Visited the ACTHA ride in Perkinston on Sunday, January 16 and it was excellent! If you have not participated in one of these rides you are really missing out. Toni Christopher, ACTHA Affiliate, really does a fabulous job! The riders are amazing, generous people and this region has the number one rider in the nation among their ranks, Ronald “Slick” Sullivan.
The tasty lunch was catered by The Triple Nickel Diner (601-928-9004) and included cheeseburgers and lasagna.
After lunch Toni announced the winners of the CTC. The placement results are as follows:
First Place: Sara Vining on Skips String Of Pearls
Second Place: Sarah Byrd on Steel Magnolia
Third Place: Megan Sullivan on Sitka
First Place: Ronald Sullivan on Curly Man McCue
Second Place: Candace Claburn on Moe
Third Place: Kathee McGuire on Supreme Dream Catcher
Fourth Place: Betty Godwin on Baby Girl
Fifth Place: Sissi Vining on Classy Cajun
First Place: Randi Taylor on Dolly’s Silk An Satin
Second Place: Will Jorgensen on General Patton
Third Place: Charlene Bartholomae on Mo Steel Haze
Fourth Place: Dawn Walet on Booga
Fifth Place: Maggie Lacey on Megabucks
Sixth Place: Ronald Godwin on Dual Blue By Sue
First place winners in the Open and Pleasure Divisions also won a silver ACTHA belt buckle. First place winner in the Junior Division and second place winners in the Open and Pleasure Divisions also won engraved silver ACTHA halter plates.
Here is what some of the riders had to say:
In middle age, or any age, these rides are a great way to enjoy the outdoors and enjoy a competitive spirit with fellow riders. It’s great for your mind, your soul, and your body… ~Betty Godwin, Daphne, AL
It’s such a fun way for riders of all disciplines to come together and compete. It gives another element to our trail riding and challenges us and our horses. We’re new to ACTHA but will be back! ~Maggie Lacey, Fairhope, AL
English riders can enjoy ACTHA as well, it isn’t just a Western sport and Golden Pines is a great place for it! ~Sally Sundbeck, Fairhope, AL
Enjoyed the ride and enjoyed the lunch and program. Lovely facility with lots of trails through pine woods. Also wonderful obstacles for training your horse… ~Signature unclear
ACTHA family is the best. People are supportive to each other and helpful to each other. ~Susan, Seimmes, AL
Great group of people this weekend! Golden Pines and the ACTHA riders were blessed with great weather. We had loads of fun! ~Lisa Sharp, Covington, LA
Golden Pines is such a beautiful place and great ACTHA riders. Toni Christopher is a great affiliate and makes sure we all have fun. The owners are very gracious to allow us to come to Golden Pines. Thanks. ~Lucinda R.
Had a great time and made new friends that I will cherish forever. ~Debbie S.
Fantastic people, exciting events, and a lovely place will ensure my continued participation. Golden Pines achieved and exceeded every one of these. We will be back! Thank you! ~Jarell and Will, New Orleans, LA
To have such a wonderful facility right here in Mississippi conveniently located near Hattiesburg and the Gulf Coast is very beneficial to the equine tourism industry. However local residents do not seem to take advantage of the superb opportunity right in their own backyard. If these testimonials are not enough to pique your interest in this remarkable sport please visit Emily Peak Photography to view some awesome moments captured by ride photographer Emily Peak.
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ACTHA rides benefit local horse rescue organizations
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