ITALY — All area youth horse enthusiasts are invited to celebrate Ellis County Equine Association’s 25th birthday and anniversary on Sunday, March 1, at the Flying Dollar Ranch, in Italy at 2 p.m. There will be cake, ice cream and a horseshoe tournament to celebrate the horse club’s birthday.

After the festivities, the youth will get down to the serious business of electing officers for 2009 and come up with a wish list of activities for the year.

ECEA is dedicated to the promotion and education of all horse breeds and horse enthusiast surrounding Ellis County. Activities include shows, clinics, field trips, trail rides and more.

Call Julie Hinz at 972-483-7774 for more information and to RSVP for the birthday party. More information can also be found on the club’s Web site at www.elliscountyequine.org.