The Lanterman Historical Museum Foundation will host a heritage afternoon at the Flintridge Riding Club on Sunday, June 19 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Horse and history enthusiasts can enjoy historical exhibits, a talk on the history of the Riding Club (founded in 1922), and Club member-led tours of the clubhouse and historic barns.
Wine will be served and small bites will be provided by Gelson’s Market and Renaud’s Pattiserie, located in La Cañada Flintridge. The event costs $20 per person.
The oldest and only remaining family riding club in the Los Angeles area, the Flintridge Riding Club was organized in 1922. Frank Flint sold 10 acres of oak-studded land along the edge of the Arroyos to the founders of the Club. The first children’s horse show was held that same year, establishing it as America’s oldest horse show for children. The Club was incorporated in 1923, and its first president was Reginald D. Johnson, an architect who designed and built the Spanish-style clubhouse that is viewable inside the driveway entrance.
“This is a special heritage afternoon for the Lanterman House because it is both an extension of our current historic trails exhibition, which explores the equestrian history of the Crescenta Valley, as well as being a celebration of another historic institution in the valley,” said Melissa Patton, executive director of the Lanterman House.
Those interested in attending this unique event should send a check made to: Lanterman House, 4420 Encinas Dr., La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011. Please visit the website at www.lantermanfoundation.org for further information.
The Flintridge Riding Club is located at 4625 Oak Grove Dr., in La Cañada Flintridge.