The Wimberley Wayfarer CTR will become the Wayfarer at Parrie Haynes in 2014. The Wayfarer, which has been held at Storm Ranch in Dripping Springs for the past three years, is moving 80 miles north to the West Side of Parrie Haynes Youth Ranch in Killeen on the same weekend as previously published, September 6-8.
“The trails were all mapped and marked for the Very Merry Parrie Christmas ride,” said Kate Love, “so it made perfect sense to use them for the Wayfarer when Storm Ranch was unavailable for this year.” Kate had been the manager for the Christmas ride and will be the Trailmaster for the Wayfarer.
The Wayfarer at Parrie Haynes will feature one-day and two-day competitions with Horsemanship Judge Kathy Shanor and Vet Judge Dr. Natalie Goldberger. Elaine Swiss is the Ride Manager. The ride will be available for registration on RMS in early April. Full electric hook-ups are available on a first-fully paid registration, first-reserved basis. The bunkhouse will also be available for camping.
Other schedule changes at Storm Ranch for the AERC Riding the Storm endurance races will also affect the 4th Annual Storm Ranch Trail Versatility Championship. This year the trophy will be awarded to the highest point earner at just two events, the Peach Hill Promenade TTC at Storm Ranch on March 29, and the Wayfarer at Parrie Haynes. For one year the trophy will be the Hill Country Trail Versatility Championship. It is expected that all three types of trail competition will return to Storm Ranch in 2015.