Baby Charlie a.k.a. Lucky Star has arrived!

Around 8:30pm Tuesday February 26 Heather Collin’s fabulous Oldenburg  mare, Carmen, became a mom! She had a beautiful healthy grey filly with a perfect star, hence her name, Lucky Star. Mother and daughter doing well and I am very proud and excited to have this wonderful new addition to the Farndale Stables family!


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Carmen’s baby daddy!


Heather & Carmen

Farndale Stables is expecting our first foal in 2013. Heather Collins has bred her beautiful Oldenburg mare Carmen to superstar Italian Oldenburg stallion Lucky Boy!

Carmen looking good at 9 mo.






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KABC News interview

KABC 7 News interview

KABC news reporter Leslie Miller came to Farndale Stables last night to interview me for her story on the horses that were euthanized during the filming of the series Luck on HBO @ 1:38.

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L A Opener

A great way to start the year!

Christopher Chun and Romono: Res. Ch. Children’s Hunters. Winner LAHJA Horsemanship Medal. Congratulations!

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Quote of the Week

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is that little voice at the end of the day that says: “I’ll try again tomorrow.”
–Anne Hunninghake

A key quality that distinguishes a successful athlete, or a top-notch performer in any field, is the way he responds to his bad days. Everyone has good days and bad days, and the good ones are certainly easier to handle. But do we allow the bad ones to throw us off our course? Are we so shaken by our mistakes or troubles that we lose our focus on our goals?

Adult development is a process; it’s never an end goal that we reach and hold. Our healing and recovery includes preparing ourselves to respond well to the bad days. We can do that by keeping our eye on the big picture, knowing that however bad things may seem at the moment, they will change. We learn to reach deep into our spiritual self for the courage to stay focused in the midst of our hardest days. We don’t have to do it alone. We have the spiritual support of God or a Higher Power and the companionship of our friends to keep us on the path.

Heather Collins & Carmen


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Quote Of The Week


“Equestrians are the custodians of a living art, and its survival depends on its uncompromised transmission from generation to generation. It is the duty of each generation of instructors to acquire a thorough knowledge of horsemanship and not to reinvent it or replace it by some trick of the month.” — Charles de Kunffy, Dressage Today – February ’11



Summertime Blues









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Our New Jumps by Jump 4 Joy US

Personalized Jump

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Quote Of The Week

A Time to Think
Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.—The Special Olympics Prayer

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Gold Coast 4 @ LAEC 2011

We had a great horse show this weekend! And for a change the weather finally cooperated. We were also treated to a special guest International  Cheering Section on Friday and Saturday. Friends from Holland, Ingrid and Peter, had a great time watching and cheering their first American Hunter horse show. As neighbors of Jan Topps they know something about horses, and brought lots of Dutch joy and enthusiasm with them to LAEC.

Heather Collins showed her mare Carmen on Friday, and were wonderful as always.  She then left to spend father’s Day weekend with her husband Tim Kaeding, co-founder of Mother Jeans, and son (and future olympian) Cooper. I hope they had as much fun as we did this weekend!

Christopher Chun had a very successful weekend on his fantastic horse Romono, winning the equitation over fences on Sunday. Chris also showed Annette Peterfy’s horse Summertime Blues for the first time, in the jumper division. They really make a great pair and I am pretty sure we will be seeing them in the ring together again.

Benita Allen and her horse A Zebedee also won a class on Sunday, Rusty Stirrup Hunter’s. This was their first win in a Hunter class and they looked perfect together!

Job well done everyone!!!

Zebedee and Benita

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CHET turns 25!




2-4 PM



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