Manitoba Equestrian Championship

MEC is always fun however it also signals an end to our competitive rides for another year.  We always hope for decent weather and this year we lucked out. Well endurance lucked out. Sunday’s weather for Competitive Trail was a whole different story! I had marked one of the loops and I had contemplated using…

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Recap of the Belair Ride

Recap of the Belair Gong Show Ride.  Well they say it takes a village to raise a child. Apparently the same holds true for preparing some endurance rides.  As there was a truck breakdown, an ATV “incident”, an Argo stuck up to the axles and a surprise early foal the cast of characters was constantly…

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Spruce Woods report

Well it wouldn’t be a ride at Spruce Woods without blistering heat for the weekend!  And man was it hot!  I was supremely glad that I wasn’t housed in a tent as has been the case in previous years. The AC in the trailer was a welcomed relief but as winter is always just around…

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How not to electrolyte your horse

I’ll be the first one to admit that I’m a bit of a klutz. The fact that I’ve broken both arms 3x probably is a good testament of that fact. I’m also not super capable with a syringe. I generally miss, end up wearing it or whatever I was trying to administer gets spat out…

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High tie-ing adventure

I used my HiTie for the first time this weekend. Both horses are god tie-ers. We practiced at home with no issues. I did however have one bull snap break its spring as we were leaving, I had to remove it with bolt cutters and attach another on quickly. But I was still nervous. Night…

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BHP Report

Recap of the Birds Hill Park Ride June 3 & 4 Oh my!! What a lovely weekend for riding!  It was a tad warm on Saturday with temps I believe above 30 but take my word for it – it was HOT!  I was just happy that I was going to be able to ride…

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It’s a cinch! Or is it?

When one rides endurance it seems a lot of things are done under the trial and error method. Often something that works for one horse won’t work for another. And there lays my woe!  Not whoa as that’s another story Tia, my grey steed, is a boxy little thing (sort of like me but fortunately…

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Pembina Valley Report

I was super pumped for the first ride of the season!  As endurance riders in Manitoba we wait a looong time for the new season so the first ride is always greatly anticipated by all.  Well the week prior to the ride disaster struck x2!  On Monday I was out riding with a friend and…

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Welcome to the new DRM website!

    Welcome to the new Distance Riders of Manitoba Web Site! This is still a work in progress! We will be adding new material all the time so keep visiting the site!     A huge thank you to the Website Development Committee Darice Whyte – Photos and blogs Elizabeth Bima – Calendar of…

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