Sophie Bonomi | Kitsap News Group file photo                                A rider and her horse show grace and skill in the barrel riding event in the 2016 Kitsap County Fair. Now, the equestrian arena is fully covered and upgraded, enabling equestrian programs to use the arena year-round.

New arena should ‘spur interest’ in year-round equestrian programs at the fairgrounds

By Michelle Beahm Kitsap News Group BREMERTON — About two years ago, Ron Gascoyne requested a face-to-face meeting with Kitsap County Parks Director Jim Dunwiddie… Continue reading


Jada Hertz, 14, and Hugo sail over a 2-foot-9-inch jump during an English event at Sandamar Farm April 15. (Sophie Bonomi / Kitsap Daily News)

At Sandamar event, equestrians learn lessons for life

POULSBO — The April 15 Winter Schooling Show at Sandamar Farm was a test of precision and tenacity, a “dress rehearsal” for equestrian athletes and… Continue reading