• JUMP for CHLA: A Benefit Horse Show & Family Fun at San Pascual Stables

    IMG_4690by Winston Chua

    SAN MARINO - San Marino High Sophomore Stephanie Don and Huntington Middle School 7th grader Sofia Henson will represent San Marino at Jump: A Charity Horse Show on Sunday, September 15.

    The September event will feature a show-jumping competition, pony rides, crafts, food, face painting and art auction and takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at San Pascual Stables located in the historic Arroyo Seco in South Pasadena.

    All proceeds collected at the event will benefit the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

    Riders of all ages will compete in equitation and jumping events while spectators can enjoy pony rides, face painting, jewelry making, horseshoe decorating, a live art auction, food for purchase from CA Skewers and authentic Belgian waffles made to order.

    Riders who would like to participate in the equestrian events should contact San Pascual Stables’ Riding Academy Director, Caroline Sterckx at (310) 883-4581. The deadline for entries is Saturday, September 14th at 6:00 p.m.

    Stephanie is the only equestrian representing San Marino in the IEL (Interscholastic Equestrian League).

    Stephanie’s horse is named Atylo and Sofia rides a horse named Cantaro. This will be Sofia’s first horse show as a jumper. Previously she has taken top honors for Equitation and at Training Level 1 Dressage shows.

    Those interested in making a tax-deductible donation, please visit the CHLA Fundraising page at  http://fundraisechla.kintera.org and select “San Pascual Stables & Sterckx Stables JUMP for CHLA.”  Several riders from San Pascual Stables/Sterckx Stables have created individual fundraising goals but you can donate to the Team itself … either way, all monies raised will benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and everyone’s a winner.

    San Pascual Stables is a world-class equestrian facility specializing in Hunter/Jumper Training. The Riding Academy offers horseback riding lessons from beginner to advanced levels and are taught by expert and award-winning trainers.

    Summer Camp at SPS is open to children ages 5 to 16 who want to learn more about horses, horsemanship and equitation.

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