Local resident, Margo Anderson of Los Osos, shares her story of the first of hopefully many horseless, horse-related adventures. This one explored the wild west. “My theme was to ride,” Margo explains, “but at the same time enjoy different states, scenery, landscape, and people.” The only date Margo had fixed on a calendar was an Historic Trails Dutch Oven Dinner Ride excursion with a covered wagon in Casper, Wyoming. Sharon Jantzen catches up with her and tells her story.
“Middle aged and older women are the biggest demographic in the horse world,” says Mary Jane Alumbaugh, one of the local Century Club riders. Barbi Breen Gurley, the other Century Club rider, also coaches riders and trains horses. Barbi comments, “I have lots of students who are ladies in their 60’s plus.” These two SLO County ladies came from different perspectives to ride a Century Club ride while inspiring other riders to realize they are not too old to ride a horse AND compete. Sharon Jantzen meets up with two local Dressage riders who recently completed a Century Club ride.
Looking for new trail riding buddies? Ride along with Pat Fish and her Tobe mule. Any rider with a horse or mule who is interested in exploring new trails in Santa Barbara County, San Luis County and Ventura County is welcome to meet-up with fellow trail riding enthusiasts and join the fun. Sharon Jantzen gets the scoop from Pat Fish regarding her Horse and Mule Trail Riders in the 805 MeetUp.