Monday, January 5, 2015

Distance Derby 2014 Year End Leaderboard

Distance Derby 2014 in now at the end.  Such a great year for so many riders.  Congratulations to Team 74 - Crazy Legs for the Top spot.  She pretty much was in the lead the whole year!  Awesome year Diane!  It was so much fun to watch so many people make it to the 1000 mile marker this year!  Let just remember that any time in the saddle is fantastic and if we stay on top, even better....RIGHT!!!  Many hugs to you all, give your horses a hug from me too, and I hope that 2015 is even better then 2014 for everyone :-)  Happy trails and ride on!!!

Remember we are planning to recognize all the DD2014 Teams at the Horse Trail Riding Expo on March 21/22,2015. Come Join Us!  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

2014 - Goodbye and thanks for all the rides!

Distance Derby 2014 is over. Thanks everyone for all the fun posts and pictures we all shared during the year. So fun being able to ride virtually with everyone. I hope and pray for a wonderful 2015 for everyone. Hope you meet your goals going forward and are content with how far you have come and the experiences you had in 2014. With the beginning of the derby in 2012 by Tammy Martin Vasa we all had the opportunity to track our miles together and have fun watching others ride more. I hope you all will continue to track your miles either with the other derbies out there or on your own, just so you can go "wow, I rode that many miles in a year". Happy Trails, happiness and hugs to you all!

Monday, December 29, 2014

December 28th Leaderboard Update

Here we are almost to the end.  Thought I would put up an update now, so everyone can see where they are, so if they need a mile or two to meet their goal others can cheer them on :-)

Monday, December 22, 2014

December 22nd Leaderboard Update

December 22nd Leaderboard update is here.  I am amazed at how many people are riding hard to meet their goals whether those goals are the same ones they started out with in January or the re-routed goals they are now going for.  Two more teams joined the Millennium Club this week!  Congrats!!  Nine more days in the 2014 Distance Derby.  I will wait until January 5 to post the final year end team rankings so everyone has plenty of time to get their miles in.  Ride on People---Ride on!!!


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

December 15th Leaderboard

Middle of the last month of 2015 and we still have people riding!  Awesome!!  Keep going ya'll!!!

Monday, December 8, 2014

December 8 th Leaderboard

December 8th....only 3 1/2 weeks to go until the end of DD2014.  This looks like a pretty nice week to ride, so git'r'done!  

Monday, December 1, 2014

End of November Leaderboard

Well, it is the end of November and only 1 month left to meet your goals.  GO FOR IT!!  Don't wimp out just because of the weather......dress up like the stay-puff-marshmallow man and get those miles in!!! Welllll, maybe try your best on the nicer days....that's what I am planning to do :-)  

Monday, November 24, 2014

November 24th Leaderboard Update

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I know we are all thankful that we have our horses and we can ride, whether is is 1 mile or 1000 miles, every mile is a blessing.  Happy Trails everyone.  With 1  rider over 2000 miles and 7 riders over 1000 miles this has been a dynamite year for riding.  Sure hope we get some good riding in in December :-)

Monday, November 17, 2014

November 17th Leaderboard

November 17th Leaderboard is here.  So surprised at how many people rode this week.   A BIG BRRR around here in the Midwest, I know I didn't even think of riding LOL.  

For those of you who are interesting in riding in a distance derby for 2015, the Michigan Derby has graciously opened up for all of us.  Please go over to for more information and to register.  I, for one, have already registered for 2015.  Hope to see you there :-)

Thanks to everyone who has been in the Distance Derby, so glad you rode with us.  Also a big thank you to Marvel for adding the wonderful Photo Contest this year.  It has been such fun to see all the awesome pictures shared this year.  

Sunday, November 16, 2014

No Derby 2015

After careful consideration I have decided not to continue the DistanceDerby for 2015.

However, the Michigan Distance Derby will be continuing on and you have been invited to register for that derby if you would like to.

Go to for more information and to register. Heather requests that you sign up before December 1st, so that she will be able to get everyone included in that derby to begin on January 1st.

Michigan Distance Derby

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

November 11th Leaderboard

So sorry to be late in getting this posted, but here it is :-)  Lots of riding this week as everyone tried to get a lot of miles during the beautiful week.  Yeow!! Yesterday I was riding with friends and in the morning it was 60* and I said I had on too many layers, by the time we stopped riding it was 40* and the wind was a windy 40mph.  Then last night we got snow!!  From 60* to 26* in one day!  That can take it's toll on our ponies!  Keep an eye on them.  Congrats to Team 74 - Crazy Legs with over 2000 miles!  Awesome Team!!

Monday, November 3, 2014

End of October Leaderboard

Well fall is officially here along with shorter days.  Happy for the first and the latter.....not so much.  But it is what it is :-)  October was a very fun month for riding for lots of us.  Two months to get to whatever your goal is whether it is 20 miles, 200 miles or 2000 miles, each goal is important for different reasons.  Hope everyone attains their goal by the end of the year.  

Monday, October 27, 2014

October 27th Leaderboard Update

Only 4 more days till November 1st and only 5 more days until Daylight Savings Time and our daylight gets alot shorter :-(  On November 2nd, I will start counting the days until Winter Solstice when the days start getting longer again :-)  This past week has been awesome for riding; what a great way to end October.  Congrats to all our "over 1000 mile" riders and congrats to everyone who has met a personal riding goal too.  I will post the END of October Leaderboard on Monday November 3rd, but it will ONLY include the last 4 days of October, so go ride and remember to post it!

Monday, October 20, 2014

October 20th Leaderboard Update

What a fantastic weekend of riding. Hope everyone got to enjoy the changing colors,  I sure did :-)  We now have 6 people with over 1000 miles and our top team is almost at 2000!!!  Congrats to everyone :-)  

Monday, October 13, 2014

October 13th Leaderboard Update

What a wonderful week of riding;  weather was awesome for us in the midwest.  I know of 2 CTRs, an Endurance ride, a clinic, an annual trail ride, a halloween ride and a birthday ride all going on this weekend and I am sure there were more!  So glad so many people had the time to ride.  Mary Kennedy sings a song called the "Rhythm of the Ride"..... "2 hearts beat as 4 feet fly"...... that soooo explains it doesn't it.