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The idea for this trip started in the beginning of 2007. David brought it up and his daughters, Stacey and Teresa, immediately jumped on board. They all wanted to go on a crazy adventure together that included family, horses and camping. Finally all of their hard work and patience has paid off. This is it! This is “The Ride”!

Our general route is to start from Pierson, MB and make our way to White Rock, BC. There, Stacey will leave us and Dad and I will go on up through the Banff and Jasper National Parks. We will start the ride with the wagon. Once we get to Alberta, we will switch to just riding and packing the horses. Going this far creates a unique opportunity in that it is a Long Riders’ Guild recognized expedition. If we are successful on our trip, we could be eligible to join the LRG. They are a small group of people world wide who have completed 1000 miles in a single trip on horseback. Pretty cool!

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David, aka: Dad.

The one who started it all. It was his 2007 New Years Resolution that he would attempt to ride across Canada on a horse. We later changed it to just starting at the MB/SK border, going fully across SK, AB, and BC for simplicity, ease, and a higher probability of success. He is a retired firefighter, husband and father of 5, DIY project expert and general lover of life.

Stacey, aka: Big Sis.

The goal oriented, organized one. She makes sure we have deadlines and realistic ideas of what to expect. Never one to say no to a challenge, she comes along to experience a once in a lifetime trip and guide us with her knowledge as a Veterinarian.

Teresa, aka: Lil Sis.

The kinda kooky, singing, go-with-the-flow one. I’ll make sure we have as much fun as possible and hopefully not get us into too much trouble. I will be attempting to chronicle our adventures, big and small, in this blog. I apologize in advance for any spelling/grammar mistakes.

We hope you laugh,cry, poop your pants (hopefully not, but it might happen!) and generally enjoy your time with us as we make our way through this crazy thing called “The Ride”.