Fully Wooly Fun Day kicks off horse events season
Paula Barr, on Amigo, competes in the poles event at Fully Wooly Fun Day on Saturday, April 12. Photo by Maddie Musante
April 21 — The Honey Lake Valley Riders equestrian club could not have picked a more perfect day to kick off their 2014 season of horse events.
More than a dozen riders showed up to Janesville Park to participate in Fully Wooly Fun Day in the sunny, spring weather Saturday, April 12.
The events for riders ages 4 to 12 began with a contest and award for the fuzziest horse, which went to Tati Woltjen and her pony, Rocket Pony.
Fully Wooly Fun Day then continued on with barrels, poles, hurry scurry and an Easter basket race.
Riders competed across eight categories and age groups: lead line, beginner, ages 5 to 7, ages 8 to 10, ages 11 to 13, ages 14 to 17, 18 and older and “over the hill.”
Honey Lake Valley Riders is a local equestrian club that has been in the Honey Lake Valley since 1969. The organization holds yearly horse shows, play days, clinics, trail rides and a Toys For Tots fundraiser.
The club will also have high point summer series shows and play days on May 31, July 12 and sometime in September. The Toys For Tots Fun Day will take place Oct. 25.
All events take place at the Janesville Park equestrian arena and will start at 8 a.m., with Gymkhana and horse shows not starting earlier than 2 p.m.
This is an abbreviated version of the full article, which can be found in the Tuesday, April 22 edition of the Lassen County TImes.