance
    February 28th 2:00 to 4:00 pm – NMPC Horsemanship Class with Joanna Ritchie – $20
    March 1st at OC Fairgrounds D1  test  -
    Mar 7, 2015 – NMPC  So Cal Pony Club Region Quiz Rally
    Mar 13, 14 & 15, 2015 – Copper Meadows HT Intro to Advance
    March 22 – So Cal Region Dressage Rally
    Mar 27, 28 & 29 2015 – Galway International Event Novice to Advance
    Apr 4, 2015 – NMPC Rating D2 to C2.
    Apr 10, 11 & 12, 2015 – Twin River International BN to advance
    *Apr 18 & 19, 2015 – Copper Meadow CC Schooling and One Day Event
    Apr 24, 25 & 26 2015 – Fresno HT BN to Intermediate
    *May 7, 8 & 9, 2015 – Galway HT and Dressage Show - So Cal Regional Qualifying Rally – IMPORTANT for Pony Clubbers
    May 16 & 17 2015 – Copper Meadow CC Schooling and One Day Event
    May 23, 24 & 25, 2015 – Woodside HT BN to Advance
    Jun 5, 6 & 7, 2015 – Copper Meadows HT Intro to Advance
    Jun 19, 20 & 21, 2015 – Shepherd Ranch HT Intro to Preliminary
    Jun 27 & 28 2015 – Copper Meadow CC Schooling and One Day Event
    Jul 3, 4 & 5 2015 – Camelot HT BN to Preliminary
    Jul 10, 11 & 12, 2015 – Coconino HT Intro to Preliminary
    Jul 16, 17 & 18, 2015 – Coconino HT Intro to Preliminary
    Jul 24, 25 & 26, 2015 – Rebecca Farms Event in Montana
    Aug 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9, 2015 – Pony Club West Coast Championships in Woodside
    Aug 15 & 16, 2015 – Copper Meadow CC Schooling and One Day Event
    Aug 21, 22 & 23, 2015 – Shepherd Ranch HT
    Aug 28, 29 & 30, 2015 – Woodland Station HT in Northern California
    Sep 4, 5 & 6, 2015 – Copper Meadows HT Intro to Advance
    Thu Sep 17, 18, 19 & 20, 2015 – Twin Rivers HT Intro to Advance
    Oct 2, 3 & 4, 2015 – Woodside HT Intro to Advance
    Oct 9, 10 & 11, 2015 – So Cal Region Eventing Rally at Fallbrook
    Oct 16, 17 & 18, 2015 – Fresno HT Intro to Advance
    Oct 24 & 25, 2015 – Copper Meadow CC Schooling and One Day Event
    Thu Oct 29, 30, 31 & Nov 1, 2015 – Galway Downs International HT Novice to 3*
    Nov 7 & 8, 2015 – PC Standards/Ratings Clinic and Annual Banquet
    Nov 13, 14, & 15, 2015 – Fresno HT Intro to Intermediate
    Nov 21 & 22, 2015 – Copper Meadow CC Schooling and One Day Event
    2015 Camp Dates:
    Winter Break: February 16 – 20
    Spring Break: April 6 – 10
    Summer Camps:
    July 6 – 10, July 13 – 17, July 20 – 24, July 27 – 31, August 10 – 14, August 17 – 21
    Run Fast, Jump High, Lisa
    Horse Trials:  If you are not yet ready to ride at these Events, come, watch and learn about Eventing!!!! If you volunteer you will learn a lot and receive a schooling certificate worth $50 to $100.  I will be sending emails with information about how to volunteer.
    Copper Meadows: On Saturday a Look B4 You Leap are cross country clinics at Copper Meadows with Lisa Sabo, then on Sunday we participate in the schooling One Day Event.  The Event will include a dressage test, show jumping and a modified cross country.  This is a fantastic introduction to Eventing.   We will be attending these events as we have the numbers.
    Pony Club Dates: If you are in NMPC and want to attend please RSVP to me ASAP.
    Spring and Summer Horse Camps – see camp page.
    Brian Sabo Clinics – contact Brian Sabo
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    Brian Sabo!! Looks like a Clinic or an actual Event that or where Brian Sabo is discussing 'The Course' to be Jumped by his Students
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    Sabo Eventing ~ Our Mission

