One of the regular events that the Bay State Equine Rescue does is the Sponsored Trail Ride. It's about this time that many of the volunteers and riders are waking up and getting ready to show up…
Last year, we hooked up with Old Sturbridge Village, and had an amazing turnout. We repeated our success this year - with better trails (thanks to last year's riders' feedback) and better weather (not in our control, but appreciated - Thanks, God!).
(Ashley with Susan's horse, April; photo courtesy of Ann McCrea)
BSER President, Susan Sheridan, describes, "The day was GREAT! We had 72 riders and then another 10 people showed up to make a donation and have lunch with us. We had a great team of volunteers, food crew, parking crew, directors inside of OSV, snack stop crew, registration crew, Kathryn and Ruth had a booth with anti-slaughter information. The weather cooperated. The trails were great and the bugs were low. Overall a great success."
(Ruth and Kathe talking about horse slaughter; photo courtesy Ann McCrea.)
From our first year at OSV, we listened carefully to the feedback about trails and ways to make it better. We took the suggestions to heart, and the returning riders were very pleased with the ride this year.
(Susan chatting with riders over lunch; photo courtesy Ann McCrea.)
For next year, we're looking to do even better!
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