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2019 Calendar of Events

The Bluebonnets are BEAUTIFUL!!  Get out with your equine and enjoy them!!

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.  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.

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 6th – “How To Show Your Equine” clinic to be held at the Rocking T Arena, Normangee, TX.  Need to pre-register, will be clinics to help you learn how to show, prepare your equine for the show ring.  Can bring your equine or just audit.  Go to Rocking T Arena’s FB page for more information.

April 6-7th – TTCC’s Peach Hill Promenade to be held at the High Gate Ranch, Dripping Springs, TX.  Check website for more details:  texastrailchallengeclub.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 Denny’s on Texas Ave. and University in College Station.  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 11-13th – Dallas Charity Horse Show at Fair Park, 1419 Washington St., Dallas, TX 75210.  Multi-breed Horse Show benefiting Equest.  Contact:  (214) 675-4478, website:  dallascharityhorseshow.com.

April 12-14th – Southwestern Donkey and Mule Society’s Spring Longear Festival to be held at Rusty’s Walnut Creek Ranch, Cedar Creek, TX.  Will be organized rides/drive, ride at will, cones, pot luck meals, campfires, etc.  Registration is $10/adult SDMS member, $20/non-member, youth $5.00/member, and $10/non member youth.  To register or questions, contact Greg Schlosser, email:  donkeygreg1941@gmail.com

April 12-14th – ASPC/AMHR Club of North Texas Daffodil Dandy Miniature Horse Breed Show/Event; will be offering several carriage classes.  Check website for more information:  aspcamhrntexas.com/Show-Information.pjp.

April 13th – BVETR’s Big Work Day at Tonkaway Ranch, College Station, TX, to finish getting trails ready for the St. Jude’s Hospital Fund Raiser Trailride to be held on April 27th.  More information will be sent to members as it becomes available.  Check website for updates:  BVETR.org.

April 13th – NTW’s workday for Sunrise Ridge DT, Sunrise Ridge Ranch, 594 CR 3585, Paradise, TX 76073.  Check their website for details:  ntw.clubexpress.com.

April 21st – HAPPY EASTER!! 

April 22nd – NTW’s workday for Sunrise Ridge DT, Sunrise Ridge Ranch, 594 CR 3585, Paradise, TX 76073.  Check their website for details:  ntw.clubexpress.com.

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

April 25-28th – 46th Annual Big D Charity Horse Show, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Ft. Worth, TX.  Benefitting Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.  Check website for more information:  www.bigdhorseshow.com

April 27th – BVETR’s annual Saddle Up For St Jude’s Trailride at Tonkaway 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.  ADS recognized.  Entries open march 17th.  Officials are Scott Monroe and Penny Nicely.  Contact Kate Morgan (817) 688-9580 or email:  katermorgan@gmail.com.  Website:  ntw.clubexpress.com or the ADS Omnibus:  americandrivingsociety.org/Competitors-Omnibus-Listing/ID/385.

April 27th – ***NEW DATE***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:  BVHorshows.com.

May, 2019

NATIONAL DRIVING MONTH

May 3-5th – Minis Horsin’ Around Miniature Horse Breed Show/Event to be held at Sumnmnervell Expo Center in Glen Rose, TX.  Show Manager is Tracey Slagle:  www.swmini.com.

May 4-5th – TTCC’s Gold Rush Trail Challenge to be held at the McFarland Ranch, 6608 CR 365, Dublin, TX.  Check website for more details:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

May 4-5th – ***CANCELLED***North Texas Pinto Horse Association Bluebonnets & Blue Ribbons Show.  This will be a Pinto and Open-All Breed Show (Longears welcome) to be held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Ft. Worth.  For more information, contact Jeff (405) 315-0369.

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 11th – Tejas Carriage Association/American Driving Society recognized Combined Test to be held at the OK Corral, Terrell, TX.  Go to website for more information:  www.okcorralranch.org.

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 12th – TCA Day of Dressage and Cones, 6588 FM 2578, OK Corral Ranch, Terrell, TX.  Driven Dressage with Timed Cones.  Training, Preliminary, and Intermediate.  VSE, Pony, Horse, Singles/pairs.  Organizer, Paula Long, (817) 614-2986, email:  long.paula@rocketmail.com.

May 18-19th – TTCC’s Lazy Daze of Summer Trail Challenge to be held at the Lazy Hills Retreat, 375 Henderson Branch Rd., Ingram, TX.  Check website for more details:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

May 18-19th – GHMHC Galaxy 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.

May 24-26th – HACA’s Pine Hill Driving Trial, 720 Hwy. 159 E, Bellville, TX 77418.  Will have divisions for VSE, Pony, Singles, and Pairs.  ADS recognized.  Organizer, Tammy Lewis (979) 583-8309, email: membership@hacaclub.com or Secretary, Linda Yutzy (281) 373-4867, email:  linda@hacaclub.com.

May 25th – ***NEW DATE***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:  BVHorshows.com.

May 27th – Memorial Day!  Remember our veterans, and especially those who gave their all!

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

May 31-June 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.  Or Mike Dodd (979) 324-7290, email:  SA195@aol.com.  Check out the Lazy F website too:  lazyfguestranch.com.

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 2nd – 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:  BVHorshows.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 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 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 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.  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:  BVHorshows.com.

June 29-30th – Diamonds and Donkeys Show to be held at the Story Arena, Magnolia, AR.  NMDA, ACOSA, and ADMS sanctioned.  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 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. 

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, Ft. Worth, 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.   More details will be forth coming.  Several local chapters are helping to bring this event to Ft. Worth.  Contact Sally Armstrong, 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.  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.

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:  BVHorshows.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:  BVHorshows.com.

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. 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:  BVHorshows.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:  BVHorshows.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. 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. 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. 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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