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Sports - May 12, 2010

Sports: Registration opens for Woodside Junior Riders

Registration is now open for the Woodside Junior Riders summer English riding program, which begins in mid-June.

Riding lessons, equitation at the walk, trot and canter, and jumping (for advanced students) will be offered Monday through Friday for eight weeks. The cost is $600, plus a $60 workday deposit for the entire summer season.

The program is open to children living in the Woodside Fire Protection District, which includes Portola Valley. Riders join in group lessons during weekdays at the Kiely Equestrian Center on Tripp Road in Woodside. The program concludes in mid-August with the annual horse show.

The instructors will be Alexa Wolf and Alaina Oleson.

Go to woodsidejr.org or call program director Kathi Dancer at 766-9511 for more information.

Pop Warner football registration

Registration is now open for the 2010 Menlo-Atherton Vikings Pop Warner football and cheer teams. The cheer team is for 5- through 9-year-olds. The football program is for 5- through 15-year-olds.

Coaches are former 49er quarterback Steve Stenstrom and Eddie Paterson. Both were Stanford football standouts.

Practice starts Aug. 2. There is a $50 discount for registering before June 15. Go to www.mapopwarner.com to register.

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