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Iron Oak


Event held in honor of Jack Shea

Praying for his full recovery

Saturday, Oct 13, 2012

* multi drivers Iron Oaks
Last First Horse Place Miles Pts
Casserly Tim Auran Bachlava (Arab) 1 12 5.28
Casserly Tim Auran Harley Dvdsn (Arab) 1 12 5.28
Jackson Katz Crystal (Morgan) 1 12 5.28

Sunday, Oct 14, 2012

* multi drivers Iron Oaks
Last First Horse Place Miles Pts
Casserly Tim Auran Bachlava (Arab) 1 12 5.28
Casserly Tim Auran Harley Dvdsn (Arab) 1 12 5.28
Jackson Katz Crystal (Morgan) 1 12 5.28

Comments from Alice Hubert

It was a rainy weekend, but we all hunkered down and got together to run the event.  Everyone pitched in, and riders were very patient.  A big thank you to Lori Schoofs for keeping every fed and hydrated; Mary Clapper for orgainizing camping and all those other logistical details; Larry Clapper for his timing;  Tony for all his trail marking talents;  and Ruth for running a very efficient and organized office.  Glenn Harbish, Katz and Gary Jackson, Ray Hubert, Wes Licht, and others I am sure I am forgetting.

I think my best contribution was arranging for the rental of a 20X30 tent.  This was an unbudgeted expense, but well worth it! We set out a jar for tent rental donations, and riders were quite generous.

Tony kept everyone updated with posts from Jack Shea’s family.  We were all relieved to hear about the progress Jack was making.  Slowly but surely!

On Sunday, Penguin Beware decided to finish his season in high style.  He took a corner too sharply, bounced the cart off of a well marked stump, tossed Ray out of the cart, and took off.  Ray caught up with him near the end of the trail, and was able to unhitch him, and catch a ride back to camp with Tim Casserly.  Yes, this does seem like a case of deja vu’.  It was the same stump which started his trouble back in August.  The cart is fine, except for a bent axle, Ray has a swollen finger, and Penguin has a few stitches and staples.

All’s well that ends with mininal injuries.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Jack and his family.

A Note from Jessi & Crescent

Iron (S)Oak 2012….I like that modofocation, Boots. The Intrepid Ones. The best part? News of Jack Shea’s improved condition. The second best…the weather…because it brought out the best in us! Jokes, a little raunchiness, general caffience-induced & sugar- fueled craziness & a bit of hypothermia thrown in for good measure. You really feel alive, see with clarity, and appreciate the finer points of warmth & dryness. And the Novices!! Went out BOTH days…all of them, on the same horses & all completed!
A big Woo-hoo to MDDA! Great ride!

Photos courtesy of the Huberts

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