The Roche Percee Trail Ride and Wagon Trek made a successful return after a one-year hiatus, as approximately 120 riders attended the event.
Participants spent much of the three days from August 10 to 12 riding through the hills and valleys that surround Roche Percee.
Many of them opted to ride via horseback, but a few people were on horse-drawn wagons or carriages.
The trail rides were about 16 to 20 kilometres long on August 10 and 12, and 30 kilometres on August 11. Event spokesperson Joyce Schlapkohl said the scenery they viewed was beautiful, and the weather was cooperative throughout the three days.
Schlapkohl said she was happy with the attendance, since the event was cancelled last year due to flooding. The number of riders was down from when the trek was last held in 2010, but Schlapkohl is optimistic they'll attract more people next year.
"We were dealing with primitive facilities this year, but everything went very, very well," said Schlapkohl.
They didn't have access to the Roche Percee Village Hall, which was damaged in last year's flooding. So they set up a kitchen, a hot water tank and hot and cold running water inside a tent.
"It was a lot more work preparing for the trail ride, because of not having the hall, but we got through it, and everything went very well," said Schlapkohl.
The trail ride and wagon trek was a project of the Souris Valley Trekkers, the Roche Percee Recreation Board and the Village of Roche Percee.