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By Allison Jarrell
The 15th annual Two Stepping Under the Stars, presented by the San Juan Equestrian Coalition and Blenheim Facility Management, is set to take place at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park on Saturday, July 29, from 5-10 p.m.
Admission is free to the family-friendly event, which features dining and dancing under the Oak trees of the riding park, located at the corner of Avenida La Pata and Ortega Highway.
For those who may not know how to two-step, the evening begins at 5 p.m. with free line dancing lessons from The Kelly Boyz Band. Dinner and dancing kick off at 6 p.m. The country dance event also includes food and beverages for purchase from local restaurants, a “fun zone” for kids with games and face painting, a silent auction and a raffle.
The event doesn’t just celebrate the town’s rich equestrian heritage—it supports its future. All proceeds go directly back into the San Juan Capistrano equestrian community through various charitable projects.
Organizers said money raised at previous two stepping events has gone to helping animals during natural disasters, mapping the San Juan’s trail system, digitizing the city’s trail maps, and holding a summer lecture series for the past 13 years.
For more information on Two Stepping Under the Stars or the equestrian coalition, visit www.sjcec.org.