The LAHHA Art and Essay Contest Participants were recognized and acknowledged at the Monday, May 20th Los Altos Hills Council meeting. Mayor Gary Waldeck and members of the council congratulated students who ranged in age from 5 years to 14 years of age. Be sure to watch the Los Altos Town Crier for a brief article and photos.
Besides LAHHA certificates of participation, all students received prizes such as books, horse figurines, toys or games, stickers, etc. The two top finalists in the 8 years and under group will enjoy a free pony ride. Participants in the age 9 - 17 categories whose works of art or essays were judged "Most Outstanding" also received $50.00 gift certificates to either Linden Tree Books or Blue Horse Saddlery.
Our judges smiled from ear to ear as they viewed the many terrific entries. It was a joy to see that many talented and creative kids also happen to love horses!
8 Years and Under Category
Work of Art: Most Outstanding Entry was submitted by Frederick Yip (age 6)
Honorable Mentions: Chloe Akis (age 7), Charlotte Roussel (age 7), Isabella Hu (age 5), Maizie Fagan (age 7) Nina Jensen (age 7)
Essay: Most Outstanding Entry was submitted by Maizie Fagan (age 7)
9 - 12 Years 'Tweens Category
Work of Art: Most Outstanding Entry was submitted by Kensey Kendrick (age 12)
Honorable Mentions: Caitlyn Rock (age 9), Laura Sun (age 9), Kimberly Fong (age 10), Julia Ristow (age 12), Kevin Ma (age 10), Avania Costello (age 9), Nika Lee (age 10), Lillian Yu (age 11)
Essay: Most Outstanding Entry was submitted by Anika Mani (age 9)
Honorable Mentions: Caitlyn Rock (age 9), Serena Pugh (age 9)
13 - 17 Years Teens Category
Work of Art: Most Outstanding Entry was submitted by Emily Li (age 14)
Essay: Most Outstanding Entry was submitted by Shana de Urioste (age 13)
Honorable Mentions: Bill Cheng (age 13)
Congratulations to all of the participants! Many thanks to Bruce Barton at the Los Altos Town Crier and all who helped with publicity.
- June 2nd - Los Altos Hills Town Picnic LAHHA members, come help with pony rides!
- June 17th - Board Meeting - All are welcome! 7:30 pm at the Town Hall 'Break Room'
- July 21st - Schooling Show at the Town Arena - Come watch, volunteer, or participate!
- Sept. 27 – 29 Annual LAHHA Jack Brook Horse Camping Call Mike to sign up: 650.917.1975
Los Altos Hills Horsemen's Association (LAHHA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping good horsemanship available in our community. Through a variety of events and a common interest in horses and equestrian activities, we strive to preserve and enhance the extensive horse friendly resources of our Town, which include the wonderful Pathways System and a Town Arena on Purissima Road. Our activities bring horse lovers together to share their knowledge, experience, and enjoyment of horses in our lives.
In its 1971 Articles of Incorporation, the purpose of the association was defined as "the promotion, sponsorship, and cultivaton of the use, ownership, and care of horses for horsemen in the Town of Los Altos Hills and neighboring communities." We proudly continue that mandate.
LAHHA members include people of all ages and walks of life whether they own horses or just enjoy knowing that horses are part of our community. What unites our membership is our passion and respect for horses and the common commitment for their continuing presence. We also share information that contributes to the welfare of these magnificent animals that grace our lives and the Hills.
Many of our members also belong and contribute to local and national organizations as part of our outreach program to horse-related clubs, trail riding groups, horse sanctuaries, and equine therapy programs. We are grateful for the ongoing support of our Town, as well.
Beyond planning and hosting PlayDays, Schooling Shows, and clinics, members gather for trail rides, near and far. Other activites include riding in the Los Altos Pet Parade, potlucdinners, workdays to spruce up the arena property, barbeques, an annual camping trip with the horses, barn tours, and holiday caroling.
Have we 'roped you in', yet? New members are certainly welcome! (See the Membership tab on the left side of this home page.) Bring your enthusiasm and suggestions to board meetings, which are posted in the calendar section.