The annual Children’s Horse Show at the La Cañada Flintridge Riding Club, which returns this weekend, has changed slightly each year of its 90-year existence.
It remains the same at its core, though — a family-oriented event free-of-charge to the public that’s staged by a small group of volunteers, said Kris Korkunis, who’s co-chairing the event for the second consecutive year.
The Children’s Horse Show, sponsored by the Flintridge La Cañada Guild of the Huntington Memorial Hospital, is the only Children’s Class A horse show in America. Riders come from across the United States to compete, show their horses and meet requirements for later participation in Olympic trials.
“The horse show is huge, it’s a 90-year tradition,” said the event’s co-chairman Lauren Oakes, who’s been a part of the guild for the past 25 years. “It’s the oldest children’s show continuously running in the nation. It’s a way of life in a city like La Cañada that you won’t find anywhere else.”