Friday, November 21, 2014

Welcome to the Washington Trail Riders Distance Derby - 2015!

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This will be the first year for our Washington State Trail Riders Distance Derby!  This virtual horse race is an off-shoot from the original Great Horsetrailriders Distance Derby - the 2012 brainchild of Tammy Vasa, who also authors the wonderful blog resource; 

Consisting of horsewomen from the states of Nebraska & Iowa originally, a few riders from other states (16) found the race & wanted to enter.  One of the larger groups from Michigan, started their own Distance Derby in 2014 & plan to expand this coming year with a national format. 

The second & third year of the Distance Derby morphed & Diane Beckman became the administrator, taking over from Tammy.  The name was shortened to the DD2014.  

Having ridden in the Derby both in 2013 & 2014, I've really enjoyed the camaraderie & support of the riders I've met through this race.  When Diane said she was giving up the Derby for 2015, I played with the idea of starting a Derby for Washington State.  With the motivation & help of Amy Lynn Durga, we're both going to take on the challenge!

We're limiting this first season of 2015 to 50 horse/rider teams.  That - for the sake of time, since we have yet to know how much work will be involved.

We look forward to a lot of riding, bragging, photos & fun in this group!