When I came to the Peace Region, I was gifted and blessed to be surrounded by people who shared my passion for the outdoors and horses. They introduced me to poker rides on horseback, a wonderful pseudo family of horse people and even my now life partner. I was gifted with the adventure of the Wonowon Gymkana and Poker Ride. 6 years ago I participated in the fun filled day of Gymkana games, a flat race against my now partner and his sibling, and the following day we leisurely enjoyed the trail ride of the Poker Ride. The organizers do an amazing job of creating a fun trail through cut lines, logging blocks and accesses that have a history for many of the families attending the ride.
This year marks the 6th Wonowon Poker Ride I have been in the Peace Region for. It was also the first that we brought our daughter to. It’s so special to me that we are able to take family time to ride the trails that my spouse grew up on, that made my first poker ride experience memorable, and that so many families before us have used to tighten the bond of family.
We are blessed to be in a community that provides so many outdoor experiences, enabling us to raise well rounded future citizens of the world.
Sonya W – Gemini