Calendar


2023 Calendar of Events

BVDRC’s events are BOLDED

Hope you get to spend some time with your Valentine(s) this month!  Hopefully we will have some nice weather days to be able to get out and enjoy our equines and sweeties!!❤️

The 4 driving clubs in Texas are:  Brazos Valley Driving and Riding Club, BVDRC.com;  Houston Area Carriage Association, hacaclub.com; North Texas Whip,ntw.clubexpress.com;andTejas Carriage Association, their website is not working, so try them on FB.

If you are interested in attending Competitive Trail Challenges, please go to their actual websites:  Texas Trail Challenge Club, texastrailchallengeclub.com; Equine Trail Sports, equinetrailsports.com.  Due to the high volume of dates for these events, I will no longer list them; just too many.

2 more good resources for equine related activities to check out is Brazos Expo calendar – brazoscountyexpo.com; and the Texas A & M Agri-life Extension app (it is a free download).  Both have numerous events/activities posted.

Due to the length of the trail riding facilities list, I have moved it to the END of the Calendar so that it is easier to reference and review.  Please feel free to send me facilities that are not listed.  


February, 2023

Feb. 9th – BVDRC’s monthly meeting.  Reliance Baptist Church Community Center, 6925 Reliance Church Rd, Bryan, TX.   We will be discussing Horseman’s Market Day plans and our informal ride at Millican Reserve on the 11th.  The cost will be $5.00/person.  RSVP to Tess at (979) 204-0426 (cell/text) by Monday, the 6th.  Contact Lee Fuermann (979) 777-9239 or email:  farriershop@icloud.com.  

Feb. 11th – BVDRC’s informal Valentines Ride to be held at Millican Reserve, 19851 FM 2154, College Station, TX.  Check-in is 9:00 am and ride out is 10:00 am.  More details to follow.  Contact Jim Wood (979) 422-0189 cell/text. 

Feb. 11th – HACA’s February meeting will be held at Guadalajara Restaurant in Brenham, TX.  The Guest Speaker will be Sally Armstrong and the topic will be: CAA Driver Proficiency Program.  Contact Elizabeth Pannill, email:  goatdoc.ep@gmail.com.

Feb. 14th – HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!  Tell your sweetie you love ‘em!❤️🥰 

Feb. 18th – BVETR’s informal monthly ride to be held at Richards/Raven, 1773 FM 1791, Richards, TX 77873.  Located in the Sam Houston Forest.  Ride out at 10:30; bring a lunch.    Cindy Allen (979) 224-3661 (cell/text), (979) 828-4123 (H), email:  cindystewartallen@gmail.com.Check website/FB; BVETR.org/BV-Equestrian TrailRiders. 

Feb. 18th – TDHMA Field Day, 196 Farrier Lan, Smithville, TX 78957.  Will be working draft horses and mules on farm equipment.  Check FB – Texas Draft Horse and Mule Association.

Feb. 28-19th – Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo to be held at NRG Park.  Check website:  rodeohouston.com.


March, 2023

Mar. 2-5th – Texas Stock Horse of Texas Show and clinic to be held at the Brazos Co. Expo, 5827 Leonard Rd., Bryan, TX,  Check website:  stockhorsetexas.org.

Mar. 4th – TDHMA’s trail ride at 7IL Ranch, 5389 Mill Creek Rd., Cat Spring, TX.   Check FB – Texas Draft Horse and Mule Association.

Mar. 4-5th – HACA Driving Clinic with Denise Hinder to be held at Stickle Farm, 196 Farris Lane, Smithville, TX 78957.  Limited to 18 drivers/auditors are welcome.  Saturday is lesson day and begins at 9:00am.  Sunday is a practice fun driving time with Denise.  Clinic cost is $110 for weekend.  Auditing is $20.  Contact Elizabeth Pannill (512) 738-7224 or email:  goatdoc.ep@gmail.com.  Also check HACA FB page.  

Mar. 9th – BVDRC’s monthly meeting.  Location TBD.  Watch for email and minutes for details.  Contact Lee Fuermann (979) 777-9239 or email:  farriershop@icloud.com.

Mar. 11th – TCA’s Beginner to Winner Educational seminar and general membership meeting to be held at Wiregrass, 1928 CR 3318 Greenville, TX.  There is a “wet conditions” place if weather is bad.  Cost is $6.00 for pizza lunch.  Do need to RSVP.  For more information/RSVP contact Ruth Graves (903) 883-4638; email:  iminthebarnnow@gmail.com.

Mar. 11-13th  BVDRC’s informal Spring Break Ride to be held at Six R S Ranch.  Look for emails with more information.  Contact Jim Wood (979) 422-0189.

Mar. 17th – HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!  🍀🍻  

Mar. 17-18 – Nava Rio Ranch Spring Horse Clinic and Show to be held at Miracle Farm Arena, 10802 FM 2621, Brenham, TX 77833.  Check website:  navarioranch.com.

Mar. 17-19th – BVETR’s informal monthly overnight ride to be held at Train Robber Ranch in Rusk, TX.  Deadline to RSVP is Feb. 11th (Cindy has to reserve the facility).   Watch for emails with more information.   Contact Cindy Allen, email:  cindystewartallen@gmail.com, (979) 224-3661 (cell/text), (979) 828-4123 (H). Check website/FB: BVETR.org/BV-Equestrian TrailRiders.

Mar. 18th – Texas draft Horse and Mule Association’s Beasts of Burden; a special program held at Barrignton Plantation State historic Site, Washington On the Brazos, near Navasota, TX.  Check website/FB page. 

Mar. 18-19th – Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s Donkey and Mule show.  Check website:  rodeohouston.com.

