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InGate graphicThe Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center (HCPEC) is situated on 25 acres of beautiful, sea-breezed land in Orange County, just two miles from the beach. Home to nearly 400 horses, with multiple trainers and arenas, annual horse shows in several disciplines, a wedding venue, and more than 150 acres of public trails, the HCPEC is one of Southern California’s premier equestrian facilities. HCPEC offers facility rentals and full-service show management for your next event, offering park-like facilities, beautiful weather, ample spectator seating, easy freeway access, and a full-time staff to meet your needs. The wide variety of riding disciplines that HCPEC can accommodate include hunter-jumper, reining, dressage, gymkhana, extreme cowboy, and breed shows.

HCPEC has stall rentals and ample trailer parking, as well as bedding and feed available for sale to your exhibitors. Our nine arenas are watered and dragged twice daily, and we also offer on-line class registration.

To learn more about this first-class boarding facility in a premier Southern California locale, contact the HCPEC at (714) 848-6565 or boarders@hcpec.com, or visit www.hcpec.com for more details.

 

Bring the horses and camp in style at the Lake Cuyamaca Lakeview Cabins. About an hour’s drive from San Diego, Lake Cuyamaca is a picture-book, 110-acre lake situated at 4,600 elevation amid the oak and pine forest. It’s surrounded on three sides by the 26,000-acre Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, which is more than half wilderness. Lake Cuyamaca is the perfect getaway for one-day trips or up to 10-night stays. Few places in San Diego County offer the pristine views that greet your eyes wherever they may wander!

The deluxe cabins sleep up to six (the ADA cabin up to four), and they have full kitchens with flatware, pots, pans, glassware, and utensils. They also feature private decks with barbeques, lounge chairs, a table with six chairs and umbrella, a flat-screen television with satellite and DVD player, plus a propane-heated fireplace and air conditioning. All towels, sheets and blankets are included, and, most importantly, you can accommodate your horses — each cabin also comes with a corral!

Stocked with over 38,000 lbs. of trout annually, Lake Cuyamaca is the only San Diego lake that is able to stock trout all year long. Other species of fish include Florida bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, crappie, bluegill and sturgeon. Come enjoy the mountain air, miles of forested hiking and horseback trails, boating, birding, picnicking or host a special event. For reservations, contact Lake Cuyamaca Recreation & Park District at (760) 765-0515 or email ann@lakecuyamaca.org.

 

NDR Therapeutic Riding in Norco leads to the healing and well-being of students in partnership with horses. Research shows that individuals who participate in equine-assisted activities can experience a variety of benefits, from physical and emotional to cognitive and sensory — and more. To observe, interact and work with horses is not only engaging, but it can help teach the participants about themselves and their environment.

The horse’s movement provides multidimensional input, which is variable, rhythmic and repetitive. The horse’s gait mimics the natural movement of the human pelvis during walking. As the horse is asked to change direction, modulate speed, and make gait transitions, riders are continually making adjustments in their position to accommodate the movements. These adjustments help to strengthen their core muscles and posture. The positive effects of the horse’s movement on postural control, sensory systems, and motor planning also benefit sensory integration and motor skills. Interacting with the horse by learning to groom, care, tack, and exercise by leading the horse can be calming and relaxing. Touching, petting or even getting a hug can be the motivation for learning new skills, experiencing independence and increasing confidence.

NDR Therapeutic Riding services a wide scope of participants with special needs. Individuals come with varying degrees of cognitive, physical, psychological, behavioral, emotional and sensory abilities. The riders come from a variety of backgrounds and range from age four to adulthood. They provide services for over 25 towns throughout Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties.

The hard-working volunteers, committed board members, staff and strong community support has made NDR Therapeutic Riding the business it is today. All NDR Therapeutic Riding instructors are certified under the strict guidelines of PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship).

The organization, located at No Drama Ranch, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, that relies on generous donations to keep its program vibrant and expanding. To view videos of the programs at work, or to make a valued donation through the site’s PayPal system, please visit www.ndrtherapeuticriding.org. Monthly pledges are also available, and more information is available by contacting Donna Hyde, Executive Director, at (951)283-3967 or donna@ndrtherapeuticriding.org.
The winner of the Purina Animal Nutrition drawing at Norco Horse Affair is Kathy Sanguinet of Nuevo. She and a guest will travel to the Purina Nutrition Center in Gray Summit, Mo., as a 2018 Professional Horse VIP. This high-tech research facility is a 1,200-acre working farm with over 1,000 animals in every state of development, with separate units devoted to equine, dairy, swine, cattle and companion animal research. Here they will meet researchers, technical and marketing teams, visit with Purina ambassadors and other horsemen and women attending, take behind-the-scenes tours, and learn about equine research and nutrition. This trip includes round-trip airfare, meals and accommodations. Have fun Kathy!

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