Lynden’s International Plowing Match

A 77-Year Tradition Celebrates the Work Horse By Katie Weidkamp   Lynden, Washington is known as the little Dutch town to most tourists. Lynden is the home of the famous Lynden Dutch Bakery, the Northwest Washington Fair, and some of the finest tasting berries in the Pacific Northwest. What people …

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Allison Trimble Paparoa

March 2018

Horses, Real Estate and Family Make an Abundant Life   Allison Trimble Paparoa has been a longtime contributor to the Northwest Horse Source. Her column, Willfully Guided, has covered such varied subjects as horse training, breeding, parenting, real estate, building codes, and water rights. Her unique voice and outlook on …

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Maria Danieli

February 2018

Helping Horse People Find Their Dream Homes   How and why did you begin selling equestrian properties?  I decided at age 21 to obtain my Realtor’s license. I started selling single-family homes in Kirkland, Bellevue and all over the Eastside area (of Seattle), as that is where I was born …

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Tessa Bromiley

January 2018

Washington State Woman Ranks Nationally in Cutting   How long have you been riding? I started riding when I was about 8 years old, so about 27 years. I rode horses so I could move cattle and later got my own horse. I did some barrel racing while attending college. …

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Beth Hill – Equilibrium Bodywork

December 2017

Helping Horses and Humans Feel Better by Kim Roe   How did you start with horses? My aunt was responsible for infecting me with the horse bug. She lives on a large farm in Wales and hosted me for school vacations. I took lessons at local riding schools around Oxford, …

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A Lifetime of Foals

November 2017

Raising Horses Takes Grit by Kim Roe   Julie Murphy has bred and raised sport horses for decades. One of the first breeders of warmblood horses in the Pacific Northwest, her horses have competed successfully in dressage, hunter/jumper, and eventing. Julie raises her horses in a herd setting on her …

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Meet Kyle Churchill

October 2017

Stanwood Trainer Wins Monroe Mustang Makeover by Kim Roe   On August 17-19 in Monroe, Washington, the Mustang Heritage Foundation sponsored an Extreme Mustang Makeover competition. These competitions were developed and presented by the Mustang Heritage Foundation with the goal of promoting the versatility and trainability of the American Mustang. Trainers …

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Sunset Farm Park

September 2017

A Generous Gift Enriches Whatcom County Equestrians by Aliena Hook   As you emerge from wooded trails into an open cross-country field you encounter jumps and obstacles for all levels. You can then cool down in the large outdoor arena featuring sand footing and training equipment, or train your horse …

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Nehalem Bay State Park

September 2017

Camp with Horses and Ride this Oregon Beach by Kim Roe   Is it on your bucket list to gallop your horse across a beautiful sandy beach and play in the ocean waves? Do you love camping and want to bring your horse along on your vacation? On Oregon’s north …

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Big-Name Clinicians

August 2017

Why Go? by Aliena Hook   Whether you are just starting out in the equestrian world or have ridden all your life, most of us recognize big-name trainers like Clinton Anderson, John Lyons, and Pat Parelli. These trainers and clinicians have developed their own system for many years and travel …

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