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  • Coming to Run For The Ridge?????

    Our distances are 60END/35LD/35CTR on Saturday, September 20th. Sunday, September 21st has the two 25s and a novice. As usual, we have blazed new trail to make your ride more interesting. If you haven't been to this ride before, you'll love the trails.

    We have some very unique completion awards this year: felted angora insoles for your boots and shoes. The artist who makes these will be at the ride on Friday evening with one of her bunnies and a few items that she creates from their hair. Check out the website at: http://www.acorn-studio.net/

    For those of you who like ribbons, I finally caved in and ordered ribbons for first thru sixth place.

    Enjoy the BRAT FEED on Friday evening donated by John Bruner!!!!!! Hopefully 6:30-ish will work for everyone. There will be salad and chips provided by ride management, and Lisa's famous BREAD PUDDING with whipped cream for dessert at 7:30. Heck, even if you don't ride, you can come just to eat!!!

    And talking about good food, we'll have pork loin chops for the potluck on Saturday. Bring a dish to pass if you are able. Saturday and Sunday mornings, coffee and muffins will be available for everyone.

    Nadine from Silver's Equestrian will set up shop for the weekend. Take advantage of not having to drive anywhere extra to get your top-quality endurance tack.

    Again, our farrier will be on-call to handle emergency shoeing issues. Thanks, Bob!!!

    We are hoping for a great turn-out for the ride this year, and parking will require a bit of creativity. PLEASE do not put pens on the sides of your trailer if you have the option of using the high tie area in back, you can put a pen in that area if you want. Parking will be much easier and less stressful if everyone is conservative and thoughtful. We WILL ask to down-size pens that are too generous.

    We have had quite a few newbies volunteer to help, but I'll still need people who can do P&Rs, and someone to lead novice riders. Thanks again to those of you who are so willing to jump in and help. I couldn't do it without you guys.

    Thanks to Dr. Jeska Noordergraaf who will be our head vet, and welcome Dr. Tracey Westegaard to the world of endurance. Tracey is from Marshall and will be our second vet this year. (How's that for some directionally Nordic names?!)

    We're excited to see everyone and to give you the opportunity to ride the gorgeous trails in the Minnesota River Valley. Let's hope for some nice weather...

    Sarah, John, and Dana.

    In riding a horse we borrow freedom.
    ~Helen Thomson

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    Fort Ridgely Equestrian Center
    60693 State Hwy 4, Fairfax MN

    Site Last Updated:October 30, 2011