BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Sunday, August 19, 2012 will be a very special day at the Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, NJ.
From 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. family and friends will enjoy celebrating “Rebel the Pony's Special Event,” a summer party hosted by a remarkably friendly 4-legged character. Rebel is actually a miniature horse who gives lead line pony rides to the smallest of the children who visit Lord Stirling Stable. He is just under 10 hands high, about the size of a St. Bernard.
Rebel the Pony and all of his people friends will enjoy free games, story times, and refreshments. All of Rebel's pony friends will be on hand to greet visitors and provide free pony rides.
Beginning with registration at 4:00 P.M., the Friends of Lord Stirling Stable will host the 12th Annual “Canine Scavenger Hunt.” Participating dogs and their owners will seek canine treats and treasures along the trails of Lord Stirling Stable from 5:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Fee is $10 per dog and handler with a $2 charge for each additional person. Prizes will be awarded to all participants.
Beginning at 9:30 A.M. Lord Stirling Stable will host the 1st Annual Jersey Soar Disc Dog Challenge, a regional competition of a series of events held across the country featuring all breeds and mixes of dogs.
The contest will feature some of the North East's most exciting Disc Dog Teams and is open to all levels of competitors. The event features six events, with the top team in each discipline earning a ticket to the Skyhoundz Disc-Dog-a-Thon World Championships in Chattanooga, TN.
Presenting Saturday's event is Skyhoundz, Mid-Atlantic Disc Dogs, and Alisa Vargas of Jersey Disc Devils. Spectators will be admitted free of charge. Information is available at firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information, visit the Friends web site at www.flssnj.org or call Lord Stirling Stable at 908- 766-5955. Individuals with a hearing or speech impairment can call NJ Relay Service at 711.
Blue “BOBO (Buy One - Bring One) Fridays” bins are located at the Lord Stirling Stable and the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge, as well as at the Somerset County Park Commission headquarters at North Branch Park in Bridgewater. The public is invited to drop off canned food or personal care items for donation to Somerset County food banks.
Information on this event and other Somerset County Park Commission activities may be found on the Internet at www.somersetcountyparks.org