It has been way too long since we have updated our blog! It has been a GREAT month!
We had three horse shows, a trail ride, a visit to Robinettes, and started back at Roanoke!
We are excited to welcome four new members to our team this year They started the year with a bang on a- I can’t believe I am saying this- very hot day at the GVSU hosted show at Kentree Stables. The team came home with 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, & 6th.
The next weekend, Western Michigan hosted at Mystic Marsh on a cold, very windy day! Ah Michigan Weather. Once again the team had respectable rides, and a fun day getting to know each other in all our down time.
Finally, the last weekend of October, the team headed to Bay City for the Saginaw Valley Show at Sunshine Farms. I think this is the year of extremes. Show 1: Extremely hot, Show 2: Extremely windy, Show 3: Extremely muddy. This was a disappointing week for everyone but a good learning experience. I am proud of the team and how they support and encouragement each other even on bad days.
Besides the showing, we have been able to get out roanoke three weekends this month and are looking forward to being able to go more regularly when the show season slows down in a few weeks.
Michigan grows wonderful apples and we are privileged to have Robinettes Apple Orchard not far from campus! On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, a group of us got lost in the corn maze, devoured delicious donuts and cider, and were lulled into relaxation as we enjoyed a horse drawn hay ride around the orchard.
Finishing out the month, we had our semi-annual advising break volunteering and trail ride at Cran-Hill Ranch in Big Rapids, MI. 17 students cleared trails in a down pour, warmed up and dried off a bit over lunch then the rain stopped just long enough to enjoy a wonderful fall ride. If that doesn’t rejuvenate you, you shouldn’t be around horses!
So that is a VERY quick run down of Equestrian Club fun in October!