    The core purpose of Sabo Eventing is to educate and inspire riders to become better horsemen.  Our emphasis on horsemanship will include a high regard for the general welfare of horses.
    Sabo Eventing will be a resource for education, safety, horse welfare, training and information.
    Sabo Eventing teaches essential training principles for riders and horses, drawn from time-tested sources and from experience with today’s competition challenges. At Sabo Eventing understanding why something works and the steps to achieve that understanding are critical parts of our program.
    Sabo Eventing will provide access to the materials, facilities and mentorship opportunities that present these training principles in a developmental sequence.
    Sabo Eventing will provide coaching and competitive experiences to riders at the highest level.
    Sabo Eventing will provide an atmosphere of professional openness and support to all riders so that on-going sharing and learning are facilitated.
    Sabo Eventing will positively impact horses and peoples’ lives by providing encouragement, support, training opportunities, and educational programs that promote character development and life enhancing values through the sport of Eventing.
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    Brian & Lisa Sabo in pictures you can still see the love!!

    About Brian and Lisa Sabo ~ Sabo Eventing

    Brian and Lisa Sabo are living a classic love story.  While growing up on the same street in Southern California both became interested in riding horses.  When Brian was riding ponies at a Los Angeles area barn his mother Kitty Sabo began a long friendship with a then very young and now internationally famous Olympic dressage rider, judge and clinician, Hilda Gurney.  Before long Hilda had struck out on her own as a trainer and Brian followed her. Hilda and Kitty founded the Woodland Hills Pony Club in 1965.  Lisa’s family moved to the same street in 1970 and Lisa’s interests soon turned to horses.  This common interest led Lisa to train at the same barn as Brian and they both developed a passion for the Olympic sport of Eventing (also known as the Equestrian Triathlon).   After years of training together and competing from coast to coast each went their separate ways.  In 1981Brian moved and bought land in Paso Robles on California’s Central Coast with the plan of starting an equestrian center.  Lisa left home in 1982 for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to pursue her education. Realizing how much they missed being together they began dating and eventually married in 1985. This partnership led to the development of the Hurdledale Equestrian Center.  From 1985 until 2001 Brian and Lisa built and ran Hurdledale, where they rode, trained, held shows and hosted clinics.
    Lisa and Brian are both graduate “A” pony clubbers and advanced level competitors. In 1974 Brian passed his “A” rating.  Brian served as D.C. of this club two times (1975-1977 and 1980-1983).  Lisa passed her “HA” in 1983 and her “A” in 1984.  Lisa is now running the Newport Riding Center and Newport Mesa Pony Club.
    Hilda, the inspiration for many of the top trainers and riders in the United States was in the finest sense a mentor to Lisa and Brian. Through her leadership both were introduced to the sport of Eventing. Brian won his first Preliminary (Now CCI 1*) Three-day event in 1968 followed by winning the National Intermediate (CCI 2**) Championships in 1969.  This was also the year his coach, Hilda, won the U.S. Open Championships (CCI 3***).  Brian has been recognized as the leading event rider in USEA Area VI in both 1969 and 1981.
    Lisa has also had a very successful competitive career which continues today.  A member of the Silver Medal Area VI Young Riders team in 1984 and also USEA Area VI leading rider a number of times, Lisa has produced a large number of competitive horses all of which she worked with from the very beginning. Lisa has ridden a number of horses she trained through the Advanced level including riding at Rolex Kentucky on three different horses.  Lisa has been long listed for the U.S. Olympic Team.
    Lisa has always specialized in starting young horses, working with difficult horses and competing and teaching both Young Riders and Adults.  Lisa has been recognized as one of the leading riders in USEA Area VI and produced a large number of higher level horses between 1984 and 2009.
    Brian remained active through the advanced level on both coasts until 1984 when his coaching activities began to take precedence.  As a volunteer to the horse community Brian has served as a USPC District Commissioner, USEA Area VI Chairperson (1985-1987), CDS L.A. chapter public relations chairperson (1973), AVA (American Vaulting Association) board of governors (1976-1978) and Woodside Horse Park  founding vice president and board member (1976-1989).  Brian was selected Chief Liaison Officer for the 1984 Olympic games.  Asked to help with the show jumping phase of the three-day event by good friend Neil Ayer, Brian was eventually awarded the contract to design and build the three-day event show jumping course at Santa Anita for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.
    Brian is currently teaching a full schedule of clinics across the nation and coaches the Méxican Eventing Equestrian Team.  This team is the current Gold medal holder at the Central American Games. Brian also sits on the USEF Board of Directors and is President of the United States Eventing Association (USEA).
    Lisa is also a founding member and Vice President of the Orange County Fairgrounds Preservation Society (OCFPS).  The OFFPS was recently recognized as Orange County’s leading community activist organization. The OFFPS is at the forefront of keeping Equestrian Sports in Orange County.
    Currently Lisa has developed the Newport Mesa Riding Center.  Newport Mesa caters to a diverse riding group.  Many college age riders and adult amateurs enjoy Lisa’s clear and well educated approach to bringing out the best in both horse and rider. Lisa who credits her systematic teaching style to her early Pony Club experiences is also the founder of the Newport Mesa Pony Club.  The Newport Mesa Pony Club holds regular lessons, camps and educational programs geared toward children of all ages.  The two groups complement each other and help create a professional and rewarding experience for all the riders that participate.
    The primary focus of both the Newport Mesa Riding Center and the Newport Mesa Pony Club is horsemanship and education.  Riders learn not only how to ride and compete but also in-depth education on the art of horsemanship.  Riders learn from hands on experiences that emphasize classic and correct equitation along with instruction from nationally ranked instructors.
    Lisa and Brian’s other business interests focus on developing the Sabo Group which is a national and international Amway business. Their focus on health, wellness and sports nutrition was nurtured through the years of conditioning horses and riders for the highest level on international competition.  Learning proper use of foods, supplements, vitamins, minerals and herbs have enhanced the performance and energy levels of many of their riders and business associates.
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    United States Eventing Association


