Summer Concert Series: Stone Soul

TONIGHT, JULY 16, 2021 from 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM @ GALLUP PARK

This Friday’s concert is a chance to SHOW YOUR SUPPORT for Camp Pendleton Marines! The Brad Feldman Group at Douglas Elliman will be collecting donations and will match 50% of your donations up to $1500! Any size donations helps and all are welcome. Team Darkhorse is the all-volunteer501(c) 3 formed to support our City’s adopted Marine Battalion —all donations go directly to their programs to assist current enlisted and combat veterans.

STONE SOUL is a fantastic 8 piece, horn-blowing, foot-stomping Classic Soul & Motown tribute band. Come on out and celebrate summer, music, and fun with friends and neighbors tonight at Gallup Park!

Food Trucks

Baby’s Burgers food truck will be serving high quality gourmet Burgers and French Fries | *gluten free options available

S&E Food Team will be serving BBQ Ribs, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Pastrami Sandwiches, and Tacos | *gluten free options available

Kona Ice flavored shaved ice will be available for dessert

Special thanks to contributing sponsor

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Board Meeting Tuesday, July 20th at 7:30 PM

We are excited to begin meeting in person again for those interested. We will still offer a Zoom option for those who wish to connect remotely but the Clubhouse will be available for in person attendance.

Open Session Agenda | 07-20-21

Equestrian Eventing Olympic Preview

The following information is edited from an Fédération Equestre Internationale July 15, 2021 Press Release.

The official debut of Equestrian competitions at the Olympics took place at Stockholm 1912. Equestrians will be competing at the Tokyo Olympics as national teams and individuals in three disciplines: Dressage, Eventing and Jumping. Equestrian is the only sport in the Olympic movement in which men and women compete head to head throughout the Games, making it a totally gender neutral sport. Success in equestrian is not determined by the physical strength, stamina and physique of an athlete, it is determined by the unique bond between horse and athlete. Success demands complete harmony and trust between both the human rider and equine athlete.

A record number of countries – 50 – will be competing in the equestrian events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. A total of seven countries will be fielding full teams in all three Olympic disciplines, including the host nation Japan, Australia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Sweden and United States of America.

The waterfront Haneda airport that serves the greater Tokyo area is now welcoming a very different group of Olympic athletes. A total of 247 horses are arriving from all over the world creating quite a stir. Some famous equine medalists from past Olympics and many equine athletes enjoying their first Olympic experience. Like human passengers, all horses travel with a passport. They will already have undergone a 60-day health surveillance period prior to a seven-day pre-export quarantine. They all also have an export health certificate and are thoroughly checked over by veterinarians prior to boarding.

The horses fly two per pallet, or flying stable, which is the equivalent of business class. Their comfort and safety is ensured by flying grooms and an on-board veterinarian. And, unlike two-legged passengers, the horses not only get their in-flight meals (including special meal requests of course), but are able to snack throughout the trip, on hay or haylage, except when they are taking a nap.

There are minimum age requirements for all three of the Olympic disciplines, for both human and equine athletes, but there is no maximum age.

Equestrian Dressage: All rider athletes must be 16 years of age or greater. All horses must be eight years of age or greater.

Equestrian Eventing: All rider athletes must be 18 years of age or greater. All horses must be eight years of age or greater.

Equestrian Show Jumping: All rider athletes must be 18 years of age or greater. All horses must be nine years of age or greater.

“Like all the athletes arriving into Tokyo for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the horses are honed and ready to compete on the sporting world’s biggest stage”, FEI President Ingmar De Vos said. “After all the challenges the world has faced, finally we’re almost there and now it’s only a matter of days before we hear those magical words, let the Games begin!”

Transport Trivia:

  • 247 – total number of horses travelling to Tokyo for the Olympic Games
  • 1,389 lbs – average weight of a Dressage horse; 1,135 lbs – average weight of an Eventing horse; 1,345 lbs – average weight of a Jumping horse
  • 14 – total number of horse flights for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
  • 220,462 lbs – total weight of the horse equipment (including saddles, bridles, boots, bandages, rugs, lungeing equipment, headcollars, grooming kits, shoes & studs, wheelbarrows & pitch forks)
  • 132,277 lbs – total feed weight (feed/haylage)
  • 185 – total number of truck journeys between Haneda airport and the equestrian park at Baji Koen

Check your schedules and be sure to watch and appreciate your favorite events and athletes, equine or otherwise, at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

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