Thursday, June 5, 2014

Celebration of the Horse - June 22

Come join us on Sunday June 22 for a morning trail ride through Portola Valley, and an afternoon educational horse fair.

Trail Ride, 9-12:00 PM

  • The staging area for the trail rides will be in the meadow in front of Spring Down, acrossfrom the Town Center, beg.inning at 9:00 am 
  • Three (3) organized rides will depart at 9:30 am. (The map on the back shows the 3 trail ride options.) 
  • Ride-in only (no trailer parking available) *Warning: Steep and irregular trails 
  • RSVP for the trail ride to 

Horse Fair, 2-5 PM

Come learn all about the horse at the horse fair located at the hitching rack in front of the Town Center tennis courts
  • Meet miniature horses and Icelandic ponies 
  • Learn how to conduct a vet exam and listen to a pony’s 
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  • Decorate horse shoes and bob for apples 
  • Learn about a horse’s tack and embossing leather 
  • Climb on a wagon and play in an old governess carriage 
  • Learn about what horses eat and how useful manure is 

In 1964, the town of Portola Valley incorporated to preserve its tranquil, rural lifestyle. Today, we enjoy 36 miles of hiking and horseback riding trails throughout the Town’s majestic hillsides and pastoral meadows. Let’s join together to celebrate the horse and ensure continued access to this treasured resource.

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