2019 Calendar of Events
Wishing you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and hoping that you are able to enjoy this season with your special 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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, email@example.com.
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. Will start at 11:00 am. There will be a live auctioneer, so bring goodies to be auctioned off to benefit the club. Check website for more info: swdonkeyandmulesociety.com.
Dec. 8th – NTW Christmas Party to be held at the Mercado Juarez Cafe, 1651 E. Northside Dr., Ft. Worth, TX, 76103. There will be and Ugly Sweater contest also. Will also be a general meeting. Watch for club newsletter with more details or check website: new.clubexpress.com.
Dec. 9th – Deadline for RSVPing for the BVDRC’s Christmas party.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec. 14th – HACA’s Christmas Party to be held at Tom Smith and Michelle Johnson’s place. Starts at 1:00 pm and will have turkey (furnished by HACA) and side dishes furnished by members. More details will be coming later. Check HACA website: hacaclub.com.
Dec. 14-15th – TTCC’s 7il Christmas Caper Christmas ride. To be held at 7il Ranch in Cat Springs, TX. There will be a gift exchange, turkey, and maybe a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Clause!!. Check website for information and contact person: texastrailchallengeclub.com.
Dec. 15th – BVDRC’s annual Christmas party to be held at The Wood’s home in Hearne, TX as in past years. There will be a delicious meal prepared by Chef Denise, a Chinese Gift exchange, a silent auction, and lots of good fellowship. Members, watch for emails and invitations to be forthcoming. Contact Christie Hendricks (979) 229-6177 (cell/text).
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!
Jan. 1st – HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Jan. 1st – BVDRC will be having a New Year’s Day drive/ride/pot luck at Indian Spirit Springs, 4342 Dobrovolny Rd, Bryan, TX 77807. More details will be sent out closer to event date.
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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan. 18th – HACA will be hosting a navigation Clinic at Claire Zadow’s, 33222 Rochen Rd; Waller, TX 77484. Jerry McLennan and Keith Yutzy will be the clinicians. More details will follow. Check website: hacaclub.com.
Jan. 18th – BVETR membership meeting to be held at C & J’s BBQ. This meeting will be the election of officers. Check website for more details: BVETR.org. or watch for club emails.
Jan. 19th – NTW’s General Membership Meeting to be held at Ft. Worth Botanic Garden; 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. Meeting will be from 1:00-4:00. There will be a general meeting and election of club officers. Club newsletter will have more information or check website: ntw.clubexpress.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: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Also can check stock show website: FWSSR.com.
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: email@example.com.
Feb. 14th – HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!! Tell your sweetie you LOVE em!!
Feb. 21-23rd – Louise Fox Educational Clinic – Strategies in Driven Dressage and Cones, sponsored by HACA. The Clinic will be Saturday from 9:00 am – Noon. Individual lessons on Dressage, Cones, or both are available Friday evening, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday. More details to follow. Check HACA’s website: HACAclub.com.
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.
Feb. 27-29th – Carriage Association of America’s Sporting Day of Traditional Driving Seminar. Details to follow. Check website: carriageassociationofamerica.com.
Mar. 3-22nd – Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Check website for information: rodeohouston.com.
Mar. 8th – Daylight savings time begins! Set clocks ahead 1 hour.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mar. 14-15th — ***NEW DATE*** TTCC’s Cactus Crawl Trail Challenge at the Woodward Ranch, Hwy. 190 W., Eldorado, TX 76936. Check website: texastrailchallengeclub.com.
Mar. 17th – HAPPY ST. PARTICK’S DAY! May the luck of the Irish be with you!🍀
Mar. 21-22nd – Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s Mule and Donkey Show. For more information, contact website: rodeohouston.com.
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: email@example.com.
April 12th – HAPPY EASTER!! He has risen! Watch out for that “wascally wabbit”!!
April 15th – INCOME TAXES ARE DUE!!😩.
April 17-26th – 1836 Chuckwagon Races in Palestine, TX. Gates open April 17th for camping and the races are April 24-26th. Check website for details: www.the1836.com.
April 18-19th – TTCC’s “Smiley” Ride to be held at the Lazy F Guest Ranch, Smiley, TX. Check website: texastrailchallengeclub.com.
April 18-19th – 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Check website: ntw.clubexpress.com or omnibus.americandrivingsociety.org.
May 2-3rd – TTCC’s Spring in the Canyon ride to be held at the C-Bar Ranch in Valley Mills, TX. Check website: texastrailchallengeclub.com.
May 16-17th – TTCC’s Wild West Wrangle, to be held at the Rexana Ranch, 2191 Ross Road, Blackwell, TX 79506. Check website: texastrailchallengeclub.com.
June 6-7th – NMDA National Show to be held at the Story Arena in Magnolia, AR. Hosted by GCDMA and ADA. More details to follow.