SAR does the Trout Lake 100

A post by SAR trainer, Celena Pentrack!2019 Trout Lake 100 💪- In the books!SAR had a great weekend- where we worked as a true team. I didn’t get any pictures but wanted to post our 3 rockstars from the weekend so you all can see our kids.Carol Giles rode Frodo on his 1st LD of the season. He’s one of our upcoming stars, and I was honored to have Carol guide him through his big learning experiences this weekend. I can’t ask for a better training partner. When I passed her on one of the loops she was calmly walking in the wrong direction- re-directing his brain, and applying all of our training philosophies full tilt. It made my heart so happy.. I love this lady and the horse, and he’s got 2 moms that will help guide him into something extraordinary… slow, correct and steady is how we do it. Thank you Carol .❤️Ron Sproat rode SAR Wileysmokescoyote on the 50. Riding with Lois Fox, they had a great, steady ride together. They started at a calm walk in the back of the pack, just the way we like these youngsters to develop. He’s got tons of potential ready to unleash in a couple years… watch out for these handsome devils 😛..Last but certainly not least.. I rode OMR Prophet on her first 100. I was signed up for the 75, but after a week of Carol’s confident support I decided she was as ready as she can be. For those that don’t know this mare, she has been a very fun challenge for me. I’ve spent 4.5 years bringing her along in the sport.. and I’m not short on broken fingers,blood, sweat, tears and frustration. She has taught me more about patience and acceptance than any other horse in my lifetime (except for maybe thunder). She took the last 4.5 years and put it all together on Saturday. I rode her out of camp at a walk on a loose rein, she didn’t put more than 3 lbs of weight in my hands for the entire first loop. I knew at that moment she would make the 100 miles if gremlins stayed away. Second loop she got passed and galloped up on by 50’s. She kept her cool- which is rare. She ate like it was her last meal every single vet check. She took care of me when I only had one eye to see with for 70 miles. She charged around camp like she owned the place at the finish (12:15am) She came in 2nd out of 8, and got a vet score of 450!!! Won high vet score – and looked the same at the finish as she did at the start. Incredible war mare.. I adore her tenacity and ability to face anything with a “watch out… I got this” attitude. she even stood still enough for a long hug this morning 😊❤️

Special thanks to all involved with EDRA on such a highly organized and well put together ride. SAR is thrilled to support and be a part of this group. I’m very grateful to all that supported me through the 100.I got the pleasure of having Carol Giles as my crew which was the best gift anyone could ask for. My favorite part was when she met me in the middle of the last loop to visit, give support and feed my hungry girl. She forced me to eat when I forgot, and she held the nonstop wiggler when I didn’t have the energy to. Between her and Ron Sproat, they doctored my eye injury and made it possible to keep going. I love our SAR family so much, it brings tears to my eyes just writing this.Cheers to 3 Fabulous SAR/OMR horses, kicking butt at another ride❤️❤️

SAR had fun in the Outback!

SAR had a fantastic Memorial Day weekend at the EDRA 3peat ride at the Outba

ck. Darlene, Max, Lois, Carol Giles, the Summers, Cassee Terry, Kelly and many volunteers, worked their butts off to put on a superior multi-day ride. These folks are so good at what they do!

We loaded up 2 rigs, 5 horses, 2 juniors and 2 pups.

Friday: Celena sponsored her 2 students, Joslynn and Ansley (pancake) on the 50. It was Joslynn’s first 50, and Pancake’s 2nd. They had a blast all day long and completed in great shape…dirty, tired and grinning ear to ear!

Saturday: Ron on SAR Valiant Heart, Carol on SAR Dragon Rider and Celena on OMR Prophet rode a moderately paced 50, preparing for their “A-team”s first 2-day ride. Everyone finished looking great and ready for another day.

Sunday: Waking up to wet and dreary weather, Ron and Carol opted for the 30 instead of the 55. Congratulations to both Val and Rider, tieing for High Vet Score, and to Ron and Val for taking home the Best in Class Award! Celena had a challenging but overall great second day on Prophet, riding the 55 and coming in 1st and winning Best in Class👍.

The ride swag was incredible… thank you Dennis and Sue for your generous donation of the beautiful embroidered ride sweatshirts! There were Embroidered nibble nets, beautiful Anne York pottery with placing and the ride name, cookies, horse shampoo, sponges and more! Score!

Thank you EVERYONE who made this ride happen. If you haven’t been to a ride put on by this group, you’re missing out on the best❤️. This was such a memorable weekend💕

PHOTO CREDIT : Jala Neufeld! Thank you Jala.. not only do you take incredible pictures, you make us smile on the trail, and you saved Celena with a refreshing drink at the end of that 24 mile loop finishing day 3. We love you!🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎

Ready for a clinic at SAR this summer?

We are working on putting together a really fun 2-3 day clinic at the ranch this summer. There will be a flat fee to include all days, as well as an audit fee for those that want to come without a horse. Here’s what I’m thinking, but want input from all of you!

Friday evening and Saturday = series of mini topic sessions. Some will be with active participants, some will be observation and question/answer.

Topic ideas:
Building a relationship with roundpen work

Strength/flexibility/suppling exercises in roundpen- and importance of.

Groundwork in big arena

Spooky horses/ obstacle work

Basic centered riding principles (rider biomechanics)

Stretching for riders

Checking saddle fit

Horse Behavior issues (students horses will supply the issues😊)

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Sunday would be private or small group lessons all day- followed by a group trail ride around the ranch to introduce passing/rating/separation techniques.
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BBQ at the ranch on Saturday night, and lunches will be included.

I’m welcoming ALL of your ideas so I can put this together to best suit everyone’s wishes and needs!