Hug and Groom – November 2024 – Huntington Beach, CA

Hug and Groom – November 2024 – Huntington Beach, CA

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Don’t miss this upcoming 2024 Local Event in Huntington Beach, CA. Happening on Sunday, November 3, 2024 at Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center. Doors open at 11:00 AM.

Monthly “Hug & Groom” event, where you can get up close and personal with our amazing rescued horses that assist us with our therapy program

Free Rein Foundation “Hug & Groom” Event

Join us for a fun-filled day at the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center! The Free Rein Foundation is hosting its 2024 Monthly “Hug & Groom” event, where you can get up close and personal with our amazing rescued horses that assist us with our therapy programs. Spend quality time with these gentle and therapeutic creatures as you learn how to groom and care for them.

HUG & GROOM 2023

When: SUNDAY, November 3, 2024, from 11 am to 1 pm

Where: Free Rein Foundation Pasture above the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center.

️ *Tickets:* $25 per ticket, children under 2 years old enter for free or make a donation!

The money collected is 100% used to feed our rescued horses

*Parking:* All parking is off of Ellis Avenue. Follow the signs and arrows to guide you!

‍ ‍ ‍ This is a rare opportunity for families to spend quality time outdoors, meet and interact with our special, rescued horses, and learn something new!


Our event features 4-6 of our rescue and therapy horses, including playful Mustangs, a feisty thoroughbred, and a big white mule. Our volunteers will guide you through the introductions!

Snacks: Free snacks and fruit will be provided after your horse visits.

Merchandise: Hug & Groom gifts and merchandise will be available for purchase.

Support A Good Community Case: All proceeds from the event go towards feeding our horses for the month. Your participation helps us raise funds and awareness for our work, including mental health programs for the community.

What to Wear: Please wear covered shoes and clothing suitable for a dusty pasture.

Safety: All children must be accompanied by an adult. We limit the number of people in each group to ensure everyone can interact with our horses safely.

️ Weather: The event happens rain or shine – every first Sunday of the month. No refunds, but we will transfer tickets to another month if needed.

‍♀️ Accessibility: The walk from the parking lot is down a dusty hill. Strollers and wheelchairs may find it challenging. If you need special arrangements, please email us at in connection to arrange for a golf cart if available.


By purchasing tickets you agree to our 3 Release Requirements:

IMAGE RELEASE: I hereby irrevocably consent to and authorize the use by Free Rein Foundation (“FRF”) a, California non-profit corporation and Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center (“HCPEC”), of any and all photographs, video, voice recordings, or other media taken of me including derivative works thereof (collectively, the “Images”), and any reproduction of them in any form in any media whatsoever, whether now, known or hereafter created, throughout he world in perpetuity. I also consent to the use of my name or likeness, or an assigned fictitious name, in connection with the exhibition, distribution, merchandising, advertising, exploiting and/ or publicizing of Images orFRF and HCPEC. I hereby release and discharge FRF and HCPEC, its trustees, officers, employees, licensees, and affiliates from any and all claims, actions, suits or demands of any kind or nature whatsoever, in connection with the use of Images and the reproduction thereof as aforesaid. I understand and agree that FRF and HCPEC will be the exclusive owner of all rights, including, but not limited to, all copyrights, in and to the Images in whole or part, throughout the universe, in perpetuity, in any medium now known or hereafter developed, and to license others to so use them in any manner FRF and HCPEC may determine in its sole discretion, without any obligation to me. I hereby waive any right that I may have to inspect and/or approve the use of the images or any reproductions,thereof, by FRF and HCPEC.

GENERAL RELEASE: I / we hereby agree to assume all responsibility and risk from the participation in equestrian activities with FreeRein Foundation (“FRF”) and Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center (“HCPEC”); and further agree to hold harmless all instructors, teachers, trainers, employees, and the City of Huntington Beach free from all damages or liability for any injury or death to person(s) or property arising as a result of this participation. I / we understand by signing below that horses are animals that can be dangerous and unpredictable at any given time.

CONSENT TO EXAMINATION AND / OR TREATMENT: In the event of an accident, the undersigned, parents of the applicant (minor), do hereby consent to any X-ray examination, anesthetic, medical or surgical diagnosis or treatment and hospital service that may be rendered to said applicant or minor under the general or specific instruction of any physician or hospital. It is understood that this consent is given in advance of any specific diagnosis or treatment which may be required, but is given to encourage the Free Rein Foundation (“FRF”) and Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center (“HCPEC”), volunteers/therapists/trainers, hospital staff, and such physician to exercise their best judgment as to the requirements of such diagnosis or treatment. The undersigned shall pay all fees for doctors, hospitals, ambulances and other medical charges reasonable and necessarily incurred.


What is the difference between a Hug & Groom and a Free Rein Tour?

At a Hug & Groom you and your guests will learn something amazing! All of our event participants come into the Free Rein pasture to spend time grooming, touching, and interacting with Free Rein’s rescued horses. Our volunteers are trained to help and support you while interacting with the rescued horses.

On a Free Rein Tour, you experience horses and nature in an immersive experience. As our guests, you are guided by a Free Rein docent into and around the pasture to meet the herd of rescued horses, learn about them and the therapy they provide; then mosey through the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center to see and hear about the stables and its equestrian residents; then take a walkabout in the neighboring Urban Forest to discover the spectacular, growing habitat that nurtures native species and migratory birds.

Hug & Groom groups are limited to 20-50 people, with reservations on a first-come, first-served basis.

Free Rein Tour sizes range from 1 to 10 people.

Both of these offerings are intimate, immersive encounters that support the Free Rein Foundation’s rescue and healing mission.

How long is each event?

1. A Hug & Groom event occurs the first Sunday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

2. Free Rein Tours are scheduled throughout the month at agreed-upon (day) times and range from 90 minutes to two hours.

What else can I expect at each?

Both the Hug & Grooms and Free Rein Tours provide unique opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy nature, discover more about horses, and better understand the impact of these magnificent mammals on humankind.

Why is there a cost to attend the Hug & Grooms and Tours?

1. The rescued horses of Free Rein Foundation are cared for, fed, and trained for Equine-Assisted Therapy with 100% volunteer help and donations. We are fortunate to have many local vendors and care providers who offer their goods and services as a donation, but we still incur many costs to care for these majestic and powerful animals. You can be assured that 100% of your donations goes to these rescued horses.

Are there other ways to help the Free Rein Foundation Horses?

We have events throughout the year that you can learn more about by signing up for our mailing list :

And we are fortunate to have Free Rein Foundation merchandise for sale.

Finally, you can become a horse sponsor and donor here.

Free Rein Tours:

Purchase Hug and Groom – November 2024 Tickets Below:

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Event ID - 761408492297

Event Venue - Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center

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Sunday, November 3rd, 2024 @ 11:00 AM


Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center


6956 Ellis Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

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