Filles and fall go together at Danada festival in Wheaton

  • Geoff Reiter and Holly Kovanda-Reiter of Downers Grove get their dog, Howie, a close up meeting Sunday with Remi, a buckskin quarter horse, during the Fall Festival at the Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton.

      Geoff Reiter and Holly Kovanda-Reiter of Downers Grove get their dog, Howie, a close up meeting Sunday with Remi, a buckskin quarter horse, during the Fall Festival at the Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • The Dare devil Riders perform Sunday during the Fall Festival at the Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton. The fest drew hundreds to for equestrian-themed fun at the Forest Preserves of DuPage County facility.

      The Dare devil Riders perform Sunday during the Fall Festival at the Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton. The fest drew hundreds to for equestrian-themed fun at the Forest Preserves of DuPage County facility. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • The Dare devil Riders perform Sunday during the Fall Festival at the Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton.

      The Dare devil Riders perform Sunday during the Fall Festival at the Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Maci Schneider, 7, of Dekalb pets a horse Sunday during the Fall Festival at the Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton.

      Maci Schneider, 7, of Dekalb pets a horse Sunday during the Fall Festival at the Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 10/13/2019 6:53 PM

Fillies, foals and fall came together Sunday when the Danada Equestrian Center at Danada Forest Preserve in Wheaton held its annual Fall Festival.

Hundreds visited the center to celebrate the season with horses, ponies and equestrian-themed fun The free fest traditionally is one of the biggest events of the year for the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Highlights included a parade of breeds, equestrian performances, hayrides, pony rides, face painting and grooming demonstrations, along with seasonal cuisine and activities.

The equestrian center also offers lessons, camps, group tours and other educational and recreational experiences year-round.

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