The Big Chill – MEC Birds Hill Park

Pictured: L to R, Dianne on Serenade, Darice on Tia, and Tammy on Kaliyah    Photo Credit: Shannon Yaskiw Well it was a chiller thriller at the Park for our final ride of the year. So many brave souls showed up with their steeds despite the horrid weather we had to contend with on Saturday. There…

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Spruce Woods, A long awaited Completion for Kat Irvine

Pictured: Kat Irvine on her new horse, Time to Shine (Sunny) Spruce Woods Provincial Park south of Brandon, Manitoba is one of my favourite endurance venues. Trails run for miles through semi-arid terrain, featuring mixed-grass prairie and shifting sand dunes. Occasionally, you come across unlikely plants and strange creatures like the hognose snake. It has…

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Spruce Woods Sensation!

Pictured: Trish Leiman Forde on Koda (Mustang) I’m not going to talk about the ride part of Spruce Woods as I couldn’t ride it and I’ve asked others to comment on that part. I do want to talk about the event. WOW! What an awesome turnout!! We had riders from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The…

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Thank you to Belair Volunteer Central

Pictured: Volunteers, Josephine Bima and Janine Thomson heading out to demark trail, and Michele Bourgoin waiting to take pulses on the next batch of horses to arrive. From the desk of Ride Manager, Elizabeth Bima: Belair went off without a hitch! The curse is broke 😁. Thank you to all the generous volunteers who gave…

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The Souris Bend Sizzler

Pictured: Wendy Carnegie on Myna’s horse, “Disco”, and Colleen Perkins (of Merrickville, Ontario) on Wendy’s horse, “Bolt”.   To say the ride at Souris Bend was hot would be a gross understatement! The heat was one thing but the humidity added to the fun! I’m sure the temperature drove away a few but there are…

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Birds Hill Fast Flat Forest Recap

Note to self: don’t wait too long to do a recap of a ride as now there were other rides in between and I will probably mix them up! The first day of the ride at BHP was rather wet however it was not freezing so other than being wet it wasn’t too hot and…

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Recap of Ride on Mars

Well what would an endurance ride be without plenty of drama? The extreme dry conditions threatened to cancel our ride. Then small fires seemed to be breaking out everywhere which didn’t help matters. An overnight camping ban added to the mix and things were looking quite dismal. But wait! Carrie Schellenberg Wilson wasn’t ready to…

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What the heck are you waiting for???

From Darice… Ride season is almost here!  Are you ready??? If yes wonderful and if no well what the heck are you waiting for??? Actually if you’re not ready we do have shorter rides to get you ready for the longer ones. AND if you don’t know where to start we have mentored rides available….

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