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Larry Langer receives USEF Lifetime Achievement Award


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arry Langer, a part of the horse indus- try for 66 years—from starting lessons as a child to his induction into the


Show Jumping Hall of Fame—was honored in January for his devotion to equestrian sport with the Lifetime Achievement Award. “It was both a surprise and a great honor


to be chosen for this award, and I am extremely grateful to have been select- ed,” said Larry. “I am


very proud to fi guratively stand next to the likes of Bill Steinkraus, Frank Chapot, George Morris, Jimmy Woford, and Bert De Nemethy. It truly represents the crowning achievement of my lifetime in a sport that I love dearly, and it pays tribute to the horse, who plays the essential role in it.” More online: http://bit.ly/703_NTA


Larry Gimple loses son Jarrod in off road vehicle accident


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OODSIDE—A celebration of life was held Jan. 21 for Jarrod Gimple, son of Southern California horse-


man and longtime horse show manager Larry Gimple, aſt er an off -road accident New Year’s Eve took his life. Friends and family fi lled the gathering at The Horse Park at Woodside on what would have been Jarrod’s 27th birthday. Larry per- formed the heartfelt eulogy on the stormy day. “To the weather, I know for a fact that


Jarrod wouldn’t want this day any other way—rainy, windy, muddy and challeng- ing!”, his father said. “A friend shared a quote with me just recently by Bob Marley: ‘Some people feel the rain, others just get wet.’ Jarrod was defi nitely a young man who felt the rain.” Larry spoke of his son’s strengths and independence, sharing anecdotes about


his son’s determined eff orts to break a young foal and ride bulls in Montana. He also paid tribute to Jarrod’s gen-


erosity and courage. The shock of the sudden loss also was


expressed. “This is so surreal,” Larry said. “It’s not me


that’s supposed to be standing up here. It should be Jarrod giving his dad’s eulogy.” According to family, while celebrating


New Year’s Eve with some of his closest friends, Jarrod was in a solo vehicle crash while four-wheeling in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Jarrod was not wearing his seat belt, according to reports, and alcohol was not involved. A passenger friend wearing his seatbelt survived the crash uninjured. He is survived by his father, Larry Gimple,


mother Sherry Gimple, brother Justin Gimple, grandparents Gary and Barbara Vandel, stepfamily Poncie, Jon Michael, Bridget e and Mollie Herrmann. In lieu of fl owers, the family requested


donations be made in Jarrod’s name as a giſt to the Rubicon Trail Foundation, where they


Community trail days approaching with spring; San Marcos is March 4


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inter rains will soon yield to a green spring, and trails days will be on the calendars of many commu-


nities. One of them is the City of San Marcos, which will hold its 26th annual Trails Day Saturday, March 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The free event has an 8 a.m. sign-up, and the Twin Oaks Valley Equestrian Association


will lead a guided ride through the North San Diego County hills. Equestrians will meet at the Ridgeline Trail


at 102 San Elijo Road. Other organized hikes and rides for hikers and mountain bikers are scheduled too, in different staging areas. Live music, food and free giveaways will be available to enjoy all morning. For additional information, contact the


City of San Marcos Community Services at (760) 744-9000, extension 3535. More online: http://bit.ly/703_NTC


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Jarrod Gimple 1990-2016


will be used to enhance the future health and use of the Rubicon Trail while ensuring responsible motorized year-round access. Donate online: http://bit.ly/703_Jarrod


Larry Langer


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