311 Hunters Creek Drive
|My most cherished accomplishment in endurance riding is my horse Bo “My Aky Braky Heart” when we received our decade award. Bo introduced me into|
endurance riding, and I have never looked back. I am a critical care nurse with certifications in critical care, emergency nursing, and cardiac medicine and
surgery. I work hard to be the best nurse that I can be, and will do my best to give as much back to the sport that I love also.
it is my pleasure to serve as TERA President, support our Ride Managers, cultivate our membership and be there in any way I can for the organization.
My name is Russell Betts. I came to riding in my mid 30's in England, where I did dressage, show jumping and fox hunting. I got bored one weekend when I had been sent to Houston on assignment for work, and wound up at Cypress Trails.
|I started riding when I was a toddler. Horses have always been my passion. I grew up showing and even showed professionally after I graduated from Texas A&M.|
The politics of showing turned me off and I began looking for other ways to enjoy my horses. I found competitive trail and soon after discovered endurance. It was love at first ride. I did my first LD in jeans and a western saddle on a big stock bred
paint horse. Now, 10 years later, I will earn the coveted Decade Team award with my Arabian, Jose Baske when we complete our next 50. I enjoy riding with my son,
Jack. I am happy to have the opportunity to serve as your VP and give back to TERA.
163 Fisher McConathy Rd
Anacoco, La 71403
|Horses have been my passion my entire life--from the third word I ever said (oddly enough my second word was tractor!!), to riding my first horse at age 4, and then owning my own horse at age 8. I come from a family who has never had any interest in horses at all, much less owned one. I now own 8 horses, and this is my fourth year doing endurance. I wanted to do it way back when but never had transportation or the right horse. So now I'm making up for lost time! I currently have over 1000 LD miles and 1500 Endurance miles, and I’m looking to compete in|
Tevis in 2017, and log my 4th year in my quest for a Decade Team award. This is my sport. I have tried a dozen different sports (from soccer to dog agility), some of which I do still love, but there is nothing like the sport of endurance. The family atmosphere, and the camaraderie is almost impossible to explain to an outsider. I now have an extended family that actually understands, and even encourages this addiction! Because it is VERY addicting. Just come try it! You'll never go back!! I am honored to be on the TERA board and will do everything I can to help.
3651 White River Dr.
Dallas, TX 75287 972-672-8250
I literally stumbled into the realm of endurance photography when I took my camera to the 2009 New Year's in New Mexico ride and started taking pictures. The rest, as they say, is history. Since then, it has been my privilege and pleasure to serve as ride photographer for most of the TERA rides. In that time, I have become acquainted with nearly every TERA member and have formed warm friendships with a great many, and I have come to love this sport as much as those of you who
It is an honor to serve as Secretary of the TERA Board and contribute whatever talents I may have to growing this sport and ensuring its future success.
My heart is with the horses and really always has been. I have had this love and addiction deep in my soul ever since I was a little girl. I believe the bond and
|Publicity and Awards Director|
PO Box 559 Daingerfield,
|Vonita Bowers introduced me to the sport of endurance. I was known for bringing my black and white quarter horse mare to rides and riding her bareback in camp all|
day while my dad (Dennis Seymore) worked the rides. Vonita would sometimes take me out for short rides the day after. When I turned 10 years of age Fire Pony (1/2
arabian and 1/2 welsh pony) came in to my life; it was then when I starting riding LD and competing. I have since then ridden 25s, 50s, 75s, 100s, ridden once internationally for the FEI Young Riders in Italy, volunteered at many rides, and recently managed my first endurance ride. Endurance riding as you can see has become a part of my life. I enjoy the many friendships acquired and the places all
over the world it has taken me.
|Ride Manager Director|
3598 CR 406
McKinney, TX 75071
|I am one of those "horse crazy girls" that never outgrew her interest in horses, much to my parents' dismay. And the Arabian breed was always my favorite. I even barrel raced and competed in 4H and Texas Junior Horse Show Association shows on my first Arab when I was in high school and was quite the oddity among all the quarter horse folks. After 22 years without having horses, I graduated from|
TAMU College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996 and was introduced to the sport of endurance by vetting the Bluebonnet in 1999. I was hooked. I knew that I had
finally found "my sport" and in doing so, had also found my chosen "family".
Endurance has been my passion ever since. As you all know, no events get scheduled without first consulting the Ride Calendar. Where else can you spend your weekend with the nicest and most interesting group of people who all share a love of the most beautiful animal created, all while riding trails that most people will never see, let alone even know exist ? Heaven. I am expanding my experience
with the sport this year by serving on the TERA board ( thanks to all of you) and by managing my first ride, Old Glory.