Skill, beauty celebrated at PMC Festival of the Horse

  • During the grand finale, horses ran free in thearena, kicking up dust and excitement. [photo by Patric Hedlund]

    During the grand finale, horses ran free in thearena, kicking up dust and excitement. [photo by Patric Hedlund]

An enthusiastic crowd of children and adults enjoyed the demonstrations of skill and beauty at the Pine Mountain Club Equestrian Centers’s Festival of the Horse on Saturday, May 31.

Co-coordinator Beverly Cressey said about 170 members and friends enjoyed the event, which included pony rides for the children and a generous lunch.

“I believe the trail rides and horse camps will [also] get kids excited about horses,” Cressey said. Four camps at the PMC stables will teach basic horse care (grooming), how to tack up (saddles and bridle) and how to ride. Three days are in the arena (basic instruction and obstacle course). The camp culminates with a trail ride. The cost is $42 per camper.

Camps are scheduled June 16-19 (ages 12-15); June 30-July 3 (ages 9-11); July 7-10 (ages 9-11); and July 21-24 (ages 12-15). Times vary (661.242.3788 for details).

—Patric Hedlund

Photo caption:

During the grand finale, horses ran free in the arena, kicking up dust and excitement.

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