Calendar

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2018 Calendar of Events

Just a reminder that I have a new email address:  farriershop@icloud.com, so be sure to change it in your address book!

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; Tejas Carriage Association, and 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:  bvetr.wordpress.com.

August, 2018

Aug. 5th – HACA’s annual membership meeting to be held at Guadalajara Restaurant, 1308 Prairie Lea St, Brenham, TX.  We will be meeting in the private room, we will eat lunch first, have an educational speaker, and then have the elections for 2018-2019.  The board will also be meeting.  If you want to run of a position, contact Karen Gardner, gardner167@ymail.com.

Aug. 6th – Deadline for pre-registering for booths/Early Bird Special for Horseman’s Market Day to be held on Aug. 18th.  Go to the website, BVDRC.com, and download the registration form.

Aug. 9th – BVDRC’s monthly meeting to be held at C & J’s BBQ on Texas Ave. (in the “bend”)  in Bryan, TX.  We will be meeting in the small meeting room in the back.  We will be discussing general club business and setting up a fall ride/drive.  We will be having another club meeting on Aug. 16th to discuss HMD.  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. 10-12th – ***NEW DATE AND LOCATION*** SDMS Classic Donkey and Mule Show to be held at the newly remodeled and air conditioned Bell Co. Expo Equine Complex in Belton, TX.  This show will be NMDA sanctioned.  Show chairwoman is Lynda Cornell (817) 781-2490.  Check website:  swdonkeyandmulesociety.com.

Aug. 16th – BVDRC will be having a HMD meeting to get set up for Market Day.  All members are encouraged to attend as we will be getting volunteers lined up, start times set for Friday, etc. The meeting will be held in the evening and we will be meeting at Denny’s at University and Texas Ave., College Station.  We will begin to gather at 6:00, and the meeting will start at 6:30.  Contact Lee Fuermann, email:  farriershop@icloud.com, (979) 777-9239 (cell/text).

August 18th – BVDRC’s annual Horseman’s Market Day to be held at the Brazos Co. Expo, 5827 Leonard Rd; Bryan, TX; 77807.  Buy, sell, or trade all things equine.  A 10 x 10 booth is $30, the Early Bird Special is buy 3 booths for $90 and get the 4th free and the deadline to pre-register is Aug. 6th.  Booths can be purchased at the door for $40 (cannot get Early Bird at the door).  Contact Lee Fuermann, (979) 777-9239 call/text, email:  MarketDay@bvdrc.com, or  check website:  bvdrc.com.

Aug. 23-Sept. 2nd – FEI Para-Equestrian Driving Championships.  United States Driving for the Disabled (USDFD) will be sending/sponsoring 3 para-equestrian drivers for this event.

Aug. 24-26th – ADS 2018 North American Preliminary Championships (NAPC)to be held Green Mountain Horse Association’s (GMHA) facility in south Woodstock, VT.  Check the ADS omnibus, GMHA CDE, or the website for more information:  americandrivingsociety.org.

Aug. 25-Sept. 2nd – National Chuckwagon Races to be held in Clinton, AR.  For more information, go to website:  chuckwagonraces.com.

September, 2018

Aug. 25-Sept. 2nd – National Chuckwagon Races to be held in Clinton, AR.  For more information, go to website:  chuckwagonraces.com.

Sept. 1-2nd GCDMA Fun Show for big and miniature Donkeys and Mules to be held at the Silver Horse Ranch; 4045 Golden Eagle;  Bryan, TX; 77808.  Sanctioned by GCDMA.  Show attire is waived for this fun event – t-shirts and polos are allowed, but must ear boots and jeans.  Contact Jennifer Holloway (979) 229-0524 or check website for more information:  gcdma.org.

Sept. 3rd – Labor Day!

Sept. 6-8th – Extreme Mustange Makeover, to be held in Ft. Worth, TX.  Tickets are now available and can be found at:  extrememustangmakeover.com/events/texas/.

Sept. 7-9th – Villa Louis carriage Classic Pleasure Driving Event to be held at Prairie du Chien, WS.  Contact Mike Rider (608) 326-4436 or email:  info@carriageclassic.com, or check website:  CarriageClassic.com

Sept. 8-9th – TTCC’s Pony Pilots Ride and Fundraiser to be held in Killeen, TX.  Contact Texas Trail Challenge Club at their website for more information:  texastrailchallengeclub.com

Sept. 11-23rd – FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018 (WEG) to be held at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Tryon, NC.  The Opening Ceremony will be on Sept. 11th.  These games are held every 4 years and the last time they were held in USA, they were held in Lexington, KY.  Tickets are now on sale.  You can go to website:  www.tryon2018.com or www.ticketmaster.com for tickets and/or more information.

Sept. 13th – 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. 15th – “Let’s Have Fun” Driving event to be held at Equirena Fields Driving Complex, 9871 N. US Hwy. 281, Burnet, TX, 78611.  Contact Kelly James, (512) 630-7069, (254) 220-1460, email:  dreamhomekelly@gmail.com.  Check website:  equirenafields.com or ADS omnibus:  omnibus.americandrivingsociety.org.

