In Partnership with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Diego State University
About the Event
Adventures by the Book™ is honored to partner with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Diego State University for a Horse Breeding Edventure at Ocean Breeze Ranch. Join us for an exclusive day trip to this local ranch in Bonsall with experienced racehorse breeder & author, Alan Mindell.
Learn about one of the most elusive aspects of horse racing on this day-trip to
Ocean Breeze Ranch in Bonsall, California, with Alan Mindell as our guide. Farm Manager Kevin Dickson will discuss the breeding process and what it’s like to raise powerful equines. This is a great opportunity to analyze the implications of genetic modification. The farm’s prize thoroughbred —Square Eddie— is currently ranked seventh among California’s stallions by progeny earnings. Our private bus will depart from SDSU, and students will have free time for lunch and exploring in Temecula.
Event includes private tour of the Ranch, transportation to and from Bonsall, book discussion, Q&A, and the opportunity to discuss racehorses in an up close and personal setting.
About the Author
A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Alan Mindell played varsity baseball there for three years as a center fielder. More recently, he coached high school baseball and basketball, and won four gold medals as a sprinter in the 2012 San Diego Senior Olympics. Out of this sports background, he wrote The Closer, a baseball love story. For many years, he has owned and bred thoroughbred race horses, winning stakes at Del Mar and Hollywood Park. This experience prompted him to write The B Team, the story of a one-eyed horse that winds up in the Kentucky Derby. He has written screenplays for both novels, which are currently being submitted to Hollywood studios as possible movie projects.
Registration for this event is ONLY available through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Diego State University starting Fall 2017. The PayPal order form below should be used ONLY to pre-purchase book, if desired, to be delivered at the event. It does NOT register you for this Edventure.
Due to the special nature of this Edventure, OLLI at SDSU Membership is required and may be obtained at a minimal cost at time of registration. You may register for this Edventure online or you may telephone (619) 594-5152, or you may print out a registration form and mail to: SDSU College of Extended Studies Registration, 5250 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182. Limited spaces are available for this unique experience, so early registration is recommended.
Pre-ordered books will be delivered at the event, or for sale and signing by the author immediately following the event.