Shelly Taylor holds an egg on a spoon while riding her horse Joe Cody.

Riding club recreates pony express

The Hope Riding Club held it’s second event of the season on Saturday (June 11).

The weatherman came through with a beautiful day, unfortunately the participation and the spectators were few.

The Hope Riding Club held it’s second event of the season on Saturday (June 11).

The weatherman came through with a beautiful day, unfortunately the participation and the spectators were few.

The riders that did come out had a great and successful time. The morning started with the mail run: Hope’s own pony express.

Riders clipped through a marked trail, picking up mail in the marked boxes and returning them to the postmaster, all under the watchful eye of the timers.

The fastest time posted was three minutes and 30 seconds by Denise Pascucci on her horse Nikea.

Second place went to Danielle Taylor, third place to Shelly Taylor and fourth to Muriel McMullan.

Junior rider Emma Miller, took first in her division.

The singles playday had riders performing various tasks on horseback, including tapping soccer balls in a hockey net.

First place went to Danielle Taylor and her horse Ciara.

The afternoon was double fun with riders pairing up to perform a mini drill, a baton race and dress up. Riders had to walk/trot and lope around the ring with an egg in a spoon without dropping it.

First place in the doubles was the mom and daughter team of Danielle (on Ciara) and Shelly Taylor on her horse Joe Cody.

HRC is planning another event on Sunday, June 26.

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