Just when Duvall Foundation for the Arts (DFA) members began to recharge their hopes for the Thayer Barn, even planning a community meeting to share their updated plans and gather public input, the barn took matters into its own hands.
Cassie Chriest, 2012 Cedarcrest High School graduate and Montana State University sophomore, along with her 16-year-old quarter horse Talk About Royal (aka Tar) won the Novice Amateur Western Horsemanship Champion Title, out of a deep pen of 140 competitors, along with the High Point Western Horse Award at the 2014 AQHA SmartPak West Championship Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, held October 1-5.
Delights in show ring successes and his growing herd
DUVALL–A couple of years ago a curious Rick Heslinga took a stroll from his house down to Cherry Valley Dairy and asked Johnny Padilla, one of the farm workers, what he could do to help.
Johnny handed the Tolt Middle School student a pitchfork and told him to “have at it.” Rick did just that, starting with helping out with the cleaning and feeding. The youngster loved the work and it wasn’t long before he also became entranced with the Jersey milking herd and their calves. A quick study, he became a member of Bicycle Tree 4-H and learned how to win in the show ring.
Join Camp Korey at Carnation Farm from Friday, October 17 – Sunday, October 19 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. to celebrate the fall season.
Bring the whole family for a fun-filled day on the beautiful Camp Korey campus at our annual Fall Festival. Along with family-friendly activities like hay rides and s’more making, visitors will have the chance to learn more about Camp Korey’s sustainable organic farming.
Admission is free. Enjoy Camp Korey’s Fall Festival activities and hayrides free of charge. Pumpkins and concessions are available for purchase, with all proceeds benefiting the Camp Korey Mission.