We Ride Sport and Trail Magazine November 2018 - Page 8

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Each year Sport and Trail Magazine present a fun event called The Sport and Trail Games. This year the Games were held again at the Von Holten Ranch in Mora, Missouri. The ranch is an absolutely perfect venue for such an event, offering plenty of open fields for casual arenas, a wonderful

A Little Horse Play

By Laurie Harris

wonderful covered arena, ample stalls and hook-

ups for campers, and even a few cabins on site. This year's games was also served by a top notch Food Truck, Greg-Co Food out of Kansas, offering 5 star smoked meats, BBQ and delicious sides. How posh!

The Mission

The mission of the event is to offer a chance for riders to possibly try something new, improve skills, or enjoy an event hosted by an association where they may already have membership. A variety of associations are represented by competitive events, clinics or demos. This year's events consisted of Equine Trail Sports, Mounted Archery Association of the Americas, Working Equitation United, National Walking Horse Association and the North American Saddle Mule Association.

Mounted Archery was successfully introduced to the area at the previous year's event, and this year a championship archery event was held consisting of first year members. We couldn't be happier to have played a small role in making this happen! The association supported by this new and growing chapter is the Mounted Archery Association of the Americas (MA3). The new chapter, founded by ranch owner Brandy Von Holten, is Country Tough Mounted Archers.

Working Equitation

Joleen Schweers and

her QH, Hade, compete

in the Equine Trail

Sports competitive trail

ride

© Rambling Cowgirl Photography

© Rambling Cowgirl Photography

Presented by Sport and Trail Games in Partnership with DP Saddlery, Hosted by Von Holten Ranch.