The YLPEC hosted our first-ever Trail Trials on January 27.  We had an excellent turnout with approximately 30 horse and rider combinations.  It was such a success that we are hosting another Trail Trials event on Feb. 24 (weather permitting).

We ended up breaking it out into three categories: Novice (never to have competed in a Trail Trial event), Intermediate and Open (advanced).  Our largest class was the Novice.  We will have the same breakdown at the next event, but the obstacles will be different.  We had participants come from as far as Three Rivers and Hanford.  We hope to have an even larger turn out on Feb. 24!
I enjoyed watching everyone have fun and to see the Equestrian Center offer something new.  Karen Kroske, a longtime supporter of the Equestrian Center, volunteered to organize the event.  We appreciate her efforts as well as the efforts and time donated by our volunteers.  We were able to keep the event running smoothly because we had six judges so that six horses could participate at one time.
For information about the event, please contact Karen Kroske at 341-4764 or you can email me at
Here are some photos of the event: