May 28, 2008

We won a blue ribbon!

The Bedford Riding Lanes
Association (BRLA)

is a publicly supported, non-profit organization, which maintains more than 100
miles of equestrian riding lanes, running through beautiful private properties,
nearby my home in Bedford. Twice a year,
BRLA holds a competition fund-raiser called the Bedford Pace. The Pace is divided into 4 categories – Hunt,
Pleasure, Junior, and Western. Prior to
the event, an official rides each course to set the time. The participants begin riding, not knowing
what the set time is. The rider or
riders who finish closest to the set time win the event. Betsy Perreten, my stables manager loves
riding in the pace and this past Memorial Day, she and her team of 2 other
riders, came in first in the Pleasure Division upon 3 of my horses, a
competition of 136 riders of 58 teams. Congratulations Betsy, Morgan, and Joel!!!

Awards are given and
lunch is served under this big tent.

The Pace is held at
the John Jay Homestead - the beautiful home and farm of John Jay, one of America's
Founding Father's.  


Here's Betsy's team all lined up and
ready to go.

This is Morgan
Murphy upon Rinze

Here's Betsy riding

Joel Motley is
riding Rutger.

Here's an example of one of the
beautiful riding trails.

Morgan and Betsy
proudly show their ribbons.

For more blogs on my horses click on:

The Importance of a Good Fitting Saddle

Horse Shoes, What You May Not Know

Martyn gets his game on with Game Ready

My Farrier

Martyn's Ultrasound

The Horse Dentist