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2019 Calendar of Events

Hope you are all enjoying doing events with your equine buddies – there is certainly a lot to do!!  Be sure to check out the Calendar to make sure you aren’t missing out on a fun event!!

The 4 driving clubs in Texas are.  The websites for each club are:  Brazos Valley Driving and Riding Club, BVDRC.com;  Houston Area Carriage Association, hacaclub.com; North Texas Whip, ntw.clubexpress.com; and Tejas Carriage Association, tejascarriageassociation.org.

We have several different riding/driving places to enjoy.  They are:  5D Ranch Riding Trails in Navasota, TX.  Their phone is (979) 204-2559; website:  5dranchnavasotatx.com;  Indian Spirit Springs in Bryan, TX.   Phone is (979) 318-2411 or email:  info@IndianSpiritSprings.com.  Parrie Haynes Ranch in Killeen, TX.  Phone (254) 394-0330,  email:  parriehaynesranch@gmail.com, website:  parriehaynesequestriancenter.com; Equirena Fields in Burnett, TX has excellent driving trails.  Website:  equirenafields.com.  Reynold’s Cree Park is a Corp of Engineer facility on the shores of Lake Waco.  Some of their trails are driving friendly; there is about 19 miles of trails.  Their address is 2885 N. Speegleville RD, Waco, TX 76712; phone:  (254) 756-5359; Goggle “Reynold’s Creek Park, Waco, TX” to get information.  Rusty’s Walnut Creek Ranch, 394 Pleasant Chapel Rd, Cedar Creek, TX 78612.  This facility is west of Bastrop and is suitable for driving also.  Has arenas, bunkhouses, pens, RV sites, and trails.  Their phone is (512) 304-5880, website:  rustyswalnutcreekranch.net.  Lazy F Guest Ranch; 15547 FM 1116, Smiley TX 78159; (210) 391-6378, website:  lazyfguestranch.com.

If you are interested in attending Competitive Trail Challenges, please go to the actual websites:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.   I have had several requests to list some of the Challenge dates in this calendar, so I have done that.   Brazos Valley Equestrian Trail Riders is a local group and their website is:  BVETR.org.

June, 2019

May 31-June 2nd – Minis’ On The Bayou AMHA/AMHR/ASPC Show to be held at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center; 501 Mane St., West Monroe, LA 71292.  Hosted by the Eastern Texas Miniature Horse Clubs and the Arkansas Miniature Horse Society.  Show manager is Ruby Piore.

June 1-2nd – BVDRC’s summer ride at the Lazy F Ranch in Smiley, TX.  This will be a fun weekend of driving/riding trails, visiting, and relaxing at an equine friendly place.  LOTS of miles of trails that are cart/carriage friendly.  More details will be coming to members, stay tuned!  Contact Debbie Lee (979) 203-7066, email:  debbie.lee93@yahoo.com.  Check out the Lazy F website too:  lazyfguestranch.com.

June 8th – Tejas Carriage Association’s Recreational Drive to be held at Bill and Fran Woodfin’s Chalk Hill farm, McKinney, TX.  Check website for more information:  tejascarriageassociation.org.  

June 9th – Kingdom Ranch Church Barrel Race Series, 7300 E. State Hwy. 21, Bryan, TX 77808.  Contact show office (979) 778-9400, email:  KingdomRanchChurchStaff@gmail.com or check website:  KingdomRanchChurch.org.

June 10-22nd – Pinto World Championship Show to be held in Tulsa, OK.  They now allow donkeys and mules to compete in this association.  Sponsored by the Pinto World:  www.pintoworld.com.

June 13th – BVDRC’s monthly meeting to be held at Abuelo’s on University Drive, College Station, TX.  There will be a catered meal and the meeting will follow.  This will be an evening meeting as it is an “even numbered” month, so we will gather around 6:00 and the meeting will start after we eat.  Contact Lee Fuermann, email:  farriershop@icloud.com.

June 13-15th – CAA Brewster Study Weekend to be held in New York City.  This will be an exclusive tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s American Wing with Meri Ferrell and a talk on Brewster & the Gilded Age.  Check website for more information:  CAAOnline.com.

June 15th – ***NEW LOCATION**BVETR’s Club membership meeting to be held at Kurten Store, 12864 E. State Hwy. 21, Bryan, TX. 77808.  Contact John Allen (979) 828-4123 or email:  skylark@tconline.net; check website:  bvetr.wordpress.com.

June 15-16th – GHMHC Summer Celebration Miniature Horse Show/Event to be held at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, TX.  Sponsored by the Greater Houston Miniature Horse Club.  Contact Nancy Braesicke (903) 574-0891 or check website:  www.ghmhc.com.

