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Rock River Charity


Saturday, Aug 18, 2012

Last First Horse Place Miles Pts
Casserly Tim Auran Bachlava (Arab) 1 15 6.6
Casserly Tim Auran Harley Dvdsn (Arab) 1 15 6.6
Keating Susan Belle (Haflinger) 1 15 6.6

Sunday, Aug 19, 2012

Last First Horse Place Miles Pts
Casserly Tim Auran Bachlava (Arab) 1 15 6.6
Casserly Tim Auran Harley Dvdsn (Arab) 1 15 6.6
Troyer Tony Heart of Valperaiso  (1/2 Arab) 1 15 6.6


by Ruth Casserly

We had a beautiful weekend at Matthieson State Park at Tony’s Rock River Charity Ride.  The weather was perfect!!  I can’t really attest to the driving trails but the reports from Tim and Susan were that they were great and plenty challenging. There’s a deep ravine about 2 miles from camp that gets everyone’s attention!  I lead a group of Novice riders on Saturday on Sam (our new horse, Harley’s full brother) and rode along with the Novices again on Sunday. My friend Sally rode her first Novice rides Saturday and Sunday on Henry, a horse she bought last year from Susan Keating.  Susan rode Henry to Comp Rookie of the Year several years ago.  Sally’s husband Bill rode along as Tim’s groom.  It was a wonderful weekend!  Thank you Tony!

Photos by Teresa Echmann

7 comments to Rock River Charity

  • Tony Troyer

    The trail was great!! We had a bit of every thing at Matthiessen’s Rock River! Some challendging and some wide open spaces!! This is the first year I was able to really drive this trail completely from start to finish! I loved it! Sure would had been great to see more of you guys…We also had a driver show up that I might get to another drive later in the year. I chatted with her and she rides the trails at this park. Her concners was the ravine also. So I asked about how much driving she does and all. As she was talking to me I could tell that if she was nervous about it tha maybe we needed to get together and drive some at the park so I could tell if it was the horse being able to do the drive or most likely the driver having a confidence issue. I will be getting back with her soon to mentor her a bit and get her up to Iron Oak or Drawaramma.

  • Tony Troyer

    Pictures are coming!! I asked a friend of my from Bloomington to walk out to the switch back ravine and take a few for a article I will be attempting to write for the ADS Whip magazine and for AHA…
    Threase was able to get so “action” phots just like I asked her to coming trhough that area. I have not seen them yet, but she said that one of them had my cart coming around the turn at the top on one wheel! The other picure was Val charging up the hill with her two front feet in the air! I can’t wait to see what she got of Team Caserly’s pair!! 🙂

  • Tony Troyer

    I got a question…How is it that we all are getting the same points?? LOL:)

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