Champions - In the top photo is Zena Cooper riding Damien. The duo is also shown below, left, left with trainer Wilma Blakeley. Immediately above is pony Mini Cooper with Linda Camisasca and fans.
horse. And the high flying art of the hunter/jumper riders will be demonstrated by established trainer John Berney. There will also be a performance by the young stars of the Bridges Pony Club.National Parents Day was established in the United States in 1994 to honor parents and to celebrate family on the fourth Sunday of every July.
“We put together a fun, free event for families and individuals to spend time appreciating each other, horses and the outdoors. Our goal is to make the wonderful world of horses accessible to everyone,” says tour organizer Lori Savit. “You don’t have to be a rider to enjoy the beauty and power of the horse, the harmony of horse and rider and the excitement of horse sports.”
Those who wish to attend this outdoor event MUSTmake make advanced reservations as space is limited.
Email lori@lagunabeachhorselovers or call 949-497-8915 to reserve a space . Admission and parking are free. See lagunabeachhorselovers.com for information.
Ladera Ranch resident and equestrian Zena Cooper will be featured in the Behind-the-Scenes at the Horse Stables tour on Sunday, July 26, from 3-5 pm at The Sycamore Trails Stables, 26282 Oso Road, San Juan Capistrano. The event is free to the public but you must make advanced reservations.
Zena is an accomplished dressage rider and the owner of North Night Sport Horses. She has been the recipient of the Dressage Foundation’s Gifted Memorial Fund Scholarship for Adult Amateurs. Cooper used her scholarship to study with Olympian Kathleen Raine. The success of Cooper and her horse Damien in the show ring has been phenomenal, at one time winning 11 first places ribbons in 11 consecutive horse shows.
The competitive duo, shown in the photo upper right, will be joining trainer Wilma Blakely at the Behind-the-Scenes at the Horse Stables tour to demonstrate classical training methods for the group.
The tour will also offer attendees a chance to meet horses large and small, from an 1,800 pound Percheron draft horse to Mini Cooper a miniature