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By Lauren Vane | June 12, 2006
Two teenagers who regularly ride at the Orange County Fairgrounds' equestrian center will take their competition to a new level internationally at the end of the month. Taylor McClung, 14, and Brittney Allyn, 15, have been chosen to ride in two prestigious equestrian show jumping competitions. Taylor, a student at Corona del Mar High School, will fly to Bogota, Columbia for the World Children's Championship. Brittney will travel to Calgary, Canada for the West Coast Active Riders Childrens Amateur Jumper Team competition.
By Dominic Perrone | May 11, 2006
Most of the eight seniors on the Costa Mesa High boys' volleyball team have played together since junior high. But this year is nothing like the others. The first league title in the 30-year history of the program. The first time these seniors have defeated Estancia, doing it twice for good measure. It started with a first-round upset last season and motivation soon followed. Chris Komer came in as coach and quickly turned up the volume on that motivation and the team's customary practice habits.
By Alicia Robinson | May 11, 2006
A horse trail proposed on Mesa Drive in Santa Ana Heights has Newport Beach City Council members playing a new sport: political polo. With equestrians backing the trail and some neighbors fighting it, the council decided to knock the ball over to county officials. The riding trail has existed on paper for years in plans for the area, which was under county jurisdiction until the city annexed part of it in 2003. The roughly 1,400 feet of trail would follow a public right-of-way in a neighborhood that's home to about 150 horses.
By By Michael Miller | December 11, 2005
Equestrian center hosts Day of the Horse, which included riding lessons and a chance to feed the animals.So far, it hasn't been the year of the horse in Costa Mesa -- but you wouldn't have known it Saturday, when the Orange County Fairgrounds Equestrian Center held its first Day of the Horse festival. In the five-hour family event, nearly a dozen Costa Mesa stable owners brought their horses and stirrups to the equestrian center in a back corner of the fairgrounds. Throughout the day, the trainers offered riding lessons, high jump competitions, tours of the stables and opportunities to feed the animals.
By By Alicia Robinson | October 29, 2005
The next step is to get permits from the Coastal Commission and Orange County.After years of no progress, plans are finally moving forward for a three-ring horse training facility to serve the equestrian community of Santa Ana Heights. The next step is to get permits from the Coastal Commission and Orange County, with groundbreaking potentially as soon as January, said Jayne Jones, president of the Back Bay Equestrians. Riders already use the area, which is off Mesa Drive near the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center, for training.
By: CINDY TRANE CHRISTESON | October 8, 2005
o7There is nothing we like to see so much as the gleam of pleasure in a person's eye when he feels that we have sympathized with him, understood him, interested our self in his welfare. At these moments, something fine and spiritual passes between two friends. These moments are the moments worth living. f7 -- DON MARQUIS "Cindy, I enjoyed reading last week's column about your trip with friends to the dude ranch in Wyoming, but you never wrote about the horseback riding," a friend said to me last week.
By: Alicia Robinson | August 26, 2005
The manager of the Orange County Fairgrounds Equestrian Center, Rick Hanson, has been accused of failing to keep riding facilities clean and safe, raising tenants' rents without notice and making remarks characterized as intimidating and offensive. When some equestrian center riders and tenants leveled those charges at a fair board meeting Thursday, Hanson and some of his employees and customers denied the problems were as severe as presented. The fair board hires the manager of the equestrian center and can enforce contract terms such as those involving the condition of the facility.
July 20, 2005
Chris Yemma Newport Beach Breakers' Coach Dick Leach received a very important phone call Monday night. Breakers' star and top-ranked World Team Tennis men's singles player Ramon Delgado, who had suffered a sprained thumb Sunday in a mixed doubles set against Springfield, was on the line. "He's our horse; we get on his back and we ride him," Leach said about Delgado. "He called me up [Monday] night and said, 'Coach, the horse is coming out of the barn.
December 11, 2004
Alicia Robinson Local horse lovers will celebrate all things equine today with an event recognizing the statewide "Day of the Horse." Santa Ana Heights residents who are members of the Back Bay Equestrians will gather by the Delhi Channel this morning to mark out where a future horse arena will go, give riding demonstrations and snap pictures of people with horses. The U.S. Senate in November approved a resolution declaring today the Day of the Horse, and President Bush is expected to issue a proclamation declaring a national Day of the Horse, said Jayne Jones, a member of the Back Bay Equestrians, who organized today's event.
August 31, 2004
Alicia Robinson While his opponents think his political future is fading to black, Orange County Superior Court Judge Jim Gray is aiming to be the dark horse in the U.S. Senate race. As the Libertarian candidate challenging Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, the 59-year-old Newport Beach resident has kept up a vigorous campaign schedule that included visits to medical marijuana clinics in Northern California, speaking engagements in South Central Los Angeles and taping television ads that will air the week before the Nov. 2 election.
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