Lane’s End HT Competitors Ride for the Cure

Lane's End Ride for the Cure Horse Trials was held this past weekend in Ontario, giving eventers a great cause to ride for and a challenging event to compete in. Emily Bertrand was kind enough to send in some thoughts on a successful weekend. Do you have a story you'd like to share? Send it to [email protected]

Emily Bertrand & Northern Hat. Photo courtesy of Hannah Davies. Emily Bertrand & Northern Hat. Photo courtesy of Hannah Davies.

From Emily:

Lane’s End is a little hidden gem in Bobcaygeon,  Ontario,  Canada.  The beautiful property boasts rolling hills and the perfect setting for an event. What makes the event truly special is that it’s a fundraiser for breast cancer. Riders  and spectators all come out to show their support for a great cause.

Many are dressed up in pink some with just subtle hints of pink others go all out including painting their horses! The event is one that provides a fun and very positive atmosphere as everyone is there to support a great cause.

The venue is well set up and boasts a wonderful cross country course. It has very natural cross country fences with lots of appropriate challenges and exceptional use of terrain. It is a challenging, fun and refreshing course and one that all Ontario riders should have marked on their calendars.

Royale Equestrian Centre’s Emily Bertrand rode the Webster-Pless family’s horse, Northern Hat, to victory in the Open Preliminary Division at Lane’s End. Northern Hat is a 2005 Pennsylvania bred Thoroughbred Gelding by Harry the Hat (Seattle Slew) out of Carakat, an OTTB mare that competed at the NAJYRC and up to the Advanced Level with Tara Ziegler.

Tara decided to breed Carakat to Castle Rock’s Farm stallion Harry the Hat based on the stallion’s lovely character, build, bloodlines, and knowing he is a producer of quality offspring with great temperaments and aptitude for eventing.

Northern Hat, aka Harry, has just recently moved up to the Preliminary level and the challenging but fair course at Lane’s End proved that he is headed on the right track and doing exactly what he was he bred to do!

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