Day of the Horse 2013



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers LIBERTY CLASS - A group of horses shows off a burst of speed as trainers run them around the arena during a “Liberty Class” demonstration at the 9th annual Day of the Horse on Saturday, September 14.

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LIBERTY CLASS – A group of horses shows off a burst of speed as trainers run them around the arena during a “Liberty Class” demonstration at the 9th annual Day of the Horse on Saturday, September 14.



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers GENTLE TOUCH - Jackson, a 10-year-old Clydesdale stallion owned by Ron Vogoyevac of Red Hawk Ranch in Thousand Oaks, gets a gentle neck and shoulder massage from equine therapist Will Friday of Topanga at the 9th annual Day of the Horse on Saturday, September 14.

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GENTLE TOUCH – Jackson, a 10-year-old Clydesdale stallion owned by Ron Vogoyevac of Red Hawk Ranch in Thousand Oaks, gets a gentle neck and shoulder massage from equine therapist Will Friday of Topanga at the 9th annual Day of the Horse on Saturday, September 14.



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers DRAMATIC ENTRANCE - Bareback riders from the Foxfield Equestrian Team carry American flags into the arena during their demonstration at the 9th annual Day of the Horse on Saturday, September 14.

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DRAMATIC ENTRANCE – Bareback riders from the Foxfield Equestrian Team carry American flags into the arena during their demonstration at the 9th annual Day of the Horse on Saturday, September 14.



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers DELIGHTED AUDIENCE - Thousand Oaks residents Aliyah Rose, 6, and friend Marissa Gamino, 6, stand on the arena railing to get a better view of the horseback riding demonstrations at the 9th annual Day of the Horse on Saturday, September 14.

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DELIGHTED AUDIENCE – Thousand Oaks residents Aliyah Rose, 6, and friend Marissa Gamino, 6, stand on the arena railing to get a better view of the horseback riding demonstrations at the 9th annual Day of the Horse on Saturday, September 14.



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers SKILLED RIDERS - Foxfield Equestrian Team riders demonstrate advanced techniques for communicating with their mounts without bridles or saddles at the 9th annual Day of the Horse on Saturday, September 14.

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SKILLED RIDERS – Foxfield Equestrian Team riders demonstrate advanced techniques for communicating with their mounts without bridles or saddles at the 9th annual Day of the Horse on Saturday, September 14.



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers PETITE PONY - Victoria Nodiff-Netanel of Malibu Canyon signs up for a silent auction item as her miniature therapy horse Pearl, 5, investigates a giant container of cookies on the table during the 9th annual Day of the Horse on Saturday, September 14.

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PETITE PONY – Victoria Nodiff-Netanel of Malibu Canyon signs up for a silent auction item as her miniature therapy horse Pearl, 5, investigates a giant container of cookies on the table during the 9th annual Day of the Horse on Saturday, September 14.



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers EQUINE DANCE - Lakeview Terrace resident Eloise King rides Pegas, an 11-year-old Russian Akhalteke, during a dressage demonstration at the 9th annual Day of the Horse on Saturday, September 14. There are only 700 Russian Akhalteke horses left in the world.

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EQUINE DANCE – Lakeview Terrace resident Eloise King rides Pegas, an 11-year-old Russian Akhalteke, during a dressage demonstration at the 9th annual Day of the Horse on Saturday, September 14. There are only 700 Russian Akhalteke horses left in the world.



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers COLORFUL COAT - Thousand Oaks resident Andrea Rubio watches her daughter Bella, 4, add her artistic flair to a coloring book outline of a horse during the 9th annual Day of the Horse on Saturday, September 14.

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COLORFUL COAT – Thousand Oaks resident Andrea Rubio watches her daughter Bella, 4, add her artistic flair to a coloring book outline of a horse during the 9th annual Day of the Horse on Saturday, September 14.

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