Fall Poker Rally Horseback Trail Ride

On Sept. 28 we had an all time record number of riders. Three hundred horses/riders participated in this organized trail ride that has been offered every year for over 30 years.

Bernice Edwards

For the News:

On Sept. 28 we had an all time record number of riders. Three hundred horses/riders participated in this organized trail ride that has been offered every year for over 30 years. The marked trail is 20 kilometres, 13 miles, long. It leaves from the 106 year old, original one room school, converted to a community hall and goes completely around the middle Chain Lake, southeast of Ponoka.

The day was perfect for the ride. My husband Larry, who manned one of the three check stops along the route with another volunteer, said the horse numbers were tremendous. There was everything from a few small ponies to an 18 HH Clydesdale cross thoroughbred horse and everything inbetween.

We thank all the volunteers and landowners who allowed us to cross their land, for helping to make this such an excellent success.

Twenty-fiver per cent of the profits will go to the Red Deer Cancer Centre’s Society.