Kenai resident Mike Ashwell, 57, leads a group of about 15 riders from the Soldotna Equestrian Association along Community College Drive on Sunday as part of the group's annual cattle drive. Riders traveled from the Soldotna Rodeo Grounds to Diamond M Ranch to drive the cattle back to the grounds for the summer rodeo season.
Corey Wilkinson rides her horse along East Poppy Road. "We have a really great group of people and it's grea to kick start our year - get together and do something fun," she said. "Thank goodness it's sunny and not raining."