June 2, 2011 -- Active Interest Medias Equine Network recently announced the winners of the Practical Horseman Ireland Riding Vacation Sweepstakes.
Tina Zabielski-Schroeder of Crown Point, Indiana, was selected as the grand-prize winner of the Ireland sweepstakes. Schroeder won a 6-day, 7-night Ireland Galway and Clare Trail Ride in Galway, Ireland, from Active Travel. The trip includes 6 days of guided trail riding, 7 nights accommodation in bed and breakfasts, and airfare from Aer Lingus. Accompanying Zabielski-Schroeder will be her husband, Raymond Schroeder.
After losing her 32-year-old off-the-track Thoroughbred in March, Schroeder was close to giving up riding until she received the call a month later that she had won the trip. Schroeder will leave for Ireland during the first week of September. She and her husband are both beginning riders.
I thought it was a joke, said Schroeder. My husband and I didnt go on a honeymoon. We have been married three years; this is perfect.
Second-prize winner, Kari Unebasami of Honolulu, Hawaii, received a pair of Dubarry Galway boots.
Third-prize winner, Pamela Jacobs of Aptos, Calif., received a Horseware of Ireland Amigo jersey cooler, stable sheet, travel boots and halter and lead rope set.