Calendar

2019 Calendar of Events

Well, apparently, I “lied”!  Fall is NOT just around the corner and we are still having summer temperatures!!  I must admit that I am READY for fall!!  There are quite a few Halloween rides and the annual fall Brookwood Residents Drive are scheduled for the month of October.  Be sure to look over the Calendar and see what interests you and get it on your own calendar.  Before you load up and go, check with the organizer to make sure all is as stated; changes do happen; so double check!  Fingers crossed that fall is coming!!

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 Creek 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.

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 – ***CANCELLED***.   Will be rescheduled for first weekend in October of 2020.  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 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.

Oct. 11-13th – Tejas Carriage Association Annual Driving Clinic to be held at Cedar Creek Run in Greenville, TX.  The clinician will be Jeff Morse.  Lessons are available.  Contact Ruthie Graves (903) 883-4638 or email:  iminthebarnnow@gmail.com.  Also check website:  tejascarriageassociation.org.  

Oct. 12th – Brazos Valley Hunter/Jumper Schooling Show Series.  This show will be held at 3 Brothers Stable.  The judge will be Kim Queener.  Contact Lisa Robertson, (979) 229-3622 (cell/text), email:  lisa@rlarabians.com; or check website:  BVHorseshows.com.

Oct. 12th – Halloween Witch Hunt at Claire Zadow’s, 33222 Rochen Rd., Waller, TX  77484.  Will be a witch hunt, trail riding/driving, games, and lunch.  8:00 am – 10:00 am, lunch is 12:30.  Cost is $20/person.  MUST RSVP by Oct. 8th!  Contact Claire (832) 483-6242 or Marcie (713) 826-5908.  

Oct. 12-13th – TTCC South Texas Shoot Out Trail Challenge, 245 FM 1042, Three Rivers, TX.  Check website for more details:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

Oct. 18-20th – Brazos Valley Fair to be held at the Brazos Co. Expo, 5827 Leonard Rd, Bryan, TX.  There will be numerous livestock shows, mutton busting, a carnival, just a whole lot of family fun.  Check website for more information:  Brazosvalleyfair.com.

Oct. 19th – BVETR Club meeting  and self defense class on horseback 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. 19-20th – Cal Middleton Horesmanship for the horse, and Rider Clinic to be held at the Rocking T Arena, 12857 FM 1452 West Normangee, TX.  $175/Saturday only or $300/for both days.  For more information about clinic, contact Julie Singer (713) 392-3264 or email:  JulieLSinger@gmail.com For information about Cal Middleton, go to Cal’s website:  calmiddleton.com. 

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, 4342 Dobrovolny Rd, Bryan, TX.  Cost is $30 and includes lunch.  Carts/wagons are welcome.  There will be prizes for the best costume!!    Registration is at 9:00 am and ride out is at 10:00 am.  Contact Joana Rocha, email:  xonguila@gmail.com.  Josy Bray, email:  jmbray@cvm.tamu.edu Or check website:  BVETR.org.

Oct. 26th – Annual Brookwood Citizens Carriage Ride to be held at The Brookwood facility in Brookwood, TX.  Arrive around 9:00 and be ready to give rides by 10:00.  The ride sessions usually end around 12:00 pm and then the drivers/helpers enjoy a great lunch at The Cafe there at the Brookwood facility.  If you don’t have anything appropriate to give carriage rides in, they can always USE HELP in assisting the residents in and out of the carriages/wagons/carts.  If you want more information, want to bring a turnout for giving rides, and/or want to volunteer to help, then contact John Miliigan, (979) 574-3419 (cell/text).  If you want to eat lunch with the drivers/volunteers, then contact Terry Arnold (713) 703-4856 to RSVP so she can let The Cafe know how many are coming.

Oct. 26th – HACA board meeting, to be held after the Brookwood Drive (see above).  Will have lunch at the Brookwood Restaurant and the meeting will follow.  Check HACA website:  hahaclub.com.

