How many of you have thought about summer being half over already? I certainly have. We’ve all been busy here in the Corral offices with our vacations and the fun equine events we’ve been attending, such as several trail rides, including the Ohio Quarter Horse Association trail ride, mounted shooting, rodeos, and the first of the season’s county fairs. Unfortunately several of us have suffered a few injuries, ranging from severe to mildly aggrevating. Our own Mary Vedda is on the mend from her tumble off one of her less experienced horses that landed her in the hospital. Joe is working on getting the strength and range of motion back in his shoulder from his torn rotator cuff, (he fell off our gentlest horse…hee hee hee!) and I ended up with a broken little toe after my foot found its way under our slightly ditzy Friesian cross’s hoof. It wouldn’t be a problem if I would just stop rebreaking it. However, as my dad likes to say about broken little toes “it’s not much of a toe”.
Now that we are on the downhill side of the summer, I feel like there is so much more fun to be had, with not so much more time to get it all in! If you feel like I do, please take a look at our calendar either in this month’s magazine or on our website; the Corral staff will be attending several of the upcoming events. Please join us on any of these dates and make sure to stop and say hello.
Some of the events we will be attending in the next couple of months before the All American Quarter Horse Congress:
Aug. 1-3, Tri-Co Hall of Fame Ride; Aug. 8-9, Cowboy Mounted Shooting State Championship; Aug. 16-17, COSCA Horse Show; Aug. 22-24 Tri-Co Ox Roast Trail Ride; Sept. 5, Ultimate X Showdown; Sept. 11-14, PQHA Gettysburg Ride; Sept. 19-21, Tough Enough to Wear Pink Horse Show; Sept. 26-28 Tri-Co Fall Ride; Sept. 27, Cleveland Mounted Police Benefit Ride; Oct. 3-5, COSCA Round Up.
One final note, we are meeting to finalize plans to get a group of riders together to attend the American Heart Association Beach Ride, Oct. 31 through Nov. 4, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. this year. If we do it as a group, we can all receive some additional benefits. Please let us know if you would be interested in joining us.
We are coming up on our third year of ownership and the incredible growth we have experienced could not have been possible without you. As Joe’s says on the radio show each week; “May God Bless all the trails you ride.”