California Riding Creds

Rid­ing Mag­a­zine is California’s finest all-breed, all-discipline eques­trian pub­li­ca­tion. The mag­a­zine pub­lished my first arti­cle, and I can’t thank Cheryl Erpeld­ing and Kim Miller enough for tak­ing a chance and giv­ing me my first writ­ing gig.

I have been a free­lance writer for them since 2003, con­tribut­ing every­thing from horse show cov­er­age to first-person essays, includ­ing ‘adver­to­ri­als’ to accom­pany their clients’ adver­tise­ments. In July 2006, the mag­a­zine offered me a monthly col­umn, West­ern Side Story, to dis­cuss news and ideas of the west­ern rider. I wrote the col­umn for two-and-a-half years, until bud­getary cuts forced them to dis­con­tinue it.

It has always been a plea­sure to write for the mag­a­zine, and I am grate­ful to them for start­ing my career.

Sam­ple Arti­cles (pro­vided cour­tesy Rid­ing Magazine):

Adven­tures of a First-time Breeder

Cal­i­for­nia Rein­ing Horse Challenge

Lacey: A Lit­tle Foot and a Big Heart

West­ern Side Story (Debut Column)

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