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Little Everglades Ranch to host horse and carriage practice event

Little Everglades Ranch will host its Fun in the Country Drive on Jan. 9.

Horse and carriage drivers will tour the 2,000 acre facility viewing wildlife and getting practice on a beginner-friendly course.

The ranch, about 4 miles north of Dade City, is host of the dressage event, which serves as a warm-up to its International Combined Driving Event on Feb. 24-27.

For information on Little Everglades Ranch and the events that the it hosts, visit www.little

BASKETBALL: The Wesley Chapel Athletic Association is holding registration for basketball through Jan. 30.

The season begins with a mandatory player evaluation in February to be followed by team practices before the 10-game season begins in March. Registration fees range from $120 to $130, depending on the age group of the player.

The age groups range from U9 to U16 and a U7 co-ed division. There is also a mandatory $10 county fee.

For information or to register, visit or call (813) 994-6633.

MORE BASKETBALL: Land O'Lakes Youth Basketball is beginning its ninth season with teams for ages 12-17 participating at a competitive level in the three most reputable youth basketball organizations (AAU, USSSA and YBOA) in America today.

The tryouts for the youngest age group (12 and younger) will be 7 p.m. Monday at Land O'Lakes Christian School, 5105 School Road.

Interested participants looking for additional information should call coach Tedd Poore at (813) 739-9381.

BASEBALL: The Wesley Chapel Athletic Association is holding registrations for its spring baseball and softball programs until Jan. 11.

Age divisions range from 5 to 17, with costs of $125 to $160 for the baseball programs.

For softball, the age divisions range from 6 to 14 with costs from $125 to $130. A $10 county fee and a $15 fundraiser fee for every player registered goes toward maintaining the Wesley Chapel District park facilities.

For information, visit and click on baseball.

MORE BASEBALL: The Pasco-Hernando Area Senior Baseball League is holding open registrations for its spring season, scheduled to begin on Jan. 23.

The league was founded in 2008 as an inexpensive, laid back local alternative to more intensely competitive leagues in the Tampa Bay Area.

For information or to sign up, call league commissioner Dave Conrad at (352) 683-1692 or e-mail him at [email protected]

CHEERLEADING: All American Youth Activities will host spring cheerleading classes open to age 5 and older at various Pasco County locations, including Veterans Memorial Park, the Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex and the J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex in Holiday.

Classes are $7 per week and operate on a pay as you go basis.

Classes emphasize the fundamentals of cheerleading, teaching students routines and skills necessary for school tryouts.

For information on classes and registrations during January, call AAYA at (813) 885-2292 or visit

DANCE: AAYA will also have dance classes for ages 5 and older at the same Pasco facilities where it hosts cheerleading classes.

The cost is $7 per class and is pay as you go.

Students will learn elements of hip-hop and modern jazz dance. They do not need to have prior dance experience. Classes work on rhythm, timing, coordination and teamwork and will be taught in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.

For information on classes and registrations during January, call AAYA at (813) 885-2292 or visit

Contact David Rice at [email protected].

Little Everglades Ranch to host horse and carriage practice event 12/30/10 [Last modified: Thursday, December 30, 2010 7:30pm]
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