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Lakota Ride 2017 stops in Sidney


August 9, 2017

Forrest Hershberger

Four riders of the Lakota Ride 2017 start out from the Lodgepole Saddle Club Friday morning after a day and a half of rest. Their goal was to possibly go as far as Broadwater Friday. The ride is scheduled to conclude at the Pine Ride Indian Reservation Aug. 12. Dave Ventimiglia, founder of Tipi Raisers, is seen leading the ride in the reflective vest.

It is a hot day, another in a series of days in the saddle. But it is okay. This journey has a purpose. The ride takes several days to complete, in any kind of weather. The end result, however, is a better understanding of the Lakota people and the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, and frequently yourself.

The Lakota Ride 2017 started July 22 in Golden, Colorado. It is a 400-mile horseback ride to Pine Ridge. It is projected to arrive in Pine Ridge on Aug. 12. Native and non-native riders are encouraged to take part in the event. One of this year's participants is new to horseback riding, a fi...

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