Calendar

2020 Calendar of Events

This Corona Virus is REALLY wrecking havoc on all of the equine events that have been planned for this year, for sure!!!  The Brazos Valley Driving and Riding Club did vote to HAVE Horseman’s Market Day, Aug. 15th, but there have been numerous events cancelled since the last Calendar of Events.  So, keep checking with the event planners on the events that you are wanting to attend to be sure that they are “ON”!  The new restrictions that just came out from Governor Abbott and from the counties may affect anything that hasn’t already been cancelled.  Do know that many of the private facilities are open, so you can go to these places for an outing.  Be safe and try to find a way to enjoy your equines, family, and friends!!

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.  T bar S Horse Camp; 6387 FM 2781, Kennard, TX 75847.  This is a private facility that butts up against the Davy Crockett National Forest.  Has RV sites, pens, etc.  Lots of trails.

If you are interested in attending Competitive Trail Challenges, please go to the actual websites:  Texas Trail Challenge Club, texastrailchallengeclub.com ; Equine Trail Sports, equinetrailsports.com  I have had several requests to list some of the trail dates in this calendar, so I have done that.   Brazos Valley Equestrian Trail Riders is a local trail riding group, BVETR.org.

July, 2020

July 4th – HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!! 🎉 🇺🇸

July 4th – Wheelock 4th of July parade.  This is a fun country parade that is very equine friendly!  The parade will start at 10:00, with no speeches and such due to social distancing.  There will be a hamburger plate with all the fixings for $10 that will be “grab and go” at the Methodist Church (there will be signs and such) available after the parade and until 1:00.  Masks are encouraged when you can’t social distance.  Hope to see many of you out at the parade! 

July 7-12th – Loretta Lynn Chuckwagon Races (rescheduled from the first of May) to be held at her ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN.  Check FB page for more information:  Championship Chuckwagon Races N Trail Rides.  Or call (931) 296-7700 or email:  info@lorettalynnranch.net.

July 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. 

July 9-11th -NASMDA National Show and AGMA World Championship Donkey and Mule Show to be held at the Roane State Expo Center in Harriman, TN.  A compete facility with arenas, stalls, RV sites, etc.  This show is taking the place of the Shelbyville Celebraytion.  Check websites:  www.NASMA.net or www.ammericangaitedmule.com.

July 11th – Lost Horizon Ranch Play day Series 3 #1 to be held Lost Horizon Ranch, 1440 Jim Mathis Rd., Bryan, TX .  Contact them at (979) 777-7444 (cell).  Check website:  losthorizonranch.org or check their FB page.

July 17-19th – ***CANCELLED***SDMS 2020 ClASSic donkey and mule show to be held at the Bell Co. Expo Center in Belton, TX.  Check website:  swdonkeyandmulesociety.com.

July 18th – NTW General Membership meeting to be held at the Ft. Worth Botanic Gardens, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Ft. Worth, TX 76107.

July 18th – Lost Horizon Ranch Play day Series 3 #2 to be held Lost Horizon Ranch, 1440 Jim Mathis Rd., Bryan, TX .  Contact them at (979) 777-7444 (cell).  Check website:  losthorizonranch.org or check their FB page.

July 18-25th – Texas State 4H Horse Show to be held at the Brazos Valley Expo, 5827 Leonard Rd., Bryan, TX. 77807.

July 31-Aug. 2nd – TCA Annual Clinic with Sara Schmitt to be held at Cedar Creek Run, Greenville, TX.  The fee for the clinic is $125.00/lesson, TCA members are welcome to audit for free of charge, non-members are asked to make a donation to the club.  Contact Ruthie Graves, (903) 883-4638, email:  iminthebarnnow@gmail.com or check website:  tejascarriageassociation.org.

July 30-Aug. 2nd – ***CANCELLED DUE TO COVID*** New Date for 1836 Chuckwagon Races in Palestine, TX.  Races will be Saturday and Sunday.  Check website for details:  www.1836chuckwagonraces.com or their FB page.

August,  2020

July 31-Aug. 2nd – TCA Annual Clinic with Sara Schmitt to be held at Cedar Creek Run, Greenville, TX.  The fee for the clinic is $125.00/lesson, TCA members are welcome to audit for free of charge, non-members are asked to make a donation to the club.  Contact Ruthie Graves, (903) 883-4638, email:  iminthebarnnow@gmail.com or check website:  tejascarriageassociation.org.

