Site of "84 Olympic Pentathlon at Coto de Caza to Undergo $1.5 Million in Improvements

Top Quote Details of Coto Equestrian Center Renovation Revealed; New Facilities and Drought-Tolerant Landscaping Among Improvements. End Quote
  • Orange County, CA (1888PressRelease) July 01, 2015 - Coto Equestrian Center, site of the 1984 Olympic Pentathlon that earned the U.S. bronze and silver medals, is about to undergo $1.5 million of enhancements designed to restore it to its former luster. Situated in the exclusive community of Coto de Caza, the 24.2-acre facility will house several new structures and feature extensive additional landscaping featuring drought-tolerant plants. The Silver-Bronze Corporation is subsidizing the enhancements for its tenant to ensure that Coto Equestrian Center remain a world-ranked facility that will be permanently preserved for equestrian use.

    Among the planned new improvements are a state-of-the-art Plaza Barn, Hunt & Saddle Lounge, Event Lounge and Equestrian Office. Architect Leland Stearns said he will use materials that are compatible and harmonious with the rustic ambiance including local river stone for the bases of building, old barn wood siding, red windows and doors and galvanized sheet metal roofs. Interiors will feature large wood plank and concrete grouted floors, lath and plaster walls and exposed rafter ceiling. Historic photos and paintings will line many of the walls.

    Consistent with the existing natural vegetation including massive California Oak and California Sycamore trees, the landscaping will include such drought-tolerant plantings as California Sage, Ceanothus, Rosemary, Echium, and native cactus.

    The recent revitalization of the water wells on the 24.2 acres has eliminated Coto Equestrian Center's landscaping water needs from the Santa Margarita Water District. The construction of a water tower will serve as an iconic entry feature and gathering place. The tower also will supply water pressure to an improved irrigation system that replaces the job currently performed inefficiently by a water truck. The tower's perforated design with small holes appearing as if they were created by shotgun pellets will allow a small stream of water to fill a large basin where riders can water their horses.

    For more information about Coto Equestrian Center contact Cinnabar Equestrian Operations at 949-635-6958

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