We wound up our 2016 matches with our annual Halloween weekend!
Thanks to Lakes Region Riding Academy for hosting. We stuck it out on a cold and rainy weekend. 6 riders insisted on lessons with Lee Helms and Cathie found us a nearby indoor to truck into for them. Yeah! 20 die-hard riders braved the intermittent rain showers on Saturday and we finished up just before the worst of the downpours with Mandy Whiney winning Overall Champion / Overall Cowgirl and Coltin Omasta winning Reserve Champion / Overall Cowboy.
The rain held off on Sunday for 28 creative costumed Halloween riders. Linda Leshinski and Millie earned best costume for their day-of-the-dead / sugar skull ensemble. Our Overall Champion was President Dina Baratta on Cutie, earning her move up to Ladies 5 – congratulations! Wendy Gibbons was a very close 2nd Reserve Cowgirl, and Rob Baratta was Overall Cowboy for the day.
Lisa Hall made a video from our July 23 match in Barre, MA. Thank you!
Here’s a slide show from the 2016 NH State Championship, complements of Jim Mertz (Suddenly Still Photography).