So what’s your goal?

Well there are only 4 months till our first ride of the season! How are your training plans coming? While I have been out conditioning my horses I have to say I’ve had some heart burn over my mare Tia. Tia ended the season on a rather troublesome note. She seemed stiff in the front…

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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 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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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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March Update

After attending the FITS ride in the Ocala Florida area in early March it made me long for our ride season. I was lucky enough to score a horse for the 50 mile ride and another one for the 25 mile ride but let me tell you was I stiff after riding 2 days in…

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Maah Daah Ride – North Dakota

My apologies as I’m a bit behind on my blog post however I’m retired and frightfully busy with puttering and the like lol. Anyway here is the recap of the North Dakota ride that was very well attended by our membership. Endurance riders are a funny breed. Tell us there are prizes and we will…

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Message from Darice

Well somehow it seems I am the new President of our club. In my retirement I didn’t foresee doing this but my crystal ball didn’t tell me I would be writing articles for Arabian Horse World either so I’ve lost faith in it just like the weather report. Who is Darice Whyte and why do…

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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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