Horse Heritage Festival @ Walnut Grove Park: Oct 21, 2018

Every year in October, the San Marcos Historical Society presents The Horse Heritage Festival at Walnut Grove Park in San Marcos (map). The Horse Heritage Festival is a family oriented event with entertainment and activities for all ages. Enjoy pony rides, petting corral, pumpkin patch, BBQ, frontier games, demonstrations, crafts and more.

Proceeds from the event go towards Walnut Grove Horse Park improvements, V-Spurs, TERI, San Marcos Historical Society and the San Marcos FFA. The Walnut Grove Horse Park is the only public equestrian facility in San Diego County. It is used throughout the year for a variety of horse shows, as an evacuation center when necessary, and as a staging area for accessing an extensive network of multi-use city and county trails. Walnut Grove is the ONLY public equestrian park in San Diego County, so it is crucial to maintain these facilities.

What: Horse Heritage Festival
When: October 21, 2018
Family Fun Activities: 10am – 3pm
Where: Walnut Grove Park, 1950 Sycamore, San Marcos, CA 92078

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### 2018 PRESS RELEASE ###

Horse Heritage Festival Celebrates Rural Roots on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. Come for a fun-filled family event day at Walnut Grove Park in San Marcos, CA.

Horse Heritage Conservancy, Twin Oaks Valley Equestrian Association, and the San Marcos Historical Society present the Horse Heritage Festival and the 12th Annual Ride & Stride.

Saddle up your horse, leash up your pooch, or lace up your sneakers for a ride or a hike. Help the horse park by entering the 3 mile “Ride & Stride”. The route takes you along Twin Oaks Valley’s quiet and horse-friendly trail system. Check-in at 8:30 a.m., start time 9:00 a.m. Proceeds from the Ride and this event improve the public horse show grounds at Walnut Grove Park.

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Following the “Ride & Stride”, family fun activities abound from 10-3pm. Join us for pony rides, petting corral, frontier games, horsemanship demonstrations, Heritage Park activities, pumpkin patch, crafts, food, and much more!

This event is a collaboration of efforts from the local clubs, organizations, and businesses which have a presence in our Twin Oaks Valley, including TERI Therapeutic Riding, San Marcos FFA, 4-H, V-Spurs, Friends of San Marcos Parks & Rec, etc.

The Horse Heritage Festival promotes the rich cultural history of San Marcos and the importance of preserving a rural and equestrian presence within the community. Bring your family and friends to this festive event!

For questions: [email protected] or 760.744.9128.

Patty Morton
Horse Heritage Conservancy, Board Chair
Event Organizing Committee