Horse Happenings on the Hill

April 23, 2011

There will be Horse Happenings on the Hill on Sunday, May 1 from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm at Ernie Howlett Park in Rolling Hills Estates, CA, sponsored by the horse community on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Do you have a child who is crazy about horses?
Have you always wanted to ride?
Did you ride when you were a kid and are now ready to ride again?
Have you ridden all your life and still love it?

Come join the fun with a horse-filled day!
Watch demonstrations!
Meet riders, trainers, veterinarians and farriers!
Learn about everything equine on the hill!

This event is FREE for all horse lovers!

The horse community on the Palos Verdes Peninsula offers something for just about every equine enthusiast – from a one-time trail ride to riding competitively – and everything in between! It is all there!

They offer:
Summer pony camps for kids 3 years and older
Scenic trail rides
Pony clubs
English riding lessons
Western riding lessons
Dressage riding lessons
Horses to lease
Junior/adult drill team
Western events (cutting,roping, penning)
Horse shows
Tack sale

For more information contact Kelly Yates at or 310-704-7226.

Check out ideas and activities to do with kids on by the author of the award-winning children’s book Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too!

Los Angeles from Horseback

August 27, 2009

Another great Sunday newspaper article I also found on line is an Associated Press article by Solange Reyner called Seeing the City of Angels on Horseback. Here are photos of the horses. More info is available at Griffth Park Horse Rentals Trail Rides details and Frequently Asked Questions at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center.

Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky

July 6, 2009

I haven’t had a non-western blog in a while. A very long time ago we visited the awesome Mammoth Cave National Park in Cave City, Kentucky. It is a totally fun spot for the family to explore.

There are the cave tours. There are more than 70 miles of backcountry trails through forested hills for hikers and bicyclists. There is canoeing, kayaking, swimming and fishing on the Green River. There is horseback riding on 60 miles of trails. Also possible is camping and backcountry camping. Special family and children’s activities are available, as well – like Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park! These pages from the Mammoth Cave National Park website provide everything you need to plan an expedition in and around the world’s longest known cave.

Then there is a lot more commercialized stuff, too.

Hey, you corvette lovers! The National Corvette Museum is in nearby Bowling Green. Of course, you knew that already…it’s for the rest of us to find!

Mohawk Valley Artists’ Guild Spring Faire

May 15, 2009

Carole Hale (Grandpa Ron’s sister) will be the Featured Artist at the “Bursting Into Spring” Arts and Craft Faire. The annual faire is sponsored by the Mohawk Valley Artists’ Guild at the Graeagle Firehall, 7620 Highway 89, Graeagle, CA, as a fundraiser for their arts in the schools. This year it will be held May 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Refreshments of coffee, lemonade and cookies will be served all day. No other food is available. For more information call Linda Cooley, Fair Chairperson at (530) 832-1184.

Carole’s website shows her creativity. The 5/13/09 Portola Reporter has a story “Craft Show Features Western Artist Carole Hale” . Take a moment to enjoy looking at her paintings here.

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