Appaloosa Journal

JAN 2019

Appaloosa Journal is the official publication of the Appaloosa Horse Club, the international registry for the Appaloosa horse.

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SHELTOWEE RIDE 91 T By Roland Haun Photos by Patience Reagan he Sheltowee Trail Ride was held September 30-October 6, 2018 at the Mammoth Cave Horse Camp in the Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky. There were 118 people representing 19 states and Ontario, Canada and 106 horses. Tee shirts and pins were given to riders when they checked in. Most of the riders arrived on Saturday the 29th, attracted by the potluck feast sponsored by the Missouri riders. This is a meal matched by no other. In the past Bob and Suzanne Vetter furnished the al- ligator treat enjoyed by all. However, just a few weeks before the ride, Bob passed away. The Sheltowee ride lost three of its faithful riders this year, Joy Corpolongo, Bob Vetter and Al Maxey. With one exception the Sheltowee Trail staff was the same as the previous year. Our regular veterinarians, Ted and Jiggs Gough were in Europe representing Canadian participation in World War I. Dr. Elise Jones, a veterinarian from Watertown, Tennessee, ac- companied the ride. Crew members were: trailboss, Louie Ra- niero; camp supervisor, David Yann; scouts, Rick McKinney, Jeff Hoffman, Jodi Barnes; physician, Dr. David Hill; farrier, Zachery Seifert; and camp maintenance, Tony Raniero, Jr. The ride officially began on Sunday evening September 30 with the evening meal. After the meal prepared by camp staff, the an- nual awards ceremony began. There were thirteen (13) new riders and the received the Sheltowee medallion and a Sheltowee cap. Eleven riders were presented Sheltowee belt buckles for five years participation. They were: Lynne Johnston, Dave Vogelzang, Maura Kessler, Stewart Kessler, Bobby Raines II, Guy Seifert, Do- ris Sullivan, Rita Thweatt, Ellen Williams, Herman Dutschke, and Terri McWaters. For ten year attendance Jeanie Wongrowski received the yel- low jacket, and for fifteen years attendance six received the Shel- towee monogrammed vest. They were, Jerry Mitchell, Laura Gil- lespie, Carolyn Shearer, Charles D. Shearer, Rick McKinney and Viane Staniszewski. Three riders received a Tioga monogrammed camp chair for twenty years participation. They were, Aleta Seif- ert, Robert Swick and Roland Haun. A special presentation was made to two of our riders who were

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