Emma Miller sits aboard her horse Chrome during the Hope Riding Club's weekend challenge day. Miller won first place in the Junior Division.

Riders overcome obstacles

The Hope  Riding Club hosted it’s first event of the year on Saturday, May 28 at the HRC club grounds on Bristol Island.

The day was dubbed Obstacle Challenge Day.  Horses and riders had to attempt a series of obstacles such as a water crossing, a log jump and the dreaded box.

This is where the horse is placed in an area (box) and left to stand alone while the rider moved about 10 feet away.

The day is meant to mimic real life situations where the horse has to willingly follow it’s rider or stand still while the rider clears branches in the path.

The morning session was all in hand (rider leads horse with rope and halter) through the obstacles and the afternoon session had the rider mounted for the challenge, followed by a solo ride through a marked trail.

In all, 10 riders participated. Five-year-old   Emma Miller was the youngest rider.

Results were as follows.

Junior division:

Emma Miller (first)

Senior division:

Denise Pascucci (first), Muriel McMullan (second), Danielle Taylor (third), Kirsten Adolph (fourth), Lee Pettit (fifth) and Whitney Medley (sixth).

Participation ribbons went to :  Shelly Taylor, Jenny Adolph and Jillian Adolph.

Just Posted

EDITORIAL: There are ways to stand up to crime

Get a file number. Go to the police station. Find out who was on duty.

Letter: Medals available for Canadian veterans

Veterans ‘made tremendous sacrifices and they have both won the greatest level of respect’

LETTER: Over-capacity meeting shows need for improved policing in Hope

There’s an obvious need for more visible patrols, says Hope homeowner

Speth to take oath of office at special school board meeting

Speth is the newest trustee to join Fraser Cascade school district

Chilliwack encouraged to commemorate liberation of Holland

Planning already underway to mark the 75th anniversary of the event

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. man who died after rescuing swimmer was known for helping others

Shaun Nugent described as a dad, a coach, a hero and ‘stand-up guy’ at celebration of life

B.C. RCMP plane chases fleeing helicopter as part of major cross-border drug bust

The helicopter eventually landed at a rural property near Chilliwack

Border crossings across Lower Mainland seeing lengthy delays

Sumas, Peace Arch and Surrey-Blaine border crossings seeing long wait times

Thousands cycle to conquer cancer

The 11th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer took place Saturday morning, Aug. 24 in Surrey, B.C.

PHOTOS: Brazil military begins operations to fight Amazon fires

Amazon fires have become a global issue, escalating tensions between Brazil and European countries

Racist confrontation in Richmond parking lot caught on camera

Woman can be heard yelling racial slurs, swear words at woman in apparent parking dispute

Groups ready campaign to help young voters identify ‘fake news’ in election

The media literacy campaign to focus on identifying misinformation and suspicious sources online

Most Read