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Congratulations on El Viaje de Portola’s 50th Ride

We at Rancho Ortega congratulate the El Viaje de Portola equestrian group on their 50th anniversary ride. Created in 1963, a trip that was originally supposed to be a one-time horseback trek is now a tradition half a century old. The annual three-day ride through rural Orange County pays homage to explorer Gaspar de Portola’s [...]