Rocky Mountain Long Ears Association

PRESIDENT                               Bruce Wagner            303 550-7858

When I was 5 yrs old we got our first jenny donkey.  We raised 3 or 4 colts and would ride and attempt to drive, pulling little red wagon.  Which sometimes turned into quite the event good and sometimes really not good.  I am still convinced that every little guy or gal should have a donkey to grow up with.  I have been around mules riding, hunting, packing elk, and driving for a lot of enjoyable years.  I enjoy the driving, specifically the farming and log skidding and also driving a buffy or wagon.  I have enjoyed being around donkeys and mules off and on for a lot of years.  I am a member of the Colorado Farm Bureau and locally a member of the Adams County Farm Bureau.  I appreciate the opportunity to have been elected Present of the Rocky Mountain Long Ears Association.  I would like to see many new members this year and see more kids have the opportunity to be involved.  Hopefully we can have events in riding, driving, and all aspects involved around these for all to enjoy.

VICE-PRESIDENT                       Pat Foster                   720 272-1805

Pat has been a member of RMLEA for several years – (she says, “maybe six?”) When Pat joined the club, she owned a miniature donkey. After becoming more involved with RMLEA she decided that she really wanted a riding mule to do trail rides, clinics, shows, etc. with the other members of the club. She purchased her molly, Ginger, four years ago, and thinks that she is the best little mule she could ever ask for. Pat says, “There have been just a few little bumps in our trails getting to know each other, but who doesn’t have a few bumps? I would not trade her for the world”..

TREASURER                                        Annie Colvin             

I'm a Brit who came to the States 20 years ago, loved it here and became a citizen.  Once I was in cowboy country I figured it was "now or never" if I was ever going to learn to horseback ride.  I dreamed of riding and camping up in the mountains.  Then I heard about  mules: "more sure footed than a horse, less spooky and more robust, and they are all characters!"  Well, that was it!  I knew that a mule was in my destiny.  I met Zelda 6 yrs ago on a Brad Cameron clinic in the Flattops Wilderness area.  I'd borrowed her for the clinic.  We rode up and down steep mountains and across rivers and she was absolutely brilliant!  She's been my trusty trail partner ever since.   We love riding the trails with other mules (and horses too) and really enjoy the company and learning we gain from other mule lovers.  That's why I like to be a part of RMLEA - to promote the wonderful attributes of the mule, to continue to benefit from the all the great and experienced people in the club, and, not least, to have fun with my mule!

SECRETARY / EDITOR                       Fran Howe             303 644-3506

Both myself and my husband Larry, aka Bitterroot Mule Company of Bennett, CO are dedicated to the positive promotion of the mule and donkey.  I ride and drive the many mules that we own and enjoy showing the mules, trail riding and most driving activities.  I have shown my mule "Spider" in most venues including Three Day Eventing where Spider represented the mules in dressage and cross country jumping.  I have been involved with mules and donkeys for over 25 years.  Having recently retired I hope to spend more time with my long ears.