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Troop 525 CLEAN-UP DAY

Dry brush, post Santa Ana winds created a dangerous amount of fire fuel at the Mara Brandman Arena. Boy Scout Troop 525 to the rescue! These hard working scouts and parents did an awesome job clearing brush and making our community arena beautiful!


Hoe Down to Heal Horses and Humans

Hanaeleh Horse Rescue, the Trabuco Canyon nonprofit, will hold its spring fundraiser, the Hanaeleh Hoe Down, on Sat., May 18, from 5:30-9:30pm, at the Mara Brandman Horse arena, 6422 E. Santiago Canyon Road, Orange.

The event will help rescue, abused and abandoned horses and support the Equine Assisted Coaching program for women and U.S. Veterans. What an amazing program! Enjoy live and silent auctions, dinner, and music by the Michelle Mangione Trio. Guests will be able to play games and take pictures with horses rescued by Hanaeleh!
More info at or contact Kelley White-Chaplin at 949-874-1236 to sponsor or purchase tickets.

Sad loss in our Orange Park Acres community





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
Fairhaven Memorial
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 ( or PO Box 2432, Orange, CA 92859.