Trail ride brings generations together for Hinsenbrock

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Trail ride brings generations together for Hinsenbrock

By Shalee Hanson
Contributing Writer
shanson@fayettepublishing.com

On Sept. 8, Beverly Hinsenbrock hosted a ride with the Volga River Riders Saddle Club, but this wasn’t just an ordinary trail ride for the veteran Clermont rider.

Out of the 40 participants on the trip, four generations of Hinsenbrock’s family were along for the ride as well.

“Some of my family lives in northern Wisconsin, so it was very special to have everyone together for a ride,” Hinsenbrock shared.

Horses have long been a part of Hinsenbrock’s life. She grew up in Greeley, Iowa next to the Holberts.  The Holeberts were a famous draft horse importer/exporter. 

“I used to go over and pester them to ride something, even if it was a big draft horse,” Hisenbrock said.  “The family probably thought I was crazy, but they were always patient and let me hang around and even let me ride once in a while.”

Her love for horses didn’t stop with her, her daughters and grandchildren share a love for horses with Hinsenbrock as well.

“I grew up around horses, my daughters grew up around horses, even my granddaughters – they show horses and participate in rodeo,” said the proud mother and grandmother.

Her daughters, Kim and Vicky, in their fifties, often get asked if they still ride.

“Hey, our mother still rides.  We’d look like pretty big wimps if we didn’t ride, too,” Vicky said.

Though Bev normally participates in the trail rides as the leader, this time, on her trusty horse Bubba, she took a different seat on the ride.

“The best part was having someone else lead [the ride],” she laughed. “I just got to enjoy my family.”

Hinsenbrock usually rides at least two times a week or more, if the weather permits, and usually does trails on Sundays.

As the trail-riding season comes to a close and Hinsenbrock prepares for what could be her final ride of the year, she thinks about next year. With the family living in different areas and juggling various schedules, it’s uncertain whether they will get another opportunity just like this.

“It would be nice,” she smiled. “But I guess we’ll just have to see.”

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