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Lake View Terrace : Ex-Royal Horseman to Lead Riding Clinic

October 13, 1995|TIM MAY

World champion horseman Mark Phillips, the ex-husband of England's Princess Anne, will conduct an equestrian clinic this weekend in Lake View Terrace.

"He's one of the top riders in the world," said Chris Eaves, designer of the cross-country course at Middle Ranch in Lake View Terrace, where Phillips will conduct a riding clinic Sunday and Monday.

Phillips, a former member of the British Olympic equestrian team, is currently supervising the training of the U.S. Olympic team for some equestrian events, said Betsy Tegatz, owner of Middle Ranch.

This weekend, he will teach stadium jumping and cross-country riding to a class of about 20 equestrians who registered for the clinic.

Spectators are welcome, but will be charged a $10 audit fee, Tegatz said.

"It's such a small discipline in the world of sports, and there aren't a lot of people who can relate," Tegatz said, "But those who do know about it said, 'Wow! How did you get him to come?' "

Phillips was invited by Eaves and his wife, Jana, who is the cross-country trainer at Middle Ranch.

The ranch is located at 11700 Little Tujunga Canyon Road in Lake View Terrace.

The clinic begins at 8:30 a.m. Sunday and at 7:30 a.m. Monday.

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