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    Tuesday, October 04, 2022

    Riding the trails

    Sandy Stavens, of Coventry, pauses to pet to her horse Ruski, 16, before participating in a Pleasure Trail Ride organized by the Connecticut Morgan Horse Association through the Nehantic State Forest in East Lyme on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The ride started at Hallelujah Hill and continued for 9 miles through the forest with some riders deciding to do the loop twice. Director Wanda Stazick said the group tries to organize at least four pleasure rides a year, which are open to members and non-members. “The pandemic has slowed us down a bit, but we´re all excited to hit the trails," she said. The group's next ride is a Turkey Trot at Bluff Point State Park on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. See more on the organization at https://www.ctmorgans.org/(Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    East Lyme — Horseback riders participate in a Pleasure Trail Ride organized by the Connecticut Morgan Horse Association through the Nehantic State Forest on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021.

    The ride started at Hallelujah Hill and continued for 9 miles through the forest with some riders deciding to do the loop twice. Director Wanda Stazick said the group tries to organize at least four pleasure rides a year, which are open to members and non-members. 

    "The pandemic has slowed us down a bit, but we're all excited to hit the trails," she said. The group's next ride is a Turkey Trot at Bluff Point State Park in Groton on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. See more on the organization at https://www.ctmorgans.org/

    Friends, from left, Sandy Stavens of Coventry, Erica Korper of Killingly and Mary Palumbo of Killingly, ride through the Nehantic State Forest in East Lyme during a Pleasure Trail Ride organized by the Connecticut Morgan Horse Association on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The ride started at Hallelujah Hill and continued for 9 miles through the forest with some riders deciding to do the loop twice. Director Wanda Stazick said the group tries to organize at least four pleasure rides a year which are open to members and non-members. “The pandemic has slowed us down a bit but we´re all excited to hit the trails," she said. The group's next ride is a Turkey Trot at Bluff Point State Park on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. See more on the organization at https://www.ctmorgans.org/ (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Erica Korper, of Killingly, puts a bridle on her horse Chance, 23, before participating in a Pleasure Trail Ride organized by the Connecticut Morgan Horse Association through the Nehantic State Forest in East Lyme on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The ride started at Hallelujah Hill and continued for 9 miles through the forest with some riders deciding to do the loop twice. Director Wanda Stazick said the group tries to organize at least four pleasure rides a year which are open to members and non-members. “The pandemic has slowed us down a bit but we´re all excited to hit the trails," she said. The group's next ride is a Turkey Trot at Bluff Point State Park on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. See more on the organization at https://www.ctmorgans.org/(Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Wanda Stazick greets Trixie as Mary Palumbo gets the horse's saddle ready before participating in a Pleasure Trail Ride organized by the Connecticut Morgan Horse Association through the Nehantic State Forest in East Lyme on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The ride started at Hallelujah Hill and continued for 9 miles through the forest with some riders deciding to do the loop twice. Director Wanda Stazick said the group tries to organize at least four pleasure rides a year which are open to members and non-members. “The pandemic has slowed us down a bit but we´re all excited to hit the trails," she said. The group's next ride is a Turkey Trot at Bluff Point State Park on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. See more on the organization at https://www.ctmorgans.org/(Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Mary Palumbo of Killingly, puts a saddle on her horse Trixie, 12, before participating in a Pleasure Trail Ride organized by the Connecticut Morgan Horse Association through the Nehantic State Forest in East Lyme on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The ride started at Hallelujah Hill and continued for 9 miles through the forest, with some riders deciding to do the loop twice. Director Wanda Stazick said the group tries to organize at least four pleasure rides a year which are open to members and non-members. “The pandemic has slowed us down a bit but we´re all excited to hit the trails," she said. The group's next ride is a Turkey Trot at Bluff Point State Park on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. See more on the organization at https://www.ctmorgans.org/(Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Sandy Stavens of Coventry, talks to her horse Ruski, before participating in a Pleasure Trail Ride organized by the Connecticut Morgan Horse Association through the Nehantic State Forest in East Lyme on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The ride started at Hallelujah Hill and continued for 9 miles through the forest, with some riders deciding to do the loop twice. Director Wanda Stazick said the group tries to organize at least four pleasure rides a year which are open to members and non-members. “The pandemic has slowed us down a bit but we´re all excited to hit the trails," she said. The group's nexxt ride is a Turkey Trot at Bluff Point State Park on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. See more on the organization at https://www.ctmorgans.org/(Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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