News and Events

Welcome to the Liz Bolton Stables blog. Check back for updates on what is happening at our stables.

Charity Fair Updates, June 2014 – Undulata’s Satchmo


May 2014:

Madeleine McManus came home from 3 mos traveling abroad to a big graduation party at the barn.
Then there was a surprise …….. her parents had bought Undulata’s Satchmo for her while she was gone!
WOW! Was she surprised! She had leased and shown for years but never had her very own.
Now she does!

June 2014:

Undulata’s Satchmo went to his first horse show and won his first class! We are so excited to see Him paired with his owner/rider Madeleine McManus.

Madeleine with Satchmo Tanya McManus hugging Madeleine
Mom Tanya McManus hugging Madeleine at the surprise.


Charity Fair Updates, June 2014 – Lindsey Zientek


Lindsey Zientek Lindsey Zientek won her first blue ribbon in the
Junior Exhibitor English pleasure.

It was really exciting! She has worked really hard to make riding a priority over the last year and it has really paid off.

This was only her third show.


Charity Fair Updates, June 2014 – Rapid Rewards


Rapid Rewards and Marie Bellevue were Reserve Grand Champion Five Gaited at Charity Fair this year.Really cool first season on a new horse in a new division and in the big stake class competing with the trainers.

The crowd was going wild! I still get goose bumps thinking about it.


Charity Fair Updates, June 2014 – Undulata’s Most Wanted


Undulata’s Most Wanted came out to his first show debuting in the Five Gaited junior class and walked away The Winner.
It was very exciting to see a young horse come to the show for the first time and act like a pro.


Charity Fair Updates, June 2014 – Pictures



Spotlight Horse Show, April 2014 – Worthy Fox


Jill Cohen won her first blue ribbon at her first horse show!! All those riding lessons and summer camps paid off. She was showing Armon Effingers Worthy Fox. What a lucky girl!


Spotlight Horse Show, April 2014 – Shelby Higgs

Shelby Higgs showed Fort Chiswell’s Leading Lady to win the Big English Pleasure Championship!!!

Undulata’s Satchmo


Undulata’s Satchmo


Saddlehorse Report – Undulata’s Jenna Live ERB and Liz Bolton


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Retired to a beautiful pasture

Periempress has been retired to a beautiful pasture in Northern California at a retirement farm that Bob and Marie picked out just for her. We will miss her dearly. Now we are on the hunt for Suzanne Federico’s next mount. It will be hard to find one to stack up to her.


Birthday Surprise

April Kilbourne had the birthday surprise everybody dreams about. Her mom presented her with a beautiful grey gelding named Deja Blue. We were so excited to share this very special moment with her, and look forward to seeing this exciting new pair in the show ring for many years to come!

April and Spirit

Congratulations to Lori Legaz

Congratulations to Lori Legaz on her selection of Undulata’s Thriller. He is a wonderful horse and we are so happy to have him here in California.

Undulats's Thriller 1

Caitlin Verkleeren is back !

Caitlin Verkleeren is back !!! She is leasing Manly Man getting legged up for
the next step in her riding career.

Manly Man


Congratulations to the Corchran Ranch on their selection of Fort Chiswell’s Leading Lady. Tiffany and Cambria both love the sport and mom Tiffany is looking forward to showing Lady this season. This mare has the expression we all look for in a top show horse.

Fort Chiswell's Leading Lady

We are happy to announce that the Stanford family has purchased Amazing for their daughter Hannah. Amazing has been a consistently in the top ribbons with Mike Tunstall in Kentucky and now we are happy he is here in California. This gelding is going to be one to watch this season in the junior exhibitor classes.

Amazing amateur park

April Kae releases her debut single “The Writing’s on The Wall”

We are SO EXCITED for a member of our Liz Bolton Stables barn family! Her debut single was released today and it is FANTASTIC! Please take a minute to preview her song and follow a fellow SADDLEBRED supporter/owner on her rise to stardom!
Like her FB Page for upcoming singles and watch her journey unfold from American Idol to the AMAZING artist she has become!
We love you April Kilbourne and are so very proud of you!
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Maddy and Will I Am make their show ring debut!

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Photos captured by & Devin Bowman

Miss Bellagio

CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Victoria J. & Mark W. Johanneck of “The Stables of Greenfield Farm” on their recent purchase of the beautiful and talented Miss Bellagio. We wish you continued success and all the best with this fun mare! —

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Congratulations to Maddie on her lease of Will I am!!

Maddie’s parents surprised her today by leasing Will I am for her to ride and show! She was thrilled! and we should soon be seeing them in the 10 & under W/T division. Way to go mom and dad!!

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Happy Birthday and Congratulations to Cambria!

May 5th was Cambria’s birthday and her parents gave her the ultimate surprise! That’s right! They leased Silversmith for her to show and ride. Look for this dynamic pair in the 10 & under division!

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Thank you to Ranch&Strand Photography

Thank you to Ranch&Strand Photography for documenting Demi’s 3rd Birthday Party. If you have an upcoming event please considering using them. They are very reasonable and a sincere pleasure to work with.

See the photos HERE

Spring Break Camp dates have been announced!

Spring Break Camp dates have been announced! April 10-13th. For more info please click here for the Spring break Camp page.

Summer Camp dates have been released YAY!!

Summer Camp dates have been released YAY!! We also have the online registration packages ready! Click here for more information

Diamond Jubilee, our first show of the season

Our first show of the season will be Diamond Jubilee, located at The Oaks in San Juan Capistrano. The dates for the show are April 26th-April 29th.