Big Goal Realized by Local Young Rider!

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, your right.  -Henry Ford Local 8th grade Evergreen Middle School student, Aspen van der Zee came up with a big goal this spring, to qualify for the American Eventing Championships (AEC) being held this year in Kallispell, Montana at the storybook Rebecca Farm.  Eventing, sometimes called […]

Evergreen Hosts Hanoverian Inspections at the new Integrity Equestrian!

Thanks to one of our big thinking local equestrians, Kari Ketchledge, official American Hanoverian Society (AHS) Inspections were held in Evergreen earlier this month.  Kari is an accomplished local horse trainer, instructor and boutique horse breeder. Each year the AHS organizes a national inspection tour around the country to register foals, inspect and boutique breeder. […]

SHOW UP for Equestrian Trail Use!

Do you enjoy trail riding on our local and regional public lands?  Many local equestrians do and find our local trails a major benefit of living in the Foothills.  As trail riders, keeping an eye on the public trails for equestrian use is a necessity if we want to continue to enjoy them with our […]

Equestrian Apps Worth the Time and Money

Interested in knowing how many miles you rode on your trail ride?  Do you ride alone most of the time?  Do you want to improve your riding?  Do you find it hard to get to a clinic or instructor?  Is there a skill you need to work on but you are not sure where to […]

2022 Summer Horse Schedule

Time to knock the dust off and try something new or just make your plans for the summer!  Here are a lot of fun and supportive opportunities in our area to check out.  Some of them require signing up ahead of time, others you can show up on the day to register.  Choose courage over […]

Reboot: Colorado Corral 2022.0

The Colorado Corral aka the “Horse Column” is back!  Last summer we planned a short break…and here we are almost back to summer again!  I am really excited for this year and those ahead for the Colorado Corral to continue to be a part of the local horse community.  There is so much to tell […]

It’s not you, it’s me

We can use the wisdom of an old horse. Release the old horses and follow them, and thereby reach the right road.  – Guan Zhong, Chinese politician and scholar (725-645 BC) Horses today are mostly enjoyed for recreational purposes.  Very few horses in 2021 “make their living” transporting their people to town, dragging logs in […]

The Show Must Go On

“Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage.  The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” – William Ellery Channing Spring has sprung and all over the nation, horse enthusiasts are entering into what this year will bring for riding and competing due to COVID-19.  Now that we have a full year under our belt […]

Local Artist – Virginia “Ginny” Furness

Originally from Argentina, Virginia Peralta de Furness came to the United States with her family as a child.  With a medically inclined family, Ginny followed into the healthcare field in 1988 when she graduated with a BS in Occupational Therapy.  Throughout her long and successful career in healthcare, she continued to be drawn to art […]

Time to Ride South?

Online work?  Online school?  Why not do it all from somewhere a little warmer this winter?  What if you could keep working online, keep the kids in online school, and take a break from winter – with the chipping ice out of your horses feet, blankets on and off, long periods of time out of […]