Saddle up for Hollywood

By Annette Verdejo |Staff Writer|

CSUSB Outdoors will take students and the community horseback riding and to the Walk of Fame for an affordable price.

CSUSB Outdoors is a division of the Student Recreation and Fitness Center, it’s more than just a trip to the Walk of Fame, they also provide trips to local snowboarding resorts, hiking trips in our local mountain range and actual rock climbing trips.

One of the more recent and interesting trips is the Horseback ride in Hollywood on April 22nd from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event will be taking place at Sunset Ranch in Hollywood and it includes an hour long guided tour. After the tour participants will be dropped off at the ‘Walk of Fame’ to have dinner and do a little sightseeing.

“Participants are free to walk around and explore Hollywood’s ‘Walk of Fame’ at their leisure. Whether they would like to remain as a group or separate into pairs is tentative and based upon the group and leaders’ discretion,” said Mark Oswood, Program Coordinator for the Rec Center.

“CSUSB Outdoors mission is to provide the community with a diverse range of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities,” . Something unique about the Outdoors department at the Rec Center is that they incorporate “Leave No Trace” into all their trips/events. ”Leave No Trace is an educational, non profit organization dedicated to the responsible enjoyment and active stewardship of the outdoors by all people, worldwide,”

Sunset Ranch is one of the more popular places to ride horses, it has an excellent scenery and is located at the end of the Santa Monica Mountain Range.

“I love horseback riding and I’ve been to Sunset Ranch and it is by far my favorite place to take friends who have never ridden a horse before. Their staff is very helpful and very accommodating,” said student Stephanie Stasa.

No experience is needed to attend the trip; however, if you are more than 200lbs, there will be an extra fee. Sunset Ranch requires that all participants wear long pants and closed toed shoes. All the other equipment that you’ll need to ride will be provided for you by the ranch.

There are 10 spots available for participants. The cost is $40 for students and Rec Center members, faculty staff and alumni: $53, affiliate: $66 and community members: $80. Payment is due upon time of registration the deadline is April 21st at 6pm in the Rec Center.

Participants must give at least 72 hours notice for cancellation or it will result in 100 percent loss of fees. If you need to cancel you can call (909) 537-2348. The Rec Center is offering a discount special for spring quarter if students register more than seven days in advance for any trips they will receive 10 percent off registration fees.

Another exciting trip that the Rec Center is doing is an indoor sky diving trip. Have you ever wanted to try it? Here’s the perfect opportunity to do so.

The indoor skydiving will take place at Skydive Perris in Perris, CA. The price for students and Rec Center members is $54 and that includes more free fall time than two actual skydives, flight training with a certified body flight instructor, flight suit and a flight certificate.



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