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By Michael Miller | June 14, 2012
The trailer had arrived to take Finbar away from his home of the last three years, the place where he arrived scared and starving and gradually regained his health, his energy and 400 pounds. And for the moment, the horse wasn't budging. In the grand scheme of things, it was a happy day for Finbar - probably the happiest in many months. He and dozens of other horses would soon depart their stalls at the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center and arrive at Red Bucket Equine Rescue's new sanctuary at a ranch in Chino Hills, which it had acquired two weeks ago after months of uncertainty.
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By Michael Miller | April 4, 2012
Huntington Seacliff Elementary School got a rare visit from a pair of horses Tuesday morning. The animals, brought to the school's front gate by volunteers from Red Bucket Equine Rescue, munched on plants in the garden and lowered their heads for a dozen children to pet them. They may have been meeting the artists whose work will help find them a new home. Red Bucket, housed since 2009 at the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center, recently got notice from its landlord to move out this spring, and its leaders have begun fundraising for a new location.
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By Susan Peirce | January 18, 2012
Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" raked in an impressive $15 million over the Christmas weekend and is shaping up to be a big hit for Disney/DreamWorks. The film tugs on our heartstrings by highlighting the love between a man, Albert, and his horse, Joey — a love so deep that Albert joins the service to get his horse back after it is sold to the cavalry. But "War Horse" does much more. It reminds us of the role these majestic animals have played in the history of war. Horses were first used in warfare 5,000 years ago, and the cavalry was a cornerstone of warfare during World War I, the war featured in "War Horse.
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By Britney Barnes | May 5, 2010
Volunteers walk back and forth through rescue row, busily taking care of the unwanted, the neglected and the starved. Socrates stands still, fatter than when he came in, but unable to move without pain. He has gained more than 400 pounds in the seven months since he was found abandoned, tied to a tree in a park with a broken leg and riding sores. His front left leg bends the wrong way, and soon he will have to be euthanized, but until then, he is getting the love and attention someone else was unwilling or unable to give him. “It’s a really painful reality of the life and death we deal with here,” said Susan Peirce, one of the founders of the Red Bucket Equine Rescue, which took in Socrates.
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By Michael Miller | September 5, 2012
I'm glad to be here writing another article about Red Bucket Equine Rescue. The last time I did, I thought for a moment I was going to suffer death by horse. Not that it was the animal's fault - and certainly not Red Bucket's. The nonprofit, which operated until this summer at the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center, has sheltered, fed and rehabilitated dozens of sick and abandoned horses. When I heard that the equestrian center had given Red Bucket a timeline to move out, I pulled for the horses to find a new home, and I was relieved when a new arrangement materialized in Chino Hills.
NEWS
September 18, 2003
Jenny Marder If things don't start looking up for the Therapeutic Riding Center, it might have to be put down. Even with the $2,300 that the center raised at its annual fund-raiser Sunday, it's scraping the coffers to keep from going under. Horseback riding classes for people with physical and mental disabilities are held five days a week at the riding center, which is at the Huntington Beach Equestrian Center. For Megan Wymer, 31, riding horses helps her to improve balance, muscle control and self-esteem.
NEWS
January 25, 2001
Tariq Malik HUNTINGTON BEACH -- Knights in shining armor, competitors and performers will ride at the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center on Saturday to raise funds for a local riding school. The Therapeutic Riding Center of Huntington Beach, an organization dedicated to teaching people with mental and physical disabilities how to ride horses, is holding the second annual January Joyride fund-raiser. First opened in 1992, the center serves 28 students with various disabilities hailing from across Orange and Los Angeles counties.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2009
Paintings and sculptures of horses by Newport Beach artist Marilee Stockman will be on view at the Corner Gallery of the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave., during the month of September. They will join Stockman?s other plein air paintings and welded sculpture in the show. An opening reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 12. Stockman said she is inspired by her own horse, and creates 1/8 -scale equestrian models. She also paints oil portraits of horses from her horse?
ENTERTAINMENT
By Josh Aden | September 20, 2007
Just a short jaunt from Huntington Beach’s bustling downtown is a serene place where whinnies and the stamping of hooves are more audible than the traffic. The Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center is a hidden gem nestled off Goldenwest Street. Its corner of the park is where Surf City’s urban surroundings fall away and a world dedicated to horse lovers takes its place. “It’s a little piece of country right here in Huntington Beach,” said Jennifer Kawai, the center’s event coordinator.
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By Michael Miller, michael.miller@latimes.com | August 10, 2011
Michele Ryan has lunch once a month at a dusty, makeshift restaurant with dining companions who have little understanding of table manners. She wouldn't have it any other way. Ryan, who owns two horses at the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center, is among the regulars every second Saturday at Have Lunch with Your Horse Day. The fundraiser, hosted by the nonprofit Red Bucket Equine Rescue, invites owners and other members of the public...
