Len Rolph, Glenwood, and his 7-year-old endurance horse, T.J.'s Dancer, were awarded the Sandybaar award at the Pacific Northwest Endurance Ride Conference in Portland recently.
The Sandybaar is awarded to all horse/rider teams who complete 10 or more consecutive rides of 50 miles or longer in one ride season.
The PNER circuit currently has 621 members from four states and British Columbia. Fifteen horse/rider teams qualified for the award in 2002.
T.J.'s Dancer has a total of 20 completions and 980 competitive miles. He has a perfect record, completing every ride entered to date. Sandybaar was an Arabian stallion who was never pulled from an endurance ride in several thousand miles of competition.
Klickitat County will host two endurance rides this coming year. The first will be in Glenwood on May 27. A second will be in Trout Lake in late summer.
The Glenwood High School Class of 2004 would like to thank everyone who supported the class in the purchase of raffle tickets for a side of beef. Congratulations to Harry Dechand for being the lucky winner.