Russell and Jeanne Belle of Town & Country are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah, to Francis Houde, son of Mr. and Mrs. Yvon Houde of Machias, Maine. 

    The bride-to-be attended Lake Erie Equestrian College. She is the owner of Belle Cheval Equestrian and is also employed as a paramedic at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo.

    The future groom graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and is employed as an electrical engineer at National Semiconductors, also in Fort Collins. 

A September wedding is planned at their horse ranch in Wellington, Colo., where guests will enjoy a panoramic view of the Rocky Mountains and a mountain-fed lake. A second reception in St. Louis will take place in October.