There will be major tree trimming on the trail entrance to the arena on Saturday, 9/16. Please be cautious!
It’s with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to Mike Shiley who passed away on August 19th. Our prayers go out to his wife Becky and the entire Shiley family. Our flag, at the Mara Brandman Arena is flying at half staff in honor of our Arena Manager. He will be terribly missed by us all.
Services will be held on Saturday August 26th at 9:30am
1702 Fairhaven Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Note: Mike’s family suggests wearing blue to the service, Mike’s favorite color.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, they would like a donation made in his name to Orange Park Arenas, Equestrians, Trails Corp (http://opa-etc.org/support/) or PO Box 2432, Orange, CA 92859.
Please join us in welcoming John Lyons to the Mara Brandman arena on February 6th, 2017 (1pm-4pm). The cost is $45 per person to attend. John will be demonstrating with his own horses.
The website for more information –
Thank You to all those who purchased Christmas Trees at the OPA- Arena last year. FROSTY’S TREES are back and looking forward to helping you get that special tree for your family !!! If you know of anyone who has not yet purchased a Christmas tree, these are very special. They have many sizes to choose from. If you want an extra large tree, stop by and they can provide one to suit you. Please help us spread this news. For further information, call: Lois Widly 714-943-0836
“Frosty’s Trees” last year , donated and delivered 2 trees to the Salem Church Boutique and a tree to “The Beverly House “ (assisting homeless, young, women in Orange.)
We are very sad to inform you of the sudden death of Rick Flathers. Rick was out riding his horse on Rattlesnake trail Monday afternoon, March 7th and may have suffered a possible heart attack. We send our deepest sympathy to his wife Nancy, his brother Tim and the entire Flathers family. His service is scheduled for Saturday, April 9th, 10am at the Sandford Meadow.
Hard working Boy Scout Troop 525 steps in to clean up weeds and trash at the arena. We continue to be so grateful for all the work Troop 525 does to help support the community! Thank you!!!!