Oct. 26th – North Texas Whip’s Picnic Drive at Sunrise Ridge Ranch, 594 CR 3585, Paradise, TX 76073.  Must be a member of NTW; helmets are required, safety vests are not.  There will be an optional judged competition and/or just drive for pleasure.  Check website for details:  ntw.clubexpress.com

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. or americandrivingsociety.org.

Nov. 2-3rd – ***CANCELLED/will be rescheduled***BVDRC’s weekend trailside to be held at the T-S Horse Camp 6387 FM 2781, Kennard TX  75847 next to the Davy Crockett National Forest, TX.  There are RV sites, corrals, and quite a few trails.  Go to the T-S website for information, pictures, and prices:  TbarShorsecampcom.  More club details will follow. 

Nov. 9th – Brazos Valley Hunter/Jumper Schooling Show Series.  Show will be held at Royal Legends, Bryan, TX.  Contact Lisa Robertson, (979) 229-3622 (cell/text), email:  lisa@rlarabians.com; or check website:  BVHorseshows.com.

Nov. 9th – Saddle Night Christmas trail ride through Nature In Lights, to be held at BLORA Ranch (Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area) Ranch, North Nolan Rd., Belton, TX 76513.  This is a trail ride through the Christmas lights on your OWN personal equine.  There is limited availability.  Check their FB page for more information.

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 (and EAT)!

December, 2019

Dec. 5-8th – ADS Annual Members Meeting, Awards Gala, and CT/Derby/Safari Drive to be held at the Grand Oaks resort, Weirsdale, FL.  For more information, go to the website:  americandrivingsociety.org.

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. 7th – SDMS Christmas/Year End Party to be held at Uncle Dan’s BBQ, 1001 Lake Air Drive, Waco, TX.  Check website for more info:  swdonkeyandmulesociety.com.

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. 14th – HACA’s Christmas Party to be held at Tom Smith and Michelle Johnson’s place.  More details to follow.  Check HACA website:  hacaclub.com.

Dec. 15th – BVDRC’s annual Christmas party.  More details will be coming later.

Dec. 15th – Lost Horizon Ranch Horse Show and Play day 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 and election of officers/BOD 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. 14TH – Equine Evening sponsored by the Brazos Co. Horse Committee.  The theme will be “Horse Market – how to market, buy and sell horses”.  Contact Kathryn Kelly by email:  mirrored.k.ranch@gmail.com

Jan. 23-25th – Carriage Association of America’s Carriage Symposium to be held in Herndon, VA.  This symposium will feature 10 national and international speakers as well as special carriage tours.  More information to follow.  Check website:  carriageassociationofamerica.com.

Jan. 24-26th – TTCC’s Year End Celebration and Awards party to be held at Parrie Haynes Ranch West Side.  Awards, meal, square dance will be held Saturday night.  Open trail riding is available for the weekend; no competition.  Check website:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

Jan. 25-26th – Ft. Worth Livestock Show and Rodeo’s Donkey and Mule show to be held at the John Justin Arena in the Will Rogers Complex.  Contact Shirley Knott (903) 821-1440 or email:  sgknott@reagan.com or shirley@hardrocklanddesign.com.  Also can check stock show website:  FWSSR.com.

February, 2020

Feb. 7-9th – TTCC’s Rocky Road Trail Challenge and Spring Clinic to be held at Parrie Haynes Equestrian Center, Killeen, TX.  Check website:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

Feb. 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.

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

Feb. 29-Mar. 1st – TTCC’s Hollywood in the Hills Trail Challenge at the Lazy Hills Retreat, 375 Henderson Branch Rd., Ingram, TX.  Check website:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

March, 2020

Mar. 3-22nd – Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.  Check website for information:  rodeohouston.com.

Mar. 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. 

Mar. 21-22nd – TTCC’s Cactus Crawl Trail Challenge at the Woodward Ranch, Hwy. 190 W., Eldorado, TX  76936.  Check website:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

Mar. 21-22nd – Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s Mule and Donkey Show.  For more information, contact website:  rodeohouston.com.

April, 2020

April 4-5th – TTCC Peach Hill Promenade to be held at the High Gate Ranch in Dripping Springs, TX.  Check website:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

April 9th – 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.