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post #1 of 4 Old 05-24-2012, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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Lick Ridge Challenge CTR

This past weekend, Dean and I went out to the State College, PA area for the Lick Ridge Challenge CTR. We did the 2-day 50 distance. We were looking at it as a good prep for the big ride we are planning in June. Unfortunately, Dream had not fully healed from the trailer accident, so I rode one of Dean's geldings instead.

A couple of you asked about the accident. Two weeks ago, we were heading out for a conditioning ride. Sadly, we didn't make it 5 minutes before this happened:

The impact point was just behind the vent in the living quarters and the suv hit so hard it came off the ground totally and flung that far sideways. Because of the way our truck was turned, I got to watch the whole thing like a horrible action movie. All 6 airbags in the suv went off and all 4 doors were jammed shut.. but the kid driving was able to walk away (after crawling out the hatchback). His first words, as I was hollaring thru the window asking him if he needed an ambulance were "I'm sorry, I was late for work."

I still have nightmares about what could have happened. This is the wall beside which Dream was standing:

The impact did this to the hitch:

As perspective, this is the intersection as it looked to us, coming from the road on the left and turning left:

Notice the lack of skid marks? The kid didn't even TRY to stop until he was on top of us. Those marks measured about 30 feet. What was he doing all the rest of the road? My guess is he was screwing around with his phone, as he emerged from his wrecked suv with it in hand.

This is the intersection from the suv driver's POV.. if you look close, you can just make out a car in the distance. THAT is where the truck and trailer were all the way across the road. And the speed limit is 45.

The powers that be were smiling upon our horses that day. Another foot to the right and I suspect Dream would no longer be with me. While she and another mare on the trailer had some whiplash-type injuries, nothing is non-recoverable.

So while I was disappointed not to be able to ride my own mare in the CTR, I was glad to be riding. The weather was lovely (sunny, low 80s with moderate humidity, and a light wind) and the trails were gorgeous.

At the end, not only did we get the conditioning we had wanted, the horses actually placed fairly well! Sultan and I were first in our division and 4th overall. George and Dean were 2nd in their division and 8th overall.
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post #2 of 4 Old 05-24-2012, 10:40 PM
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Congrats on the placings! Looks like a beautiful place to ride too. So glad to hear Dream is recovered too!
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post #3 of 4 Old 05-31-2012, 04:27 PM
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wow what a nice ride and weather you had that day

and wow those are some crazy pics :( poor dream give her a big hug and kiss for me :) hope she gets better soon
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post #4 of 4 Old 06-11-2012, 05:37 AM
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OMG I just found this... what a nasty accident! I'm glad none of the horses were hurt or any of the people involved.

Sheesh..... :/ a lot of damage though.

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