Eleven of us met at Rockburn on 1-1-2016 to start the New Year off right!
Kim was our ride host and brought toasts for us before the ride – and “Stud Muffin” horse treats for our 4-legged friends after the ride.
We hit the trail at 11 am. A couple of times, we were able to split into faster and slower groups to meet up further down the trail.
At one point, Karen (maroon vest, on Royal the buckskin) nearly got a bath, as Royal thought the creek crossing was a good place to roll! She quickly pulled her foot out of the stirrup and got him up – Royal had a nice wet belly and Karen never got wet!
A great time was had by all!
pictures courtesy of Jennifer Black
Club members Suzanne, Karen, Mariann and Jackie pose by Meadowbrook Stable entrance. They and Jacquie rode a circuit from the middle of Rock Creek Park in DC, north to the border with Maryland, and on to the stables, where a horse show was in progress. They then returned to DC and continued south along the rock strewn creek (hense the name Rock Creek!), stopping for lunch, then stopping at the Equestrian Field to let the horses have a nice half hour break grazing, before returning to the trailers. A great time was had by all 5 riders who covered almost every bridle path in the park, the horses logging almost 9 miles. Submitted by Mariann. Photos by Jacquie and Jackie.
pictures courtesy of Jennifer, more pictures to come from andrea
a great time was had by all!