GMR MEMBER OF THE MONTH
Eagle Meadow on the California side of the Sierras. I'm in the middle.
That's me working cattle at the AZ Versatility Ranch Horse Association event.
At an AZVRHA event at the Anchor Cross Ranch, Camp Verde. We are all modeling the shirts I design for my business, Cowgirl Kind.
Hi! I’m Maribeth Darras and I became a member of GMR last April. In the spring of 2013 I hauled a friend’s horse from central coast California to Prescott. She was relocating and told me on the drive about a women’s group of riders based in Prescott. My friend did not end up staying, but I moved to Camp Verde later that year.
I was born and raised in Michigan and at 17 left for university (Florida,Texas) and warmer climates. California was home for 35 years before moving to Camp Verde. I have been in Camp Verde for 6 years.
My herd and pack have been bigger in the past, but currently I have one horse and one dog.
I have had my horse, Dubyah, an AQHA gelding, for 16 years. Trail riding, camping, posse, parades, ranch work and competing in Ranch Versatility - he has done it all and is a gem. I have been very involved in Ranch Versatility events and was one of the founders and the first president of GSVRHA, California’s Golden State Versatility Ranch Horse Association established in 2011.
My dog, Tex, is a daschund. Nine this October and if you told me 10 years ago I would have a short legged dog . . . I love that stinker to the moon and back.
I am not married anymore (insert happy emoji here). I have a huge family with lots of offspring, none directly my responsibility, and the reason I am able to be retired (see below).
I am recently retired from a long career in technology but have a custom western shirt business I started 10 years ago. Cowgirl Kind. I will blatantly promote this in the accompanying photos.
I joined GMR for the rides, but look forward to participating where I can.