Aug. 1st – Lost Horizon Ranch Play day Series 3 #3 to be held Lost Horizon Ranch, 1440 Jim Mathis Rd., Bryan, TX .  Contact them at (979) 777-7444 (cell).  Check website:  losthorizonranch.org or check their FB page.

Aug. 1-2nd – ***CANCELLED DUE TO COVID***. 1836 Chuckwagon Races in Palestine, TX.  Races will be Saturday and Sunday.  Check website for details:  www.1836chuckwagonraces.com or their FB page.

Aug. 1-2nd – State Fair of Texas Donkey, Mule, and NMDA show to be held in Dallas, TX.  More details to follow.

Aug.. 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.

Aug. 15th – Horseman’s Market Day, sponsored by BVDRC.To be held at the Brazos County Expo Center; 5827 Leonard Rd, Bryan, TX; 77807.Buy, sell, trade all things equine related (no live animals though).Booths are $30/each or Early Bird special, buy 3 for $90, get the 4th one free.The prices are the pre-registered prices and deadline to pre-register is postmarked by Aug. 3rd.Free admission, free parking, covered and lots of space.Check their website:BVRDC.com or their FB page.Contact Lee Fuermann (979) 777-9239 (cell/text) or email:MarketDay@BVDRC.com.

Aug. 15th – Lost Horizon Ranch Play day Series 3 #4 to be held Lost Horizon Ranch, 1440 Jim Mathis Rd., Bryan, TX .  Contact them at (979) 777-7444 (cell).  Check website:  losthorizonranch.org or check their FB page.

Aug. 15-16th – NTW Wits End Recreational/fun drive to be held at Ree Salter’s ranch, Wits End, which is located at 12721 hwy. 199, Poolville, TX.  This is only open to NTW members.  Contact Ree Salter, email:  WitsEndCorgi.com or check website:  ntw.clubexpress.com.

Aug. 22nd – ***NEW DATE***.  Hunter/Jumper All Breed Schooling Show #3 to be held at Royal Legends.  This show is sponsored by the Brazos Valley Horse Shows.  Check website for updates and information:  bhhorseshows.org.

Aug. 22-23rd – ***NEW DATE***.  TTCC’s Summer (formally Spring) in the Canyon Trail Challenge to be held at the C-Bar Ranch in Valley Mills, TX.  Check website:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

Aug. 30-Sept.6th – National Chuckwagon Races, OF Ranch, Clinton, AR.

September, 2020

Aug. 30-Sept. 6th – National Chuckwagon Races, OF Ranch, Clinton, AR.

Sept. 4-6th – ***CANCELLED***.  NTW Sunrise Ridge Driving Trial and Combined Test to be held at 594 CR 3585 Paradise, TX 76073.  Will have VSE, Small Pony, Pony, and Horse classes with single and pair turnouts.  Send entries to Kate Morgan, Organizer, (817) 688-9580, email:  katermorgan@gmail.com.  Check website:  ntw.clubexpress.com or omnibus.americandrivingsociety.org.

Sept. 3-12th – ***CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19***. Will be rescheduled for 2021.  Carriage Association of America’s trip to the Netherlands and Germany.  Check website for more details:  carriageassociationofamerica.com.

Sept. 4-6th – Ranch Sorting of America will be having a show at the Brazos Expo, 5827 Leonard Rd, Bryan, TX. 77807.  Check website:  ranchsortingofamerica.com.

Sept. 5-6th – ***CANCELLED*** TTCC’s Cactus Crawl (originally scheduled for March) to be held at the Woodward Ranch, Hwy. 190 W. Eldorado, TX 76936.  Check website:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

Sept. 5-6th – Music City Donkey Show to be held at Clearview Farm in TN.  This show is sanctioned by NMDA and ACOSA.  Check website for more information:  gcdma.org.

Sept. 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. 

Sept. 12th – TCA’s Day of Dressage and Cones to be held at the OK Corral Ranch, 6588 FM 2578, , Terrell, TX. Check TCA’s website:  tejascarriageassociation.org.

