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Horse Festival at Rocky River Stables - August 4

Benefit Horse Festival At Rocky River Stables In Rocky River Reservation

 We are celebrating our 25th anniversary this year, so come join us for the fun.

          

Attention horse lovers of all ages. Valley Riding invites you to come to Rocky River Stables in Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation on Sunday, August 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a full, fun, family day of horse activities.

           

Come early so you will not miss the festival parade at 11:30 a.m. led by Cleveland Metroparks Mounted Rangers and at 11:45 a.m. the Northern Ohio Outlaws will make their first appearance and demonstrate mounted cowboy shooting, one of the nation's fastest-growing and most exciting equestrian sports. Throughout the afternoon, there will be a variety of riding demonstrations, drill team performances, pony rides, stick horse races, games, raffle prizes, barnyard bingo, food and refreshments.

           

The festival gives Valley Riding's therapeutic students an opportunity to show off their riding skills and it is Valley Riding's opportunity to introduce the horses and ponies and riding programs to the surrounding communities.

           

Valley Riding is a non-profit affiliate of Cleveland Metroparks, providing quality English horseback riding instruction and equine-assisted activities to children and adults and enhancing awareness and appreciation of horses in a metropolitan setting.

           

All proceeds of the event support Valley Riding's Therapeutic Riding Program for special needs children and adults. Pony rides are offered for $5. Children must be 3 years or older. There is a l60 pound weight limit for older children.

           

Parking is available on the stables' front lawn starting at 11 a.m. There is a $5 parking charge.

           

Rocky River Stables is located at 19901 Puritas Avenue in Rocky River Reservation, at the bottom of Puritas Road hill in Cleveland, across from Mastick Woods Golf Course.

           

For more information visit:www.valleyriding.org or

e-mail: valleyriding@sbcglobal.net.

 

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