January 31 – Ojai Valley School equestrians in grades 5-8 passed their examinations for higher ratings within the U.S. Pony Club on Saturday, demonstrating their skills at stadium and cross country jumping while enjoying a beautiful day riding together in the hills north of Ventura.
Supported by friends, family members and their OVS instructors, six riders rode Saturday at the Canada Larga Ranch stables for their D-2 Pony Club certifications. They first demonstrated proficiency in horsemanship and the care of their horses, then ride on the flat and over fences in the arena before venturing out to the cross country course developed by stables owner and OVS past parent Steve Gaggero.
The girls showed poise, courage, teamwork, and perseverance while also having fun riding in a new setting that presented challenges for the horses and their riders. OVS high school equestrians will have the opportunity to train at Canada Large and take their certifications in March. Thank you to the Gaggero family for hosting OVS at these events.