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706 W. Lucas Rd Lodi CA 95242

Mail to: P O Box 695 Woodbridge CA 95258


News

 March 1st 2016 Angie Simoni is available for Western Lessons at Mar Val, call her at (209) 744 6603

 October 2015 Society for Creative Anachronism held their competition, was lightly attended with a few spectators, but there was much cheering and activity with the archery, sword fighting and equestrian events. They are looking forward to returning at the same time next year

In February 2015, with removal of the last almond orchard gave us the chance to put in a trail area with a trotting track about one fifth of a mile, a relaxing change from the arena.

Hay
2015

This year we using rye/clover with some alfalfa and Teff hay.  The Rye mix tested at 10% protein. Prices were fair, several factors included, less acreage in hay production, due to increased vineyards, orchards, corn and wheat crops and less water supply from this years drought. But lower demand for export hay to Japan, China and several other countries helped to keep prices from going higher. As normal we test the hay which are available to our clients upon request

In May 2014, Dressage trainer, Nancy Stanley, joined us here at Mar Val along with her great knowledge and lovely sense of humor


 
2013
We opened ten new grass paddock this January.
 50x 170, with sheds, surrounded by almond trees. The horses and owners both loved the space

February b
rought our new clubhouse for clients to use, during the heat or cold weather.
It will be used for our events and clinics.


On Sunday Feb 24th 2013 we celebrated Kalahari's 25th birthday about 30 plus people turned up to wish him Happy birthday. Also Jeanine
in the picture with Joyce competed for several years on Kalahari. Joyce had videos to show everyone some of his success in the show ring


Click to see more photos from our Halloween Show on October 28th 2012

July 4th 2012, A group of over 45 people attended our annual July 4th barbeque, Nannette barbequed chicken, and burgers, which was greatly complimented by all the "pot luck" dishes. After dinner we relocated to the small green mound next to the main arena, to watch the fireworks from Lodi lake, we played the national anthem and had music thru the firework display. As ever, I enjoy the 4th all because of the friends and clients that attend each year, I hope the following year is good to each and everyone and that we may all meet again next year on the 4th of July.................Simon

Spring 2012 we moved our office into a larger room so allowing for all our bits and pieces needed to run the facility, to be in one place

The year 2012 Mar Val starting offering Dressage schooling Shows which will included tests for anyone to try, including , Obstacle Test, Trail test, Jumping test



2011 Christmas Gifts from the clients at Mar Val to Adopt a Child in LodiChristmas gifts to Adopt a ChildOver Seventy gifts and eleven clothes were delivered to Lodi Adopt a Child in time for Christmas. The organizers were very grateful as they helped make up for the shortage of donations this year.



New Hay Barn was completed on November 3rd 2011



Hay Tested

Mar Val feeds mainly orchard grass hay, we purchase in bulk from the same grower, each summer as a service to our clients the hay is tested for nutrition value, this year with the cooler summer the hay tested for 16% protein which is higher than normal (usually 12.5 to 13 %)click to see the latest test Hay test 2011



New Tack rooms
Finally the two older crowded, dirty, falling apart tack rooms were ripped down and replaced Sept 10th 2010 (still have to install lights)

Isabella

Isabella (on the left) was laid to rest today August 18th 2010. This was the last horse that was owned and raised by Hilda Sanguinetti. Hilda first came to Mar Val in March 1997, with four retired horses Junior, Fernando, Tony and Isabella. Isabella was 30 year old  mare with a big heart, she will also be missed by a few of our clients no more than Cookie who had tended to her regularly in the passed months