Happy Veterans Day from Tri-County Riders. We could not have asked for prettier day then yesterday. Cool and clear in the morning & warm all afternoon. 82 riders, all decked out in Red, White & Blue to honor our veterans. We kicked off the day with a presentation of Flags narrated by Jim Woods. Our Flag bearers were, American flag, Jennifer Galindo-Cole, California, Norah Nigh, Army, Hailey McConnell, Navy, Tassahia Agaupe, Marines, Melissa Del Carlo, Air Force, Julie Woods, Pow/MIA, Kaitlyn Windfeldt-Marino & Eva Christopher, Thin Blue Line, Sami Mount, Monterey County Sherriff’s Posse, Deborah Monigold-Crouch, Tri-County Riders, Kyla Monroe, Troop Support Flag, Heather Johnson, Troop Support Flag Lisa Lynn Bellangero. Kaitlyn Windfeldt-Marino sang our national anthem and it was very moving. I know my eyes leaked a little..
And with that we got started! TCR would like to welcome Jaylene Cirkl, Mateo Gonzalez, Kayla & Makenna Gorsche, Shaelynn Kutz, Abigail Loera, Hannah Lopez, Brooke Mullins, Lana & Von Robinson, Alexandra Rodgers & Karen Soares. Thank you for joining TCR, we hope you had fun!
As usual, our arena crew was on it & got us rocking & rolling and our booth staff was up and running. We had some fast runs right out of the gate. Thank you Ron & Ramona Thornton for always making sure the ground is perfect. Once again, not a single horse and rider went down!
Tractor Supply Company Los Banos donated some buckets for us to awards as our mystery prize. Each winner in Poles 2 took home a TSC bucket. Congratulations goes to Isabelle Holly, Maeghan Christopher, Maggie Dronet, Kaylee Davis, Sarah Pansegrau & Matthew Mullins.
Our High Point Awards were Tri-County Riders sweat shirts, long sleeve T-shirts, T-shirts, hats & time card keepers. Thank you Sublime Printing & WMR Leather for your donations. Let’s congratulate our winners.
FC 11 & Under
Zetta Rey Wareham
Lisa Lynn Bellangero Wetherington
Melissa Melissa J Engelbert
Jeff Jeffry Larson
Maegan Grimes Christopher
CONGRATULATIONS to everyone!
A huge shout out to our raffle & silent auction donors! We raised over $750 yesterday! Express Hay/Edie Atkins donated a beautiful silent auction item full of goodies & won by Brandi Mount! Lisa Lynn Bellangero, Mike Pacheco, Karen Soares, Sparkling Spurs, Rachael Chatfield Doxsee, Laurie Sanders & TCR. Remember, all raffle money goes towards your year end awards!
We have a couple more events left in 2017, our Open Practice day at AOK Corral Sunday, November 19th. We will start at 10am and run as many of the 13 events as we can. Here is your chance to get some practice in before the rain starts. Cost is $30 for STAR Memebers, $35 for regular members.
Our year end award dinner is quickly approaching, Saturday, December 9th at the Posse Grounds Club House. We have over $20,000 in awards going back to our riders! You won’t want to miss this event. Food, friends & lots of awards!
Keep checking our webpage & Facebook page for updates new events. Our 2018 show schedule is posted, our next Gymkhana is January 20, 2018. We hope to see everyone there. Until then, hug your horses & wear your helmets!