Benefit Horse Festival at Rocky River Reservation
Attention horse lovers of all ages. Valley Riding invites you to the Rocky River Stables in Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation on Sunday, August 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a full, fun, family day of horse activities.
Come early so you will not miss the festival parade at 11:30 a.m. led by Cleveland Metroparks Mounted Rangers. At 11:45 a.m., the Northern Ohio Outlaws will make their first appearance and demonstrate mounted cowboy shooting, one of the nation's fastest-growing and most exciting equestrian sports. Throughout the afternoon, there will be a variety of activities: riding demonstrations, drill team performances, pony rides, stick-horse races, games, raffle prizes and barnyard bingo. Food and refreshments will be available.
The festival gives Valley Riding's therapeutic students an opportunity to show off their riding skills. It is also an opportunity for Valley Riding to introduce its horses and ponies and riding programs to the local communities.
Valley Riding is a non-profit affiliate of Cleveland Metroparks, providing quality English horseback riding instruction and equine-assisted activities to children and adults while enhancing awareness and appreciation of horses in a metropolitan setting. All proceeds of the event support Valley Riding's Therapeutic Riding Program for special needs children and adults.
Rocky River Stables is located at 19901 Puritas Avenue in Rocky River Reservation, at the bottom of Puritas Road hill in Cleveland, across from Mastick Woods Golf Course. Parking is available for $5 on the front lawn of the stables, starting at 11 a.m.