The Winneshiek County Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved a request for a competitive trail ride in Bluffton.

Michelle McLain-Kruse, who runs Thunder Rode, a therapeutic horseback-riding program for children and adults, asked the supervisors for their "blessing" for the activity, which will take place in the Bluffton area, Saturday, March 22.

According to McLain-Kruse, the eight-mile competitive trail ride, which is a joint effort between the American Competitive Trail Horse Association and Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International, is a fundraiser for Thunder Rode.

According to McLain-Kruse, the ride would not close any roads, but she felt approaching the Board was "the right thing to do."

For more on this story, see Thursday's Decorah Journal.