Tuesday, January 14, 2014

2013 Year-End Celebration

Time for all the DD2013 riders to celebrate their achievements whether it was 1600 miles or 6 miles. Everyone of you has something to neigh and stomp your hooves about!  So come and join the fun at our year-end Wine and Cheese Festivity.  Bring your favorite wine, cheese, hors d'oeuvres and appetizers to share (also bring your own table service).

New DD2014 riders are invited also so you can meet, greet and get inspiration from some of the last 2 years derby riders.  

Date:  February 16, 2014 
Time: 2:30 pm  
Location:  Chance Ridge Event Center,   506 Skyline Rd, Elkhorn, NE 68022  


Monday, January 6, 2014

Final 2013 Leaderboard

Time to sing "Happy Trails to You" for 2013
 and "On the Ride Again" for 2014.  

Congratulations to Team 14 for leading the derby with 1610.21 total miles for the year.  

With a total of over 40,000 miles for our group this year we sure covered alot of ground.  I hope everyone had a smile on their faces every time they rode and enjoyed being with their horses.  As the administrator, I got to read every comment and story posted along with all the miles and enjoyed everyone of them.  I hope you all had a chance to read them.  In 2014 we now have a Face Book Group "DD2014" that riders can post their own stories and pictures to share so everyone can enjoy them as much as I did.  

                       The End

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Getting ready for next year's derby

Yup, we are almost there! I have started getting the DD2014 blog website ready to go with the expert help of Ms. Tammy Vasa.  I will be putting together each Team page and need everyone who is continuing in the derby to email me and let me know.  At the same time;  please look at your bio and picture and send me any additions or corrections.  

Just a reminder, ALL DD2013 miles must be posted by January 7th to be counted in the final tally.  I won't be updated the spreadsheet until January 7th after 10:00pm Central time, so please get your last miles in by then.  Hope everyone had a great DD2013!

 Happy New Year, the Year of the Horse!


Monday, December 23, 2013

December 23rd Leaderboard Update

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Here is Team 60 Montana Spots Peggy Ann and friends at a Christmas parade on a cool 25* evening (note, I said cool not brrr cold---as only someone who lives in Montana would say LOL).  

Only 1 more week of the DD2013.  It has been a wonderful journey with everyone and I hope to see all of you signing up for DD2014.  Please send me an email at distance derby @ gmail . com (no spaces) if you want to be in the DD2014.  

Also, I started a Facebook Group called DD2014 where everyone can post their own pictures and stories to share with everyone.  Let me know if you want to join that group and I will send you an invite :-)

Monday, December 16, 2013

December 16 Leaderboard Update

December 16th Leaderboard Update is here.  Only 15 more days to ride in 2013.  Hopefully we get a few more good riding days.  I rode today and it was a beautiful day! 

Inquiring minds want to know if there will be a Distance Derby 2014 and the answer is Yes!  All the rules and regulations will be the same as the last 2 years.  More information will follow in the next two weeks.  If you would like to be in the DD2014 please send me an email to distance derby @ gmail . com (no spaces).  OH!  Also be sure to put your Team # in your email so it is easier for me to find.  Thanks :-)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

December 11th Leaderboard Update

December 11th Leaderboard Update is here....yes it is late....no I have no excuse except it was  #%^&#*  cold and since I couldn't ride, I didn't update the leaderboard.  Whine, whine, whine!    It does look like the weather will get up to a balmy 30* for the next 2 or 3 days, so I will ride some.  Yay!!  Hope ya'll get some riding in also before the year ends :-)  

Saturday, November 30, 2013

End of November Leaderboard

Here is the Leaderboard for the end of November.  Lots of great riding done this Thanksgiving weekend!  We were blessed with wonderful weather here in Nebraska!  I waited until today to post it so as many people as possible could get their November miles recorded.  

Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday Ride or "Ride or Shop" No Brainer

Thanksgiving was great and all, but Friday was awesome!  Black Friday the day when some people get crazy with shopping and spending money, but others would rather spend time with their horses and friends. The Third annual Black Friday ride at Branched Oak was a beautiful day with fluffy white clouds, almost no wind and temps in the high 50's!  Perfect.  We rode about 8 miles and when we got back to the trailers we had chili and cinnamon rolls.  Yummmmm.  I hope ya'll got a chance to spend time with your horses this Thanksgiving weekend, as we are all thankful we have our 4 legged friends and 2 legged friends. 

Monday, November 18, 2013

November 18th Leaderboard Update

November 18th, only 6 weeks to go, so get out there and ride :-)  This past weekend was beautiful with great weather here, but I didn't ride at all.  Nope, instead I went to the Nebraska Horse Expo and had a great time and learned that I sure don't know much about riding.  So my solution.....go out and ride more!  

Seriously though, I have a lot to learn to communicate with my horse correctly.  How about you?

Monday, November 11, 2013

November 11th Leaderboard Update

Here we are down to about 7 weeks left of riding and it is getting colder and less opportunities to ride.  How close are you to your 2013 Derby goal?  I have met and exceeded my goal this year.  I have almost ridden twice as far this year over my best year in Iowa.  I am a very happy rider :-)  We all still have time to get closer to our goals but with the weather you need to be more dedicated or crazy.  You decide which one YOU are :-).   

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

November 5th Leaderboard Update

Here is the Leaderboard update for the 1st week of November.  Remember, remember the 5th of November.......(name that movie).  Heading into the cold months of the year, sure hope we still get some good riding days before the year is done.  Dress warm and keep riding :-)  Congrats to Team 22 who leads the way with 1500 miles.