photos by Viki Miller-Strand

Twin Oaks Valley Equestrian Association (TOVEA) and the San Marcos Historical Society will present the Horse Heritage Festival and the 10th Annual Ride & Stride event at Walnut Grove Park in San Marcos on Sunday, Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Ride & Stride portion of the day involves a three-mile loop along Twin Oaks Valley’s peaceful trail system. As the name suggests, you can choose to either ride your horse with a group or walk the trail with your dog, family, or friends. Following Ride & Stride will be family-friendly activities including pony rides, a petting corral, frontier games, a pumpkin patch, crafts, food, and more. There will also be a number of engaging demonstrations on various topics such as jousting, horse cart driving, horse trick training, horse vaulting, and gymkhana.

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. For more information visit www.keepitequestrian.org.

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