June 16th – HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!!  Tell your dad you love him!

June 22nd – ***NEW DATE***Brazos Valley Hunter/Jumper Schooling Show Series.  Will be held at Royal Legend Arabian Farm, Bryan, TX.  Contact Lisa Robertson, (979) 229-3622 (cell/text), email:  lisa@rlarabians.com; or check website:  BVHorseshows.com.

June 29-30th – Diamonds and Donkeys Show to be held at the Story Arena, Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia, AR.  NMDA, ACOSA, GCDMA, and ADMS sanctioned.  Judge is Carol Morris.  Contact Kathryn Kelly, (706) 331-9609, email:  mirrored.k.ranch@gmail.com.  Or go to website:  gcdma.org.

July, 2019

July 4th – HAPPY BIRTHDAY, USA!!!

July 4th – Annual Wheelock 4th July parade to be held in Wheelock, TX at the old schoolhouse.  Contact Kathy Hedrick, email:  Hedrick_kathy@yahoo.com.

July 11th – BVDRC’s monthly meeting to be held at Denny’s, 607 Texas Ave., College Station, TX.  This will be a lunch meeting as it is an “odd numbered” month, so we will gather around 11:30 and the meeting will start at 12:00.  Contact Lee Fuermann, email:  farriershop@icloud.com. 

July 19-21st, SDMS Classic Donkey and Mule Show, Bell Co. Expo Center, Belton, TX.  Check. Website:  swdonkeyandmulesociety.com.

August, 2019

Aug. 2-4th – Carriage Association of America’s “In the Neighborhood” Learning Weekend, Grapevine, TX.  The theme for this series is “Moving Forward While Looking Back”.  The CAA isn’t just history and tradition.  There will be well known speakers who will relate how history and tradition influence driving today.  Topics will help you “up your game” both in and out of the show ring.  Several local chapters are helping to bring this event to Ft. Worth. The host hotel is the Courtyard Grapevine (www.marriott.com).   Contact Sally Armstrong, (830) 868-4645 (H), (830) 637-9165 (cell/text), email:  donkeyoaties@gmail.com.  Also, check website:  carriageassociationofamerica.com/events/.

Aug. 4-6th – NMDA 2019 National Show hosted by the State Fair of Texas.  The show will be held in an air conditioned coliseum at Fair Park.  Special awards in numerous divisions and money paybacks.  Entry deadline is July 5, 2019.  Contact Bonnie Hoard (903) 647-8032; Sue Pryor (972) 757-8342, or Rhonda Westbrook (972) 757-8313.

Aug. 8th – BVDRC’s monthly meeting to be held at a location to be announced at a later date.  This will be an evening meeting as it is an “even numbered” month, so we will gather around 6:00 and the meeting will start at 6:30.  Contact Lee Fuermann, email:  farriershop@icloud.com.

Aug. 10th – ***NEW DATE*** TCA Day of Dressage & Cones – driven Dressage and Timed Cones, OK Corral Ranch, 6588 FM 2578; Terrell, TX.  Training, Preliminary, & Intermediate.  VSE, Pony, and Horse; Single and Pairs; ADS sanctioned.  Show secretary:  Gail Pace (214) 692-1821; email:  jonapace@sbcglobal.net.

Aug. 17th – BVDRC’s annual Horseman’s Market Day to be held at the Brazos Co. Expo, 5827 Leonard Rd., Bryan, TX, 77807.  Buy, sell trade all things equine (sorry, no live animals on site – ONLY posters).  Booths are 10 x 10’, $30 prepaid, or $40 at the door.  All booths have access to electricity.  Early Bird Special:  pay for 3 booths by Aug. 5th, get 4th booth free.  ALL pre-registrations must be postmarked by Aug. 5th.  Contact Lee Fuermann (979) 777-9239 (cell/text), email:  MarketDay@BVDRC.com, or website:  BVDRC.com.

Aug. 18th – Kingdom Ranch Church Barrel Race Series, 7300 E. State Hwy. 21, Bryan, TX 77808.  Contact show office (979) 778-9400, email:  KingdomRanchChurchStaff@gmail.com or check website:  KingdomRanchChurch.org.

Aug. 23-31st – AMHA World Championship Miniature Horse Show to be held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, Ft. Worth, TX.  Contact AMHA (817) 783-5600.

Aug. 24-25th – OK Harness Horse Association Combined Test, to be held in Stillwater, OK.  Contact Hilda Wilkins, hottruck95@gmail.com.

Aug. 24-Sept. 2nd – National Chuckwagon Races to be held at the OF Ranch in Clinton, AR.  Check website for more information:  chuckwagonraces.com.

