ridecamp@endurance.net: Re: Drag Riding for Free??

Re: Drag Riding for Free??

DreamWeaver (karen@chaton.gardnerville.nv.us)
Fri, 07 Feb 1997 15:19:20 -0800

At 12:36 PM 2/7/97 -0800, you wrote:
>. Volunteered to drag ride in lieu of paying
>>an entry fee.
> I did this once too. I had assumed that since I was going to help the ride
>and had been told that drag riders don't pay the entry fee, that I would
>not have to pay. I was so surprised that when I went to check in friday
>that I was told to pay the whole fee. So, okay, I did. Then the ride itself

I am so surprised to hear such bad stories about this subject!! I have not
had any of the troubles that some of you mention. In fact, last September
myself, my two horses, and several friends (six of whom are on the list -
HI!), rode drag at the VC 100 in Virginia City, Nevada. They had different
riders all throughout the day riding (drag) on different loops. I chose to
ride the night loop. We did the last approx. 30 miles of the ride and
started at about 10:30 at night. We had the absolute best time - we did not
have to pull ribbons (it was dark - and we were told to leave the glo-lites
up), and for the most part we were able to ride how we wanted. We finished
at about 4:30 a.m., and I have to say that it was the best experience both
my horses could have had. They CAN see well in the dark :), and it went a
long way toward resolving my fears about riding in the dark.

The next morning all of us volunteers were fed a steak breakfast, courtesy
of NASTR (Nevada All State Trail Riders). We were not asked to pay for
anything. Also, at the vet check we were given hot chocolate and I think at
least one person even had the vet check over her horse just for the heck of
it. Everybody was more than nice and we all had fun.

Happy Trails,

in Gardnerville
& Weaver
& Rocky
http://www.greatbasin.net/~sportssaddle.ride.html <--read about Nevada rides!

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