This weekend, Dream and I trekked to New Jersey for the Rabbit Run 50 mile endurance ride.
The weather was cool with temps in the low 40s and a stiff, cold wind (someone said wind chill was in the 20s, but I didn't want to know). The temp dropped enough overnight to have everything frozen in the morning. I picked a good inch thick ice layer out of Dream's bucket in the morning. But it actually seemed fairly nice, compared to the weather we have been training in!!
Jersey is the land of sand and pine trees. This year was no different.
Got to share some trail with a big name.. this is Meg Sleeper (and her husband Dave). Meg was riding Cadie, the mare she competes internationally.
No ride photographer, so a friend tried to get a picture. The ponies were much more interested in getting back out on trail than in posing!
The cranberry bogs are a welcome distraction from the endless pine trees and sand.
Rabbit Run 50 mile endurance ride - YouTube
Dream was her usual rockstar self and we placed 4th. Not a bad start to our season!!
My focus this year is going to be 100s. Hoping to get through 2, maybe 3 if the universe allows. What are everyone else's goals for this year?