Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
As we all know the best way to view the world is between the ears of a horse :-)
Monday, May 13, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
To those riding the Friday Before Mother’s Day Ride on Friday, here are some hits to finding a couple of the lucky horse shoes. If you find one, claim at my trailer after the ride and tell me where (landmarks) you found it or take a picture of the coordinates on your GPS.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
A few things for you Distance Derby riders who plan to be at the ride. It is tradition that there be 10 horseshoes planted along the trail. If you find one (limit one per person please), claim it for a small prize after the ride.
This year, two of the horseshoes will not be in plain site. Why? Because I want them found by Derby riders. Late Thursday night, tune into this website and I will show you the coordinates via the GPS of where they are hidden. Go to that spot and find your horseshoe. To claim your prize, you have to tell me where you found it (landmarks, etc).
Secondly, I'd like to have a Distance Derby group picture in front of the church in Loma at around noon. Just meet in front and we will get as many of the riders who are there at the time. I know its impossible to coordinate everyone, but we'll give it our best shot.
For those of you who are not natives to the area or perhaps are but might not recall, Loma is the home to the Patrick Swayze movie, "To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar." on the side of the "hardware" building, you can still see the muriel that says "Welcome to Snyderville" which was the name of the fictional town. Snap a picture of it while its still there; it is fading fast. And a little Derby trivia: Tanya of Team 31 - Cinc, was an extra in that movie.
Everyone have a good week and hope to see you in Loma!
Monday, May 6, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013
This is Tammy jumping in here today. I just wanted all of you to know that last year’s Distance Derby winner, Juanita (Team 41), lost her husband, Ray, this week. He has been ill and she has been caring for him – giving us updates through Facebook.
I have known Juanita and Ray for years but got to know them so much better during the Derby last year. You may not know this, but probably a majority of the miles she racked up were on what she called her “racetrack” – a quarter mile strip outside their home going back and forth. She never wanted to be far away from Ray. He was well enough to make a couple trips with her last year. I recall seeing pictures from their Missouri vacation as well as the Petersburg, Nebraska trail ride in August. I know it made her happy when he was with her but I know Ray was equally happy when Juanita would ride. “Ride your own ride,” he told her. And she did. He accompanied her to the awards dinner this past January.
My sympathy to Juanita and her family at this time of their loss. If you are so inclined, say a prayer for both of them. Or you might want to reach out to her in the comments on her Derby Page.
Juanita posted the following on Facebook this morning.
Page County Conservation is located in southwest Iowa, bordered on the south by the state of Missouri and home to the Pierce Creek Recreation Area. Collectively, the Page CCB manages 8 parks, trails, recreation areas and wildlife areas encompassing some 1,479 acres across the county. For additional information about the programs, services and facilities offered by the Page CCB, please utilize the following contact information:
Address to mail memorial: Page County Conservation c/o Joyce Kruse, 1178 200th St, Shenandoah, Iowa,51601-4582. Note “Iowa West Match” and in memory of Ray.