Registration began this week for the annual Sage Hill Open Horse Competitive Trail Ride, which will take place on Nov. 8 and 9 at Live Oak Camp.

Riders called to Sage Hill

Riders called to Sage Hill

 

Registration began this week for the annual Sage Hill Open Horse Competitive Trail Ride, which will take place on Nov. 8 and 9 at Live Oak Camp.

The Santa Ynez Valley Arabian Horse Assn. announced that it is now accepting registrations for the event.

The group also needs volunteers to work at checkpoints, assist judges in recording points for horse health and horsemanship, or simply to bring a book and be a gate opener.

“Sage Hill gives riders at all levels of ability an opportunity to bond with their horses, improve their equestrian skills and learn tips and techniques from other people who share their passion for horses and trail riding,” said ride manager Kathy Stegman.

 

The trails go through private ranches that are not accessible to the public, offering verdant scenery and views of Lake Cachuma.

In years past, riders have reported seeing deer, wild pigs, condors, bald eagles and other wildlife.

Entry forms are online at http://www.syvaha.com by clicking on “competitive trail rides” and printing them.

More information or forms by mail are available by calling Kathy Stegman at (805) 710-4471 (kkstegman@cs.com) or Loretta Singley at (805) 448-7578 (singleyL@msn.com).

Prospective volunteers can call Stegman at the above number.