Sunday, October 28, 2012

Mountain Trail

It's that time of year when our nearby Oregon Horse Center attracts horses, riders, and spectators from all over the country for one of the nation's top trail horse competitions.  In the five years that I have been living near the Horse Center, I have seen it continue to grow and develop, and the trail competitions are a huge highlight for the facility.  In 2006, the year before I moved to Oregon, Alaska friends of mine and their two gaited Mountain Horses took the trail competition by storm as first time competitors.  Friend Bill won the competition in a stunning victory and friend Diane was in the top 10.  We were all proud Alaskans.
Dee Myers and Paso Fino Ariel (Gotcha) on the trail course

Marilyn Bunnell at the Mountain Trail competition

This year I am cheering on my friends with Paso Finos who have developed as outstanding competitors over the last several years and are trail course riders extraordinaire.  Dee Meyers and Marilyn Bunnell have worked steadily and consistently to strengthen their skills and train their horses to achieve some amazing results.  Other Paso Fino friends have competed and show that our smooth gaited horses can indeed do it all.

The NW Mountain Trail Championships are November 2 - 4, and the National Mountain Trail Championships are November 8 - 11. Our friends at the Horse Center have a good sense of humor.  Check out this recently posted video on the Oregon Horse Center Facebook page.  You can also access the video from the Oregon Horse Center web page.

Our Territorial Bed & Breakfast & Barn is only 15 minutes from the Oregon Horse Center.  We have some availability for both trail championship weekends.  Book a room in the country with horses and spend the day at the Oregon Horse Center.  Fun times.

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