Eight years ago, members of Atascadero Horsemen’s Club (AHC) began the process to get permission to build a horse camp at the River Road trail head near Santa Margarita Lake. Now the first hurdle has been cleared and the hope is for horse camping to be available by the end of 2019. Sharon Jantzen shares the plan.
We’re smack dab in the middle of wine and horse country. Certainly, we can saddle-up and sip at a winery or two here in SLO County. Riding from Cass Winery to Sculpterra Winery is exactly what my mom and I experienced with Crystal of Central Coast Trailrides. You can too, either with your own horses or with Central Coast Trailrides. Sharon Jantzen lays out the trail from Cass Winery to Sculpterra Winery so you can enjoy a saddle-up and sip ride.
Now the very essence of the Pioneer Spirit displayed so spectacularly at the Creston Classic Rodeo can be enjoyed by all through the photo book, Creston Rodeo Impressions, by Elisabeth Haug. “I love action of any kind,” says Elisabeth, “I love the feel of this rodeo. The energy of the moment translates into magic moment photographs.” Sharon Jantzen visits with local photographer Elisabeth Haug.
One has many riding trail options available from the Morro Dunes Trail which skirts Montana de Oro State Park. The primary trail takes you along the tip of the back bay then over the sand spit to the ocean on the west side. Sharon Jantzen explores this trail ride location.
Trail riders should put Los Flores Ranch Park on their trail ride checklist. It’s a great place to organize a group ride, ride with a few friends or even enjoy all on your own. Sharon Jantzen talks with Stormy Knight, a Los Flores Ranch Park docent, who shares her experience helping lead moonlight rides at the park.