Karen Griffiths

HORSEPLAY: Back Country Horsemen do part to teach kids

IT WAS A beautiful day in Sequim when the 21st Dungeness River Festival took place. Hosted by the Dungeness River Audubon Society on Sept. 27,… Continue reading


HORSEPLAY: Living Well Farm teaches horses manners

A BEAUTIFUL HORSE with dark coloring was flitting about and prancing around the end of his lead rope as I drove up to the little… Continue reading


HORSEPLAY: Local riding team wins big at interstate competition

EXCITEMENT WAS IN the air as four riders astride their four prancing horses entered the large indoor arena to ready themselves for their biggest and… Continue reading


HORSEPLAY: Local equestrian’s second mystery novel coming soon

A DEAD BLOW hammer leaves little to no mark on the surface it strikes. That’s the tag line to Sequim author and competitive endurance rider… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Be cautious if you choose to trim hooves

“OH GEEZE! WHY are my leg muscles and hands so sore?” That’s what I asked myself the other night as I rose from my recliner.… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Rain is good, except during shows

“RAIN, RAIN GO away” is the nursery rhyme that used to come into my mind when it rains on my parade, so to speak, during… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Locals place at interstate meet

SO FAR THIS late spring we’ve experienced many days with wonderful weather to ride in, haven’t we? While I wasn’t able to participate this year,… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Locals compete in Patterned Speed Horse show

IT WAS SO good seeing the old gang at last weekend’s Patterned Speed Horse Show. There, I saw something old, something new, something borrowed and… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Local teens compete at state meet

Strangles outbreak hits Pacific Northwest

HORSEPLAY: Local riders place at equestrian meet

WASHINGTON STATE High School Equestrian Team’s District 4 held its third and final qualifying meet in Vancouver, Wash., last month. Congratulations to Emma Albright for… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Peninsula high school riders continue competing

I REALLY NEED to apologize to all concerned for casting a stone into calm waters. In my March 24 column, I wrote about our local… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Several organizations offer riding lessons

OVER THE RIVER and through the woods to grandmother’s house the kids go for the summer. Now what? It’s time to learn new things and… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Port Angeles, Sequim high school equestrian teams begin season

AND THEY’RE OFF. That’s right, our local high school equestrian teams just competed at their first of three Washington State High School Equestrian Team qualifying… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Trail work crews rely on volunteers

ISN’T IT NICE to see the sun shining again after our recent deluge of snow? Here in the lower elevations of Sequim the sun’s been… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Preparation is key to surviving snow storms

SO, HOW DID all you horse owners out there weather what many have termed “snowmageddon?” While not nearly as fearsome as the biblical reference found… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: When Gypsy met Porsche

Mini-horse becomes companion for French Warmblood horse

HORSEPLAY: Port Townsend certified trainer helps teach riders

ACCORDING TO CHRISTINE Headley “family are friends and friends become family” at the Heron Pond Farm Equestrian Center in Port Townsend. The United States Dressage… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Now is the time to prepare for an emergency

WE LIVE IN an era when we are constantly told to be prepared in case of an earthquake or other natural disaster. Are you heeding… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Rescue horses need care, attention

IS IT TRUE blonds have more fun? As a gray-haired brunette I don’t have expertise in that area, but I can tell you Fox-Bell Farm… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Consider donating to OPEN to help equines in need

I COULDN’T DO it. I couldn’t continually take in unwanted, vulnerable and big sensitive-eyed horses while depending on donations to help feed and care for… Continue reading