photos by VICKI STRAND

Horsin’ Around

The Twin Oaks Valley Equestrian Association hosted its 10th Annual Horse Heritage Festival and Ride & Stride at Walnut Grove Park in San Marcos. The event included a group trail ride/walk, family-friendly activities including pony rides, a petting corral, frontier games, a pumpkin patch, crafts, and food, as well as a number of educational demonstrations on various topics such as jousting, horse trick training, barrel racing, and horse vaulting. 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. Discover more at