A unique event is taking place on Saturday, Sept.11, at 5 p.m., that promises to be highly entertaining for all who attend! “Teens, Jeans and Dreams”, a team penning competition is being held that will benefit the 140 foster teens of San Pasqual Academy. Chairpersons are Art and Catherine Nicholas, Charger Quentin and Alicia Jammer and Jockey Danny Sorenson. Come cheer on your favorite riders as they attempt to become Champion Team Penners. Local riders include Philip Wilkinson, Marcy Gehrke, Jenn Marun, Gina Poage, Nicole Johnson, Gene Ventura, Art Nicholas, John Daley, George Scott, Lauren Hester, Melisse Mossy, John Farris, Susie Kaplan, and Joie Gatlin. A VIP Silent Auction and Cocktail Reception, headed by Karen Ventura, will also be held for the sponsors of “Teens, Jeans and Dreams”.
What is team penning? This is a very exciting and fun activity to watch that involves horses, western riders and cows. It is a timed competition, where a team of three riders on horses attempt to put three of the same numbered cows in a pen. The team that does this the fastest, wins! Unfortunately, it is not as easy as it sounds. There are 30 numbered cows in a herd and each team must cut three specific cows that have the same number out of the herd. They must bring these cows down to the other end of the arena and put them in a corral. If more than four cows cross over a designated line, the team is disqualified. Many amusing things happen trying to accomplish this feat!
The event will be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in the Del Mar Arena on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 5 p.m. Cost of a ringside VIP Sponsor box is $1,000, which includes dinner and beverages for six people. General admission tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for children, 12 and under. General admission tickets can be purchased through Mary Murray at Wells Fargo Bank in Rancho Santa Fe and at Pacific Western Bank in Rancho Santa Fe. To purchase the VIP Silver Horseshoe Box, please call 858 759 – 3298.
Major Sponsors of this event include Ken and Carole Markstein, Markstein Beverage, Bill and Donna Herrick, Art and Catherine Nicholas, Craig and Karen Edwards, Rancho Santa Fe Insurance and Financial Services, Ron Phillips, Northern Trust, Alicia and Quentin Jammer, Marc and Patty Brutten and Gene and Karen Ventura .
Committee members include Carol Tager, Lois Jones, Dagmar Helgager, Teri Summerhays, Kathy Lathrum, Ann Boon, Heidi Hollen, Karen Ventura, Monica Sheets, Betty Redmon, Gina Poage, Patty Brutten, Anne Mc Cabe, Joanie Spence, Marcy Gehrke, Jenn Marun, Gene Ventura, Tina Caldwell, Nicole Johnson, Phil Wilkinson, Nina Williams, Debby Syverson and Joan Scott.
A “Calcutta” will be conducted before the competition begins. This provides the opportunity to purchase a team that one feels will win the competition. Come cheer or bid on riders that are from other disciplines, which include dressage, hunter/jumper, saddleseat and western riding. Proceeds from “Teens, Jeans and Dreams” will benefit the 140 foster teens of San Pasqual Academy and is hosted by Friends of San Pasqual Academy.
If you would like to sponsor or attend this event, please contact Joan Scott at [email protected] or call (858) 759-3298 or visit our website at www.friendsofsanpasqualacademy.org. Donations and sponsorships can be sent to Friends of San Pasqual Academy, P.O. Box 8202, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067.
VIP Sponsor boxes and general admission tickets can be purchased by sending a check for amount of tickets to P.O. Box 8202, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067.
Friends of San Pasqual Academy is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that enriches the lives of foster teens of San Pasqual Academy.