Aug. 31-Sept. 1st – GCDMA Fun Show for big and Miniature Donkeys and Mules, to be held at the Silver Horse Ranch, Bryan, TX.  Go to website for more information:  gcdma.org.

September, 2019

Aug. 24-Sept. 2nd – National Chuckwagon Races to be held at the OF Ranch in Clinton, AR.  Check website for more information:  chuckwagonraces.com.

Sept. 6-8th – Villa Louis Carriage Classic to be held on the lawn of he Villa Louis Historic Size, 521 N. Villa Louis Rd, Prairie de Chien, WS, 53821.  This is a competitive carriage driving in arena and obstacle classes.  Contact phone is:  (608) 326-4436 or website:  www.carriageclassic.com.

Sept. 7-8th – TTCC’s Pony Pilot Pool and Picnic Ride and Fundraiser to be held at Parrie Haynes West, 245 Gann Branch Rd., Killeen, TX.  Check website for more information:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

Sept. 12th – BVDRC’s monthly meeting to be held at a location to be announced at a later date.  This will be a lunch meeting as it is an “odd numbered” month, so we will gather around 11:30 and the meeting will start at 12:00.  Contact Lee Fuermann, email:  farriershop@icloud.com. 

Sept. 14th – Brazos Valley Hunter/Jumper Schooling Show Series.  This show will be held at Royal Legend Horse Center, Bryan, TX.  Contact Lisa Robertson, (979) 229-3622 (cell/text), email:  lisa@rlarabians.com; or check website:  BVHorseshows.com.

Sept. 16-29th – American Paint Horse World Championship Show to be held in Ft. Worth, TX.  This is a breed show and is a world show.  For more information, go to website:  alpha.com.

Sept. 19-21st – Carriage Association of America’s 2019 Conference to be held in Germantown, TN.  There will also be a CAA Carriage Showcase.  Check website for more information:  CAAONLINE.com.

Sept. 21-22nd – TTCC East Texas Equifest Trail Challenge to be held at the Tarrant Ranch in Bullard, TX.  Check website for more details:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

Sept. 28th – Brazos Valley Hunter/Jumper Schooling Show Series.  This show will be held at Still Creek Ranch, Bryan, TX.  Contact Lisa Robertson, (979) 229-3622 (cell/text), email:  lisa@rlarabians.com; or check website:  BVHorseshows.com.

Sept. 29th – Kingdom Ranch Church Barrel Race Series, 7300 E. State Hwy. 21, Bryan, TX 77808.  Contact show office (979) 778-9400, email:  KingdomRanchChurchStaff@gmail.com or check website:  KingdomRanchChurch.org.

October, 2019

Oct. 1-6th – The National Drive, Hoosier Horse Park, Edinburgh, IN.  This is a week of enjoyable driving and riding  activities for all kinds of equines.  There are many trails to check out, clinics, lessons, and area highlights to enjoy.  Very equine and user friendly facility.  Contact Linda Sadler, Secretary (217) 621-7845 (leave massage) or email:  TheNationalDrive@gmail.com; website is:  nattionaldrive.net.

Oct. 5th – Brazos Extension Horse Committee’s annual branding and microchipping clinic to be held at Granada Farms in Wheelock, TX.  By appointment only, and you must have a negative Coggins.  Check Brazos Extension Horse Committee’s FB page for more info. 

Oct. 5-6th – Let’s Have Fun In Texas Driving/Combined Test, 9871 US 281 N., Burnet, TX 78611.  Training, and Preliminary levels.  VSE, Small Pony, Pony, Horse, Single/pairs.  ADS recognized.  Organizer is John Edwards (512) 415-3310, email:  fourwind@texas.net.  Show Secretary is Sally Armstrong (830) 637-9165, email:  donkeyoaties@gmail.com.

Oct. 6th – Kingdom Ranch Church Barrel Race Series, 7300 E. State Hwy. 21, Bryan, TX 77808.  Contact show office (979) 778-9400, email:  KingdomRanchChurchStaff@gmail.com or check website:  KingdomRanchChurch.org.

Oct. 10th – BVDRC’s monthly meeting to be held at a location to be announced at a later date.  This will be an evening meeting as it is an “even numbered” month, so we will gather around 6:00 and the meeting will start at 6:30.  Contact Lee Fuermann, email:  farriershop@icloud.com.

Oct. 11-13th – Tejas Carriage Association Annual Driving Clinic to be held at Cedar Creek Run in Greenville, TX.  Check website for more information:  tejascarriageassociation.org.  

