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September 29, 2012
The Flintridge Autumn Classic brought beautiful and talented horses to the Flintridge Riding Club in La Cañada Flintridge this weekend, with horses and riders competing in dozens of categories. The top prize in the competition, which wraps up Sunday, is the $15,000 Land Rover Pasadena Grand Prix. The Flintridge Riding Club was established in 1922 when local families seeking a place for equestrian sports bought the original 10 acres from then-Sen. Frank Flint. The club now hosts four shows a year.
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January 22, 2014
The Foothill Auxiliary of Ahead With Horses will hold its annual Valentine luncheon and auction, “Buttons and Bows,” on Feb. 7 at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena. For many years the local auxiliary raised funds for Children's Home Society, but that agency eliminated its statewide auxiliary program. Looking to continue their activities in support of children, members voted to support the Ahead With Horses group. This nonprofit provides equestrian-based therapeutic programs for disabled, disadvantaged and special needs programs.
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By Anita S. Brenner | May 1, 2013
“What do you look for in a jockey?” It was 6 a.m. at Santa Anita Park. I was visiting with Doug O'Neill, a race-horse trainer. We were at his barn, one of many barns just west of the racetrack. We sat in a small prefab office near the stalls. Outside were horses, trainers, grooms and more horses. Inside were photos of horses, grooms, jockeys, awards and paintings of horses. Staffers walked in and out, going about their business while we talked. O'Neill and I chatted about Kevin Krigger, a young jockey from the Virgin Islands.
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June 8, 2006
A day filled with activities for visitors of all ages is planned as a fundraiser for Ahead With Horses for Disabled Children. "Thank You Stan Gray Day" will be held on Sunday, June 11 at the Ahead With Horses facility at 9311 Del Arroyo Drive in Sun Valley. The event, which gets underway at 11 a.m. and continues until 5 p.m., will feature a special horseback demonstration by children with disabilities at 1 p.m. in tribute to Stan Gray, founder of Little League Baseball in the local valley.
FEATURES
May 24, 2007
The final weekend of April was sunny and bright, the perfect setting for the 86th annual Children's Horse Show at the Flintridge Riding Club. This long-standing tradition is the production of a mere handful of local ladies who spend their year getting ready for the event, and then their energies for the week, actually putting it on. A Class A horse show such as this is a big deal; it runs under the auspices of and the county, state, and national...
NEWS
May 3, 2007
At a recent meeting La Cañada Kiwanis-AM were given an introduction to Ahead With Horses , a non-profit organization that works with severely disabled children. Established in 1968, Ahead with Horses helps children who do not respond to traditional forms of therapy by teaching them vaulting, which is gymnastics on the back of a horse. According to Kiwanian Joyce Davison , who is involved with Ahead With Horses, the unique aspects of the vaulting therapy are the immediacy of response and visibility of its effectiveness across multiple domains, from motor skills to social behavior.
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By Ruth Longoria | October 16, 2008
When accommodations filled up for equine evacuation shelters at Hansen Dam and other emergency locations, La Cañada and its surrounding equestrian facilities hot-tailed it to the rescue and offered housing for dozens of displaced horses. About 30 horses are being housed at Flintridge Riding Club after flames neared the stables at Sylmar’s Middle Ranch early Sunday morning, Juaquin Gomez, stable manager at Flintridge Riding Club said. “The fire was literally at their doorstep.
NEWS
December 16, 2005
The La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association has Rose Parade tickets for sale. The parade is on Monday, Jan. 2, 2006 instead of Sunday, Jan. 1. These are good seats at a reasonable price. To purchase tickets, contact Dave Moffett at 952-8456. The reason the parade is on Jan. 2 instead of New Year's Day is that the Pasadena Tournament of Roses has a "never on Sunday" rule that goes back to the days when people tied their horses in front of the churches along the parade route.
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By Joe Puglia | December 2, 2010
I watched as Sinead Collazo meticulously groomed Wrigley, a Haflinger pony donated to "Move A Child Higher (MACH-1) by the Tournament of Roses Association. Sinead, a student studying Equine Science at Colorado State, was home for Thanksgiving and volunteering at the Rose Bowl Riders' stables. Her meticulous attention towards Wrigley was founded in an obvious love for horses. MACH-1 is an altruistic and therapeutic riding program working with disabled children and adults. Using the discipline of Hippotherapy, horses are used for therapeutic intervention.
NEWS
April 5, 2007
Ted Ashby , a history buff from Eagle Rock Kiwanis, made a well-received presentation to the Kiwanis-AM group on the forming and operation of the Pony Express. When the Gold Rush hit California in 1849, California was quickly made into a state to make sure the gold did not end up in the wrong hands, Ashby said. The total population on the West Coast was only 500,000, and it could take weeks for news from the East to reach them by stagecoach. With Civil War threatening, Californians were eager to know what was going on, and people in the East wanted to know if they should drop everything and head West where the streets were paved with gold.
