Mill Creek has hosted Horses in the Hood (HHLA) riding camps since 2002. HHLA is an important community based program, whose mission is to teach inner city children about riding and caring for horses. These camps are taught by Mill Creek instructors and last five days, ending with a riding demonstration and pizza party for friends and family on the last day. Many of these children see the ocean and drive into the mountains for the very first time on their trip to Mill Creek. In addition to learning riding and horse care basics, Mill Creek schedules lectures by various horse care professionals, such as veterinarians and horse-shoers (farriers).
Visit the Horses in the Hood website to learn more about the program and how to make a donation to this amazing program.
The letters and drawings below are a selection of those received from the HHLA kids over the years.
Drawing of Taco by Dalya (back for her second camp) (PDF file)
Thank you letter & drawing from Ana & Natali (PDF file)
Letter from Jamie #2 (PDF File)
Letter from and photo of Dalya (PDF File)
Letter from Jamie and drawing of Bracken (on page 2) (PDF File)
Horses in the Hood article from California Riding Magazine, v. 17, no. 10, October 2003 (PDF file); Article reproduced compliments of California Riding Magazine.