Apache Land Trail Ride and the Great Horse Giveaway

altr-marge.JPGAbsolutely the happiest person among Apache Land Trail Ride participants was and is Marge Anderson, winner of a drawing for a three-year-old Appaloosa filly generously donated by Mike Mataya. She’s shown here with Mike and Hugh Williams (left), ride manager. Mike is headquartered in nearby Thoreau, New Mexico, and is a long-time supporter and promoter of the Appaloosa breed.

Marge was on the ride with a group from the Wisconsin area to celebrate a friend’s birthday. In fact, it was her very first ApHC trail ride. Marge says, “I didn’t know how dumb I was to have missed doing this ride.” She happens to have a 23-year-old Appaloosa gelding (Bandit) at home, but he’s too old and out of shape for long rides. Marge says she’s been thinking she needed another horse. What a deal!

Regarding the Apache Land Trail Ride, Marge says “This has been one of the greatest adventures of my life – something that truly feeds my soul. Winning this filly has been the frosting on the cake. The generosity of Mike Mataya has stunned me. I cannot thank him enough.”

A native of Wisconsin, currently living in Pewaukee, Marge says she’s never lived more than 20 miles from where she was born. Her family traces back to pre-statehood days. She’s also spent most of her adult life avoiding the city, but she works there and commutes in plenty of traffic. As for her thoughts these days she says, “I need to get to the country – forever!”

Categories: Trail/Distance

1 Comment

  1. Megan (Marge's niece) Said,

    May 13, 2008 @ 11:54 am

    She’s SO pretty! I can’t wait to meet her! (o:

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