The annual Roche Percee Trail Ride and Wagon Trek attracted many people from August 9 to 11, as there were 115 riders over the three days.
“The trail ride was very good, we were accident free which we pray for every year,” said event spokesperson Joyce Schlapkohl.
The main concern for this year’s trail ride was the condition of the trails, thanks to the wet spring and summer, Schlopkohl said.
Richard Aspenlieder and Ron Sandhoff were there coordinators who planned out the trails over the three days.
“They went out a few days ahead of time and checked out where they were going to go, and to get permission from all of the land owners and that sort of thing so they’re not crossing in someone’s property,” said Schlapkohl.
The ride on August 9 was just in the afternoon, as the riders were back by the evening. The following day was the longest trek, as the participants left in the morning, had lunch on the trail and arrived back in Roche Percee by the evening.
The final ride of the event was on the 11th. It stared in the morning and concluded in the late afternoon.
Schlapkhol said that the people who participated in the trail ride activities enjoyed their time.
“I never heard one person complain about anything, they were tickled pink with the trail ride, and of course that’s just the most beautiful scenic valley you could go,” she said.
There was also a silent auction and a Chinese auction all three days, with proceeds going towards a new hall in Roche Percee.
Schlapkohl said that the auctions went really well as there were a lot of items donated.
All of the meals were prepared by Roche Percee Recreation Board, as they were big contributors to the event.
The recreation board and the Souris Valley Trekkers host the event each year.