“The Aloha Riders” is a new women’s horseback riding club recently established by Carol Carpenter Ayala.
The club was formed to provide a “fun and friendly association where members can improve their riding skills and work with their horses on a regular basis.”
The club holds weekly practice sessions to learn drill team skills, patterns and routines, as well as parade formations.
Ayala explained that a drill team is a group of horses and riders creating “dance” by performing precision patterns to music in the arena.
The members also get together for casual trail rides and other horse-related activities and plan to participate in several community parades this year.
The Aloha Riders welcomes girls and women of all horseback riding skill levels and disciplines to join the club.
According to the founders, “all it takes is a love of horses, a dedication to ride consistently, and a desire to learn the thrill of the drill.”
For more information, contact Ayala at 639-4782.