February 14, 2012
I urge the homeowners in the Rancho District to hang in there and stick to their guns (“ Rancho and its knee-jerk response ,” Feb.11). I feel strongly about this. I am not a horse owner, nor do I live in the Rancho District, but I think this proposed new development is but the first salvo in what eventually will become the loss of all horses in the district. After the beautiful new houses are built, the landscaping in, and the new owners settled, the complaints will begin.
May 22, 2013
Neighborhood fences and police cars proved no match for a bear in Sun Valley, where it hopped into backyards and roamed into horse corrals Wednesday morning before being tranquilized. Police started getting calls from residents about 6:10 a.m. about the bear, which TV news showed having free rein through the Sun Valley community. It didn't appear to be fully grown and was seen climbing over fences into backyards, spooking horses in corrals and avoiding police cars searching for it on the street, the Los Angeles Times reported.
March 21, 2001
Josh Goldstein RANCHO DISTRICT-- For those who make a living recreating scenes of panic, excitement and danger for television and film, this was just too good for fiction. It was just after 8 a.m. Saturday when about 35 adult horses broke loose from a corral thanks to an unlatched fence at Circle K Stables near the intersection of Valley Heart Drive and Mariposa Street. Giddy in their newfound freedom, the horses galloped and trotted through the streets of Burbank, and some kept going to Glendale and Eagle Rock, police said.
May 1, 2004
I was reading about this whole equestrian center issue, and I must agree with the people who are against it. It's called the equestrian center for a reason. People moved to and live around that area because of the horses. To tell them to stop complaining about an issue that concerns their safety is ridiculous, at best. The people who say it's not a safety issue obviously don't know much about horses. This facility would be fine in any other part of Burbank, but not in the equestrian center.
May 8, 2002
Gary Moskowitz RANCHO DISTRICT -- As the setting sun dropped behind the stables at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, mariachi music filled the arena as rare Spanish-bred horses trotted past cheering crowds. Nearly 4,000 people attended the Fiesta of the Spanish Horse Saturday at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, many dressed in cowboy hats and boots. The event was designed to educate people about the history and culture of the Spanish horse in America.
December 31, 2008
Hundreds of equine enthusiasts got an early look Sunday at the 2009 team of horses set to march in January’s Tournament of Roses Parade. Equestfest, at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, allowed many to catch a sneak peek of the horse teams slated to march down Colorado Boulevard on New Year’s Day during the annual parade. “This is great for him,” Giovanni Arevalo said of his 17-month-old son. While his son stared at the Long Beach Mounted Police squad, sitting atop Grand palomino horses, Arevalo, 28, also reveled at the chance to see the fanciful assortment of equines for himself.
September 21, 2010
What started as something to do for fun turned into a lifetime passion for Richard Spooner. Growing up in Fountain Valley, Spooner, 40, enjoyed baseball and other sports, but when relatives came out for riding lessons, it sparked a new interest in Spooner. "My mother had a jumping saddle, and that is what I ended up taking to," he said. Now the former Burbank resident rides for major money and will complete this week in the L.A. International Jumping Festival at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank.
February 18, 2004
Accountability called into question by BTAC project Where is the accountability for up to a million dollars to remodel and expand the Burbank Temporary Aid Center facility? Who makes up the difference in funds if the project goes seriously over budget, leaving the facility incomplete or an eyesore? BTAC board leadership was seriously questioned with the firing of the former director, Pat Smola. Now with funds so tight in Burbank and so many critical needs, we are expected to believe that the board suddenly has developed exceptional project management skills that will enable it to stay within budget and bring the remodeling project in on time?
December 25, 2002
Laura Sturza Though horses were standing in for reindeer, holiday spirit kicked up its hooves and made its way through town. Holiday tunes with a Western twang came from a car that led the equine parade Sunday. About 20 riders, from 8 to older than 60 -- trolled the roads, some stopping along the way to hand out candy. Even Santa -- Burbank resident Glenn Cooper -- found time to join the posse, and said horseback riding was "much more comfortable" than his traditional sleigh and reindeer crew.
May 1, 2004
Trick riding is astonishing Josh Bartell, 10, of La Crescenta is in the fifth grade at La Crescenta Elementary School. If you see a big circus tent in the middle of Glendale, stop in and see what's inside: "Cavalia: A Magical Encounter Between Horse and Man." This is a spectacular performance of tumblers, riders, dancers and 33 magnificent horses. Frederic Pignon and Magali Delgado are both incredible trainers and performers. During the three "Liberty" acts, I was amazed to see the connection Pignon had with the horses.