Chatfield Saddle Club member Renee Campion and her horse, Kate, will be riding down Chatfield's Main Street on Saturday, Aug. 13, as grand marshal of the annual Western Days grand parade.
Chatfield Saddle Club member Renee Campion and her horse, Kate, will be riding down Chatfield's Main Street on Saturday, Aug. 13, as grand marshal of the annual Western Days grand parade.
Chatfield Saddle Club member Renee Campion and her horse, Kate, will be riding down Chatfield's Main Street on Saturday, Aug. 13, as grand marshal of the annual Western Days grand parade.

“She (Kate) and I have been riding together for 12 years now,” said Campion. “Kate has kept me and my kids safe on the trail for many years. She is very patient with my kiddos.”

Campion lives in Chatfield with her husband, Billy, and she's pleased to be able to raise their family in Chatfield and with a saddle close at hand. She and her husband have two boys and a girl: Cael, 9, Grady, 7, and Colby, 3. She works part-time at Olmsted Medical Center in the plastic surgery department in Rochester.

“I love that my kids get to grow up with horses, like I did,” she said. “Some of my best memories as a kid include horseback riding with my family and cousins. I have only been a saddle club member for a few years, but I have met some great people who have the same passion for horses as I do.”

She stated that she is honored and excited about being the person to carry the American flag down Main Street during the Western Days parade as grand marshal.

“It is so fun to ride in parades. I love seeing all the people in the crowd. We enjoy attending the parade and then going to the park afterwards. We run into so many people we have not seen in a long time,” she said. “Chatfield is a great community with a lot of pride. I am grateful to be able to raise my kids in this community.”