Rain, Chito, and Cy

By Dan Roark

On Sunday, February 25th, Claire, Ava, and Juliana participated as juniors in spur, poles, and barrels in the Denton Roundup Club (DRC) – now monthly – Playday at the DRC arena on Ryan Rd. in Denton. The girls rode Cy (Cyclops), Rain, and Chito, respectively.

Members of the DRC compete to get points at Playdays for end of the year awards. The girls from New Hope were letting the horses get used to the arena and gaining valuable competition experience. And they did really well! They handled all unforeseen situations with calmness and maturity.

Claire on Cy
Ava on Rain







Denton Roundup Club Playdays are relaxed affairs that are run like a club meeting. If anyone does not want to compete in the events (or patterns), they can ride an exhibition round for $5. They are very much an inclusive club. It is not known if New Hope riders will continue to participate in Playdays, but it is definitely a possibility. Everyone involved enjoyed the afternoon. It was a long day for the horses though. The girls tacked and untacked the horses and took care of them the entire time. Kudos to the girls for their work and participation. Claire, Ava, and Juliana – ya’ll did a great job!!!

Juliana on Chito

Ride on and ride for hope.

Donate to New Hope.

Funds are needed for paddock footing for the horses. Watch for upcoming post.








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