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Welcome to Nell Faulkner

We are pleased to add Nell Faulkner as our newest addition to our trainers. Nell specializes in western riding, from cow horses to western show horses to western dressage. Look for her bio on the trainers page,  coming soon.

Margit Deerman Clinic

Margit will once again be holding a natural horsemanship clinic here at the ranch. She will be here July 1-4th and again in September 30-October 3rd. Contact Michele. You can find her information in the trainer section.

Jeremy Steinberg Clinic

This Saturday we have Jeremy coming back to teach. Those interested in riding with him should contact Dane Lawrence (Contact info under trainer section)

Jeremy Steinberg Clinic

We will be hosting Jeremy Steinberg here in early March. Those wishing to clinic with him should call Dane Lawrence 818-399-5643. For more info on Jeremy see his website http://www.steinbergdressage.com/dressage/Welcome.html

Working Equitation Clinic

Click here for more information about our exciting working equitation clinic coming February 13  LVT clinic flyer

Raffle Winner

Congratulations to Diane Bumford on winning next month’s board. She was the winner of the raffle to raise money to help pay some of Bruce’s medical expenses. I am proud to say that with the help of Courtship Ranch boarders, just over $900 was raised to Angelo and Eve. Bruce was a wonderful old guy and the perfect horse for our retired roping cowboy, Angelo.

Evacuation Procedures

fire evac 2Fire Awareness Preparations

* Have a leather halter with a lead rope hanging on your stall.  At the very least your horses name should on it. Preferably it will also have some sort of contact information on it. Other things you can do to help with identification for your horse is to purchase a Velcro name band and/or have your horse micro chipped.

*Make sure your horse will load into different types of trailers. We may not have an option as to what horse goes into what trailer. If we are evacuating it will be a load ‘em up and get out asap situation.

*Make sure your horse is up to date on immunizations. You might want to consider rabies shots (not required at this time but strongly suggested) as wild animals get displaced during fires and exposure risks goes up.

*Please fill out an emergency contact page and attach a photo of your horse to it. These are kept in a notebook that will be kept in the horse van. Ideally, I would like to make laminated cards with this information on it to clip to the horse’s halters. Any help in doing this would be appreciated.

In Case Of Fire Danger:

*You will be sent a text. It may say simply “fire”, “fire at ranch” etc.  Do not call or text back. We will be busy. Come to help if you can.

What you Can Do:

*Put halters on horses.

*Turn the sprinklers on in the round arena and large arena.

*Close the gates to the large arena. Why? Because we may have to turn horses loose in here if things go bad quickly.

*If you have a tow vehicle and horse trailer bring it up to the circle for loading. Or if you have a vehicle that tows see if you can hook up to one of the trailers in the lot.

*Our evacuation point could be Hansen Dam Equestrian Center,  LAEC,, or Pierce College.

Know How to Get in and Out:

Should  Dominica Ave, the main access road be closed or blocked, there are 2 other ways that might be able to use to get in. You can go further west on Foothill and turn up the private dirt road just past Esko. That will bring you to the front of the dog agility yard.  You can also try coming straight up Esko to our house and walk through the yard to the ranch that way.


Fire Prep Clinic

Don’t forget tomorrow we will be going over what to do in the event of a fire or evacuation. We will go over procedures at 11 and then again at 4. Please try to make one of them. Trailers will be in the covered arena for the day so that you can practice loading your horse.


Rushton Stables LA Open House

Rushton Stables LA to hold Open Barn Saturday, June 20, 11am-3pm
Rushton Stables is pleased to announce the launch of Rushton Stables LA at Courtship Ranch. Conveniently located 20 minutes north of Los Angeles, we are well situated to serve clients from Los Angeles, and the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys.
You are invited to come out and learn more about the facility, horses and how you can join the fun! There will be riding and driving demonstrations, pony rides, refreshments, giveaways and beautiful horses.
Rushton Stables is a World renowned training barn that specializes in pleasure horses. Consistently in the ribbons at local, regional, and national shows for the last 25 years with Morgans, Saddlebreds, Hackney Ponies, and Hackney Horses we have stood the test of time.
We teach beginners thru World Championship caliber riders and all get the same attention to safety and fun. We believe that everyone who wants to learn to ride and drive should have a clean, pleasant atmosphere, well trained horses, and top level instruction.
For those interested in showing, there is no question that you should consider Rushton Stables to help you achieve your goals. For those looking to learn to ride for pleasure or simply to enjoy some outside time with horses, this is the spot to learn the right way and enjoy your hobby to its fullest.
For more information visit: www.rushtonstablesla.com
e-mail: rushtonstablesla@aol.com phone: (323)365-2035
Rushton Stables LA at Courtship Ranch
11270 Dominica Ave
Lake View Terrace CA 91342

Welcome to Michele Purpora-Tardi!

We are happy to welcome Michele and  Robele Farms. Michele has been actively teaching Natural Horsemanship and Dressage along with co running shows at Hansen Dam Equestrian Center for some time so we are especially pleased that she and her students have chosen to move to Courtship ranch. Look for her write up and photo soon on the trainer pages or go to her website robelefarms.com for more information.