Submitted to AMHA by Stacey Stearns
Each year, the Connecticut Morgan Horse Association (CMHA) hosts our annual Turkey Trot on the Sunday before Thanksgiving at Bluff Point State Park in Groton, Connecticut. This was the 7th Annual Turkey Trot, and although we never know quite what to expect weather-wise, we always have a great ride in spite of Mother Nature. This year was no different, as 12 riders joined us in between rain and snow showers, and heavy winds. Somehow, we lucked out with the only sun of the day happening during the ride!
The ride is a benefit for the Sue Brander Sport Horse Scholarship Fund and is open to all breeds. We affiliate with New England Horse and Trail for five and 10 miles each year. Hot chocolate and doughnuts are offered before the ride, with sandwiches and chips available as riders come back off the trail. CMHA member Will Filosi coordinated refreshments again this year.
Prizes are donated from businesses across the country each year and given when riders draw out of a hat to see if they're a winner. This year's sponsors include Valley Vet Supply, Big Y World Class Market, Mrs. Pastures, Village Springs Water, Bevin Bells, Deep River Snacks, Da Brim, Liberty Bottles, I. C. E. Products, Two Horse Tack, PEZ, Wahl, and Absorbine. We truly appreciate our sponsors, as their generosity adds a fun atmosphere to the end of the ride as we all eat lunch.
The Sue Brander Sport Horse Scholarship will be awarded to a CMHA member at the club's annual banquet on Saturday, March 4, 2017. CMHA extends our gratitude to all of our riders, sponsors, and supporters!
-- via AMHA