We Ride Sport and Trail Magazine November 2018 - Page 11

Cheri Weeks of NWHA sorts cattle on her TWH

Brandy Von Holten and JoJo give the Gauntlet a try

We even had Trick or Treating on the course!

Marty Jamison Stewart trail riding

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Cindy Branham conducted a Working Equitation Clinic on Friday along with a powerful 2 hour Demo on Saturday. Cindy represented Working Equitation United, a national non-profit association. Cindy did an outstanding job of both teaching and presenting, with all who attended giving enthusiastic, positive raves. We look forward to seeing the sport grow and take a foot-hold in the Missouri area!

Three representatives of the National Walking Horse Association made the brave journey all the way from Texas to attend. NWHA hosted an an all breed trail ride enjoying the miles of beautiful trails the ranch had to offer. These ladies and their stunning walking horses were fierce, if they were there and it was happening, they were in it! Archery, cattle sorting, working equitation, trail riding... the food truck... they did it all! If these gals came all the way from Texas to show the world gaited horses can do it all, they certainly succeeded!

We owe many thanks to DP Saddlery for partnering with us, as well as to the Von Holten Ranch for graciously hosting the Games this year.

Join us in 2019!

No sooner than we arrived home from the Games, planning for the Third Annual Games were under way. We'll be moving to Virginia next October 4 - 6 to the Coyote Crossing Equestrian Center in Bedford. On the schedule is an International Mountain Trail Course Association competition and clinic, Working Equitation United clinic and schooling show, Mounted Archery Association of the Americas clinic and ranking, cattle sorting for fun, Horse & Dog Agility and next year's Gauntlet will be horse soccer!

Be sure to mark your calendar and watch for news, details and updates regarding the Games in Virginia!