Mariposagazette.com - Full Article
May 19 2011
CONTRIBUTED BY Lynne Orloffe
The Country Mountain Riders (CMR) have been busy in the past month. On April 9 and 10 Holly Foiles and Alexandra North, ride managers, put on the fifth annual Buck Meadows Boogie Endurance Ride in the Stanislaus National Forest at Buck Meadows. On May 7, the CMR Color Guard, under the direction of ride leader, Janet Heuer, rode in Sonora’s Motherlode Parade, and many of the club’s active riders took to many of the local trails.
Mother Nature tested the resolve of the endurance riders by presenting her winter finery in the form of snow for their arrival on Friday for their vetting. Cold air prevailed throughout the ride. Rain also washed out a few of the trails requiring new ones to be made last minute with the USFS having to work hard to get the new sections approved.
The American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC) endorses this ride and this year the Federation Equestrian International in Europe (FEI) also sanctioned the ride, which allows participants to qualify for championship rides later in 2011...
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