YLP Community News
Myself and the YLPEC Committee have received many inquires regarding if we are going to hold horse shows again this year.
The tiny, gray-brown oak titmouse is as plain and drab as a bird can be.
In the past two weeks there have been two mountain lion sightings. One around the clubhouse lake trails and one on Titan Drive.
YLOA General Manager Jonathan Penrose presents a five-year plan to address deferred maintenance of facilities and pay for repaving our roads.
Let’s welcome the Jackson family to YLP and Sarah to the chair position on the Equestrian Committee!
News about phones, finances, signs, stalls and board policies.
YLOA members all have been sent an envelope labeled “Urgent-Please Return.”
General Manager Jonathan Penrose will present a Town Hall this coming Tuesday, Feb. 26, looking at our financial reserves.
We had the best turnout in months at the Feb. 23rd Tournament …… 36 players.
If you see a fellow on one of YLP’s trails carrying a camera and looking up into the trees, there’s a good chance it’s Robert Groos.
As horse owners, I am sure we all know what Banamine is but do we all know how to properly use it?
Progress continues on the renovations at the YLP Golf Course: tree trimming, reconstruction of sand traps and tees.
The YLPEC hosted our first-ever Trail Trials on January 27. We had an excellent turnout with approximately 30 horse and rider combinations.
We had a great turnout for our Town Hall on January 22nd, with about 80 people joining us for dinner and about 100 in attendance for the meeting.
Last weekend we hosted the Mustang Matt Clinic for the Back Country Horsemen, Sierra Free Packers.
After years of ground preparation, a long-planned business venture is about to begin at the corner of US-41 and Yosemite Springs Parkway.
Bill Green takes a moment Monday to show one of the first new road signs he and his YLOA Roads crew have started to erect in YLP.
The YLOA Board of Directors voted on resolutions Tuesday evening ranging from financial affairs to a replacement air-conditioning system for the Yosemite Grill.
Topics will include: Fire Behavior, Defensible Space, Preparing you Home for Fire Season
With increasing frequency our aging water system will fail, causing outages. Come along and see what it takes to fix a main line leak in YLP.
This is my favorite time of year for many reasons, but winter does have a downside when it comes to my horses.
The YLP Equestrian Center decided that in 2019 we want to host additional events, not just horse shows.
It’s that time again! If you have lost keys in 2018, please contact Security to see if we have them.
I think any adult who has horses has felt this way at one time or another…
“The Best Gift You Can Give Yourself is a Trainer Who Believes in You”: I read this blog and knew I had to share it with you.
The Yosemite Lakes Golf Association recently set near-term priorities and also discussed projects for the future, including….
YLGA and our contractors have worked out a plan for course improvements….
Last month, Yosemite Lakes Community Church held its first golf tournament in the past eight years here at our course…
An effort is under way to help a woman who lost her YLP home in a fire on Dec. 13.
Working Equitation is a fairly new equestrian event that I have had the opportunity to watch first hand…
From new business to new housing, business is booming in Madera County, ABC30 reports:
This last Sunday, the Equestrian Center had our second annual Holiday Open House.
Remember the slogan by Cal Fire, “If we can’t find you, we can’t help you?”
The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is currently recruiting for Citizens on Patrol.
A few months ago I went with some friends to take a lesson on my horse with their instructor. I believe that with most things, but especially horses, you can never stop learning.
We are happy to announce a clinic for Mustang Matt at the YLP Equestrian Center…
Click on the PurpleAir link below to find current air quality readings at the YLP Clubhouse.
Though it seemed like autumn would never arrive, I finally feel that nice chill in the air. With the cooler temperatures comes the decision to blanket our horses… or not.
Want to shed some pounds before or after Turkey Day — or just get yourself in better shape and meet some great people?
Here's a blog I thought you'd all enjoy! By Amy Cohan Published Nov. 6 on smartpakequine.com How many times have you been asked about your horse, “what do you want to do with him?”, “What are you two trying to accomplish?”, “what will his job be?”. I recently...
Thank you to all that were able to attend our Town Hall on October 23rd…
Security answered 173 calls for service in October…
We may not have a hay shortage in our area but hay prices are continuing to rise. This is a great article on hay alternatives, and it's very informative about what not to feed your horse which is just as important. https://susanfriedlandsmith.com/hay-alternatives/
We just completed our last show of our 2018 Buckle Series and we ended on a great note….
Here’s information on Synergy, which can help you save money on utility bills….
Nearly 90 YLP residents showed up Oct. 23 for the first of a series of quarterly Town Halls …
Check out these specials and upcoming events in November….
Season’s final Buckle Series show Oct. 28, Holiday Open house Dec. 8.
We had a work day at the Equestrian Center this last Sunday and it was wonderful to see so many different people come together…
Projects move ahead: horse stall roofs, pizza oven, new street signs and more…
I recently competed in the Andalusian World Cup (AWC) in Las Vegas. This year was my third time in this show and the first year I took my own horse….
Dr. Jeanette Mero: It’s colic time! It’s been a crazy few days with up to 5 colics in a day. And the streak does not seem to be letting up yet….
Life in the kitchen just got a bit easier for our hard-working Blue Heron chef and his crew, after taking ownership of something called a buffalo chopper….
A busy month — pump repairs, tree trimming, green repairs. And winners of the Club Championship!
Check out our gallery of more than 40 photos from the 2018 Ladies of the Lakes Rigatoni Dinner.
The results for the Qualifying rounds are done. Congratulations to the following players.
The Equestrian Center will hold a work day Sunday October 14th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone is welcome to volunteer to help us!
We have been looking forward to our Sept. 30 show. Unfortunately, one of our horses is under the weather so our vet advised us to postpone our show just as a precaution.
