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A young Shea Center client smiles to his family during a riding demonstration. Photo by Brian Park
A young Shea Center client smiles to his family during a riding demonstration. Photo by Brian Park

Compiled by Brian Park

Tickets are now on sale for the J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center’s 36th annual BBQ and Family Faire on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 4 p.m.

The barbecue often attracts over 1,000 guests and is the largest fundraising event for the Shea Center and its therapeutic riding programs for children and adults with special needs.

The event includes a special demonstration featuring the center’s clients and several family-friendly activities, including carnival games and mechanical bull rides. There will also be a silent auction and a live auction, emceed by Kent French, auctioneer and Anaheim Ducks reporter for Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket. Dinner will be prepared by Montage Laguna Beach and guests are invited to take to the dance floor and enjoy live music performed by Swingshift.

General admission is $50 for adults and $25 for seniors 55 and over, children 13 and under and persons with disabilities. Family packages for two adults and two kids are available for $135. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 949.240.8441, ext. 135 or visit

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