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A rider enjoys the sunny weather last weekend along the shore of Washoe Lake at Washoe Lake State Park.

Riding Season At A Gallop


Horsemen are taking advantage of spring weather to enjoy the many riding oppurtunities around Washoe Valley. From riding the beach, which is getting narrower all the time, by the way, to the lakeside dunes to the trails in the hills, riders and horses alike are a common sight.

Locals in Nevada Day Parade

Nevada Day Parade

Nevada Day Parade

More from the Nevada Day parade. East Washoe Valley resident Jacquelyn participated in this years parade and I asked her about their cool group and the beautiful costumes and she sent this in:

The Parade Arabians were established by a local Vet and her Husband
and have been participating in parades for over 10 years to
highlight the Arabian breed, wearing native costumes. (ex: Lawrence of Arabia)
They are mostly a group of endurance riders (endurance rides take place in natural-rural
settings whereby the horse & rider compete for time for 20 miles, 50 miles, 75 and sometimes
100 mile rides. There are Vet checks during endurance rides to ensure the horse
is fit enough to continue.
Great group of folks!
We will be participating/riding in the Veterans Day Parade in downtown Reno this Tuesday.

Thanks Jacquelyn and we’ll see you at the next parade!

Finding “They Gave Thanks”

Greta Anderson wrote a great poem last winter about the equine life here in Washoe Valley and a reader recently wrote in looking for it. We have amassed alot of info here on the site and specific things can be hard to locate. Here’s how I did it.
1. I clicked on the Classic Pages button on the home page and that took me to the “old” washoevalley.org pages.
2. In my browser, I used the “find” tool under edit (Firefox) and searched for “Greta”.
3. That took me to the article that is still on the front page of the old pages. That provided this link to the poem.

4. If that doesn’t work, it may be on an archive page which is found at the bottom of the old pages front page. You can go to each of those archive pages and search them to find whatever was ever posted, whew.

This winter when we are all “snowed in” I hope to rearrange some info to make it easier to find but by using the above method, you should be able to find previously posted info. Let me know if you can’t.