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OPRC Founder: Hope Jacob

hope Jacob

I've been up on a horse's back since the age of 4, hooked!  Though I've done most every aspect of riding, the OPRC has been one of the most rewarding.  Not because I began the club, but because of the wonderful people we've come across and the varied opportunities it has opened up.  A Wine Ride in Washington State, now who would ever have thought of that?!  Why, the OPRC of course.  And barrel racing in english saddles, I never realized how much "dressage" those racers must have to be really good.  Foxhunting with a western member, with a recognized pack of hounds.  I told everyone to dress in their show best.  I forgot about our western  member, she arrived in purple, from her head to her toe, and the same for her horse.  Fortunately, the Master welcomed them.  Now where in the world would you ever have imagined that, in the OPRC of course!  So here I am at the age of 60. still riding, still enjoying and hoping that many will join in and enjoy as much as I am.

Education is a wonderful thing, whether being applied to life in general or to our 4 legged friends...the horse.  Being an avid foxchaser all of my life and showing horses too, I've become fairly educated with the equine.  As a challenge at a Hunter Pace, the OPRC was begun.  We have grown tremendously, both in members, in applicable knowledge and for the betterment of our people friends and our horses.  Some of the finest people I have met I met thru our OPRC.  This brings to mind a verse from Walter D. Wintle: 

  If you think you're beaten, you are;

  If you think you dare not, you don't.

  If you'd like to win but you think you can't,

  It's almost a cinch that you won't.

  If you think you'll lose, you're lost,

  For out of the world we find

  Success begins with a fellow's will-

  And it's all in the State of Mind.

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