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Elizabeth Erb rides Victoria’s Secret during the Still Memorial Endurance Ride, which was held Saturday, May 4. Erb finished third in the 25-mile portion of the ride with a time of 2:37:00.
When the first Prineville Endurance Ride was held in 1971, few could imagine what the horse event would eventually become.
Just a handful of riders took part in that first event. Now, 42 years later, the event has grown into a major endurance event.
This year’s race was especially significant as organizers have changed the name to honor Charlotte and Cole Still, long-time members of the Pacific Northwest Endurance Rides. Charlotte passed away in December of 2012, while Cole passed away in February of this year.
“This was a very special year for riders, volunteers, and the Prineville Ridge Riders Club,” said ride manager Liz Martin. “We all felt the presence of Cole and Charlotte on Saturday as riders enjoyed beautiful weather conditions. Many riders remarked that Cole would have been proud of the conditions of the trail.”
Martin added that Cole regularly cleaned the trail and the Forest Service has now named the trail the “Cole Trail” in his honor.
The race, which was sponsored by the Prineville Ridge Riders, was held on the Crooked River National Grasslands on Saturday, May 4, with 61 competitors finishing either the 50 or 25-mile rides.
Barrak Blakeley won the featured 50-mile event, riding Taii Myr across the finish line in a time of 5:29:00.
Gabriela Blakeley was close behind, riding Flammable to the finish line in a time of 5:30:00. Riding MCA Midnite Champagne, Sonoma Blakeley came in third in a time of 5:30:02, while Carol Giles finished fourth aboard SAR?Tiki Taxes in a time of 5:30:00.
MCA Midnite Champagne also won the award for “best condition” following the race. Ron Sproat finished fifth riding SAR?Tiki FS Warrior to the finish in a time of 6:02:00.
The 25-mile race was also hotly contested.
Darlene Anderson came away with the win, riding SAR?Tiki Rock On to the finish in a time of 2:31:00. Anderson’s horse also won the “best condition” award for the 25-mile race.
Katie Glowaski rode Captain Calypso to second place in a time of 2:37:00, while Elizabeth Erb took third aboard Victoria’s Secret in a time of 2:37:00.
“Neither she, nor her horse had ever done an endurance ride before,” said Prineville Ridge Rider member William Mintiens. “Her grandfather rode with Cole and Charlotte many years ago and Erb rode to honor all of their memories.”
Finishing fourth was Ernie Schrader, who rode I’m a Sweete Steele to the finish in a time of 2:38:00.
Cole and Charlotte Still Memorial Ride
Crooked River National Grasslands
50-mile race results — Barrak Blakeley on Taii Myr, 5:29:00. Gabriela Blakeley on Flammable, 5:30:01. Sonoma Blakeley on MCA?Midnite Champagne, 5:30:01. Carol Giles on SAR?Tiki Taxes, 5:31:00. Ron Sproat on SAR?Tiki FS?Warrior, 6:02:00. Dolly DeCair on Karahty’s Karbon Kopy, 6:29:00. Michelle Kronsberg on Blacksaddle Tiger, 6:49:00. Shirley Bridge on Mo, 6:49:01. Karen Leiman on Dash o’Splash, 6:54:00. Manja Rose on Midnight Sky’s Orion, 6:54:01. Gail Jewell on KD Colonel, 6:55:00. Karalee Anderson, WW Johra Dawn, 6:55:01. Kylie Anderson on NL?Temptation, 6:55:02. Charlotte Morgan on Aliento de Vida, 7:17:00. Kristen Maholland on HCC?Elessar, 7:17:01. Paul Latiolais on Lucero Reedo de Rioto, 7:54:00. Vicki Giles on Robin Hood, 7:54:00. Molly Farkas on Whisper Karyoaka, 7:54:02. Melinda Guice on Don’t Ya Know I Dazzle, 7:54:03. Tammy Shuck on Jackman, 7:56:00. Richard Barney on Scout, 7:57:00. Jennifer McMillen on NEH?Bonnie Lassie, 8:00:00. Brenda Casebeer on McCurdys Neat Trick, 8:00:01. Patricia Surowski on Aonas Timeless Sable, 8:20:00. Stacy Motchenbacher on CR?Splashes Image, 8:20:01. Mike Motschenbacher on Opie, 8:20:02. Kris Olin on Dixie DeLitefoot, 8:34:00. Laura Spear on Viva Sozar, 9:41:00. Paula Rasler on Dainty Rose, 9:41:01. Lianne Cantrall on Swite Sire Prize, 9:41:02. Darlene Tuttle on Lola, pulled up lame.
25-mile ride results — Darlene Anderson on SAR?Tiki Rock On, 2:31:00. Katie Glowaski on Captain Calypso, 2:36:00. Elizabeth Erb on Victoria’s Secret, 2:37:00. Ernie Schrader on I’m a Sweet Steele, 2:38:00. Stephanie Higgins on OMR?Omegastar, 2:39:00. Christina Lewin on Trotter, 2:53:00. Marilyn Rich on DF?Freefall, 2:54:00. Joanne Fenderson on JF O’Shazar, 3:11:00. Hannah Summers on SAR?Scorched Earth, 3:18:00. Karalee Simmons on Kokomo Bey, 3:32:00. Kristin Vander Hoek on DeWayne Brown, 3:33:00. Anand Phillips on Hashim, 3:35:00. Holly Rouska on MSP Josadda, 3:37:00. Heather Costigan on Distiy, 3:43:00. Elayne Barclay on Kwest’s Merlot, 3:50:00. Collins Gilbertson on Pass, 3:51:00. Lew Hollander on Lucky, 3:53:00. D’Ann Nash on I’m A?Fast Girl, 3:54:00. Alanna Hanna on Santa’s Little Helper, 3:55:00. Leonard Bottleman on Fletch, 3:59:00. Terri Sullivan on Martha, 4:04:00. DeWayne R. Brown on CR?Enchanted Tessie, 4:26:00. Mary Nunn on Serafixation, 4:33:00. April Depuy on Eufalla, 4:46:00. Donald Depuy on Samsarra, 4:46:01. Warren Barr on Blue Crystal, 5:10:00. Romina King on Missy, 5:12:00. Lane Garcia on Good Night Lyric, 5:24:00. Anne Roberts on Midnight Sky’s Casper, 5:25:00. Lief Gilbertson on Victor, pulled up lame.