I guess it was three years ago when I found Beautiful Girl, my Mustang, at Ride the West, an annual equestrian event in Spokane. How time flies! The BLM had brought a group of Mustangs for an adoption and had them in pens there. She was with a group of yearlings. I adopted her within an hour of seeing her--it was a Sunday morning, just like today, and was loading her by 1:00 that afternoon.
Today I'm heading back to Ride the West to attend some clinics and check out the vendors. I'll take pictures and give a full report later. Here's today's schedule. Of couse I'm looking forward to the 3:30--Starting Colts on the Trail to Success. Wonder why....:
Sunday July 24, 2011
8:30 am Doors Open For Cowboy Church, Indoor Arena - $5/day admission, Kids 6 and under FREE,
Throughout the Day: Exhibits Open, Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, Bison Range Tours, BCH Wilderness
9a XTreme Trail - Youth Division Walk Through with Judges
9:30a XTreme Trail Youth Competition - Trail Area, Spots available, $25 entry
9a - 10:30a Indoor Arena - Julie Jene' Certified TTEAM Practitioner
9:00 - 10:30a Round Pen - Steve Rother EXCEL with Horses"Problem Solving to Advanced Horsemanship"
10:30a - Noon Round Pen - Ann Kirk - "Connecting the Bridle from the Ground Up"
10:30a -1pm Indoor Arena - Van Hargis "Ranch Sorting/Cow Work" $150/horse/rider, spots available
11:30a Trail Area - XTreme Trail Open Division Walk Through with Judges
Noon Trail Area - XTreme Trail Open Division Competition SPOTS AVAILABLE $50 entry
1p - 2:30p Round Pen - Ann Kirk "Is your Problem the Saddle"
1p - 4pm Indoor Arena - Steve Rother "EXCEL with Horses" Part 2, Spots available Horse/Rider $150 or $250for both days, spots available
2:30 - 3:30p Round Pen - Van Hargis "WHOA! Three Steps to Stopping"
3:30p - 5p Round Pen - Introducing: Ethan Storey - Starting Colts on the Trail to Success
4:30pm Trail Area XTREME TRAIL FINALS (TOP 6) Judged by Van Hargis, Ann Kirk, Steve Rother
5pm Doors Close