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Oaks Christian Online School Student Equestrian Participates in Holiday Parade

Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) December 08, 2011

Elaine Militello, an Oaks Christian Online School(OCO) freshman, will ride as a gypsy fairy with the Gypsy Travelers in the Camarillo Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 10th. Elaine has worked with the group from the Happy Camp Cobs stable in Moorpark, CA, for four years and has progressed from squire to rider. Elaine rides and competes on Lord Duncan MacLeod, a Gypsy Cob gelding. Elaine thinks so highly of the Gypsy horses’ unflappable nature, also known as being ‘bomb-proof, that she spent over a year training a 13 month old Gypsy named Rushmore with natural horsemanship methods. Rushmore was donated as a therapeutic riding horse for the Shea Center in San Juan Capistrano, CA, via the American Gypsy Horse Breed Association’s non-profit Angel Baby Foundation. Elaine not only shows and competes but will also ride in the Southern California Renaissance Pleasure Faire from April to May in 2012.

Elaine has a full schedule of riding, working with therapy dogs, participating in Tang Soo Do and attending online high school through Oaks Christian Online School. Elaine’s love of animals and community service is shown in her work with therapy dogs. She is certified through Love on a Leash to work with her two therapy dogs, Cosmo (a Standard Poodle) and Eddie (a Toy Poodle). She’s also a 2nd degree black belt in Tang Soo Do and works out with her dad who holds a 1st degree belt. Not surprisingly, Elaine believes she has the energy and ability to attend veterinary school after high school.

“Elaine is a committed and passionate student. Her energy helps her succeed in a rigorous, online program that requires discipline and self-motivation. We really enjoy having her here,” says Cyndy Locke, OCO college counselor.

The main campus of Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village opened in the fall of 2000 and Oaks Christian Online School(OCO) opened for full-time, online students in the fall of 2011. The online school provides a rigorous and challenging college preparatory education for high school students all across the country in a Christian environment. Oaks Christian Online School continues to enroll part-time and full-time students throughout the school year and regularly hosts information sessions on its main campus – 31749 La Tienda Drive, Westlake Village, CA 91362, as well as virtual information sessions for prospective student families. Interested students can visit the website to R.S.V.P.

For additional information about Oaks Christian Online School, its courses, curriculum, admissions or application process, please visit, call 855.462.6257, or contact a school representative at online(at)oakschristian(dot)org.


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