Last year, over 50 riders competed for ribbons or high point trophies and more than 500 people were in attendance. This year the event will also host a silent auction, provide community sponsored fair booth games, miniature horses, and a bounce house. Admission and parking to the event is free. I’ll definitely be there. And so will Charlie, riding high atop his horse, trying to win a ribbon.
And Reagan? The little girl who was told she’d never walk? She’s now a vibrant 10-year-old and the older sister to three siblings. She’s funny, sweet, loves her teacher, and is already mastering the tween eye roll. (I saw it firsthand. Watch out, Marie.) But more important, Reagan is a hard worker who now feels like she can do anything the other kids can do because, as she puts it, “I ride horses!”