The Center of the Nation Appaloosa Horse Club held an open trail ride on July 21, 2007. Twenty-six riders enjoyed the hills and valleys of the Wolf Creek Valley outside Freeman, South Dakota. Trail boss Craig Roth guided riders thru creeks and down paths that led by original 1880's homestead homes, including a sod house and a rock house. A good time was had by all on the ride in the valley with weather conditions almost perfect. Riders even got to spend some time cooling off in the spray of an irrigation pivot and a few horses were reluctant to leave the cool mist. Following an afternoon of riding, Doug Richards tended the grills and served hamburgers and hotdogs provided by CON ApHC. Lots of other food to share was brought by the trail riders and everybody ate well. Plans for the next club ride may include the southern part of the Wolf Creek Valley that leads to the James River. Please check the CON ApHC website at www.conappclub.com for more news about the club and information about future activities.