The Drayton Valley Horse Club held their annual Cancer Ride at the DV Horse Club's Riverside Trails on Sunday May 5. Of the 55 riders that attended 14 of them were riding Tennessee Walking horses.
The first picture is on one of the trails where we stopped for a short break.
Ethel Mankow is second from the left with her daughter and son-in-law (far left). This scenic trail is adjacent to the Pembina River shown in the second
photo where you see Verna Sprague in the front. The third picture shows 12 of the 14 riders just before the afternoon ride.
The Cancer ride starts at 10 am; with the people riding Tennessee Waking Horses leaving the staging area first so we can keep our flat walk or running walk without making it difficult for the other breeds to keep up. We are first to leave on the afternoon ride as well.
In the morning we ride for 1 1/2 hours; come back to camp for back for barbequed hot dogs and hamburgers with fresh veggies and the beverage of your choice. In the afternoon we do a 2 hour ride which is followed by a delicious roast beef dinner.
We always have a great time riding together and each year we meet new people riding this fantastic breed. Come join us next year!