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June 24, 2000 | FRED ALVAREZ
Ventura County Special Olympics will sponsor an Equestrian Invitational on July 16 at the Handicapped Equestrian Learning Program, 7155 Walnut Canyon Road, Moorpark. The event will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature competition in showmanship at halter, equitation, working trails and pole bending. Participation is free. Registration forms are due Friday. Contact Special Olympics director Chellis Rogers at 654-7787 for more information or a registration form.
October 25, 2000 | JOSH KARP
Ventura County Special Olympics will hold its sixth annual soccer tournament from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on Cal Lutheran University's north campus. The school is at 60 W. Olsen Road. About 100 Special Olympics athletes from Ventura, Los Angeles, Kern and Santa Barbara counties will compete. Students from the Cal Lutheran's soccer program and kinesiology department will officiate and hand out awards. For more information, contact university Athletic Director Bruce Bryde at 493-3402.
July 11, 1996 | ERIC WAHLGREN
More than 80 horseback riders will compete Saturday and Sunday in the 1996 California Special Olympics Equestrian Championships at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. Hosted by Ventura County Special Olympics, the event, which is open to the public, begins with opening ceremonies at 9 a.m. followed by a day of equitation and trail classes. Equestrians Sunday will compete in pole-bending, barrel racing and jumping. For more information, call Bob Martin at 654-7787.
February 27, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
Competitors from Colorado, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming will gather here Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the 1989 Colorado Special Olympics Winter Games. The athletes--all mentally retarded--will compete at their own level of ability, and each will receive an award. About 500 athletes, from 8 years old through their 40s, are expected to participate. "They are out to win, but the real victory is just doing their very best.
June 21, 1996 | KATE FOLMAR
After weeks, and sometimes years, of practicing golf, gymnastics, swimming and track and field events, 17 athletes from Leichman and Miller high schools will get a chance to compete at the state Special Olympics this weekend at UCLA.
September 28, 1996 | ED BOND
A horse show today at Pegasus Creek Equestrian Center in Agoura Hills will show off the abilities of more than 100 mentally and physically disabled riders in a variety of equestrian events. The third annual Tri-Valley Special Olympics Pegasus Creek Invitational Horse Show, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Warner Center in Woodland Hills, starts at 8 a.m. The center is at 2972 Triunfo Canyon Road.
February 1, 1997 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR
Dave and Bob are back. For 10 years running, Dave Ciniero and Bob Adams of KVEN-AM (1450) have presented their Dave and Bob Talent Show to benefit the Ventura County Special Olympics. They will do it again today, taking to the stage at 3 and 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, in Oxnard. Amateur musicians, dancers and singers will perform.
October 27, 1995 | LISA BOWMAN
Teams competing in the first Ventura County Special Olympics Soccer Tournament Saturday will demonstrate skills they learned during a soccer clinic this summer. Two teams from Thousand Oaks and one from Ventura will take on teams from Torrance and Santa Barbara. The local teams have been practicing for several weeks following a soccer clinic put on by Cal Lutheran University soccer players in June.
Ventura County Special Olympics needs volunteer softball and bicycling coaches to train athletes for upcoming tournaments. And the only job requirements are enthusiasm and willingness to help. The softball team will begin practices Saturday, continuing weekly from 9:30 to 11 a.m., at Point Mugu. The tournament is Aug. 30 in Thousand Oaks. Bob Martin, area director of the Special Olympics, requests that coaches attend at least six practices in addition to the all-day tournament.
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