Amber Erikson, the ride manager for Bonecrusher, has added a 12 mile drive this Saturday, July 29th. There are no drives on Sunday. The 25 mile drive is scheduled to go out at 8:00AM. I do not know when the 12 mile will go. The 12 mile drive will not count toward UMECRA points
It is with great sadness that I must report the loss of one of our long-time members, Mary Clapper. She passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack on Thursday, April 20. Mary was only 60 years young, and had been involved with MDDA since early in the organization’s history. She was also a long time member of the Castle Rock riding group.
Her visitation is scheduled from 9:00 to 11:00 on Thursday, April 27 at the Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids, with the service to follow. The Ritchay Funeral home is at 1950 12th Street South, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-0847. (715) 423-1414
She will be sorely missed, and we send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to her husband Larry and all the family.
Below is a link to her obituary.
If you are wondering about feeding, conditioning, supplements, etc., there is a great learning opportunity being sponsored by an endurance rider well known to many MDDA members. Bonnie Mielke will be hosting a clinic in April. Bonnie has many years of experience, and has competed at all levels of endurance riding. The riding slots are full for her clinic, but she says that there is plenty of room for people to audit.
Mother Nature is planning a snowstorm with several inches of snow this weekend. Since most of us have at least an hour to drive, we have postponed the annual meeting to Sunday Jan. 15.
Remember that you do not have to be a board member to attend. Everyone is welcome to join us for fun and frivolity, plus some business, and great food.
If anyone would be interested in joining the board, please let us know.
If we can’t drive on the roads, hopefully we will at least be able to drive some sleighs.
Having fun in the snow
Well, another MDDA season is in the books. We had a lot of new drivers this year and hope to see them all out on the trail next year. The more the merrier! There was a wide variety of breeds and rigs, from Miniatures to Drafts, and jog carts to marathon carts.
Oct 8-9, 2016. Although mornings were a bit chilly, by afternoon there was sunshine with a light breeze. We had a record number of horses and riders, and overall, everyone had a great time. The trails were very well marked, with minimal mucky spots, in spite of recent rains. A big KUDOS to Ruth Casserly and her cadre’ of volunteers, vets, timers, P/R takers, etc. who made it happen.
We had seven drivers on Saturday, with three in the 12 mile drive and four in the 6-mile novice drive.
Saturday Results, 12-Miles
- Wes Licht, RL Rosali (Morab)
- Sharon Hahn, My Cameo Love (Arab)
- Mary CLapper, Benjamin Blue (Rocky Mtn)
Saturday Results 6-miles
- Char Ehlert, Cosmos Celeste
- Susan Keating, Pippi LIttlelegs (Mini)
- Natasha Kaehler, HS Sunrise Spirit, (Mini)
- Jacquie Stanton, Casper, (Mini)
12 Miles Sharon Hahn, My Cameo Love (Arab)
6 Miles Jacquie Stanton, Casper, (Mini)