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2019 Calendar of Events

Horseman’s Market Day is fast approaching – Saturday, Aug. 17th – so be sure to go to BVDRC.com to get your registration form and get it mailed in by Aug. 5th!!

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.

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. 5th – Deadline to preregister for your Horseman’s Market Day Booths!!  See Aug. 17th for details.  Go to BVDRC.com for the registration form and/or information.

Aug. 8th – BVDRC’s monthly meeting to be held at Denny’s, 607 Texas Ave., College Station, TX.  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 – 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.  From 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  This is an ADS recognized Combined Test.  Show secretary:  Gail Pace (214) 692-1821; email:  jonapace@sbcglobal.net or check TCA website:  tejascarriageassociation.org.

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. 17th – Arena Driving Derby Jackpot #2 at the Jim-A-Dee Ranch, 9494 Waide Rd., Sanger, TX 76266.  This is a non-NTW event.  From 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.  There will be a timed driven Cones Course – cantering allowed!!  $30 entry fee for 2 runs, cash only.  Contact (214) 801-5847. 

Aug. 17th – Lost Horizon Ranch Horse Show and Playday series from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Lost Horizon Ranch; 1440 Jim Mathis Rd., Bryan, TX 77808.  Contact (979) 777-7444, check website:  losthorizonranch.org or visit them on Facebook.

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. 24th – HACA’s annual meeting to be held at the Guadalajara Restaurant meeting room in Brenham, TX.  Lunch/meeting will be from 11:30-1:30 and a buffet lunch will be served.  There will be an election of new members to the Board and there will be talk on “Safety and What We All Can Do About It”.  There will be email reminders sent out and/or check website:  hacaclub.com.

Aug. 24-25th – OK Harness Horse Association Combined Test, to be held at the Payne Co. Fair Grounds; Stillwater, OK.   Have Training to Advance levels; Dressage and Cones; and it is actually 2 test/shows in 1 weekend.  Contact Hilda Wilkins, hottruck95@gmail.com.   Check ADS omnibus for details/links/forms.

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, 4045 Golden Eagle, Bryan, TX; 77808.  Classes are $10/class; can register day of show.  Contact Jennifer Hollowy (979) 229-0524 or go to website:  gcdma.org.

Aug. 31 – Sept. 1st – Morning Star Ranch Ministries’ Trail Competitions; 4701 CR 328 Milano, TX.  These rides are part of the “Buckle Series”.  There is a separate ride on Saturday and Sunday.  Ride fee is $50 for 1 day ride or $90 for both days of riding.  Stalls, RV hookups, lodging, and some meals are available for a fee.  A deposit of $50 is required by Aug. 26th.  Contact Robin (512) 455-2111, email:  robin45@ymail.com; check website:  www.msministries.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. 2nd – HAPPY LABOR DAY!

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

Sept. 6-8th – TTCC’s Fall clinic and 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. 14-15th – TCA Pleasure Driving show – details will be forth coming.  Contact Paula Long, email:  long.paula@rocketmail.com, check website:  tejascarriageassociation.org, or ADS Omnibus.

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. 21st – Lost Horizon Ranch Horse Show and Playday series from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Lost Horizon Ranch; 1440 Jim Mathis Rd., Bryan, TX 77808.  Contact (979) 777-7444, check website:  losthorizonranch.org or visit them on Facebook.

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. 22nd – BVDRC’s Snook Country road ride, pot luck lunch, speaker to be held at the Snook SPJT Hall.  More details to follow

Sept. 27th – Stock Horse of Texas Clinic and Show to be held at the Brazos Co. Expo, 5827 Leonard Rd., Bryan, TX. 77808.  Check website for more information:  stockhorseoftexas.org

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. 19th – Lost Horizon Ranch Horse Show and Playday series from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Lost Horizon Ranch; 1440 Jim Mathis Rd., Bryan, TX 77808.  Contact (979) 777-7444, check website:  losthorizonranch.org or visit them on Facebook.

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. 26-27th – Morning Star Ministries Trail Ride and Auction; 4701 CR 328 Milano, TX.  Contact Robin (512) 455-2111, email:  robin45@ymail.com; or check website: www.msministries.org.

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. 2-3rd – BVDRC’s weekend trailside to be held at Parrie Haynes Equestrian Center in Killeen, TX.  More details to follow.  

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 – BVETR’s club ride at Reynold’s Creek Park, Waco, TX.  Club has rented the RV sites/stalls for Saturday night and Sunday until check out so that members can have a nice weekend trailside.  Members will need to contact Joana to reserve a RV site/stalls.  Watch for emails to members about particulars, and check website:  BVETR.org.

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. 16th – Lost Horizon Ranch Horse Show and Playday series from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Lost Horizon Ranch; 1440 Jim Mathis Rd., Bryan, TX 77808.  Contact (979) 777-7444, check website:  losthorizonranch.org or visit them on Facebook.

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. 15th – Lost Horizon Ranch Horse Show and Playday series from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Lost Horizon Ranch; 1440 Jim Mathis Rd., Bryan, TX 77808.  Contact (979) 777-7444, check website:  losthorizonranch.org or visit them on Facebook.

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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