Rider Hannah Dickerson practices in preparation for the flag ceremony to signify the start of the 2016 Horse Heritage Festival. Photo by Pat Cubel
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Heritage of the Horse

Horses took center stage for the Horse Heritage Festival in San Marcos on Oct. 16. The free event featured pony rides for the kids, crafts and food as well as a Stride and Ride with dog walkers and horse riders. The Stride and Ride, a three-mile trail ride along Twin Oaks Valley Road, helped to raise funds to bring improvements to the public horse show grounds at Walnut Grove Park.

A young participant is enjoying their morning ride at the Horse Heritage Festival at San Marcos' Heritage Park and the Walnut Grove Park. Photo by Pat CubelWith her dog in hand, a participant at the Horse Heritage Festival stops to admire the information and displays hosted by the San Marcos Parks & Recreation Department. Photo by Pat CubelPatrons browse over booths. Photo by Pat CubelVanessa Alvarez and her classmate Marisela Martinez, both juniors and members of the San Marcos High School Future Farmers of America organization, put the finishing touches on their plant booth. Photo by Pat CubelPat Rowe and his daughter Alise put the finishing touches on some of their leather goods as they prepare for the start of the Horse Heritage Festival last Sunday.  Alise and her sister Lauren are the owners of the business and set up, sell and teach others how to work on and create leather products. Photo by Pat CubelParticipating in one of the classes offered at the Horse Heritage Festival in San Marcos, Noah Bailint learns how to lasso. Photo by Pat CubelBrandon Busby enjoys his pony ride. Photo by Pat CubelHope Murphy, 17, of Rancho Buena Vista High Schools helps wash down Axel at the Horse Heritage Festival. Photo by Pat Cubel

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