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A Ride to RememberBy Sheila Sowerby- Aldergrove ChapterSometimes when you are out riding the trails the best ideas come to you. That is what happened to Heather Tottenham out riding one Remembrance Day. At 11AM she stopped her horse to place a poppy on the nearest tree and have a private moment of silence for those who served. As she rode on she thought, “I wonder if this might be something other horse people would enjoy…?”And so she organized a ride. November 11th 2017 nine backcountry horsemen rode into the forests of Golden Ears with poppies on our lapels and breast collars. The weather was suitably somber but not yet raining and it was, as always, a great day to be in the saddle. We stopped in a tranquil clearing just before 11:00. The forest floor was covered with orange and yellow leaves and a lone airplane flew low, directly…
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