_I suspected things would pick up in 2012 and boy was I right! I don't think a day has gone by where we haven't been working on some element of the ride, making phone calls, or sending emails! It's good though -- and we're making lots of progress!
I want to send a huge thank you to Mark Terrell of Wild Horses of Nevada Photography. Mark has generously donated a 20 x 30 canvas print for us to raffle off. The beautiful artwork retails at trade shows for $400 so it is truly a prized piece to own. Here is the photo:
It's stunning right? So the plan is: people can make a blanket donation during the ride OR they can purchase raffle tickets for the print. Raffle tickets will be 1 for $5, 6 for $25, 12 for $50, or 24 for $100. We'll draw a winner when the ride is complete. I think offering the print is a great way to generate revenue for the ride and the Wild Horse Preservation League, so again, thank you to Mark!
And another big thank you to Mary Cioffi from Minden. Mary made the first monetary donation to the Nevada Discovery Ride, and her generosity will help us purchase some much needed supplies to get on the trail! Thank you so much Mary!
In other news, we are still working on the first half of the ride route. We've confirmed assistance with park rangers at Cave Lake and the Ward Charcoal Ovens. (Day 2 and 3 respectively). We're very lucky to have the sponsorship of the Nevada Division of Parks, especially since the ADT in Nevada goes through six state parks!
Lots of other planning and funding things in the works, so we'll see what happens in the next few weeks. We're finally expecting a little snow in Reno later this week, so maybe Sage and I will get some real winter riding in!
The latest updates from Samantha on the Nevada Discovery Ride.