Archive for February, 2008

CEA Update for February 2008

Monday, February 11th, 2008

Cuyamaca Equestrian Association

Update for February 2008

Meeting day and location: The first Thursday of each month at Coco’s restaurant,1324 E. Main Street El Cajon (near Main and 2nd/Jamacha). The meetings start at 7 p.m.. Come at 6:00 and have dinner beforehand and visit. The next meeting will be March 6, 2008. Questions or directions: Linda Eskin 619 368-4333 (cell) or

Park News

  • Ernie, Bernie and Peggy met with Park Superintendent Nedra Martinez to build relationships and communication.
  • Nedra updated us on progress in the tree contract in Green Valley Campground. Special work parties are planned February 16 & 17 and February 23 & 24. Meet at Green Valley Campground at 9:00. Contact Mike Curtis
  • Firewood is available (cut but not split – you load) for $20 a pickup truck. Obtain a permit at Park Headquarters near Paso Picacho.
  • Trail conditions – lots of trees are down. Plan rides that allow enough time to backtrack if necessary. The park in greening up and water is flowing. Ride and enjoy the park. Please refrain from riding after rains until trails firm up to reduce trail damage.
  • Fages Ride – original ride was April 17-20th , 1782. CRSPIA, with CEA’s support, is planning an historical celebration ride the weekend of September 26-28, 2008. Ride will be staged at Los Vaqueros Group Camp. Volunteers are needed for planning.
  • Proposed Merigan’s horse camp – Ernie Smith spoke again with project manager Suzie Lahitte. Additional results of surveys are affecting proposed designs. The Equestrian Advisory Group is seeking input to the design of the camp.
  • Adopt a work party - Encourage your club membership to volunteer for a workparty date in 2008. Information on the CEA website Great time of year to work on trails!

Los Caballos Historic Site nomination – please help

The CEA nomination committee continues to work on the draft of the nomination. The larger historical context and the traditional cultural activities of equestrians are the focus of our work. We still could use help to “fill in” details of the history of Los Caballos and the cultural significance to equestrians. The history of riding clubs and equestrian groups is being gathered.