Sunday, October 5, 2008

Indan Territory Endurance Ride and Hooves for a Cure

On October 4, the Indian Territory Endurance Ride and Hooves for a Cure both shared the trails at Lake Carl Blackwell west of Stillwater. Both groups worked together to make the rides a success. I was there with the endurance riders and can assure everyone that they were very appreciative of the Hooves for a Cure group's willingness to help them when the Foyil location was flooded after the Ooloagh flood gates were closed a couple of weeks ago.

Riders from Hooves for a Cure stop by camp to discuss sharing the trails with the endurance riders.

It worked out really well for me personally since I was able to support the endurance ride as a member of our Sooner Appaloosa club and still get over to the silent auction at
Hooves for a Cure and bid on a few items. Amazingly, I have new stirrup leathers and two bridles from the Pony Club donations. These bridles will give the girls their own "clothes" during their next two-three years as they mature. I spoke with Rita Glen when she arrived for Hooves for a Cure, so she may have more and better pictures of that ride for us.

It was a beautiful day for a trail ride. Was cool, but not cold, and overcast until early afternoon. Hope everyone on both rides had a great time and enjoyed a wonderful Fall day on their horses!

Three endurance riders leave the last checkpoint before completing the last 8 miles of their 50-mile ride. These were the first riders to complete the endurance ride. The Appaloosa, Spur of the Moment, and his rider, Cat Carter, finished first in both the Appaloosa ride and the overall endurance ride.

Endurance riders starting the last part of their 50-mile ride pause to wait for Hooves for Cure riders to pass.


  1. Sounds like a fun combo ride. Congrats on your winning bids.

  2. Hey, if I didn't know better that pretty dun horse looks like my Star! Enjoyed the pics!

  3. Thanks so much for helping raise money for the Hoove for a Cure ride. We rode with the endurance folks last year at Oologah. The lake has just bee up too much for anyone to clear the trails. Sounds like the LCB ride had a great time. Check out when you get a chance. It's a great cause.

  4. Just a PS. We rode this year at Octiva. And I'm the webmaster. If you get great pics send them to us and we will add them. :)

    Have a great day!