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Paso Robles Horse Park Celebrates first year 


The Paso Robles Horse Park Foundation gifts more than $7,500

– At the beginning of 2016, the Paso Robles Horse Park began its foundation with a mission to promote accessibility to equestrian sports and activities to the local community, while raising funds to support handicapped and underprivileged children. Throughout the year and over the course of four schooling shows, the Paso Robles Horse Park Foundation gifted over $7,500 with the help of competitors, spectators and supporters.

During the Spring Fling Schooling Show in May, the foundation raised $2,190 for the Cancer Support Community with the Pink Wall Campaign. This campaign challenged competitors to opt for a more intimidating jump option in order to accrue donations from pledges tied to the number of successful obstacle completions. In the fall, Jack’s Helping Hand Little Riders were invited to the Harvest Special Schooling Show to assist with course setting, hand out ribbons, enjoy a special hospitality area, and take place in a spotlight presentation ceremony. During the ceremony, the Paso Robles Horse Park Foundation presented $5,000 to support the building of the new Equestrian Therapy Center at the Imagination Park in Nipomo.

As well as supporting these community organizations, the Paso Robles Horse Park Foundation is proud to bring equestrian show jumping, dressage and cart competitions to the region. They hosted four schooling shows in 2016; these shows offered an affordable outlet for over 400 entries of area riders to compete at a world-class facility. In addition to these schooling shows, the park hosted four weeks of nationally-rated shows with West Palms Events and welcomed over 1,000 entries.

“The Paso Robles Horse Park Foundation has had an amazing first year as a non-profit organization and it would not have been possible without the community’s support,” saidPark Owner and Foundation Chairwoman Linda Starkman. “We look forward to advancing our mission and growing our impact in the local community in the years to come.”

For more information about the Paso Robles Horse Park Foundation and all upcoming 2017 events, visit


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