Okay. Not really anything official. But seven horse and rider teams (six members of KVTR and one sister), plus a ground crew of two, made the trek north to Wenatchee the weekend of the 17th, for the “Dry Gulch Trail Challenge” on the outer reaches of the Appleatchee Riders complex of arenas and barns. And we made a pretty fair showing.
I know there are KVTR members who are just fine wandering around our beautiful Valley, with good friends, and trusty horses. But for a few of us, a little bit of competition to show what we and our steeds can do, is fun and rewarding. And either way, it’s okay. For myself, I was just as excited when “Kate” tackled the gorgeous Pete Lake trail recently, as when she trundles through a course of man-made challenges. It definitely a “to each his own” deal.
But, if you’re interested, here’s a sampling of the obstacles:
Oh, and Charlie is behind the camera [and had been most of the day–Thanks, Charlie!”]
All-in-all, it was a great outing!
I do have to apologize that I am about a week late in getting this post up: between three or four cameras, there were well over 700 photos taken! (We tried to get most obstacles for each horse and rider pair.) I didn’t even try to post the video!
I have some photos of the ride last Thursday at Kathy M’s. I will try to get them up soon. If you have pictures from the Fun Ride at the Horse Park last Saturday, send them along. And be sure to send me any from this weekend at Silver Ridge–Barb, Deb and I will be at the ACTHA trail challenge at the Horse Park…