5D Playday at Santa Clara Valley Horsemen’s Association

5D playdayThe Santa Clara Valley Horsemen’s Association 5D Playday summer event series continues on Sunday, June 25, 2018, and then again on August 26, 2018.

The events of the 5D Playday series include Barrels, Speed Barrels, Single Stake, Pole Bending, Birangle and more. If you have a horse and want to join the events, the fees are $30 for members (cash only) and $35 for day-members, for all events. Participants of all levels of experience are welcome.

Sign-ups are at 8:00 am; events begin at 9:00 am. Parking and admission are free. Breakfast and lunch are available for purchase at the snack shack.

If you would rather just soak in the fun, take your kids, family and friends and head to the Santa Clara Valley Horsemen’s Association this weekend for an exciting day right here in Almaden Valley.

The Association was formed in 1939 to promote a better understanding of horses and an enthusiasm for riding. It is located at 20350 McKean Road, San Jose, CA, 95120.

For more information, visit:

Summer 2011 Horse Camp at Almaden Equestrian Center

photo: Almaden Summer Horse CampAlmaden Summer Horse Camp is for kids, ages 6-16, who like horses, riding, and creating friendships and experiences that be will cherished forever.

Children will have fun learning to ride and improving their riding skills. Kids can learn Western, English, or Bareback. The camp is suited for beginners and advances to higher skill levels. Each child is evaluated for his/her ability and placed in a group that matches their age and skill level.

Children will also learn what it takes to properly care for our equine buddies. This season’s Summer Camp will also feature fun activities and entertainment, including exciting shows, demonstrations, horse related games, crafts, and more.

Almaden Summer Horse Camp is at Almaden Equestrian Center in Almaden Valley. Each Summer Horse Camp session is Monday through Friday from 9am-4pm. Extended care is available Monday through Friday 7am-9am and 4pm-6pm.

Each 5-day session is $450 per child. You can register online. Ask about sibling discounts. Refer 3 friends and receive $50 off upon their paid enrollment in one or more sessions in the 2011 Summer Camp season.

Following are the 5-day Summer Camp sessions available for 2011:

Session 1: June 13 – June 17, 2011
Session 2: June 20 – June 24, 2011
Session 3: June 27 – July 1, 2011

Session 4: July 5 – July 8, 2011 (4 days @ $360)
Session 5: July 11 – July 15, 2011
Session 6: July 18 – July 22, 2011
Session 7: July 25 – July 29, 2011

Session 8: August 1 – August 5, 2011
Session 9: August 8 – August 12, 2011
Session 10: August 15 – August 19, 2011

For more information, contact the Summer Camp Program Director, Patricia Jamison, at (408) 927-0232 or

About Almaden Equestrian Center
Almaden Equestrian Center is a friendly, family orientated 6-acre ranch that features a horse boarding facility, large outdoor arena, smaller covered arena, round pen, and plenty of room for riding horses. AEC also has a community snack shack with a full size refrigerator, microwave, and running water. The shaded picnic area is perfect for eating lunch and taking breaks.