Monday, July 20, 2009

Riders find best of American in Nebraska Panhandle - Full Article

Monday, July 20, 2009

By MARK DYKES Alliance Times-Herald , The Associated Press - HEMINGFORD, Neb

Just over 1,200 miles.

That's the distance covered by a group 48 riders on horseback to make it from El Paso, Texas, to the home of Trell and Maggie Elliott 12 miles west of Hemingford.

Trail master Tom Seay said some of the riders stayed with the Elliotts during their brief visit to Box Butte County in the Panhandle recently. Others headed on to the next campsite a few miles up the road.

Trell noted that the riders have just been great, jokingly adding that he also gets his grass cut and free manure during their stay.

The riders would join up again the next morning to continue their journey _ a total of more than 2,000 miles when they reach their Canadian destination of Estevan, Saskatchewan.

Seay, who is from Virginia, said the journey began April 21 near El Paso, and is expected to end on Sept. 5.

The ride is being recorded for "Best of America by Horseback," a television program on the RFD-TV channel.

On the journey up, the riders passed through New Mexico and Colorado, and after leaving Nebraska they will go through South Dakota, North Dakota and briefly into Montana before crossing the border into Canada.


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