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Grand Marshal
Casey Warren Crabtree

grand marshal casey crabtree with one of her horses
casey with another one of her horses

Hi! I’m Casey Warren Crabtree and I am beyond honored to be the 2024 Norco HorseWeek Grand Marshall. Growing up in Manhattan Beach Calif did not stop my NEED to be a horse girl! My parents were incredibly supportive, to the point that mom ended up managing the Palos Verdes Estates stables, a place I could feed my horsey crazy heart!! We would often travel East on the 91 to Main St, travel up Hamner and visit friends in Norco (no 15 freeway then!). I LOVED this crazy little town and when my folks retired I knew as a young single mom I could not afford to stay “on the hill”! My friends and family thought I was crazy but in 1989 with their blessing and support, my almost 3yr old daughter Scotti, my 2 horses, 1 pony and 2 dogs loaded up and moved our lives to 1057 5th St! Raising Scotti here was the best decision I could have ever made!! From Town & Country Day School thru Norco High, she was raised by our village of amazing friends!! In 2010 I met my now husband Wessley at Saddle Sore Saloon when he and his friends were visiting from AZ. We have been blessed with so many wonderful memories with plans to create so many more!! HorseWeek has always been one of my FAVORITE times of year! I take the entire week off work at UPS, so I can enjoy and participate in all the fun!! The volunteers who make these events happen are my heroes!!! I am looking forward to seeing everyone this year! Come support our wonderful little HorseTown USA and remember to thank all the hard working folks who give us this opportunity to celebrate!!

  Town Marshal
  Sonya Curl

I moved to Norco when I was 12 years old and starting Junior High School.   We found Norco because like so many others, we were zoned out of Orange County with our horses.  I Graduated from Norco High School with High Honors in 1992 and was so pleased to keep my roots here so that my son, Owen, could graduate from my alma mater with Honors in 2023.  Over the years I have been involved with countless organizations in and around the community such as The Norco Horsemen’s Association,  The Norco Mounted Posse Rodeo, The Norco Chamber of Commerce,  The Norco Valley Fair Committee, Norco Gymkhana Club, and the Single Action Shooting Society and have had the pleasure to work with groups such as Horseweek and Rural.  I have fond memories of being a Saloon girl for Casino Night, working the beer booth at the fair,  carrying the Norco Horsemen’s Banner in the Labor Day Parade with my dad,  being a parent volunteer in the same parade for the NHS Blue Diamond Brigade, and being an entrant in many parades on horseback, floats, and driving a horse drawn trolley up the route.  I have been managing the family business, Sixth Street Deli, for 27 years and was made a partner in the business 4 years ago.  Because of the deli, I have enjoyed  spending countless hours in the kitchen preparing food for VIP tents and Volunteer tents as well as Quarter Dip and the poker tournament, and selling T-shirts and Tickets for multiple events to help boost attendance.  And I wouldn’t have it any other way.  Giving back to such an amazing community that has blessed us for so many years is just a small part of what makes me so grateful to live in Horsetown USA.

town marshal sonya curl at graduation of family member
sonya curl with one of her horses
sonya curl

  Community Champion
  Karen Viefhaus

Karen Viefhaus and her children
Karen on her horse brandy
Karen on her horse Goldie

I am Karen Viefhaus and I am a 6 th generation California native. I grew up in Orange County in a small town, Barber City, which later became part of Westminster in the early 1950’s. I attended Westminster Elementary school and then Huntington Beach High School. I graduated high school and then married my high school sweetheart, Ronnie Viefhaus, in 1957. We lived in Westminster until we moved to Norco in 1973 to breed running quarter horses. I am the mother of a son and daughter, grandmother of 3 and great grandmother of 6. After moving to Norco, the entire family got horses, of course. In the early 1980’s, I joined the Hoofbeats of Norco, a square dancing on horseback group. I rode with the Hoofbeats for 25 years. I am also a founding member of the Norco Horseman’s Association. Both groups have always supported Horseweek. I want to thank the Horseweek Committee for this special honor and I am looking forward to taking part in all of the Horseweek activities and riding in the

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