Anyhow, a good night's sleep and we were up and saddled and ready to go at 7:20 for a 7:30 start time. Unfortunately, at 7:20, Warren's horse Dakota could no longer stand the suspense of the pre-ride and he took off on his own! He galloped out of there like the devil was on his tail! I got on Serenade and went after him of course, thinking that he would run a mile or two and then stop and eat the plentiful grass, but NO, he was on a race (or so he thought) and I followed him out for about 5 miles, finally catching up to him and then I ponied him back to the campground! We did about 10 miles in about 1 hour and 20 minutes! So when we got back we decided to go out on the ride anyway even though we were at the far end of the riders... To Finish Is To Win.... so off we went on our first loop. The first loop went well and we had our break - here are some pictures of the vet check. These pictures also show a bit better view of our Curly horse shirts :)
Here are a couple of photos of us coming back from the second loop.
So this past weekend we did a 12 hour drive from our home to the ridesite in Devon, AB (near Edmonton) to do a 25 mile endurance ride. *Serenade was a bit tired after the drive (we took 2 days to get there).
We had a great time at Devon, the people in Alberta are the best! The weather was great, the food and company was awesome! There was no one taking pictures though, so I thought I would share with you our completion certificate and also our vet score card, front and back. As you can see, we were in the top ten, placing 7th, which put us in the running for BC or Best Condition - we didn't get that prestigious award, but I was happy to be considered for it!