Oct. 12th – Brazos Valley Hunter/Jumper Schooling Show Series.  This show will be held at 3 Brothers Stable.  Contact Lisa Robertson, (979) 229-3622 (cell/text), email:  lisa@rlarabians.com; or check website:  BVHorseshows.com.

Oct. 12-13th – TTCC South Texas Shoot Out Trail Challenge, 245 FM 1042, Three Rivers, TX.  Check website for more details:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

Oct. 19th – BVETR Club meeting at the Allens’ place in Wheelock.  More details to follow; check website:  BVETR.org.

Oct. 19-27th – Carriage Association of America’s trip to Spain.  More details will be coming out.  Check website for more information:  carriageassociationofamerica.com/events/.

Oct. 25-27th – ASPC/AMHR Club of North Texas’s Halloween Spooktacular Miniature Horse Breed Show/Event.  Will be offering several carriage classes.  Check website for more information:  aspcamhrntexas.com/Show-Information.php.

Oct. 25-Nov. 2nd – Appaloosa World Championship Show to be held in Ft. Worth, TX.  Check website for more information:  appaloosa.com.

Oct. 26th – BVETR’s annual Halloween Ride to be held at Indian Spirit Springs, Bryan, TX.  More details to follow, check website:  BVETR.org.

Oct. 26-27th – TTCC’s Grasslands Gallop Trail Challenge, LBJ Grasslands, Decatur, TX.  Check website for more details:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

Oct. 26-27th – Southwestern Donkey and Mule Society’s Spooktacular Donkey and Mule Show to be held at the Bell Co. Expo Center, Belton, TX.  Check website for more information:  swdonkeyandmulesociety.com.

Oct. 31st – HAPPY HALLOWEEN!  Trick or treat!

November, 2019

Nov. 2-3rd – Tejas Carriage Association’s Black Star CT, DT, CDE to be held at Black Star Farm Sport Horses, 5565 FM 549; Rockwall, TX; 75032.  This is an ADS recognized show.  Check website for more information:  tejascarriageassociation.org.  

Nov. 9th – Brazos Valley Hunter/Jumper Schooling Show Series.  Shows will be held at different locations depending on who is hosting the show on the given date.  Contact Lisa Robertson, (979) 229-3622 (cell/text), email:  lisa@rlarabians.com; or check website:  BVHorseshows.com.

Nov. 9-10th – TTCC’s Salute To The Troops trail challenge, C Bar Ranch, Valley Mills, TX.  Check website for more details:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

Nov. 10th – Kingdom Ranch Church Barrel Race Series, 7300 E. State Hwy. 21, Bryan, TX 77808.  Contact show office (979) 778-9400, email:  KingdomRanchChurchStaff@gmail.com or check website:  KingdomRanchChurch.org.

Nov. 11th – VETERANS’ DAY!  A big THANK YOU to all that served!

Nov. 14th – BVDRC’s monthly meeting to be held at a location to be announced at a later date.  This will be a lunch meeting as it is an “odd numbered” month, so we will gather around 11:30 and the meeting will start at 12:00.  Contact Lee Fuermann, email:  farriershop@icloud.com. 

Nov. 28th – HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!  A day to be happy and thankful!

December, 2019

Dec. 7th – BVETR’s Christmas party at Tonkaway Ranch in College Station, TX.  Contact John Allen (979) 828-4123, skylark@tconline.net.

Dec. 7th – Kingdom Ranch Church Barrel Race Series, 7300 E. State Hwy. 21, Bryan, TX 77808.  Contact show office (979) 778-9400, email:  KingdomRanchChurchStaff@gmail.com or check website:  KingdomRanchChurch.org.

Dec. 12th – BVDRC’s monthly meeting to be held at a location to be announced at a later date.  This will be an evening meeting as it is an “even numbered” month, so we will gather around 6:00 and the meeting will start at 6:30.  Contact Lee Fuermann, email:  farriershop@icloud.com.

Dec. 15th – BVDRC’s annual Christmas party.  More details will be coming later.

Dec. 24th – CHRISTMAS EVE!!  Better watch out – Santa’s coming!

Dec. 25th – MERRY CHRISTMAS!!  Happy Birthday, Jesus!

January, 2020

Jan. 1st – HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Jan. 9th – BVDRC’s monthly meeting to be held at a location to be announced at a later date.  This will be a lunch meeting as it is an “odd numbered” month, so we will gather around 11:30 and the meeting will start at 12:00.  Contact Lee Fuermann, email:  farriershop@icloud.com. 

Jan. 23-25th – Carriage Association of America’s Carriage Symposium to be held in the Washington D.C. area.  More information to follow.  Check website:  carriageassociationofamerica.com.

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