The weather forecast had called for snow, but the morning dawned just gray & cold. The thermometer working to rise to 20 degrees with a breeze. No problem, perfect weather to make the drive to the Chance Ridge Equestrian Center in Elkhorn, NE.
|A very large & very nice facility~|
|Inside the groups trailer~|
|No messing around with Nebraska law!|
|Nicely set up to do the job!|
|Very nice logo too~|
Reading our program, we couldn't help but sit in on Tom Seay's (Best of America on Horseback's) presentation on Trail Etiquette! The stands were almost full - Tom made directed comments as we late comers arrived - so I had to reply; "Washington! Lizard Lake!" That really caught his attention & he instantly recapped the story of our ride! :-)
To say that he had the crowd in stitches is an understatement! :-) His tips included; park next to the biggest, fanciest rig. That way if you've forgotten something - they're sure to have it. Another - camp near the people with the neatly stacked pile of firewood, because they are the ones who love to Dutch Oven cook & will invite you to share!
|Tom & me~|
|Goodies for us both!|
|As Butch commented, another Ford man!|
Back Country Horsemen of Iowa were represented with brochures & t-shirts available - we have our work cut out for us! There are so many "friends" of whatever park groups here - we'll be figuring out a way to entice them to join BCH & be counted nationally!
I met face-to-face several Facebook friends & that's always so fun! We returned home with a bag full of goodies & plenty of reading material!