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What We Do for Our Members and Their Horses in South Orange County, CA

Acquisition and Preservation of Trails

The Saddleback Canyon Riders specialize in western riding and activities for:

  • Youth
  • Adults
  • Beginners welcome!
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PlayDays

We have Playdays throughout the year and follow standard gymkana layouts but without the more strict rules.

  • Learn the basics of western riding and horse handling
  • Western lunches are included
  • Spectators are always welcome!
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Fundraisers

We're a private club so we need to raise money to pay for events, insurance and speakers for our meetings.  We raise funds in several ways...

  • Playdays (registration fees and lunch)
  • Annual Pancake Breakfast
  • Ad hoc events we come up with!
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Emergency Preparedness

We take emergency evacuation VERY seriously:

  • We have a formal plan for the community
  • Our plan has been approved by the OCFA
  • We host "town hall" information sessions (watch the calendar for these dates)
  • We always need volunteers
  • We work with other equestrian groups and equestrian facilities!
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Stewardship

We strive to keep the equestrian lifestyle alive by preserving our beautiful area through active stewardship.

  • We honor the Foothill/Trabuco Specific Plan
  • We support the Sil/Mod Specific Plan
  • We work with Trails 4 All and others for community service
  • We take an active role with other trail users
  • We always welcome informative speakers at our Members' Meetings - contact us if you have something to share!
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Education

We have fun with education, and we learn a lot!

  • Come to one of our Members' Meetings and see for yourself
  • Lots of topics!
  • We offer access to experts in many equestrian fields
  • We always need NEW ideas!
  • Are YOU an equnie specialist?  Come share your experiences with us!
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