A brief display of rain and thunder couldn’t keep the Flintridge Autumn Classic from riding through La Cañada.
People from all over Southern California flocked to the Flintridge Riding Club’s 70th annual Autumn Classic, which kicked off Friday morning and wrapped up Sunday.
Interested spectators trotted in to catch the festivities while riders competed for one of the 28 different championship trophies up for grabs. The weekend’s two highlight events were the San Fernando Hunter Jumper Assn. Challenge Medal Finals and the Pacific Coast Horse Show Assn. Awards.
“It’s a competition,” said Nancy Dunton, president of the Flintridge Riding Club’s board of directors. “People like to see their horses do well and test their skills; it’s a measurement of personal equestrian excellence.”
Harly Barrera, a 15-year old from Pasadena, already had three ribbons (after coming in second, fifth and sixth place) as proof of her equestrian excellence just six hours into the first day of competition.