December 26, 2016 --
By Sheila Allen
NW Baptist Convention
Photo: Pastor Tim Moore (left) of Cross Country Cowboy Church prepares to baptize Dave Dolde and Rick and Sherie Dennison at Depression Lake near Mount Baker, WA.
The rich landscape of the Skagit Valley captivates the spirit of the Northwest Washington residents who cherish wild coastlines, flourishing farmlands and immense forests. Many who call the rural, open valley home are immersed in a culture of horsemanship and trail riding, hidden from the metropolitan areas within easy driving distance.
“There are around 1,000 riding clubs west of the Cascades,” said Tim Moore, who is staking a claim for the spiritual needs of those who are passionate about horses. “The riding clubs in the area represent 50,000 people, and many have arenas with nice facilities to meet together.”
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