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Update for November 2010 Board Elections

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Every interested equestrian is welcome to attend CEA General Meetings.

Upcoming CEA meetings: April 7, 2011 and October 6, 2011 at Coco’s restaurant,1324 E. Main Street, El Cajon (near Main and 2nd/Jamacha). The meetings start at 7 p.m. Come at 6:30 and have dinner beforehand and visit.

Questions or directions: Linda Eskin 619 368-4333 (cell) or linda@lindaeskin.com .

CEA Board elections:
· Linda Eskin
· Nola Michel
· Jo Frankland
· Charlene Phelps

join with continuing members of the CEA Board, Ernie Smith, Bernie Martin and Cindy McKievick (board members serve for 2 year terms). In January the board will select board positions.

Park News:

· Green Valley Horse Camp is open for reservations through November. www.ReserveAmerica.com 800-444-7275. Check out photos and descriptions of each site at www.CuyamacaEquestrian.org CEA is working with the park to increase and improve trail access from the camp and plans to develop a map showing trail connections from the camp. CEA has purchased and donated two 100-gallon stock tanks with floats, 2 wheelbarrows, and ramps for the manure trailer. Thanks to all who have contributed to the Green Valley Horse Camp Fund.

· Hual Cu Cuish Equestrian Staging Area (located just off Milk Ranch Rd, by Lake Cuyamaca): The turnaround area is now flat and inviting for larger vehicles. Enjoy riding in the north end of the park.

· Adopt a work party – Do you enjoy the trails of Cuyamaca? They desperately need your help. Take one day out of 365 to give to the park. Encourage your club membership to volunteer for a
workparty date. Information on the CEA website www.cuyamacaequestrian.org. Trail Maintenance Unit really could use some help! This time of year is perfect for working on the trails.

· Trail conditions – Great trail riding conditions except for falling trees during windy weather. Be prepared to backtrack if you can’t pass a fallen tree. Reminder to use fire roads after rains to give the trails a chance to firm up so as to prevent trail damage. Enjoy your park!

How to Support CEA · Join CEA, as an individual or club by going to “Join CEA” at www.cuyamacaequestrian.org

· Come to our meetings
· Donate tax deductible funds to further CEA’s work in the park.
Mail checks to: CEA, PO Box 79, Descanso, CA 91916.

Your donations are much appreciated in the support of equestrian interests in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. A separate Green Valley Horse Camp Fund has been established to support needs in the equestrian campground.

Green Valley Falls family equestrian campground

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

The final push to complete the new family equestrian campground at Green Valley Falls is underway! Almost all of the corrals are in place, sites have been realigned, new water lines are being dug, picnic tables and fire rings are being replaced or repaired. We’ll have a couple of pull throughs, but there will be a lot of back in sites. So don’t be afraid to ask for help backing in!

Update for January 2009

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Cuyamaca Equestrian Association
Update for January 2009

Meeting day and location: CEA meeting will be returning to the first Thursday in February at Coco’s restaurant,1324 E. Main Street El Cajon (near Main and 2nd/Jamacha). The meetings start at 7 p.m. Come at 6:30 and have dinner beforehand and visit. The next meeting will be February 5, 2009. Questions or directions: Linda Eskin 619 368-4333 (cell) or linda@lindaeskin.com.

Save Los Caballos: A legal petition was filed to prevent State Parks from proceeding to destroy the historic Los Caballos by skirting the CEQA process.
The first settlement meeting in December between CEA and State Parks was productive enough to plan another settlement meeting which has not yet been scheduled. The holidays have delayed the process. The lawsuit continues to proceed. The lawyers are taking the next step in preparing for trial.

CEA Board Officers
Ernie Smith – Chairperson Bernie Martin – Vice Chairperson Linda Eskin – Secretary
Cindy McKievick – Treasurer Peggy Martin – Immediate Past President
Vickie Cottle and Nola Michel – Directors at Large

Park News
• Trail Machine – As a follow up to a Descanso Planning meeting at which District Superintendent Mike Wells spoke, CEA wrote a letter to him inquiring as to the reasons volunteers aren’t being allowed to use the trail machine that was purchased with volunteer donations and used by trained volunteers without incident.
• Los Caballos Trail – Tied (so far) to the “clean up Los Caballos” project…
• Granite Springs Water – Progress in repairing the pump is on the horizon. Yeah!
• Adopt a work party – Do you enjoy the trails of Cuyamaca? They desperately need your help. Take one day out of 365 to give to the park. Encourage your club membership to volunteer for a workparty date. This is a good time of year to work on the trails. Information on the CEA website www.cuyamacaequestrian.org
• Trail conditions – Areas have trees down from recent winds. Plan your ride to allow time to backtrack if necessary. Allow trails to dry somewhat after rains; be friendly to trails. Don’t ride on windy days; it’s not safe.
• Clean up trash - Take a few moments to clean up trash left by less considerate folks. My gracious, the public makes a mess playing in the snow. Bring a large trash bag along when coming to the park and help out park staff. Please do not empty your horse trailer manure; load any piles back into your trailer. Be good stewards and examples.

Camp and Ride in Borrego – Vern Whitaker Horse Camp
The trails and camp at Vern Whitaker are “fabulous”. Camp spots are available. The weather has been great. The road to the camp is well maintained as well as the camp and trails. “Everyone should make a point to visit soon and take advantage of the jewel of the desert!” Some of the flowers have started to bloom early, lots of water and Dick is a fabulous Camp Host. Thanks to “anonymous camper” for the report.

Federal 501c3 status pending with more information requested by IRS. Board has provided requested documents. Donations will be tax deductible once 501c3 status is obtained. Donations are deductible in the State of California. If you wish to make a tax deductible donation pending approval, R.E.C. (Recreation & Equestrian Coalition) has kindly offered once more to take them for us. Contact Peggy Martin peggy@oakzanitaranch.com 619-445-1289 with any questions.

How to Support CEA
o Join CEA, as an individual or club by going to “Join CEA” at www.cuyamacaequestrian.org
o Come to our meetings
o Donate funds to further CEA’s work. Donations are tax deductible if written to R.E.C. Mail checks to: CEA, PO Box 79, Descanso, CA 91916.
Your donations are much appreciated in the support of equestrian interests in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park.