Hi my name is Kelly Allen.
I thought I would start blogging about our camping trips with our horses. In 2003 I had never even heard about taking your horses out of the show pen and taking them camping with you. I met my now husband Ron Stolp in 2003 he was a horsemen but unlike me had spent most of his riding out on the open range trail riding and doing overnight trips with his horse. I had spent nearly all of my past doing only the odd trail ride but mostly had been in the show ring. As far as camping I had done some with my parents but it wasn't really camping , big 5 wheel with a slide-out, hot & cold running water, a warm bed, shower, kitchen, bedroom etc. Camping with horses was a little different. Our first trip out we did not have a big warm 5th wheel or even camper we had a tent and a bumper pull trailer. It was fun but I have never been one for doing the tenting thing so being a little spoiled if we where going to continue doing this I needed to be a little more comfortable so we sold our bumper pulled trailers and bought a fancy new gooseneck trailer. Ron custom designed the front so we had a small Living-quarters area. This was more like it!! Camping with our horses has changed our lives. We have met some of our best friends out on the trail. We have done many trips around BC and even south of the boarder in Arizona. In 2007 and 2008 we traveled to Arizona to camp with our horses and ride the foot steps of old cowboys from our past like Doc Holiday and Wyatt Earp.
With this blog I plan on posting our next big adventure. The end of 2011 we are planning on heading south yet again to Arizona. Keep posted for some of our great trail rides.
In 2007 I also started the web site http://www.campingandhorses.com this website is to help people like ourselves find great places to go with there horses all over North America.
Friday, 25 November 2011
Camping and horses
Horses are my passion. I have enjoyed many disciplines on horseback over my life. I got my first pony as a child. She was a palomino and white pinto pony. I show her in almost ever discipline and had so much fun. As I got older I got into the hunter jumper seen. Showing, riding and breeding hunter jumpers for the show ring, until I discover camping with your horses. Now I have gone back to my roots. I have always loved the coloured horses as they remind me of my first pony Tammy. We now breed American Paint horses and at this time own 5 of them. Four of them are Black and whites and the other is a dark bay and white. My husband and I now travel all over in our trailer with our 2 of our horses discovering new trails. I love to share where we go so that other riders can also share the same distinctions. When we first started I could not find places on the internet to travel too. There are many destinations that do not advertise it is word of mouth. This is were my web site and blog come in handy for those of you looking. Visit our home page at http://www.canoafarms.com and also visit our Camping and horses web page at http://www.campingandhorses.