On November 6th, two of our Apprentices rode the 25 mile Competitive Trail Ride in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley backcountry. Carolin Happ rode the Dreamcatcher daughter, La Paloma Dream. "Paloma" had only been under saddle for a very short time and handled everything about the ride, from camping out the night before, to the often steep terrain, beautifully. We were also told that she had the best P & R score of any Novice horse that day. Vanessa Thoer rode the Om El Shahmaan son, Om El Shahvaan. This beautiful snow white gelding placed second in his division. Both girls and horses were first time competitors. We are proud of our horses and of their riders!