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 93 installed into the Appaloosa Trail Ride Hall of Fame. Special jack- ets were presented to Vicki Evenson and Shelly Knezevich. Monday, October 1: 101 riders rode out. The ride fol- lowed the Wet Prong trail across creeks and through a magnificent forest. The trail led to the Collie Ridge rest area where riders en- joyed their packed lunches and fellowship. From the rest area the trail led back to the Wet Prong and then back to camp. After the Monday evening meal, participants enjoyed singing around the campfire and viewing the items that would be auc- tioned later in the week. Music around the campfire was led by Bubba Howard, Don Bradshaw, and Herman Dutschke. Tuesday, October 2: Riders were greeted with another scrumptious breakfast of biscuits, gravy, eggs, bacon, sausage, and pancakes. Provision was also made for the dieting folks. The ride left camp at 9:30 a.m. on the dot. Riders followed the Wet Prong trail to Collie Ridge and met the Raymer Hollow trail at the rest area. The forecast was for stormy weather; therefore the route taken was less strenuous than the one planned. As it turned out, the weather was beautiful. On Tuesday evening the auction got under way. This year two evenings were set aside to provide for the biding. Items donated allows ride managers to continue charging the same price for the ride (nine years without an increase). The auction was held from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The auctioneer was assisted by members of the crew, Jodi Barnes, Jeff Hoffman, Tony Raniero, Jr., Zach Seifert and one of our riders, Viane Staniszewski. After the auction music was provided by DJ, Rodger Riggs and dancing was enjoyed until later in the evening. Wednesday, October 3: 101 riders left camp to travel the First Creek trail, a very challenging experience. First Creek ends at Temple Hill rest area where riders were greeted with an on- the-trail hot meal of chili and grilled cheese sandwiches. A more leasurely ride down a maintained road returned riders to camp. The auction continued on Wednesday evening followed by an-

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