    Brian Sabo Nominated to Become Next President of the United States Eventing Association

    RELEASE: March 18, 2010
    AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By the United States Eventing Association

    The United States Eventing Association (USEA) Nominating Committee is pleased to announce that Brian Sabo of Newport Beach, CA, has been nominated to succeed current president Kevin Baumgardner when his term expires in December 2010. Sabo’s nomination, which will be subject to confirmation by the Board of Governors at the USEA Annual Convention in Scottsdale, AZ, December 8-12, is the culmination of an intensive search process by the members of the Nominating Committee, which consists of Chairman Roger Secrist, Kyra King Stuart, Beth Lendrum, Malcolm Hook, and Jon Holling.

    Sabo, 56, first competed in the sport of eventing in 1962 in Pebble Beach, CA. Over the years he has worn many hats in the eventing and equestrian world, from being a leading rider to designing and building the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Eventing show jumping course to coaching Vaulting and Eventing Young Riders programs. Currently he is a member of the USEA Board of Governors and on the Executive Committee as Vice President of Membership. Sabo is also a highly respected trainer, a faculty member of the USEA Instructors Certification Program, and a successful businessperson in his non-equestrian pursuits.

    Baumgardner expressed pleasure at the nomination of Sabo, and tendered his thanks to the Committee for their hard work. “Brian is an outstanding choice. He is someone who understands the sport inside and out, and who has the vision, energy and personal skills to really make a difference. Most importantly, Brian understands the challenges faced by eventers at every level, and will listen to and respect the viewpoints of all segments of our membership. I look forward to working closely with Brian over the next eight months to effect a smooth transition of leadership and to ensure that he can hit the ground running when he takes over as president in December.

