Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Trail connection coming soon.

A vision that has been held for decades is finally going to pay off.

I had heard that the "Fairgounds trail" was moving forward but saw in the paper this morning that even better than that, with enough volunteer help, it could be ready for use in a month.

In an article on the front page of the Life section of the Columbian, written by Scott Hewitt, says that this short trail will be an important connection to a trail that will eventually connect our regional parks. Lisa Goorjian, a landscape architect with the Vancouver-Clark parks says this trail will eventually run from the Columbia River on the west to the Mount Vista area, near the campus of Washington State University Vancouver, on the east.

Dennis and I were part of a committee that continued long standing work to get a trail from the fairgounds to Whipple Creek park. When that committee died because of a change in county employees, we felt like that option would be gone forever.

Let me encourage you to not give up on a good idea for the good of our horse community. Where we left off, others came in and now we will have our trail!

Thank you to all who worked to get this accomplished.

Now we just need 'wet gloves on the handle of a shovel' to get this trail ready to ride.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


This is from a friend here in Vancouver. Please pass this information on to everyone!

Her 15'2 hand 10 year old grey mare Sophie was last seen 6/24 near Forest Road 1600/1611 off the Nile Road east of Naches in Yakima county during an endurance ride. She was wearing a black English saddle at the time she was lost.

There is more information on the lost horse international website -

Please contact Misty or the Yakima County Sherriff’s office if you have any information on this horse.

Misty: 360-263-4551

Yakima County Sheriff’s office: (509) 574-2500 • FAX (509) 574-2501

Saturday, July 9, 2011

2011 Trial Trials results

How fun.
Great weather, beautiful location and fantastic people.
Today's Trail Trials were a success and I will have tons of pictures in a day or two. In the meantime, I wanted to post the winners.

Congratulations to you all.......

Adult Placings
1st Lisa Lichte 126.5 Bridle
2nd Bill Bott 123 Groom tote
3rd Debby Williams 118 Saddle Pad
4th Pam Walsh 118 Saddle Pad

1st Chloe Nevins 115 Earrings or Bridle
2nd Emily Wickert 84 Silver Hoofpick

1st Debbie Woodhouse 120 Saddle
2nd Kathleen Ingerson 117 Bridle
3rd Stephanie Gaylord 116.5 Hoofpick

Monday, July 4, 2011

2011 Trail Trials

Registration form for 2011 Trail Trials Saturday July 9th.

Clark County Fair Mounted Patrol Trail Trials
Saturday July 9, 2011
Zumstein Family Farm
41316 NE 12th Ave., Woodland, WA
(360) 225-8694
email at

The Trail Trials is a judged competitive trail ride that emphasizes safety and good horsemanship. It consists of a trail ride of 1-2 hours with judged obstacles for horse and rider to negotiate along the way. Obstacles can be natural or a simulation of naturally occurring conditions. This event will have 12-14 obstacles including a bridge, creek, logs and hills.

If you don't feel like you want to complete, come anyway and just enjoy a ride on a beautiful historic tree farm while you challenge you and your horse partner.

Sign in starts 8:00 a.m. with first out at 9:00 a.m. The start time will be assigned at sign in. The last Entry will be accepted at NOON!

The directions to the farm are on the entry form.

Fees per class:

Youth 12 – 17 $25.00
(Helmets required)

Adults 18+ $30.00

Extreme Trail Horse $45.00
(adults only)