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2010 YEAR END RESULTS
Jr. Youth
1. Parx Kesselring 37pts
2. Mary Francis Tvrdik 35 pts
3. Hallie Paulson 31 pts
4. Aspen Rouse 26 pts

Sr. Youth
1. Ashley Smith 28 pts
2. Bailey Donovan 18 pts

Novice
1. Becky Schainost and Belle 36 pts
2. JoAnn Schainost 35 pts
3. Becky Schainost and Deckstar 31 pts
4. Becky Schainost and Dina 25 pts

Trail Rider
1. Dana Kesselring and Magic 38 pts
2. Dana Kesselring and Dreamzz 34 pts
3. Tina Fisher 27 pts
4. Louise McCall 24 pts

Xtreme
1. Dana Kesselring and Magic 39 pts
2. Dana Kesselring and Dreamzz 37 pts
3. Tina Fisher 31 pts
4. Julie Rouse 20 pts

Trail Rider Challenge No. 1
June 12, 2010

Omaha Stockyards Saddle Club Arena

Youth 12 & under
1. Mary Frances Tvrdik
2. Parx Kesselring
3. Hallie Paulson

Novice
1. Becky Schainost
2. JoAnn Schainost
3. Jolene Greckel
4. Marlee Klco
5. Jodi Hansen
6. Becky Schainost

Rookies
1. Alice Tvydik
2. Marlee Klco
3. Jolenne Greckel
4. Rick Curry
5. Maureen Eibst

Trail Rider
1. Dana Kesselring
2. Dana Kesselring
3. Louise McCall
4. Alice Tvydik
5. Jodi Hansen
6. Marlee Klco

Xtreme
1. Dana Kesselring
2. Dana Kesselring
3. Tina Fisher
4. Louise McCall

Trail Rider Challenge No. 2
July 17, 2010

Capital City Horse & Pony Club Arena

Youth 12 & under
1. Parx Kesselring
2. Aspen Rouse
3. Mary Frances Tvrdik
4. Hallie Paulson
5. William Lavelle
6. MaKena Finnel

Youth 13 & over
1. Ashley Smith
2. Bailey Donovan

Novice
1. Becky Schainost
2. JoAnn Schainost
3. Becky Schainost
4. Becky Schainost

40 & over
1. Tina Fisher
2. Julie Rouse
3. JoAnn Schainost

Trail Rider
1. Dana Kesselring
2. Dana Kesselring
3. Tina Fisher
4. Becky Schainost
5. Juli Rouse
6. Aspen Rouse

Xtreme
1. Dana Kesselring
2. Dana Kesselring
3. Julie Rouse
4. Tina Fischer
5. Julie Rouse
6. Lisa Finnell

Trail Rider Challenge No. 3
August 7, 2010

Skyline Ranch Arena

Youth 12 & under
1. Mary Frances Tvrdik
2. Parx Kesselring
3. Hallie Paulson
4. Aspen Rouse
5. Italia Rouse

Youth 13 & over
1. Ashley Smith
2. Bailey Donovan

Novice
1. Becky Schainost
2. Jodi Hansen
3. Becky Schainost
4. JoAnn Schainost
5. Becky Schainost

Colts
1. Dana Kesselring
2. Stacie Poessnecker
3. Jodi Hansen

Trail Rider
1. Dana Kesselring
2. Dana Kesselring
3. Julie Rouse
4. Tina Fisher
5. Louise McCall
6. Julie Rouse

Xtreme
1. Dana Kesselring
2. Dana Kesselring
3. Tina Fisher
4. Julie Rouse
5. Louise McCall
6. Julie Rouse

Trail Rider Challenge No. 4
September 11, 2010

Triple M Stables

Youth 12 & under
1. Aspen Rouse
2. Parx Kesselring
3. Hallie Paulson
4. Mary Frances Tvrdik


Youth 13 & over
1. Erin Stanton
2. MeMe Palmquist
3. Ashley Smith

Novice
1. JoAnn Schainost
2. Becky Schainost - Dexter
4. Becky Schainost - Belle
5. Becky Schainost - Dina

Rookie Novice
1. Paul Knorr
2. Lorri Knorr
3. Anne Ratashak
4. Larry Ratashak

Trail Rider
1. Louise McCall
2. Dana Kesselring - Magic
3. Tina Fisher
4. Becky Schainost- Belle
5. Dana Kesselring - Dreamzz
6. Julie Rouse - TC

TRC Rookie
1. Tami Tracy - Lily
2. Tami Tracy - Twix
3. Lorri Knorr
4. Paul Knorr
5. Larry Ratashak

Mustang Division
1. Dana Kesselring - Gypsy Boone

Xtreme
1. Dana Kesselring - Magic
2. Dana Kesselring - Dreamzz
3. Tina Fisher
4. Julie Rouse - TC
5. Louise McCall
6. Julie Rouse - BJ

Trail Rider Challenge - Extended Version
September 4, 2010

Log Barn Stables

Youth 12 & under
1. Parx Kesselring
2. Sierra McMann

Youth 13 & over
1. Ashley Smith
2. MeMe Palmquist
3. Katie Jordan
4. Grace Graham
5. Erin Staton
6. Kate Bonham

Novice (21 entries)
1. Karen Johnson
2. Rob Kesselring
3. Felecia Polly
4. Susan Knicely
5. Lynne Bonham
6. Clayton Harris
7. Renee Flanagan
8. Susan Jacobs
9. Pat Kirk

Trail Rider
1. Shelly Henderson
2. Kyle Stanley
3. Julie Rouse
4. Dana Kesselring
5. Stacie Poessnecker
6. Kelly Anderson
7. Joel Yandell
8. Tracy Price

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

A Trail Obstacle Clinic with Purina Ambassador Kelli Paulson will be held in conjunction with the Kickoff Event at Five Star Stables. It is from 10:00-11:30am. Cost $10.  Please pre-register as space is limited.