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By Chris Epting | March 5, 2013
I wish every street in Huntington Beach had a Gwendoline Runyard. She passed away in January at 90, a year after her husband, Bob, but left behind a remarkable trove of memories inspired by the neighborhood where she lived. Runyard wrote in 1955: "During my search for a larger house for a larger family I found Old Pirate Lane. Here stood one old country-type red farm house, with matching barn, positioned on this rarely traveled grass, gravel, and dirt track which led to the edge of a little airport.
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NEWS
February 26, 2013
The Therapeutic Riding Center of Huntington Beach will hold a fundraiser at Mama's on 39 to benefit the all-volunteer organization. The group offers riding opportunities to people with disabilities and is housed in the Huntington Beach Central Park Equestrian Center. Mama's is offering 30% of the proceeds for food and drinks purchased from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on March 13 at the restaurant, 21022 Beach Blvd. at Atlanta Avenue. The program is designed to provide physical benefits such as improved balance, coordination and muscle relaxation.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Chris Epting | January 21, 2013
The horses arrived in Costa Mesa this week. As you may have heard, the Tony award-winning "War Horse," one of the most lauded stage productions in decades, is opening at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. And playing a key role in the World War I story about the emotional connections to equine creatures is a young man from Fountain Valley. From now until Feb. 3, Brian Robert Burns will be on stage working not just as an actor, but also as a puppeteer, bringing tons of heart and soul to the four-legged stars on which this magnificent story is based.
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By Michael Miller | September 5, 2012
I'm glad to be here writing another article about Red Bucket Equine Rescue. The last time I did, I thought for a moment I was going to suffer death by horse. Not that it was the animal's fault - and certainly not Red Bucket's. The nonprofit, which operated until this summer at the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center, has sheltered, fed and rehabilitated dozens of sick and abandoned horses. When I heard that the equestrian center had given Red Bucket a timeline to move out, I pulled for the horses to find a new home, and I was relieved when a new arrangement materialized in Chino Hills.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | June 14, 2012
The trailer had arrived to take Finbar away from his home of the last three years, the place where he arrived scared and starving and gradually regained his health, his energy and 400 pounds. And for the moment, the horse wasn't budging. In the grand scheme of things, it was a happy day for Finbar - probably the happiest in many months. He and dozens of other horses would soon depart their stalls at the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center and arrive at Red Bucket Equine Rescue's new sanctuary at a ranch in Chino Hills, which it had acquired two weeks ago after months of uncertainty.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | April 4, 2012
Huntington Seacliff Elementary School got a rare visit from a pair of horses Tuesday morning. The animals, brought to the school's front gate by volunteers from Red Bucket Equine Rescue, munched on plants in the garden and lowered their heads for a dozen children to pet them. They may have been meeting the artists whose work will help find them a new home. Red Bucket, housed since 2009 at the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center, recently got notice from its landlord to move out this spring, and its leaders have begun fundraising for a new location.
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By Michael Miller | January 25, 2012
To tweak a line from Shakespeare, Susan Peirce needs a kingdom for a horse. Fifty-six horses, in fact. The co-founder and president of Red Bucket Equine Rescue, a Huntington Beach-based nonprofit that rescues and rehabilitates abandoned horses, is appealing to the community to donate funds for a new permanent home for her animals. For three years, Red Bucket has housed its horses at the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center. However, center owner Mary Behrens and manager Mike Rademaker recently gave the nonprofit's horses until Feb. 15 to move out of their stalls to make room for paying customers, and Peirce and her volunteers are seeking funds for new accommodation.
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By Susan Peirce | January 18, 2012
Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" raked in an impressive $15 million over the Christmas weekend and is shaping up to be a big hit for Disney/DreamWorks. The film tugs on our heartstrings by highlighting the love between a man, Albert, and his horse, Joey — a love so deep that Albert joins the service to get his horse back after it is sold to the cavalry. But "War Horse" does much more. It reminds us of the role these majestic animals have played in the history of war. Horses were first used in warfare 5,000 years ago, and the cavalry was a cornerstone of warfare during World War I, the war featured in "War Horse.
NEWS
By Michael Miller, michael.miller@latimes.com | August 10, 2011
Michele Ryan has lunch once a month at a dusty, makeshift restaurant with dining companions who have little understanding of table manners. She wouldn't have it any other way. Ryan, who owns two horses at the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center, is among the regulars every second Saturday at Have Lunch with Your Horse Day. The fundraiser, hosted by the nonprofit Red Bucket Equine Rescue, invites owners and other members of the public...
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Miller, michael.miller@latimes.com | February 16, 2011
Growing up in Huntington Beach, Val Bertignoli played S.K.A.T.E. almost every day with friends. This weekend, he'll be at the center of a tournament again — only this time, he's looking to show off his business savvy rather than his skateboarding prowess. Bertignoli, a 21-year-old Orange Coast College student, founded the skate shop Street Wise in August. The shop, tucked into a strip mall at 18358 Beach Blvd., offers skateboards, clothing, protective gear and other accessories.
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