Oregon Horse Center Mountain Trail Championship
A sight to behold. An indoor waterfall, a railroad style bridge 10 feet in the air, teepees, mountain scenery and hundreds of horses.
Jax and I went to horse center to watch folks ride in the Mountain Trail Championships. Just as we were coming in, we ran into Bruce. That morning, Bruce and his Paso Fino mare Moonlight, took 3rd in the timed and judged 50 & over competition, finishing the course in 1 minute 4 seconds. My friend Marianne took 4th on her Trote y Galope horse. Sorry Marianne, I guess Bruce was meant to win.
We got to watch the 50 & over class where we say 4 Paso Finos (one was 1/2 paso, so that counts) ALL that did excellent. I was proud to watch them.
Next year I will have to gather up the guts (and the funds) to participate. It was definately a different kind of event!
We were lucky enough to see the 'run-off' in the 19-49 speed event. One donkey and two horses competed for title of best AND FASTEST on the course. Here is the winner.
And for my NaBloPoMo readers, I just kept watching the clock tick by as Youtube uploaded my video. And at 11:23PM PDT I reached 100%, copied the code and clicked publish. Whew. That was a close one.