Hi all! Connie Hoge - "Long Distance Rider" - Arlington, Washington. I enjoy blogging @ http://hogehomestead.blogspot.
com/ when I'm not riding :-) This will be my first year in the Distance Derby.
Born with horses in my blood, I grew up in Boulder, CO. Summers were spent on my grandparents farm - where I rode my first mare all over the Iowa countryside. We moved from Colorado to Washington in the early 80's.
After our girls were grown, we found our country home - with room for the Arabians who soon joined us. Starting with Competitive Trail in the early 90's - within a couple years I was riding Endurance (1995-2012). Last summer I sold my endurance mare to Saudi Arabia & have "semi-retired" from the sport.
Now... with my 6-year old American Warmblood mare Farah, I'm taking a few lessons in Cowboy & Western Dressage & trying some "Extreme Trail" classes. I enjoy riding & camping with friends, seeing new country & anything that puts me in the saddle!
I'm fine, I'm Ridin~