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The 44th annual Menlo Charity Horse Show benefiting Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired will be held August 5 to 10 at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton. Attracting 450 exhibitors, the six-day event features non-stop Hunter and Jumper competitions  in three arenas.

Spectators can take a break from watching the equestrian action and enjoy shopping supplied by 40 vendors providing merchandise for the home, garden and stable, as well as clothing and jewelry. Refreshments will be available  in the Circus Club dining room as well as from various food and beverage purveyors throughout the grounds.

Highlights include:

Wednesday, August 7,  6:00 pm: $2,000 Windy Hill Larry Mayfield Memorial Horse & Hound Jumper (Class 238 1.2 m) This unique event will feature teams of horses with riders and hounds with handlers who will race through a specially designed course of jumps.

Thursday, August 8, 4:00 pm: $ 10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby presented by Daryl K. Hofman, MD. Emulating the open hunt field, horses will jump over a traditional hunt course and a handy hunt course.

Friday, August 9, 6:00 pm: $10,000 Harrell Remodeling Ryman Memorial “Take Your Own Line” Jumper Speed Class. This event showcases the speed and athleticism of show jumper.

A dinner dance, “The Magic of Courage,” and live and silent auction benefitting Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired,  underwritten by Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry, will follow the jumping class. Reservations required. For further information: contact Lindy Sherwood at 415-254-5683 or email fridaygala@menlohorseshow.com.

Saturday, August 10, 6:00 pm.: Los Gatos Luxury Car Grand Prix, presented by Los Gatos Luxury Cars and British Motor Car Distributors, will showcase premier equine athletes as they compete over obstacles as tall as 5 feet 6 inches for a $40,000 prize.

Tax-deductible tickets for the Menlo Charity Horse Show are available at the gate for $10 per day; children under 12 and adults over 65 receive complimentary admission. A six-day pass may be purchased for $35. Ample street parking is available and free shuttle service to the grounds is provided. For further information and schedules, please visit the 2014 Premium Book Section at www.menlocharityhorseshow.com or call: 650-701-0543.

Caption: Hunter Siebel of Woodside rides Z Coast C,in the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at last year’s horse show.

Photo by Alden Corrigan

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Menlo Park and Atherton plan National Night Out events on Aug. 5

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The City of Menlo Park is asking those planning National Night Out neighborhood or block parties on Tuesday, August 5 to sign up in advance. One planned event is at Menalto Corners in the Willow neighborhood. Emails Cafe Zoe owner Kathleen Daly: “[There will be]Bounce houses at Spa in the Park, Menlo Park trivia contest sponsored […]

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Menlo Park Police Department releases crime statistics for first half of 2014

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The Menlo Park Police Department announced that there was a significant reduction in crime in the City of Menlo Park during the first six months of 2014. “By educating the community on crime prevention methods and by getting community members and businesses involved in crime prevention activities such as neighborhood and business watch, the Menlo Park […]

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Michael Killen’s paintings on display at Cafe Borrone in Menlo Park – talk on climate change also scheduled

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Menlo Park artist Michael Killen characterizes his work as chronicling the “developments and thoughts of our time that include climate change, human rights, impact of climate change on California’s water, resilience of America, and sustainability.” A sampling of his paintings are currently on display at Cafe Borrone in Menlo Park. Emailed the artist: “One of the […]

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Menlo Park hosts the 28th annual Connoisseur’s Marketplace July 19-20

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Presented by the Melo Park Chamber of Commerce, the 28th annual Connoisseur’s Marketplace comes to Santa Cruz Avenue on July 19-20. Hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm both days; admission is free. There is also a “Saturday Twilight Concert” featuring Steely Dan/Chicago tribute band Aja Vu from 5:30-8:00 pm on Saturday, July 19 in Fremont Park. Festival […]

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Menlo Park Library invites local foodies to learn about Peruvian cooking on July 19

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On July 19, Peruvian chef Nora Landa Frazier will act as “culinary ambassador” to her home country, where summer is not summer without the traditional potato dish called cause. Adults attending this hands-on demonstration, Q&A, and tasting party will get the opportunity to create the popular food that originated in pre-Columbian times and still thrives in Peru today. Lima, […]

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Prairie Rose Band performs cowboy songs in Menlo Park on Saturday, July 12

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The public is invited to enjoy cowboy songs of the old west and of the west that never was, during a free performance of the Prairie Rose Band to be presented by the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, July 12 at 11:00 am. Wearing colorful cowboy outfits that Gene Autry or Roy Rogers might well have worn, […]

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New Menlo College president named, the 10th in the business college’s history

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The Menlo College Board of Trustees announced that Richard A. Moran has been named the 10th president of Menlo College. He will assume his duties in September, 2014. Most recently, Moran was CEO of Accretive Solutions. As a consultant and operating executive, he is an evangelist for organizational effectiveness. He has authored seven books and is credited […]

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M-A grad Will Carhart is part of winning team at US Rowing Youth National Championship

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A rowing team from Norcal Crew is the national champion in the lightweight four with coxswain event, winning the gold medal at the US Rowing Youth National Championship at Lake Natoma, CA, last month. Will Carhart (a graduated senior from Menlo-Atherton High School), Misha Hindery, Marcelo Buxton, Chris Skokowski, (all three are rising seniors at Palo […]

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City of Menlo Park hosts 4th of July parade

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Kids are the stars of the Menlo Park 4th of July parade that begins at 11:45 am in the parking lot behind Wells Fargo and goes down Santa Cruz Avenue to Burgess Park. There will be food, music, game, bouncy houses, rock walls, laser tag and more at the Park until 2:30 pm. Wristbands, required […]

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Photographer Peter Samuels is Menlo Charity Horse Show’s artist of the year

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San Francisco-based Peter Samuels has  been selected as  the“Artist of the Year” for the Menlo Charity Horse Show, which will take place August 5 – 10, 2014 at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton. Each year the committee selects an artist and work that represents the spirit of competition that has the Show an equestrian tradition for 44 […]

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