Echo Lake retreat....


view of Echo Lake in the Qu'Appelle Valley from the top of the campgound area
ahhh at last in my canoe and loving it. Wendy and I camped at Qu'Appelle Valley at Echo Lake this last weekend. ....it was quite serene and a bit of hard work canoeing to get as far as we did!

Wendy enjoying the serenity.....



we also drove into Regina on Saturday and attended an event at the Ex
The 51st Annual Canadian National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show, better known as the Royal Red

.....wow if you are a horse lover of any kind the talent and beauty of these horses will amaze you......here is some info from the Leader Post write up....

“The Arabs do practically everything,“...They do really anything,” agreed Greg Hazlewood, owner of Hazlewood Arabians in Arizona. “They race them. They use them in cutting classes. They’re just a very, very versatile horse. I think probably the most versatile of any breed out there.”

they also have a very unique trot as their legs can extend and stretch straight out like no other horses in the world. The Arabian horse show has "native eventing" full arabian costuming on the horse and rider as well as the old english/hunter country show with rider in full tailcoat and top hat, as well as the "stallion halter" event. Only purebred arabian stallions who are brought into this world to breed and are very difficult to control were shown off in this event.


i am so grateful to have independence, a friend who is open to new adventures and my health...what a spectacular way to wind down August and renew my spirit for September!

4 comments:

katrina lauren said...

Oh Donna...looks like a fabulous weekend getaway!
After having had my great Arab friend Razz for more than 15 years I think I can safely say....Arabs are the BEST. I miss my old boy...but there was a little horse that gave his whole heart to everything he did and looked pretty doing it!(I sure miss him!)
fun post...thanks for sharing!

Snowflake said...

What a great combination for you: camping, canoeing and a horse show. Sounds like a great way to end the summer.

Cass said...

Wow, Donna, what a perfect getaway for you!! So glad you had this treat and with a good friend too. It looks and sounds as though you had such a relaxing and truly fun time ... :)

Anonymous said...

That sounds like the best holiday, Donna! I'm glad you had such a great time!

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