ridecamp@endurance.net: Re: [endurance] NA Championship Ride

Re: [endurance] NA Championship Ride

Lucie A. Hess (lhess01@mail.coin.missouri.edu)
Sun, 24 Sep 1995 14:57:55 -0500 (CDT)

Peter, I was there as a groom for Suzie Carlton who was on the Central
Team.Unfortunately she was unable to even present to the Vets as her
horse had been in a trailer accident in June, and the ride out to Arizona
inflamed her injuries. Not too bad, but enough to make her slightly off
in the rear. Enough of our sorrows! It was a great ride. All the front
runners looked great all day and Marcia Smith's Horse looked the best
at the best condition judging. I have managed several rides in our
little area of Missouri and I didn't find much wrong with the Management.
The ride seemed to run smoothly at least I didn't see any big Snafu's. I
must brag about our team, however. We finished all six horses on the
team. Nina Warren, Melissa Crain, Jan Worthington, and Russell Broussard
all rode as the team and Linda Corry and Audry Gehrig rode as
individuals. Nina ,Melissa, Jan and Audry all finished in the top 10 and
Russell and Linda would have too if they hadn't made a wrong turn after
the last check. But they definately made the ,top 20. Not Too Bad. I
heard that at the vet checks our crews got all of our horses into th
checks in the shortest amount of time. Grace Ramsey Was the "Chief of
Sleep " and I believe thats why we did so well. She was very team
orrientated and fair with everyone. I could go on and on but I won't. I
was lucky enough to have been able to groom in Canada in 1993, and I
feel that this ride was just as much fun or better. For any other
details let me know I'm quitting before everyone reading this dropps off
to sleep. Lucie Hess

On Thu, 21 Sep 1995, Peter Laberge wrote:

> I had to straighten my sock drawer last weekend and couldn't
> make it, but I hear it was exciting, competitive, had some
> weather and a lot more successful teamwork than usual.
> Deb said that the riders from the three medal teams worked
> extremely well together. Seems like something to build on
> for Kansas next year.
> How about prying out a few paragraphs of description from
> some netsters who were there.
> (barefoot) Pete LaBerge