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January 22, 2014
The Foothill Auxiliary of Ahead With Horses will hold its annual Valentine luncheon and auction, “Buttons and Bows,” on Feb. 7 at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena. For many years the local auxiliary raised funds for Children's Home Society, but that agency eliminated its statewide auxiliary program. Looking to continue their activities in support of children, members voted to support the Ahead With Horses group. This nonprofit provides equestrian-based therapeutic programs for disabled, disadvantaged and special needs programs.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | July 17, 2013
Longtime local trails advocate Liz Blackwelder expressed gratitude Monday as a celebration was held to mark the completion of a rest area in Cherry Canyon that provides waters for humans and horses. The Ultimate Destination Point, which offers views of the San Gabriel Valley and La Cañada Flintridge, was also outfitted with benches and oak trees so hikers can take a break in the shade. A pedestal was installed to help horse riders mount. The bubbler water fountains offer drinking water to thirsty trail users and their horses.
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By Anita S. Brenner | May 1, 2013
“What do you look for in a jockey?” It was 6 a.m. at Santa Anita Park. I was visiting with Doug O'Neill, a race-horse trainer. We were at his barn, one of many barns just west of the racetrack. We sat in a small prefab office near the stalls. Outside were horses, trainers, grooms and more horses. Inside were photos of horses, grooms, jockeys, awards and paintings of horses. Staffers walked in and out, going about their business while we talked. O'Neill and I chatted about Kevin Krigger, a young jockey from the Virgin Islands.
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March 28, 2013
Ten Years Ago : About 300 people gathered at the gazebo in Memorial Park for a candlelight vigil organized by the Justice & Peace Forum. The vigil called for a peaceful resolution to the U.S. conflict with Iraq. A large American flag with the words “Win Without War” was stretched across the front of the gazebo. Twenty Years Ago : Original owners of La Cañada's popular Reflections restaurant (where Dish is today), Bob and Gregg Smith, sold their 50% interest in the business to part-owner John Albright.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | October 3, 2012
The Flintridge Riding Club celebrated its 90th birthday last weekend with its Flintridge Autumn Classic show, drawing more than 1,000 participants and 500 spectators to the grounds adjacent to Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The big winners of the weekend include Del Mar-based horse owner Kendra Rusinek, her horse Winston, and rider Chris Pratt, who took first prize in the $15,000 Land Rover Pasadena Grand Prix Hunter Derby; and Kyujin Michael Whang, whose horse Varon won the $5,000 Mini Prix with rider Katrina Karazissis aboard.
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September 29, 2012
The Flintridge Autumn Classic brought beautiful and talented horses to the Flintridge Riding Club in La Cañada Flintridge this weekend, with horses and riders competing in dozens of categories. The top prize in the competition, which wraps up Sunday, is the $15,000 Land Rover Pasadena Grand Prix. The Flintridge Riding Club was established in 1922 when local families seeking a place for equestrian sports bought the original 10 acres from then-Sen. Frank Flint. The club now hosts four shows a year.
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By Daniel Siegal | September 19, 2012
Years after she first dreamed it, Liz Blackwelder may finally see a water fountain for horses and humans at the Ultimate Destination lookout point in Cherry Canyon. Just don't call it a park. The La Cañada Flintridge City Council voted 5-0 Monday night to approve the proposal and move forward with construction on the condition that the project is no longer called the Ultimate Destination Pocket Park. Several residents said they oppose building a park in the canyon. The Ultimate Destination, part of the 12-mile loop trail that encircles the city, is a wide spot in the Cherry Canyon trail offering views of the San Gabriel Valley, San Gabriel Mountains and La Cañada Flintridge.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | June 6, 2012
At least two horse racing devotees will not be rooting for I'll Have Another to win the Triple Crown at Belmont Park on Saturday, and both live in La Cañada Flintridge. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert will be cheering for Paynter, a three-year-old colt who is Baffert's entry in the race. Also rooting for Paynter is Dave Paynter, the La Cañada contractor for whom the horse is named. Baffert, who moved to La Cañada in 2011, said he was so impressed by the job Paynter's construction company did on his house that he decided to bestow upon him a unique honor.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | May 3, 2012
One of La Cañada Flintridge's oldest traditions cleared new hurdles for a successful relaunch last weekend. The Flintridge Horse Show, formerly the Children's Horse Show, allowed riders of all ages for the first time in its 90-year history, packing the available stable space and overcoming a rainy first day to draw between 1,500 and 2,000 spectators for the four-day show. The show is the primary fundraiser for the Flintridge La Cañada Guild of the Huntington Hospital. It has raised between $25,000 and $125,000 for the hospital each year for the last eight years, according to organizers.
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By Jane Napier Neely | April 14, 2012
That old saying about April showers is certainly true this year. We had a double whammy of raindrops on this past week. No doubt the May flowers will be especially beautiful because of the moisture. This was quite a week for nature happenings. The black bear that wandered into neighboring Montrose and La Crescenta certainly did cause a media flurry - or maybe more like a fury. The hovering helicopters made it sound like we were in a war zone. I'm happy that there was a peaceful resolution and no injuries to humans or the bear, and that he has been taken back to the forest.
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