Just to think that Country Tough Trail Versatility (CT2V) had 38 participants in 2018, and has 165 members in 2020 is humbling. CT2V was founded by David and Brandy Von Holten in Mora, MO. CT2V is a competition association that is a combination of obstacles without any points for speed, a ranch horsemanship pattern, and trail. Each of the three event’s scores are added together for an overall versatility placement.
When I was a child, I cantered my horses everywhere! Fear never entered my mind. For at least three years of my life as a child, I wanted to become a jockey. Now, with my plus sized jeans I have outgrown the notion to become a jockey and fear is alive and well when it comes to [Read more…]
Blazing your own way in the equine industry as a young female professional has many challenges, but not for Lauren McCain.
By the age of 23, Lauren has already proved herself to be an asset in the equine industry. She was invited on to the National Country Tough Trail Versatility (CT2V) Board in 2019. Lauren demonstrated such a high level of fairness in judging, that she was selected to judge the 2019 [Read more…]
Country Tough Trail Versatility, CT2V, is a versatility that is a combination of trail riding, a ranch horsemanship pattern, and obstacles. What this creates for competitors is an environment that reaches past just obstacles, just patterns, and just trail. CT2V is a versatility to develop safe trail equine with built in opportunities for charitable monetary gift giving and excitement for those wanting to compete and [Read more…]
Luke, the donkey, has hit the jackpot in terms of finding a forever home at our trail riding facility in Missouri. He will have the task of being loved by children and adults during birthday parties and being kissed by brides that want to have unique wedding photos. It is a pretty good gig that is filled with love, treats, ear scratches, and brushings; lots and lots of brushings.
Luke had quiet the journey before landing at the ranch. What we know of his journey started in Cleveland, Tennessee at an auction for [Read more…]