I can’t believe it’s Labor Day already. The summer flew by but I feel like I didn’t ride very much because it was so hot and humid. One Friday Lexy and I did make it over to Weber Woods for a ride then to Messerschmitts pond for a swim. I hadn’t swum on horseback since I was a teenager. Fun!
Some Recent Programs and Activities
On Saturday, July 21, LCRVHC held our second annual “Games Day” at Rough Draft Farm. We had a great turn-out, welcomed several new members, and everyone had a blast. About a dozen horses and maybe 15-16 riders participated in various ways. Games included Sit-a-Buck, egg and spoon races, a pizza delivery relay (that was more exciting than expected!), a sock relay, pole bending races, a mug race, a version of soccer with a giant ball that Gina McManus supplied, and an attempt at broom polo, among others. We followed with hotdogs and a potluck picnic on my porch. Thanks to the awesome grounds crew who set up and helped with the games. And all who shared horses, played games, brought food, took pictures, and helped clean everything up! And thanks to Lexy’s real mom, Sandy Delvecchio, for manning the grill while I got horses squared away. Lexy wanted to do it again before she went back to school but we ran out of summer! Definitely on the calendar for next year! The only bad thing about the entire day was, when Gina got home she tripped and broke her ankle, requiring surgery. Yuck. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Later the same evening Eagle Scout candidate Daniel Ruppenicker presented his plans for a bridge to be built on the proposed Quinimay South extension to BPC board members Bev Torell, Kristin Elliott Leas, and Tom Elliott, with Gloria and me representing the LCRVHC. We approved his project and it was actually completed on Saturday, August 25.
On August 19, Nancy Palermo-Lee, Liz Kennedy, Lexy, and I rode at Hurd Park. Lynda Perry and Kathy Gifford didn’t make it as they spent the morning searching for Lynda’s new beagle, Heidi (now known as Hide-away Heidi) who had mysteri-ously disappeared just as they were getting ready. Luckily she reappeared—but she is still not saying where she was. Thanks to Lexy for leading the ride. And ladies, thanks for a fun ride and a great lunch under the pavillion.
On Sunday, September 2nd, Nancy, Liz, and I worked on the hunter pace route at Weber Woods. There is still more to do so contact me if you can help.
Please see the Upcoming Events box on the first page and the Calendar on the last page for more activities. We still really need ideas for the calendar!
I hope to see you soon.
PS 2018 membership is down. It’s really a bargain. Only $15 year for individual, $25 for family. If you have friends you ride with or know people who are interested in trail riding with small groups or working on local trails, spread the word. And please, tell us what you want to do as a club!
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