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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!

Hopefully the fall weather is just around the corner and we can all get back to enjoying our equines in the various activities that we enjoy.  Look over the Calendar to find some fun things to do!  Should be something for almost everyone!!

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:  bvetr.wordpress.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. 6th – HACA’s annual Brookwood Drive to held at the Brookwood Community, 1752 FM 1489 Rd., Brookshire, TX. 77423, from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm.  If you don’t have a driving turnout that is set for giving rides, then come out and help as a volunteer in getting residents on and off the carriages!  After the rides, the drivers/volunteers gather at the dining room at Brookwood’s gift shop to eat and shop.  Contact John Milligan (979) 574-3419, email:  johnm@milliganranch.com or HACA website:  hacaclub.com.

Oct. 7th – Fun in the Fall Pony/Miniature Horse Show to be held at the Austin Equestrian Center, 1495 State Highway 21 West, Cedar Creek, TX 78612.  Judge is Cassie Shumate (AMHA).  There will be Western/English type halter, in-hand obstacle, and driving classes.  Open to all miniature horses and ponies.  Contact phone is:  (512) 993-5320.

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. 13th – Brazos Extension Horse Committee is sponsoring a “Branding and Micro-Chipping Clinic” at Granada Farms, 11366 E. OSR, Wheelock, TX 77882.  Cost is $40 for freeze branding (bring your own custom brand or use their letters and #s) or $20 for Micro-chipping (Equines only).  Must have a current NEGATIVE Coggins on each equine.  RSVP, Contact Jennifer Holloway (979) 229-0524.

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.  This will be a lunch, meeting, and trail ride.  Contact John Allen (979) 828-4123 or email:  skylark@tconline.net; 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. 26-28th – ASPC/AMHR Club Halloween Spooktacular Show, Somerville c\Co. Expo, 202 Bo Gibbs Drive (Hwy. 67), Glen Rose, TX.  This is a Shetland pony and Miniature Horse Show.  Contact Tracey Slagle, Tracey_slagle@hotmail.com.

Oct. 27th – ***New Date***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. 11th – Veteran’s Day!  A big THANK YOU to our veterans!!

Nov. 22nd – HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  Give thanks for what you have and don’t eat too much!

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 – ***New location*** BVETR’s annual Christmas party and trail ride to be held at Indian Spirit Springs, 4342 Dobrovolny Rd, Bryan, TX; 77807.  Contact John Allen (979) 828-4123 or email:  skylark@tconline.net; check website:  bvetr.wordpress.com.

Dec. 8th. – ***CANCELLED***“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 – 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.  More details will follow.

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 meeting to be held at C & J’s BBQ on the Bend, 1010 Texas Ave., Bryan, TX. 77803.  Contact John Allen (979) 828-4123 or email:  skylark@tconline.net.

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

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 Kearbubg 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!

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.

March, 2019

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. 

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

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 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 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.

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. 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.

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