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2003/03/07

Independence High School FFA Holds Annual Trail Ride And Barbeque by Gidget Lentz As spring approaches, the thoughts of warmer weather, more sunshine, and trail rides come to mind. Yes, trail rides! For horse lovers everywhere, trail riding is filled with fun and excitement. If you have never been trail riding or are looking to start, may I suggest the annual Independence FFA trail ride and barbeque. This event takes place two times a year, once in the fall and once in the spring. Unfortunately, Mother Nature was not kind to the last scheduled trial ride. As the Mid-South had an overabundance of rain, the trails were too wet to ride. On Saturday, March 29th, all horse enthusiasts are invited to participate in this wonderful event. The ride takes place at Arkabutla Lake in Mississippi on the property belonging to the Corps of Engineers. Bayou Point is where the fire lanes are made for trail riders to enjoy beautiful scenery while sharing it with the company of many others. The trail ride is by far the largest and most popular fundraiser the Independence High School FFA takes part in. The funds are used to help send the FFA students to the National Convention to compete many different areas involving livestock and farming. For those who are not much on riding horses, there is still even a better reason to come. What could be just as great as trail riding or even better? How about tasting some of the best barbeque in the Mid-South. That's right, this event served up barbeque that is out of this world. Many people come from several different states to attend this wonderful fund raising event. Riders of all ages are welcome; the average attendance for the trail ride ranges between 120-130 participants. Come join other horse lovers in this wonderful tradition! For more information please call (662) 622-5643 or (662) 562-4209.

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