March 26, 2012
Craig resident Ken Wolgram poses with his brand new saddle, an award he received for winning the North American Trail Ride Conference President’s Cup. Wolgram and his horse, Awesomes Fire N Ice, also took home the Jim Menefee, Bev Tibbetts and Polly Bridges awards completing the first ever grand slam in the NATRC’s 51-year history.
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In 51 years of North American Trail Ride Conference competitions, no horse and rider team has ever won the organization’s top four national awards in the same year. That changed in 2011 when Craig resident Ken Wolgram, 47, and his 12-year-old half Arabian, half quarter horse, Awesomes Fire N Ice, blazed a new standard. Wolgram, a native Coloradan and Craig resident since he was 12, has been riding since he was 5 and competitively for the last 15 years. He took home the NATRC President’s Cup for high point horse in the nation and the Jim Menefee award for combined horse and horsemanship in 2002.