Sept. 15-16th – State Fair of Texas Donkey, Mule, and Miniature Donkey Show to be held at the Livestock Judging Pavilion at Fair Park in Dallas, TX.  There will be $3,500 in paybacks, buckles for High Point and Reserve High Point, special awards for halter.  Sanctioned by NMDA.  Contact Vicki Hoggett, (214) 421-8810, email:  horseshow@bigtex.com.  Rhonda Westbrook (972) 757-8313 or Sue Pryor (972) 757-8342.

Sept. 22nd – TCA Recreational Drive; location to be announced.  Check website:  tejascarriageassociation.org.

Sept. 28 – 30th – Colorado Combined Driving Event to be held at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker. CO>. They will be offering Training, Preliminary, and Intermediate levels.  Judges are hardy Zantke and Craig Kellogg, TD is Wayne Kramer.  ADS sanctioned.  Hosted by the Colorado Driving Society and Rocky Mountain Carriage Club.  Organizer is Deborah Terry (303) 688-3266, email:  dmtevents@msn.com.  Show secretary is Pat Lamprey (303) 429-7525, email:  pat.lamprey@gmail.com.

Sept. 29th – American Donkey Association’s Music City Donkey Show to be held at Clearview Horse Farm, 2291 Highway 231 S, Shelbyville, TN.  This show will be NMDA/ACOSA sanctioned.  Check website for more information:  www.americandonkeyassociation.com.

October, 2018

Oct. 2-7th – The National Drive to be held ***TO BE HELD AT A NEW LOCATION*** at the Hoosier Horse Park in Edinburgh, Indiana.  This park is a quiet, picturesque park consisting of miles of trails, wide open space, marathon hazards, several cones courses, etc.  The stalls, office, camping, and parking are very close at hand and are very user friendly.  Contact The National Drive/Linda Sadler, secretary, (217) 621-7845 (leave message) or email:  TheNationalDrive@gmail.com.

Oct. 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.

Oct. 13-14th – TTCC’s South Texas Shootout to be held at the Lazy F Ranch in Smiley, TX.  Contact Texas Trail Challenge Club at their website for more information:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

Oct. 20th – BVETR’s fall meeting to be held at the Allen’s place in Wheelock, TX.  Check website:  bvetr.wordpress.com.

Oct. 20th – Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society’s annual Horse Expo to be held at the Travis Co. Expo Center in Austin, TX.  This event is a full day of clinics, entertainment, and shopping; all for the low cost of $8 admission.  This is a big fund raiser for BEHS!  For more information:  bluebonnethorseexpo.com.

Oct. 28th – BVETR’s annual Halloween Ride at Indian Spirit Springs Ranch in Bryan, TX.  Proceeds benefit Still Creek Ranch.  Registration at 9:00 am, ride out at 10:00 am.  Miniumum donation is $30/rider or driver, lunch included.  Carts are welcome.  Contact Joana Rocha (979) 422-0205 or email:  jrocha@cvm.tamu.edu.  Check website:  bvetr.wordpress.com.

Oct. 27-28th – TTCC’s Trick or Treat Trot to be held at McMahon-Bowman ranch, 3321 W. Sabinal, Utopia, TX.  Contact Texas Trail Challenge Club at their website for more information:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

Oct. 27-28th – SDMS Spooktacular Donkey and Mule show to be held at the Belton Expo Center in Belton, TX.  More information to follow.  Contact Lynda Cornell (817) 781-2490 or check website:  swdonkeyandmulesociety.com.

Oct. 31st – HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

November, 2018

Nov. 2-10th – Color Breed Congress, Tulsa, OK.  Sanctioned by GCDMA.  Check website for more information:  gcdma.org.  

Nov. 3-4th – TCA Black Start Farm CDE, DT, CT (ADS).  Black Star Farm, 5565 FM 549, Rockwell, TX.  Check website:  tejascarriageassociation.org.

Nov. 4-16th – CAA’s Argentina/Uruguay Driving Trip.  For more information and/or to book trip, contact the CAA (859) 231-0971, email:  info@caaonline.com, or go to website:  carriageassociationofamerica.com.

Nov. 8th – 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. 9-11th – SDMS annual Longears Festival will be held at Rusty’s Ranch near Bastrop, TX.  More details to follow.  Check website:  swdonkeyandmulesociety.com.

Nov. 10-11th – TTCC’s Final Follies to be held at the C-Bar Ranch, Valley Mills, TX.  Contact Texas Trail Challenge Club at their website for more information:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

Nov. 22nd – HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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.

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 – BVETR’s annual Christmas party at the Tonkawy Lodge in College Station, TX. More details to follow.

Dec. 8th. – “Christmas in Winedale”, located at the Winedale Historical Complex, 3738 FM 2714, 4 miles northeast of Round Top, TX.  This is a recreation of Christmas in the 1800’s with wagon rides, storytelling, a variety of demonstrations, old fashioned music, etc.  

Dec. 8th – SDMS Awards Banquet and Year End meeting.  More details to follow.  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.  More details will follow.

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 – HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESUS!!

January, 2019

Jan. 1st – HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  

Jan. 22nd – Brazos Co. Horse Committee’s Annual Equine Evening to be held at the Hildebrand Equestrian Center.  More details to follow.

February, 2019

Feb. 14th – HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

March, 2019

April, 2019

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 19-28th – 1836 Chuckwagon Races to be held in Palestine, TX.  Check website:  1836chuckwagonraces.com or check them out on FB.

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