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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Last First Horse Place Miles Pts
Troyer Tony Heart of Valperaiso  (1/2 Arab) 1 12.5 5.5
Petrick Connie Mike (draft pony) 2 12.5 5
Sadowowski Amanda Daisy (Saddlebred/Draft) 3 12.5 4.5
Nelson Rick Buddy (Standardbred)* P 12.5 0
Hubert Ray Penguin Beware (Standardbred) P 12.5 0
Hubert Alice Pistol Pete (Standardbred) P 12.5 0
Casserly Tim Auran Bachlava (Arab) 1 25 11
Casserly Tim Auran Harley Dvdsn (Arab) 1 25 11

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Last First Horse Place Miles Pts
Casserly Tim Auran Bachlava (Arab) 1 12.5 5.5
Casserly Tim Auran Harley Dvdsn (Arab) 1 12.5 5.5
Petrick Connie Mike (draft pony) 1 12.5 5.5
Troyer Tony Heart of Valperaiso  (1/2 Arab) 2 12.5 5
Hubert Ray Penguin Beware (Standardbred) 3 12.5 4.5
Hubert Alice Pistol Pete (Standardbred) P 12.5 0

Note from Alice Hubert

Greetings All,
Ray and I participated in the AHDRA II competition in Peoria IL this weekend.  AHDRA stands for Arabian Horse Distance Riders Association.  In addition to various endurance and competitive rides from 12.5 to 100 miles, there was a 12.5 mile drive each day.  There were seven drivers on Saturday and five on Sunday.  Saturday Ray and I missed a turn because a bicycle rider was standing in front of the sign, and once we realized we had missed it, we were fairly close to camp, it was very hot, and I decided it was too hot to go back.  So Ray and I got no score.  Sunday we did the whole course.  Ray took fourth, and Pete was disqualified because he overheated.  He is 17 years old, so he may be approaching the end of his competitive life.

But we had a lot of fun in spite of the heat.  The “Camp Visitor” picture is of an owl which was near our campsite all weekend.  It was mostly white with browns spots, and very big eyes.  It made a screeching sound that almost sounded like a raspy slide whistle.



Congratulations to Tim and Ruth Casserly.
After being the leading fundraiser last year they were the 2nd leading fundraiser in 2011!
Our thanks to Alice Hubert and Ruth Casserly for the following photos:


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Connie Petrick driving Mike
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Camp visitor (owl)
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Alice and Pistol Pete are following Tony Troyer and Heart of Valperaiso
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Ray Hubert and Penquin Delight at water crossing
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Tony Troyer and Heart of Valperaiso
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Amanda Sadowoski. and Tony Troyer pass each other as Pistol Pete looks on.
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Alice Hubert with Pistol Pete
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Alice Hubert and Pistol Pete cross a creek (looks dry!)
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Ray Hubert with Penquin Delight and Pistol Pete in camp
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Connie Petrick driving her draft pony, Mike
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Amanda Sadowoski with her horse Daisy - new driver from Indiana
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Tim and Ruth Casserly 2nd Leading Fundraiser. Winner of Garmin Forerunner donated by Distance Depot. Presented by Chris Power.

3 comments to AHDRA II

  • TimRuth Casserly

    Drivers at AHDRAII– take a look at the photos on Doug Palme’s website and order yours!
    On Saturday, driver photos start on page 35 and are then spread around- (pg 62, 71, etc)
    On Sunday, driver photos start on page 29.
    There are oodles of pictures! Or is it evidence?
    For those of you who weren’t there, look how much fun you missed!

  • TimRuth Casserly

    You snuck in another photo, Jac!
    Team Casserly won the 2nd place award for pledges raised for Susan G Komen Foundation. (1st place raised $2100, we raised $1300, 3rd place was around $800 I think. Total raised was in the $6,000s.)
    We won a Garmin 305 Forerunner GPS with heartrate monitor. It’s a wristwatch type GPS that also tells how the horse’s pulse is doing. Now we just need to figure out how to use it!

  • Lori

    thanks for sharing the photos. Not the same as being there but really nice to see everyone out driving. Lori

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