Spring is here and hopefully everyone is out and about and enjoying time with family, friends, and especially our four-footed equine companions!! While the winter was not too bad overall, February and the start of March did remind us of what winter is all about. Hope everyone and their animals came through the cold and snow well.
The riding season is moving into full swing with the Bluebell Rides in the next few weeks as well as the Spring Judged Pleasure Ride, the first ride of the Crystal Crown Series, at the end of April. Registrations for the Bluebell Rides have exceeded past numbers and we expect the same for the JPR. If you’re interested or know someone who is, please spread the word and see our registration materials under the Calendar and Events section.
Workdays are also in full swing and volunteers to help are always needed. Work days focus on trail maintenance and upkeep. Work continues on the Brawner Loop as well as other areas needing attention. With reductions in Park resources, our contributions to trail maintenance are as important as ever. If you want to volunteer for workdays or any BES activity, please do not hesitate to contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Joan Ferguson at 703-938-2918. From clearing trees, to erosion control and mulching trails, BES volunteers put in a truly amazing amount of time in the park to ensure everyone can enjoy the trails.
BES is celebrating 30 years this year!!! Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the success of BES over the years!!
Hope all your rides are great and see you on the trails!!