    Sabo said he is energized by the challenge before him. “I look forward to continuing the work of our passionate membership.

    The solid foundation of leadership and innovation laid by our Board of Governors, President Kevin Baumgardner, CEO Jo Whitehouse and the USEA staff has kept our association moving forward,” said Sabo. “Eventing is one of the world’s most exciting equestrian sports, and the USEA represents this sports finest equestrian community. Our 50 year history of quality programs and activities is unparalleled. Coupled with a committed membership that includes fans, spectators, riders, trainers, vendors, organizers, officials and equestrian professionals from all fields, the USEA has set a course for a safe and exciting future. It will be an honor to play a small role in that future.”
    Brian Sabo President
    President Sabo: Our new president gave an excellent speech which touched on his past experience as a horseman and his goals as the new leader of the USEA.  If President Sabo’s speech is any indicator of his personality, we are in for a great three years.  He was very entertaining and intelligent, but also gracious and tremendously humble.   He poked fun at himself several times and, overall, I was extremely impressed.
    President Sabo stressed that he wanted to unite the “factions” in our sport by governing evenly with a broad brush.  He spoke about how he personally relates to each element of our sport, including upper-level riders, lower-level riders, riding parents, organizers, course builders, volunteers, course designers, breeders, owners, and affiliate organizations.  He joked by saying “the one group I don’t get are the officials,” which I think we all sometimes can relate to. 
    President Sabo finished his speech by saying that, like President Baumgardner before for him, he would have an open-door policy to all USEA members, and he announced his email to the entire crowd.  Give President Sabo a big welcome and a word of support at

    2013 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention: Speaker Spotlight

    Authored By: USEA Thu, 2013-11-07 09:44
    2014 Dressage Test Preview
    Speaker: Brian Sabo
    Get your tracing finger ready, the new dressage tests have been written! Track right or left? It is time to resurrect your good study habits! Rising trot or sitting? Outgoing USEA President and Founder of Eventing Training Online is going to preview the new dressage tests using targeted video footage. Test A or B? View footage of a rider performing each test, receiving professional feedback, and riding the test again. Halt at X or G? With this kind of educational preview, you’re sure to score a personal best with these new tests! And don’t forget… All King Edward’s Horses Can Manage Big Fences (AKEHCMBF).
    Born into a West Hills Hunt family, Brian Sabo was quickly immersed into the USPC system at Woodland Hills Pony Club with Hilda Gurney. In 1974, Sabo passed his “A” rating and then served as D.C. of this club twice from 1975-1977 and 1980-1983. Brian’s competitive career began in 1963 and he won his first Preliminary Three-Day Event in 1968. He followed this up by winning the National Intermediate Championships in 1969, earning him the leading rider award in Area VI in 1969, a feat he repeated in 1981. Brian has traveled across the U.S. competing at most of the great American three-day events including Ledyard, Chesterland, and Kentucky.
    Brian’s competitive career at the Advanced level on both coasts continued until 1984 when training and coaching began to take precedence. He served as USEA Area VI chairperson from 1985-1987, was a founding vice president of CTETA (Woodside Horsepark) from 1976-1989, as well as volunteer service with the California Dressage Society and American Vaulting Association. In 1983, Brian was appointed Chief Liaison Officer for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games and, supported by his good friend, Neil Ayer, was awarded the contract to design and build the three-day eventing show jumping course at Santa Anita.
    A USEA Level IV certified instructor, Brian serves as an ICP faculty member and focuses on helping others become the best instructors, trainers, and mentors possible. Brian has been married for 30 years to Lisa Sabo who is a graduate “A” Pony Clubber and a USPC Center owner. Lisa is also a USEA ICP Level III Instructor, Advanced level competitor, and Gurney protégé. Together, Brian and Lisa founded Eventing Training Online with the goal of capturing on video the techniques of top trainers worldwide and then making this knowledge available to equestrians anywhere at any time. Brian and Lisa live on Lido Isle in Newport Beach, California.