News

Sunday: Portola Valley celebrates the horse

Submitted by Ellie Ferrari of Portola Valley.

The banners are up in town and the countdown has begun to Portola Valley's "Celebration of the Horse, Past, Present and Future" on Sunday, June 22, a part of the town's 50th anniversary celebrations.

The day will kick off with three organized trail rides from 9 a.m. to noon, staging across from the Town Center in front of Springdown. Ride-in only as no trailer parking is available. RSVP for the trail ride to pvhorseday@gmail.com.

Then, from 2 to 5 p.m., the Horse Fair will take place, with fun for the whole family, such as carriage rides, apple bobbing, Icelandic horses to pet, and miniature driving horses and their competition vehicles to check out. A horseshoer will on hand, plying his trade and shoes to decorate. Listen to a horse's heartbeat and, for good measure, sit on one of the demo saddles.

For some action, how about flying around a mini-jumping course on foot and see what it's like to be a horse? Or have a turn on a barrel, simulating what a vaulter does on horseback.

On hand will be pony clubs, local stables, riding facilities and merchants, all catering to the horse,

Local Girl Scouts will be selling refreshments. Bring the entire family (but leave the dog at home).

Comments

There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Early Decision Blues
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 2,134 views

One night only: ‘Occupy the Farm’ screening in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 1 comment | 2,038 views

What Are Menlo Park’s Priorities?
By Erin Glanville | 37 comments | 1,465 views

Death with Dignity
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 1,267 views

Water Torture
By Paul Bendix | 1 comment | 457 views