Sept. 18-20th – TTCC’s Fall Rider Clinic and Pony Pilot Ride and Fundraiser Picnic.  Check website:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

Sept. 19th – BVETR trail ride to be held at 5D Ranch in Navasota, TX.  Check website/club email for more details.  BVETR.org.

Sept. 25-26th – SHOT clinic and show to be held at the Brazos Valley Expo, 5827 Leonard Rd., Bryan, TX 77807. Check website:  stockhorseoftexas.org.

Sept. 26th – Brazos Valley Horse Show #4 Hunters/Jumpers to be held at Royal Legend Horse Center, 7786 Riley Rd., Bryan, TX 77808.  Contact Lisa Robertson (979) 229-3622 or go to website:  BVhorseshows.org.

Sept. 26th – NTW Romp in the Willows Swap Drive #2 to be held at Willow Draw Equestrian Center; 401 North Bend Rd., Weatherford, TX 76085.  There will be 2 Romp events with consists of 3 classes – Arena obstacles, an outside cones course, and cross country.  These will be conducted as swap drives, meaning 1/2 the drivers will work in the am and drive in the pm and vice versa.  Check NTW website:  ntw.clubexpress.com.

Sept. 26-27th – ETS Morning Star Ranch Trail Challenge/Obstacle Course, Morning Star Ranch, Milano, TX.  Check website for more information:  equinetrailsports.com.

Sept. 26-27th – Oklahoma State Fair will hot the NMDA National Mini Donkey show in OK.  Contact Marc Pankow (405) 948-6735 for more information.

October, 2020

Oct. 1-4th – Michelle Lynn Holsey Foundation NCHA Cutting and Benefit to be held at the Brazos Valley Expo, 5827 Leonard Rd., Bryan, TX 77807.  

Oct. 2-4th – ***CANCELLED UNTIL the first weekend in October, 2021*** “Let’s Have Fun In Texas” Driving/Combined test, 9871 US 281 N. Burnett, TX 78611.  Contact Karen Gorham , email:  scfkg@yahoo.com. More details to follow.

Oct. 3rd – Lost Horizon Ranch Horse Show Series 4 show #1 o be held Lost Horizon Ranch, 1440 Jim Mathis Rd., Bryan, TX .  Contact them at (979) 777-7444 (cell).  Check website:  losthorizonranch.org or check their FB page.

Oct. 3rd – 2020 Ranch Horse Series to be held at Still Creek Ranch.  This will be the 3rd show in the 4 show series.  They are following the SHTX rulebook.  Contact Still Creek Ranch at their website:  stillcreekequestrian.org.

Oct. 3rd – Texas Draft Horse and Mule Association (TDHMA) Trail ride at Gregory/Clear Lake.  Contact William, email:  bill@watershipfarm.com or check FB page for more information.

Oct. 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.

Oct. 10-11th – TTCC’s South Texas Shootout Trail Challenge to be held at the Smith Ranch in 3 Rivers, TX.  Check website:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

Oct. 13-18th – National Drive to be held at the Hoosier Horse Park in Edinburgh, IN.  Check website:  nationaldrive.net.

Oct. 16-17th – ETS Red Arena Trail course (Friday and Saturday), Dripping Springs Ranch Park, Dripping Springs, TX.  Check website for more information:  equinetrailsports.com.

Oct. 17th – Lost Horizon Ranch Horse Show Series 4, show #2 o be held Lost Horizon Ranch, 1440 Jim Mathis Rd., Bryan, TX .  Contact them at (979) 777-7444 (cell).  Check website:  losthorizonranch.org or check their FB page.

Oct. 17th – BVETR’s Club meeting and trail ride at the Allen’s place.  More details to follow.

Oct. 23-25th – Brazos Valley Fair and Rodeo to be held at the Brazos Valley Expo, 5827 Leonard Rd, Bryan, TX 77807.

Oct. 24th – BVETR’s annual Halloween Trail Ride to be held at Indian Spirit Springs Ranch in Bryan, TX.  This is a fund raiser for Stillcreek Ranch and is a lot of fun.  More information will be sent out at a later date.  Check website:  BVETR.org.

Oct. 24th – NTW Picnic Drive at Sunrise Ridge, Sunrise Ridge Ranch, 594 CR 3585, Paradise, TX 76073.  More details in their Newsletter.  Check website:  new.clubexpress.com.

