Entries by Equestrian Almanac

Loren Booth – Reining Renaissance Woman

Loren Booth is a fifth-generation native California, President and owner of Booth Ranches, mother, philanthropist, horsewoman, Quarter Horse breeder, and reiner, not necessarily in that order, and she keeps all those balls in the air with style and grace.

Booth Ranches, LLC, founded in 1957 on 40 acres by her father Otis Booth, has become one of California’s major orange grower-packer-shippers. Loren has been acknowledged as the agent of growth in recent years, as the ranch has expanded to its present 7,500 acres near Orange Cove in the San Joaquin Valley.


Only one year has passed since Jerome Strack joined the staff of the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe as General Manager. Bringing with him 35 years of experience in hotel management, a genuine likability, and the boundless enthusiasm of an avid horse person, Strack is a perfect t within the Rancho Santa Fe community.

Barns From Heaven

Nestled into a small dale in Rancho Santa Fe Form follows function fabulously in this superbly

lies the exquisite Fairbanks Valley Farm. Encompassing twenty-six gorgeous acres, surrounded by tall trees and freshened by the ocean breeze, the facility’s gorgeous main barn is its crown jewel.

Pam and Bob Buie purchased the property over twenty years ago and after meticulous planning, built the main barn. For the ve years prior to con- struction, Pam traveled to countless facilities the world over, researching every detail. “I asked several owners of nice horse properties what they liked most about their barns. Everyone was very helpful, and generous with recommendations.”

Triple Crown Profiles – The Power of Heart

On June 6, 2015 the extraordinarily beautiful American Pharoah crossed the finish line into history, carrying the heart of a nation with him. Becoming only the twelfth horse in history to wear the mantle of the Triple Crown, he led from the starting gate and left no doubt of his intent. To paraphrase the Sunday New York Times, coming out of the wide final turn at Belmont, as American Pharoah squared his shoulders for the long stretch run that has destroyed the hopes of so many, jockey Victor Espinoza dropped the reins of his colt and let the big bay take him home.

Blenheim Equisport Spring Classic Results 2

$1000 3’3″ Amateur Owner Hunter Classic – Gail Ellis riding Saphir $1000 3’3″ Junior Hunter Classic – Briana Sukert riding Zapateada $1,000 Amateur Owner Hunter Classic – Tiffany Sullivan riding Easy Company $5,000 Junior A/O Jumper Classic- Alexander Dornbracht riding Ferrari $10,000 1.35 Jumper Classic- Andrew Cocher riding Ciana $1,000 Children Jumper Classic- Summer Phillips […]

Blenheim Equisport Spring Classic Results 1

The results for the following classes at the Blenheim Spring Classic 1 are as follows: Grand Prix Jumper Classics High performance hunters Pony hunter classic Hunter Derby Amateur Owner Hunter Classic Low Amateur Hunter Classic Junior Hunter Classic $40,000 Spring Classic 1 Grand Prix- Molly Talla $5,000 Junior A/O Jumper Classic- Blake Gardiner $10,000 1.40 […]