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Upcoming Events

Common Ground Clinic

May 19, 2024, Walnut Grove Park

Celebrating the connection between horses and humans in our community.

Hunter/Jumper Clinic
10-11:30 A.M.

Bring your own horse and Join Lindsay Pettingell of White Wolf Equestrian for a Hunter/Jumper clinic focusing on adjustability, strength, and balance--all of which are the foundation of any successful jumping partner. Lindsay will share simple exercises riders can continue to practice on their own for continued success.

Lindsay Pettingell White Wolf Equestrian

LUNCH BREAK

Sandwiches and drinks for sale. Proceeds benefit HHC.

Equine First Aid​ Clinic
12:30-1:30 P.M.

Demonstrating on a live horse, local equine veterinarians Dr. Matt Leshaw and Dr. Kim Hauck discuss “when to call the vet” and first aid basics every horse owner should know. 

Dr. Matt Leshaw & Dr. Kim Hauck, Ocean Hill Equine Medical Group

Back to Basics - unmounted clinic
1:45-3:15 P.M.

Join experienced equestrians Sarah Pinney and Matt French for a dynamic, activity-focused role-play clinic centered on the foundational skills of horse communication and cueing. Emphasis on effectively using body language and touch to convey "Yes" and "No." Designed for both beginners and advanced riders.

Matt French & Sarah Pinney

Cost
  • First Aid session - free

  • $65 for one clinic

  • $95 for two clinics

  • $30 to audit

Registration options:

1. Register and pay online

- One clinic

- Both clinics

- Audit

or;

2. Register and pay by mail.
Mail your printed form and check by Monday, May 13, 2024.

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City of San Marcos Trails Day

June 1, 2024

Hit the Discovery Lake/Double Peak trails to show your support for San Marcos' hiking, biking and equestrian trails.

Equestrian section starts at the Ridgeline Trailhead.

Horse Heritage Festival and Ride & Stride

Sunday, October 20, 2024
Walnut Grove Park
, San Marcos

Ride or walk the 3-mile trail

Love seeing horses around the park? Show your support! Saddle up your horse or lace up your sneakers and enter the Ride & Stride to benefit Walnut Grove Horse Park. Tax deductible. Dogs are welcome.

More info & online registration coming September 2024

Past Events

Horse Heritage Festival and Ride & Stride

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Walnut Grove Park, San Marcos

Ride or walk the 3-mile trail

Walnut Grove Park, San Marcos

Ride & Stride: 8:30-10:30 am

Horse Heritage Festival: 10 am - 2 pm

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City of San Marcos Trails Day

June 3, 2023

Hit the Discovery Lake/Double Peak trails to show your support for San Marcos' hiking, biking and equestrian trails.

Equestrian section starts at the Ridgeline Trailhead.

> Annual Trails Day

Common Ground Clinic

May 21, 2023, Walnut Grove Park

Celebrating the connection between horses and humans in our community.

​San Marcos FFA
Make your own succulent mini-garden

10 A.M. - 3 P.M.

Succulents, pots and soil provided by San Marcos FFA--you bring your creativity to make a mini-garden take root.

Solana Center Composting & Manure Management Workshop

10 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. 
Post-workshop Q&A from 11:30 A.M. - 12:15 P.M.

Want to create a closed-loop manure system that will reduce hauling costs, enrich your soil, and conserve water on your property? Join us for a free workshop sponsored by the County of San Diego and learn the basics of traditional composting as well as the particulars associated with composting livestock manure on-site. 

LUNCH BREAK

12:00 - 1:00 P.M

Sandwiches and drinks for sale. Proceeds benefit HHC.

Poway Valley Vaulters Intro to Vaulting

1-1:50 P.M. - kids ages 7-12
2-2:50 P.M. - ages 13+

No experience necessary! 

Start with dance and gymnastic moves and games, then hop on our stable barrel to learn some basic compulsories and freestyle.

 

Thanks to our Common Ground partners!

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Horse Heritage Festival and Ride & Stride

Sunday, October 16, 2022
Walnut Grove Park
, San Marcos

Ride or walk the 3-mile trail

Love seeing horses around the park? Show your support! Saddle up your horse or lace up your sneakers and enter the Ride & Stride to benefit Walnut Grove Horse Park. Tax deductible. Dogs are welcome.

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Trails Day

June 4, 2022

Hit the trails to show your support for San Marcos' hiking, biking and equestrian trails.

Common Ground

May 15, 2022, Walnut Grove Park

Celebrating the common ground between San Marcos' trail users, including hikers, bikers and equestrians.

  • 9:30 am Equestrian check-in*

  • 10 - 12 Horse desensitization drills

  • 12:30 - 2 pm Interactive participation

Snacks, lunch, drinks available. Proceeds benefit HHC.

In partnership with:

 

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Walnut Grove Park Equestrian Center
Ribbon Cutting

Join us on March 22, 2022, 11 a.m., at Walnut Grove Park for the grand (re)opening of the Equestrian Center. The ceremony celebrates improvements to the arena and judge's booth, funded in part by our organization!

  • ribbon cutting ceremony

  • snacks and refreshments

 

Due to current concerns related to the outbreak of EHV-1 in Southern California, bringing horses to this event is not recommended.

Info: andrea.gonzalez@san-marcos.net

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