Kate Capshaw ("Indiana Jones and Temple of Doom,"
Love Letter," etc.) rides.
Far more relevant to trail riding, if not
is that Capshaw and her husband Steven
put up $25,000,000 to save the last horse boarding
Burbank that borders the huge
Griffith Park at
the eastern end of the Santa Monica
Mountains in LA.
There used to be a lot of boarding/rental stables
in Burbank along the concrete bed of the Los
River. It was a run-down industrial district
the land was comparatively cheap.
As late as the 1970's, you could go down
and rent a horse, ride over this
white wooden bridge across the LA
and be in the miles and miles of
Santa Monica Mtn foothill bridle trails that
throughout Griffith Park.
The rental barns were folding steadily
the '70s while I attended UCLA. You'd
about the auctions of stock and
Sometime after I left LA, the "Los Angeles
Center" was founded along this same strip of
in Burbank. I don't know much
it, only that shows were held there and
like Shatner would fund "bring
kids to meet the horses" events at the
I don't know whether the access into the
Park trails were maintained.
A few months ago I saw a crawly on CNN
the effect that Capshaw and Spielberg
paid $25 million to save the LA
don't know any more than that.
Now if we could only get a high-visibility
to help back endurance and trails
either as a spokesperson or
I STILL think AERC should get in touch with
and try to work out some kind of
promotion for the release of
Linda B. Merims