Club members had a chilly 8.5 mile ride at Marshall Hampton this morning. The new trail is officially open, adding an extra 5 miles to the ride. We have the new map posted on our Maps page. We have been told that horse people must not ride over the bridge linking Lake Hancock with the smaller lake on the east, although there was no sign stating that today. There were LOTS of walkers, many with dogs and children; our horses served as ambassadors by presenting soft noses to pet to a couple of young ladies who were begging their parents for their own horses as we rode away. Any day on a horse is a good day!