Please join us for a YLP Town Hall on Tuesday, October 23rd. It all starts with a family-style Italian buffet!
Six high school girls’ golf teams took over YLP Golf Course on Wednesday for tournament play, spreading out all over the course on a gorgeous September afternoon.
The YLOA board voted to extend General Manager Jonathan Penrose’s contract indefinitely following a six-month review period.
After a break from our shows, we are excited to resume our buckle series on September 30th.
Due to popular demand, we are reopening the pool in the evenings from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Our new golf page is now online, and we’re introducing new YLP Golf Course Manager Ken Souza.
After more than a year, life has returned to the former hardware store building in the YLP Plaza. It’s projected to reopen. . .
The 2018 Men’s Club Championship Qualifying will be played between September 15 and 24.
Many improvements are being made to the golf course, including….
The Yosemite High School Girls Golf Team has chosen our beautiful golf course at Yosemite Lakes Park as their home course.
We’d love to share any photos you have of scenes and people who lived here in the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s. The best contribution as judged by our panel will get….
Rollout of the new YLP website continues, with the launch of a page providing information on the new YLOA Board of Directors and committees for 2018-19. Check it out!
After 15 years of renting office space, YSPUC had the opportunity to purchase one of the few commercial buildings here in the park…..
What lucky birds, and lucky us! Darrel Dietrich has created another stupendous bird feeder…
At the board meeting Tuesday night I introduced a new financial report that should make it easier for you to see the financial health of both YSPUC and YLOA.
I have noticed that a lot of equestrians don’t wear helmets. When I first started riding as a kid I always wore my helmet, even in the show ring. As I got older I started wearing one less and less. Even after a very serious injury I didn’t start wearing a helmet, in...
If your horse is turning his nose up at his feed, he may not just be picky – he may be trying to tell you something! Work with your veterinarian to rule out the common reasons that horses are “picky” eaters.
It isn’t always easy to make time for everything, but those of us who have horses feel a great responsibility to our animals.
The pool season’s winding down, so get in some swim time and check out our new web page for the swimming pool and tennis courts.
Ducks and geese are a common sight around the YLP Clubhouse, but one captured the hearts of visitors and staff this summer.
Yosemite Valley reopens to the public today at 9 a.m., after being closed since July 25 due to fire suppression activities and heavy smoke. Visitors can access the Valley via Highway 140 from Mariposa or on Big Oak Flat Road from Highway 120. Highway 41 remains closed between Wawona and the Tunnel view.
We have had quite the heat wave lately. I have lived in this area for 20 years and I still haven’t gotten used to our hot summers. Animals and humans alike need to keep hydrated, especially as the temperatures hover over 100 degrees. Our General Manager, Jonathan...
The YLP golf course is a very important park amenity. It is a challenging 9 holes with a beautiful layout and some of the best greens in the valley.
To receive your 2018 Pool pass, you must fill out the Member Pool Pass Form. You may download/fill out the form and bring it into the clubhouse office, or you may come into the office to fill out the form. Passes will be available to pickup at the pool once they are...
We’re excited today to launch the new YLP Equestrian Center page. If you have a horse at the center or are thinking of boarding a horse at our popular and active center, this is the place to find out what’s going on.
From Equestrian Writer: “One of the big controversies in the horse world, particularly in the western arena, is over-bitting.”
Equestrian Center Manager Bridget Balestra launches her new blog aimed at horse owners and boarders at the center, but also of interest to YLP residents who appreciate and value this important amenity we all support.
We have recently been experiencing a number of challenges with our existing phone system. We have been trouble shooting these issues, implementing work arounds and evaluating alternate solutions.
With the recent jump to sustained triple digit weather and no end any time soon, we are asking everyone to please conserve water. While there is not a crisis or current emergency, we are presently consuming more water than we are pumping.
A voting quorum of 25% of YLOA members in good standing was achieved Monday at the continuation session of the Annual Meeting. Four of five candidates were elected to the YLOA Board of Directors: Rebecca Brannon, Michelle Piotrowski, Kathleen Rondeau-Taylor and Ken...
From SierraNewsOnline.com: A 93-year-old artist, author and explorer will hopefully soon recover a portion of her precious belongings thanks to some sharp-eyed residents of Yosemite Lakes Park.
The 2018 YLOA Annual Meeting will resume at 6 p.m. Monday in the clubhouse to again count votes, as the 40 percent required quorum of submitted ballots was not reached today.
From SierraNewsOnline.com: The couple convicted of starting numerous fires in Yosemite Lakes Park and the surrounding 2013 have had some of their convictions reversed on appeal.
The new YLP Welcome Guide is now available! It contains important and useful information for YLP residents, whether or not you are new to our community.
Phil Stultz stands with one of five banners put up this week to remind YLOA members to vote. The YLOA Annual Meeting will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2018, at the Clubhouse.
We have received many calls about a PG&E subcontractor doing work for PG&E here in the park. To help allay resident concerns about this program, we wanted to share a little information with you.
Ballots can be dropped off and your election questions answered at Monday Night Tacos. See you there!
Please note that the YLOA Clubhouse is an official COOLING STATION with air conditioning and bottled water. Take advantage of it — 8 to 8 every day.
PG&E has teamed up with Synergy Company for a HVAC Maintenance Program through the PG&E Cooling Optimizer Program.
From YLOA General Manager Jonathan Penrose: We are aware that there have been numerous comments posted in social media regarding our decision to expand and adjust pool hours. I’d like to take a moment to address the reasons behind the change.
YLOA will proceed with a plan to set up a 501c3 subsidiary called YLP Cares.
Fire Station 10 Capt. Brian Donaghy reminds YLP residents that all outside burning is now prohibited, and the 100-foot vegetation clearance limit around homes is being enforced.