2015 Everything Equine & K9 Extreme Challenge

With a big crowd, enthusiastic competitors and great weather, the 2015 Extreme Trail Challenge was a fun event for everyone. The theme for this year's course was “Medieval Times meets the Old West”. All the riders enjoyed taking their turn at jousting and sword play, and then making their way through the course to the last obstacle where they unsaddled and rode bareback. For the second year in a row, Cathie Hatrick-Anderson came out on top. (Yep, she's that good.) The list below shows how close the scores for top prizes was. It was a great showing by all the riders. 

-submitted by Doug Smith

Of course none of this would be possible without a great team effort by the organizers and ring crew, A special thank you goes out to the judges Rosemary Root and Hillary Fay, announcer Pierce Williams, and photographer Neil Gintner of On the Spot photo. Neil has graciously posted photos (over 700 of them!) of the event for all to see at http://www.onthespotphoto.com/Equine-Event/VHC-Extreme-Trail-Challenge/

Vermont Horse Council would like to thank the following Extreme Trail Challenge obstacle sponsors:
1. Figure 8 Riding at Firefly Farm, Laura Hamilton, hosting Medieval Times Camp, Roxbury, Vermont
2. Carmel Stone, Equine Bodywork & Reiki, Essex Jct., Vermont
3. Corey Equine Dental, Linda Corey, Fairfax, Vermont
4. Maple Valley Stables, Julie & Larry Reynolds, Westford, Vermont
5. Horses and Pathfinders, Leadership Centered Coaching, Lucinda Newton, Moretown, VT
6. Green Mountain Pet and Tack, Ferrisburgh, Vermont
7. Stone Corral Brewery, Melissa & Brett Hamilton, Richmond, Vermont
8. Rosemary Root, New Horizons Farm, LLC Essex, Vermont
9. Large Animal Medical Associates, Westford, Vermont
10. Guy's Farm and Yard, Montpelier, Morristown & Williston, Vermont
11. Poulin Feed, Swanton, Vermont
12. Mountain View Hoof Care, Emily Diego, Essex Jct., Vermont
13. Depot Home and Garden/Tony's Tack Shop, Essex Jct., Vermont
14. Cold Hollow Veterinary, Enosburg Falls, Vermont
15. Kingdom Equine Center, Morgan, Vermont