Monday, June 14, 2010

We Broke the Record!

This past Sunday, Peters Creek Farm hosted the American Competitive Trail Horse Association's Ride for the Rescues, a six-mile long competitive ride with six obstacles. The ride was held across the United States, and we were the location for the State of Georgia.

Our participation in this event helped break the World Record for the Largest Competitive Trail Ride, with over 1600 riders across the country. By early count, our ride helped raise over $60,000 for the rescues across the country, with benefit to our own charity of choice, the Georgia Equine Rescue League. We are proud of the 50 riders who signed up to participate in 100+ degree temps in the representation of our fine state.

Thanks to all who supported our endeavors by either participating in the competition or coming to our aid in the ground prep, management, sponsorship, and documentary account for the event. It couldn't have been done without any of you. ACTHA, the Georgia Equine Rescue League, and all the horses involved in the rescue programs across the country appreciate each and every one of you taking the time to Ride for the Rescues and becoming a part of history in the Guinness (TM) World Record Book.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

For Those Kids Uninterested in Horses. . . .

How many horse folks who are passionate about their horses have children who couldn't two flips about them? We think to ourselves, "if I had had the opportunity at their age to have a pony or horse at my disposal, I would have groomed, rode, loved on them every single breathing moment spent outside of the classroom.

Well, those smart Germans have figured out the ultimate compromise. . . .

Both Outdoor and Rainy-Day Indoor Fun!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Countdown Is On!

We're busily preparing to host the State of Georgia for the American Competitive Trail Horse Association's Ride for the Rescues. All 50 states are hosting these competitions in an attempt to break a World Record for Largest Competitive Trail Ride. We are anticipating and preparing for riders from all over the state to come to Peters Creek Farm on Sunday the 13th. We have chosen a portion of the proceeds to go to the Georgia Equine Rescue League. Everyone cross fingers and pray for good weather!

Today, a Press Release was published by the World Record folks, and it is anticipated that we WILL beat the present record by ACTHA's count. If you are reading this blog from other states, check out where your own state ride is located by clicking the icon below. There's loads of prizes and incentives for this ride to get as many people as possible to sign up. You do need to become an ACTHA member to participate; however, you do receive double your membership back in ACTHA bucks to spend in ACTHA's sponsors' stores.
Click below and check it out, or click on the PCF logo on the right side of this blog, and check out all our own sponsors who have sweetened our own prize pot. If you're in Georgia, sign up and come join us in the fun!