This Wednesday I followed someone from a prior assignment to the Rock Valley Saddle Club and I am glad to have followed that whim. What I happened upon was a small group of great people practicing a sport that’s not often seen by the Average Joe. This is certainly a family sport, with many of the riders having children riding or at the very least playing in the dirt outside of the ring.
I am going to make a point to go back again in the future and continue to explore and experience this club in hopes to create a longer story. I am excited to be allowed to have an open ended story to explore over the coming months, without the stress of a deadline. My next visit Chad Koenen has promised me the chance to get up on a horse for the first time since I was eight.
Here are a few selects from my first, and certainly not my last, night at the Rock Valley Saddle Club.