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2018 Calendar of Events

Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving and wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy 2019!

There are 4 driving clubs in Texas.  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.

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 Trailriders is a local group and their website is:  ***NEW WEBSITE*** BVETR.org..

December, 2018

Nov. 30-Dec. 2nd- American Driving Society’s (ADS) 2018 Annual Members Meeting at The Grands Oaks Resort in Weirsdale, FL.  Join them the evening of Dec. 1st for the ADS New Year Party and Awards Gala.  Check ADS website/FB for updates/information:  americandrivingsociety.com.

Dec. 1st – ***New location*** BVETR’s annual Christmas party and trail ride to be held at TONKAWAY RANCH. In College Station, TX.  Party will be from 11:00 -1:00 with a pot luck lunch and gift exchange.  Then you can enjoy an afternoon trailride.    Contact John Allen (979) 828-4123 or email:  skylark@tconline.net; check website:  bvetr.wordpress.com.

Dec. 2nd – HACA Christmas Party to be held at Indian Spirit Springs Club house.  The party, lunch, and gift exchange will be from 11:00 – 2:00 and then you can drive after the party.  Get into the spirit of things and decorate your carriage for the holidays!!  A flier to club members with more information will be coming at a later date.  Check website:  hacaclub.com.

Dec. 8th – TTCC’s Christmas Caper to be held at the 7IL Ranch, Mill Creek Rd, Cat Springs, TX.  Will be a ride, and there will be a pot luck party on Saturday night with turkey provided by ride management.  Contact Kate Love through website:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

Dec. 8th – SDMS Awards Banquet and Year End meeting to be held at to be held at Heitmiller’s Steak House in Waco, TX.    There will be a silent auction, election of officers’ board members, and year end awards given out.  Check website:  swdonkeyandmulesociety.com.

Dec. 9th – BVDRC’s Christmas party to be held at the Woods’ house in Hearne, TX.  Chef Denise will again be catering this event.  Party will be from 11:30-4:00, will include a silent auction, Chinese Gift exchange, a delicious meal, and good fellowship!  RSVP by Dec. 2nd as Denise needs a head count to get food.  Contact Christi Hendricks, email:  christih6591@gmail.com; Denise Wood, email:  2chefdenise@gmail.com; or Tess Villarreal, email:  mhtessvillarreal@yahoo.com.

Dec. 9th – North Texas Whip Christmas party to be held at the Ft. Worth Botanic Gardens in the Camelia Room, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.; Ft. Worth, TX 76107.  Time will be from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.  Contact Wendy O’Neill.  Check website:  ntw.clubexpress.com.

Dec. 13th – 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. 24th – Christmas Eve!  Better watch out, Santa’s coming!

Dec. 25th – MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESUS!!

January, 2019

Jan. 1st – HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  

Jan. 6th – Rocking T Arena’s Sunday Funday Fun Show Series, 12857 FM 1452 West;  Normangee, TX. 77871.  This is an informal show series – no bling or show clothes required.  Dress comfortable and have fun!  Classes include halter, showmanship, Hunt Seat, Western Pleasure, Horsemanship, Ranch Riding, Trail, Walk/Trot, Lead-in, Barrels, Poles, etc.  Entry fees are $5.00/class, or $50/day/per horse/per rider.  Will be a concession stand on grounds.  Go to Facebook to get more information:  Rocking T Arena.

Jan. 10th – 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. 12th – BVETR Club membership/election meeting to be held at Paula’s Grill/The Kurten Store, 12864 E. State Hwy. 21,  Bryan, TX. 77808.  Contact John Allen (979) 828-4123 or email:  skylark@tconline.net.

Jan. 15th – Brazos Co. Horse Committee’s Annual Equine Evening to be held at the Brazos Expo Center, 5827 Leonard Rd., Bryan, TX.   The theme this year is “Getting Involved in the Equine Community”.  The doors open at 5:30, light dinner at 6:00, and the presentations start at 6:30.  Contact Kathryn Kelly, email:   mirrored.k.ranch@gmail.com.

Jan. 26-27th – Ft. Worth Stock Show and Rodeo’s Donkey and Mule Show sponsored by the Southwestern Donkey and Mule Society.  Check websites for more information:  swdonkeyandmulesociety.com; fwssr.com.

Jan. 27th – North Texas Whip’s Membership Meeting to be held at the Ft. Worth Botanic Gardens in the Camelia Room, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.; Ft. Worth, TX 76107.  Time will be from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.  Check website:  ntw.clubexpress.com.

Jan. 24-26th – 2019 CAA;s Learning Weekend in Sarasota, FL.  More details can be found at the CAA’s website:  carriage associationofamerica.com.

February, 2019

Feb. 3rd – Rocking T Arena’s Sunday Funday Fun Show Series, 12857 FM 1452 West;  Normangee, TX. 77871.  This is an informal show series – no bling or show clothes required.  Dress comfortable and have fun!  Classes include halter, showmanship, Hunt Seat, Western Pleasure, Horsemanship, Ranch Riding, Trail, Walk/Trot, Lead-in, Barrels, Poles, etc.  Entry fees are $5.00/class, or $50/day/per horse/per rider.  Will be a concession stand on grounds.  Go to Facebook to get more information:  Rocking T Arena.

Feb. 14th – HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!  Tell your sweetie you love ‘em!

Feb. 14th – 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. 

