March 5-7: Vallecito Days Reenactment ride weekend in Shelter Valley. Ramona Trails Association, www.ramonatrails.org.
March 7, noon: Grand opening celebrations for Hawi-Vallecito Ranch, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park on the Sunday of Vallecito Days. Nearly 10 miles of trails for equestrians, cyclists and hikers, allowing direct access into the BLM Sawtooth Wilderness. Users may camp at Vallecito County Park for access (no corrals).
The opening of this area to recreational use has been a cooperative venture of San Diego County Parks, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, U.S. Bureau of Land Management and local Native American groups, among others.
Anyone wishing to camp at Vallecito County Park for the grand opening weekend should contact Terry Jorgensen at 760-789-5185 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 12-14: The Dressage Affaire at Del Mar Horse Park. Olympic riders will put on a show to benefit a silent auction held for the Saving Horses foundation, a nonprofit rescue organization dedicated to saving abused and neglected horses as well as those bound for slaughter. Silent auction donations are needed to cover a $1,500 deficit vet bill for the year. Contact Audrey@savinghorsesinc.com or visit the Web at www.savinghorsesinc.com.
March 21: Casey Tibbs Western Center in San Diego Country Estates. Ramona Santana Riders Gymkhana Show. Call the International Equestrian Center office at 760-789-3407.