Trail Rider Challenge 2006 
 Trail Rider Challenge 2007 
 Trail Rider Challenge 2008 
 Trail Rider Challenge 2009 
 Trail Rider Challenge 2010 
 Trail Rider Challenge 2011 
Trail Rider Challenge 2012

2012 Year End Awards:
1. Tina Fisher 1. Tina Fisher 1. Tina Fisher 1. Tina Fisher 1. Tina Fisher
2. Louise McCall 2. Dana Kesselring 2. Dan Kesselring 2. Dana Kesselring 2. Dana Kesselring
3. Louise McCall 3. Louise McCall 3. Louise McCall 3. Louise McCall
1. Michelle Deden 1. Chuck Masters 1. Michelle Deden 1. Michelle Deden 1. Michelle Deden
2. Andi Rossito-Willets 2. Chuck Masters
3. Chuck Masters 3. Andi Rossito-Willets
1. Jeanne Masters 1. Jeanne Masters 1. Miranda Lyon 1. Jeanne Masters 1. Jeanne Masters
2. Mark Lyon 2. Miranda Lyon
3. Jeanne Masters 3. Mark Lyon
1. Hallie Paulson 1. Hallie Paulson 1. Hallie Paulson 1. Hallie Paulson 1. Hallie Paulson
Trust, Confidence, Horsemanship
  • June 16: Trail Rider Challenge, Tekamah, NE 
     4 Courses! 4 Divisions! Fun Classes! 
     Post Card 
  • July 8: Trail Rider Challenge, Seward, NE 
     48 Obstacles! 
  • September 8: Trail Rider Challenge, Tekamah, NE 
     Season Finals! 
     Double "TRC Cash" 
  • October 27: Haunted Trail Rider Challenge 
Why ride in a Trail Rider Challenge (TRC)?
    TRCís are open to any horse and any rider. Although registration papers are not required and all horses are welcome, the event is approved for points through most breed associations including the APHA PAC program.
    It is not a fancy event but requires safe and functional tack and clothing. By the end of the season you will have a happier, more confident, willing horse.
    The atmosphere is non-threatening and supportive. We are all there to have fun, learn, meet other horse people and improve our horse.

TRC Participant Interviews
Interview 1: Kara, a rider who has been competing in TRCs since 2006. She was the 2008 high-point rider.
    What has TRC done for you?
When I went to my first Trail Rider Challenge in 2006, Bart (my horse) was scared of everything, bucked often and was dangerous.  I saw something I wanted to be a part of and decided to stick with it.  Bart and I attended several clinics and riding classes.  As we learned to communicate and do the trail obstacles his confidence increased. As he learned to try and became willing the bucking and bad behavior went away.  He became mentally engaged and now looks forward to going riding. My confidence and skill level grew also. 
Why should others give TRC a try?
I have seen the changes that it produces in other horses, not only my own. I have brought friends along with me.  I see a positive change in their horses also.
Horses get bored doing the same thing over and over. It is a great opportunity to give arena horses something refreshing to do.  It gives trail horses a challenge. The TRC changes every time. The horse doesnít get bored. He seems to enjoy it. It develops the horses ability to think, encourages the horse to try and to be willing.

Interview 2: Vic, comments from a rider after her first TRC.
     What an incredible day.  The things I thought -"no way", we did.
It's the best money I've spent - the cheapest training venue I've seen, the most bang for the buck, the most rider-friendly despite my fears. At lunch I felt like I was truly sitting in their living room, and that they were there to help me with my horsemanship goals.
    By the way, the woman that won today is a new friend of mine.  She came into this competition/trail obstacle course last year - in her words, "hangin onto the horn with both hands"' riding a rank, disrespectful, dangerous horse. She walked away today with the check.
This is riding in real life.
What a rush.

A recent email from a clinic participant:
Hey Kelli, I had a total blast May 9th at your place riding and going through the course. It was my first time there and in one afternoon my confidence in my horse and myself grew by leaps and bounds.(*we will get that water crossing next time! :)
Thanks for helping me and my horse become even better partners and for providing such a wonderful environment to do that in. Much thanks. Michelle