Feb. 16th – BVDRC’s Valentine Drive/Ride and potluck to be held at the Sustaire’s place on Hwy. 3 by Hill Top Lakes and Marquez.  The trails are driving and riding friendly, there will be a cabin with kitchen and facilities for members to use.  More details will follow.

Feb. 23-24th – HACA Driving/Riding Clinic with Louis Fox to be held at the Snook Arena, 5611 FM Hwy. 60, Snook, TX 77879.  On Saturday, Louise will demonstrate different ground working skills and long lining to aid the driving/riding horse.  Sunday there will be limited individual lessons available and unlimited auditing.  Cost is $50 for the Saturday clinic, $75 for a private lesson, and $10 to audit the Sunday private lessons.  Contact Chyrl Goetzman, (713) 201-6147, email:  chyrl@mac.com; Elizabeth Pannill (512) 738-7224, email:  goatdoc.ep@gmail.com; or Nancy Stimach (512) 924-1047, email:  Njstimach@gmail.com.  For forms or more information, check HACA website:  hacaclub.com.

March, 2019

Mar. 2nd – BVETR’s preliminary maintenance ride at Tonkaway to determine what needs to be done to the trails in preparation for the St. Jude’s Trail ride.  More details to follow.  Check website:  BVETR.org.

Mar. 3rd – Rocking T Arena’s Sunday Funday Fun Show Series, 12857 FM 1452 West;  Normangee, TX. 77871.  This is an informal show series – no bling or show clothes required.  Dress comfortable and have fun!  Classes include halter, showmanship, Hunt Seat, Western Pleasure, Horsemanship, Ranch Riding, Trail, Walk/Trot, Lead-in, Barrels, Poles, etc.  Entry fees are $5.00/class, or $50/day/per horse/per rider.  Will be a concession stand on grounds.  Go to Facebook to get more information:  Rocking T Arena.

Mar. 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. 

Mar. 16-17th – HACA’s Pot O’ Gold Pleasure Driving Show to be held at FHD Stable in Luling, TX.  The Judge will be Ruthie Grave.  Contact Elizabeth Pannill, email:  goatdoc.ep@gmail.com or Laura Marshall, email:  llllnm@comcast.net.  Check website:  hacaclub.com.

April, 2019

April 1-7th – Diamonds and Dirt Barrel Horse Classic Race at the Brazos Co. Expo, 5827 Leonard Rd, Bryan, TX. 77807.  Check website:  diamondsanddirt.com.

April 7th – Rocking T Arena’s Sunday Funday Fun Show Series, 12857 FM 1452 West;  Normangee, TX. 77871.  This is an informal show series – no bling or show clothes required.  Dress comfortable and have fun!  Classes include halter, showmanship, Hunt Seat, Western Pleasure, Horsemanship, Ranch Riding, Trail, Walk/Trot, Lead-in, Barrels, Poles, etc.  Entry fees are $5.00/class, or $50/day/per horse/per rider.  Will be a concession stand on grounds.  Go to Facebook to get more information:  Rocking T Arena.

April 10-14th – Annual Bolivar/Paagman Beach Ride and Drive on Bolivar Peninsula in Bolivar, TX.  More details will be coming as it gets closer.  Contact Lisa Robertson (979) 229-3622 (cell/text) or check FB.

April 11th – 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.

April 22-28th – 1836 Chuckwagon Races to be held in Palestine, TX.  Check website:  1836chuckwagonraces.com or check them out on FB.

April 21st – HAPPY EASTER!!

April 27th – BVETR’s annual Saddle Up For St Jude’s Trailride at Tonkawy Ranch; 16373 Tonkaway Lake Rd., College Station, TX 77845; Contact John Allen (979) 828-4123 or email:  skylark@tconline.net.

April 27-28th – North Texas Whip’s Sunrise Ridge DT and CT to be held at Sunrise Ridge Ranch; 594 CR 3583, Paradise, TX, 76073.  Contact Kate Morgan (817) 688-9580 or email:  katemorgan@gmail.com.  Website:  ntw.clubexpress.com or the ADS Omnibus:  americandrivingsociety.org/Competitors-Omnibus-Listing/ID/385.

May, 2019

May 7-13th – Carriage Association of America’s annual trip to the Royal Windsor Horse Show to be held at Windsor Castle in England.  Check website for details:  carriageassociationofamerica.com/events/.

May 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. 

May 9-13th – CAA’s annual Royal Windsor Horse Show, Windsor England.  Check CAA’s website for more information:  carriageassociationofamerica.com.

May 11th – BVETR’s Sensory Training Course to be held at Still Creek Ranch, 6055 Hearne Rd, Bryan, TX. 77808.  Contact Cindy Allen (979) 828-4123 or email:  cindystewartallen@gmail.com or check website:  BVETR.wordpress.com.

May 12th – HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!  Tell your mom you love her!

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, 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 13th – 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.

June 15th – BVETR’s Club membership meeting to be held at C & J’s BBQ, 1010 Texas Ave.,  Bryan,TX, 77803.  Contact John Allen (979) 828-4123 or email:  skylark@tconline.net; check website:  bvetr.wordpress.com.

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

July, 2019

July 4th – Annual Wheelock 4th of 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 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. 

August, 2019

Aug. 4-6th – NMDA 2019 National Show hosted by the State Fair of Texas.  The show will be held in an air conditioned coliseum.  Special awards in numerous divisions and money paybacks.  More details to follow.

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. 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.  More information at a later date.  Check website:  BVDRC.com.

September, 2019

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. 

October, 2019

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

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

November, 2019

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