2019 Spring Ride


  Our 2019 Spring Ride and fundraiser is over, and it was a grand one. If you missed it, be sure to check back again next year! We usually post our registration form sometime in late January or early February. For now, have a look at the photos of our 2019 event (see below) and get an idea of the fun we had!


2019 Spring Ride


Our 2019 Spring Ride and Auction over the weekend of April 26th—28th was as wonderful as ever, and many members pitched in to help make the event a success! Weather was a bit windy and chilly, but the bonfire was almost always lit as DK Williams and his "firewood crew" had stocked plenty of wood for the weekend.

Setup during the days before the ride went smoothly, and we had lots of help from our members who were willing to do anything that needed to be done! The small group of flaggers for marking the trail had a beautiful day to ride in and they had a great time enjoying their own mini-Spring Ride before our guests arrived in the following days.


It was difficult to not just stop flagging and enjoy the scenery!
Work at the campground needed many hands (and a great deal of patience) to get the tents and tables set up for all the auction items, logo wear, and registration.
The Saturday evening dinner following the ride was amazing--the steaks were grilled to perfection, and our chefs and sous-chefs had a great time together as they served our many guests to a hearty meal.

















The video below is from our 2018 Spring Ride and provides a great overview of the 
Methow Valley Back Country Horsemen and what we do!
(Video by producer/director Leslee Goodman of TwispMovie.com) 


Click here to see photos of our 2018 Spring Ride!

or...

Click here to see the great fun we had at the 2014 (30th Spring Ride) or scroll down to see photos of our 2013 Spring Ride!


2013 Spring Ride

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   Cathy Upper pinning down one of the canopy uprights encouraged by Carole Goudge and Anna Heathman

Eager riders get registered.
Early arrivals get settled.
 
 

(L-R) Jackie Iddings, Mary Pat Bauman, Donna Stoothoff, Jan Ford, Nancy Palagrutti

Beaver Creek

On the trail






Gallant Friesian!


State "LNT" Educator Jane Byram with MVBCH President Cathy Upper
Cruising around camp on Friday afternoon


Tacking up for the "shake the kinks out" first ride!

All the comforts of home.

Pete Stoothoff and grandaughter Lily

Friday night pot luck diners line up for dutch oven gourmet!

Willie Kemper on "clean up" after dinner
Drag riders ready to take to the trail

Paper plate says "George's Ride"--Where's George??

Welcome back from the ride!

No stragglers here

Tres Caballeros

Tres Caballeros (the Bradshaw family) up close!

Love that halter!

Suzan Allen-Davis and Best Pal
Back from the ride, and those ponies don't even look tired!

Whoa there--looks like your pony wants to go round again!

Back in time to hit the silent auction before dinner

Everyone loves a good ride!

Hey, hold up--I'm tired and can't go that fast!


Best rides are had with best friends

Really great ride--and really great BBQ!
Ride farrier Winfrey Smith--no problems, good ride!


Saturday night entertainment 'round the campfire.
Over the hills, and along the valleys.

The BBQ Lunch is served!













Krista Wallin gets acquainted with mini "Moon"
Great new shirts 'n stuff for the 2013 Ride
OK Pete, up with the flag pole
Patiently waiting...
Late afternoon ride

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