Oct. 24-25th – TTCC’s Grassland Gallop Trail Challenge to be held at the LBJ Grasslands, Decatur, TX.  Check website:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

OCT. 24-25TH – SDMS’S Spooktacular Show to be held at the Bell Co. Expo Center, Belton, TX.  This will be a DOUBLE judged show for both miniature and large mules and donkeys.  Large mules and donkeys show Saturday; mini mules and donkeys show Sunday, NMDA approval is pending.  A costume contest, cookout on Saturday night, and a silent auction is also planned.  Check website for more info:  swdonkeyandmulesociety.com

Oct. 30-Nov. 1st – Ranch Sorting of America will be having a show at the Brazos Expo, 5827 Leonard Rd, Bryan, TX. 77807.  Check website:  ranchsortingofamerica.com.

Oct. 31st – Brazos Valley Horse Hunter/Jumper show #5 to be held at 3 Brothers Stable, Bryan, TX.  Check website:  bvhorseshows.org.

Oct. 31st – HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! 🎃👻

November, 2020

Nov. 7th – Lost Horizon Ranch Horse Show Series 4, show #3 o be held Lost Horizon Ranch, 1440 Jim Mathis Rd., Bryan, TX .  Contact them at (979) 777-7444 (cell).  Check website:  losthorizonranch.org or check their FB page.

Nov. 7-8th – TTCC’s Salute to the Troops Trail Challenge to be held at the C-Ranch, Valley Mills, TX.  Check website:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

Nov. 7-8th – Tejas Carriage Association’s Black Star CT, DT, CDE to be held at black Star Farm Sport Horses, 5565 FM 549; Rockwall, TX 75032.  More details to follow; check website:  tejascarriageassociation.org

Nov. 11th – VETERANS’ DAY!  Thank you to all that serve or have served!🇺🇸

Nov. 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. 

Nov. 14th – Texas Draft Horse and Mule Association’s (TDHMA) Field Day to be held at Stickle/Smithfield.  Contact William, email:  bill@watershipfarm.com or check FB page for more information.

Nov. 14-15th – NTW Wits End Recreational/fun drive to be held at Ree Salter’s ranch, Wits End, which is located at 12721 hwy. 199, Poolville, TX.  This is only open to NTW members.  Contact Ree Salter, email:  WitsEndCorgi.com or check website:  ntw.clubexpress.com.

Nov. 14-15th – ETS Fall Trail Competition 1 & 2/Obstacle Garden Challenge, 7iL Stables, Cat Spring, TX.  Check website for more information:  equinetrailsports.com.

Nov. 21st – Lost Horizon Ranch Horse Show Series 2, show #4 o be held Lost Horizon Ranch, 1440 Jim Mathis Rd., Bryan, TX .  Contact them at (979) 777-7444 (cell).  Check website:  losthorizonranch.org or check their FB page.

Nov. 21st – BVETR’s monthly November ride.  More details will be coming out later.  Check website:  BVETR.org.

Nov. 21st – Brazos Valley Horse Hunter/Jumper show #6.  Facility/host to be determined later.   Check website:  bvhorseshows.org.

Nov. 21-22nd – ***NEW DATE/NAME***.  HACA’s “TURKEY TROT” Driving show (formally Pot of Gold show) to be held at Francine Dismukes place.  More details to follow.  Contact Elizabeth Pannill:  goatdoc.ep@gmail.com; (512) 738-7224.  Check website:  HACA.club.com.

Nov. 26th – HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 🦃

December, 2020

Dec. 5th – BVETR’s Christmas party and trail ride at Tonkaway Ranch.  More details to follow.  

Dec. 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.

Dec. 12th – 2020 Ranch Horse Series to be held at Still Creek Ranch.  This will be the 4th show in the 4 show series.  They are following the SHTX rulebook.  Contact Still Creek Ranch at their website:  stillcreekequestrian.org.

Dec. 13th – BVDRC’s annual Christmas party.  More details to follow as we get closer to the date.  BVDRC.com.

Dec. 24th – CHRISTMAS EVE!  Better watch out, Santa’ is looking!🎅🏻

Dec. 25th – MERRY CHRISTMAS!!  Happy Birthday Jesus!