Horse Heritage Festival 2017


Sunday, October 15

Horse Heritage Festival Celebrates Rural Roots on Sunday, October 15. Come enjoy a fun-filled family event day at Walnut Grove Park in San Marcos. Twin Oaks Valley Equestrian Association and the San Marcos Historical Society present the Horse Heritage Festival and the 10th Annual Ride & Stride.

Saddle up your horse, leash up your pooch, or lace up your sneakers for a ride or a hike. Help the horse park by entering the 3-mile “Ride & Stride”. The route takes you along Twin Oaks Valley’s quiet and horse-friendly trail system. Check-in at 8:30AM, start time 9AM. Proceeds from the Ride improve the public horse show grounds at Walnut Grove Park.

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Following the “Ride & Stride”, family fun activities abound from 10AM-3PM. Enjoy pony rides, petting corral, frontier games, horsemanship demonstrations, Heritage Park activities and museum, pumpkin patch, crafts, food, and much more!

Special demonstrators will be:

Jeffrey Hedgecock will demonstrate jousting and skill-at-arms activities. He has over 16 years of experience in Medieval horsemanship and jousting, and is the founder and instructor of Knight School in Ramona, California. Centered around the art of competitive historical jousting of the late Middle Ages, Jeff teaches students at all levels how to become world class competitors in this unique and thrilling sport.

Temecula Eqwine Riders, a fun group of trail riders typically found roaming the vineyards of Temecula’s Wine Country.

There will also be mini horses on parade, and much more!

This event is a collaboration of efforts from the local clubs, organizations, and businesses which have a presence in our Twin Oaks Valley, including TERI Therapeutic Riding, FFA, 4-H, V-Spurs, Friends of San Marcos Parks & Rec, etc.

The Horse Heritage Festival promotes the rich cultural history of San Marcos and the importance of preserving a rural and equestrian presence within the community. Bring your family and friends to this festive event!

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