Ain't nuthin like ridin' a fine horse in a new country - Augustus McCrae – Lonesome Dove

Saturday, July 9, 2016

BCHW Northwest Region Prize Ride~

Five Chapters Represented!
It was a cool Saturday morning!  We were up early & driving up to Harry O's  - we'd volunteered to help with the set-up, food service & clean-up for the 16th Annual BCHW Northwest Region Prize Ride.  A collaborative effort between CHC, Island County, Skagit, Traildusters & Whatcom  - these rides are always so well attended, but with the rainy weather we really didn't know how many riders to expect.
Setting up for the food!
So many wonderful volunteers helped with this event, set up was completed in no time!  Connie S. & her husband were in charge of food preparation & did an amazing job!  Almost everything done in advance, only a few things to finish on site.  Butch, Linda, Carrie & I served - once the riders started returning from their ride.  I was too busy to get photos of any of the horse/rider teams - but there were some amazing costumes!  The theme was Riding Through the Ages - each club had a poker stop, CHC was the 60's & Traildusters the 70's.
Ready to begin the drawing!
There were tables full of some very nice prizes!  The rain held off too - no one got wet out on the trail!  It was cool enough that some of us had jackets on!
Breast collars, halters, hay bags, buckets~
The new log, hand cut & carved - looked beautiful & made for some nice seating :-)
Colorful group :-)
Did I say colorful?  Within a two-hour period, we served over 150 lunches!  No totals in yet as to how many riders, but the lunch count is pretty accurate!
All around the Shelter~
Once the prizes were handed out - it was time for clean-up & that went really fast with so many helping hands.  We were on the road for home just after 4p.m. - most of the trailers had already pulled out.  Everyone left the area spotless!

Our first time at this popular ride & we really enjoyed meeting riders from the other Chapters!  A Good time was had by all!

1 comment:

  1. Sorry that I posted it on the wrong copy 😊 i had totally considered coming to this ride but chickened out because I don't know anyone at these things. Perhaps I'll try the next one you mentioned!


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