Mar. 22-26th – Pin Oak Charity Horse Show to be cdl at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, TX.  Check website:  www.pinoak.org. for show details. 


April, 2023

April 1st – TDHMA’s Field Day/Trail Ride.  More details to follow.   Check FB – Texas Draft Horse and Mule Association.

April 9th – HAPPY EASTER!!  He has risen!!  🐇✝️🐣

April 13th – BVDRC’s monthly meeting.  Location TBD.  Watch for email and minutes for details.  Contact Lee Fuermann (979) 777-9239 or email:  farriershop@icloud.com.

April 13-15th – Aggie super Circuit AQHA Horse Show to be held at the Brazos Co. Expo, 5827 Leonard Rd., Bryan, TX 77807.  This show is put on by the Brazos Extension Horse Committee.  Check website:  anequineproduction.com, or check Expo website:  brazoscountyexpo.com.

April 15th – BVDRC’s informal “Tax” ride to be held at Richards/Raven in the Sam Houston National Forest.  Look for emails with more information.  Contact Jim Wood (979) 422-0189.

April 15th – OKHSA Mule and Donkey show to be held at the El Reno Canadian Co. Expo and Event Center in El Reno, OK.  Hosted by OK/TX Pinto Club.  Contact Kristen Stolee (817) 658-6390.

April 15-16th – “New Kids on the Block” Driving event to be held at Willow Draw in Weatherford, TX.  There will be a DT and a CT option.  Dressage and Cones on Saturday, Marathon on Sunday.  Contact show secretary (682) 561-6896 (cell/text) or email:  kbarthel221@gmai.com.  Also check ADS Omnibus for info/entry forms

April 15th-23rd – The 1836 Chuckwagon Races to be held at the Diamond B Ranch in Neches, TX.  Actual races are the 21st-23rd.  Go to  the website:  1836chuckwagonrace.com for more information.

April 21-22 – Nava Rio Ranch Spring Horse Clinic and Show to be held at Miracle Farm Arena, 10802 FM 2621, Brenham, TX 77833.  Check website:  navarioranch.com.

April 22nd – BVETR’s informal ride to be held at Reynold’s Creek Park in Waco, TX.  Some members will be going for overnight.  Watch for emails with more information.  Contact Cindy Allen, email:  cindystewartallen@gmail.com, (979) 224-3661 (cell/text), (979) 828-4123 (H).  Check website/FB; BVETR.org/BV-Equestrian TrailRiders.

April 22nd – TDHMA’s Plow Day, FM 1696, Huntsville, TX.  Field work all day with horses and mules put to all kinds of horse downs equipment.   Check FB – Texas Draft Horse and Mule Association.


May, 2023

May 9-15th – CAA’s annual Trip to the Royal Windsor Horse Show, Windsor, England.  For details go to Carriageassociationofamerica.com.  

May 11th -BVDRC’s monthly meeting.  Location TBD.  Watch for email and minutes for details.  Contact Lee Fuermann (979) 777-9239 or email:  farriershop@icloud.com.

May 12-13th – Nava Rio Ranch Final Spring Series Horse Clinic and Show to be held at the Snook Rodeo Arena, Int. Of Hwy. 60 ad FM 3058, Snook, TX.  Check website:  navarioranch.com. 

May 13th – BVDRC’s informal Pond-2-Pond ride to be held at Mike Dodd’s ranch in Snook, TX.  Look for emails with more information.  Contact Jim Wood (979) 422-0189.

May 13th – OKHSA Mule and Donkey show to be held at the El Reno Canadian Co. Expo and Event Center in El Reno, OK.  Hosted by OK/TX Pinto Club.  Contact Kristen Stolee (817) 658-6390.

May 13th – TCA Recreation Drive, hosted by Fran and Bill Woodfin, McKinney, TX.  More information to follow.  Contact Eileen Leek, (972) 345-8409; email:  eleek5@verizon.net.

May 13th – TDHMA’s Harvest Day with Sharecroppers Tractor Club, 4240 Goehring Rd., Ledbetter, TX 78946.   Check FB – Texas Draft Horse and Mule Association.

May 13-14th – SDMS ClASSic Donkey and Mule Show, to be held in Lampasas, TX.  Check website for more details:  swdonkeyandmulesociety.com.

May 14th – HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!  Tell your mom that you love her!! 🤱🏻💐❤️ 

May 20th – BVETR’s Spring Membership meeting and informal ride to be held at Millican Reserve.  Bring your own lunch.  Look for emails with more information.  Contact Cindy Allen, email:  cindystewartallen@gmail.com, (979) 224-3661 (cell/text), (979) 828-4123 (H).  Check website/FB: BVETR.org/BV Equestrian Trail Riders.

May 20-21st HACA Pine Hill Work Day at Bellville, TX.  They will be laying out the courses, marking trails, etc.  Contact Keith Yutzy, (979) 451-1895 or email:  keith@lonestardartmoors.com.

May 27-28th – HACA Pine Hill Driving Trial/Combined Trial, Bellville, TX.  Contact Keith Yutzy, (979) 451-1895 or email:  keith@lonestardartmoors.com.  Also check HACA website and/or ADS omnibus.

May 29th – HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!!  REMEMBERING THOSE THAT GAVE THEIR ALL!! 🇺🇸


June, 2023

June 2-4th- Heart of Oklahoma Miniature Donkey Show to be held in OK City.This show is NMDA and ACOSA sanctioned and both are approved to be NATIONAL shows.  More information to be announced later.  Contact Kim Winton/Heart of OK Miniature donkey show on FB 

June 8th – BVDRC’s monthly meeting.  Location TBD.  Watch for email and minutes for details.  Contact Lee Fuermann (979) 777-9239 or email:  farriershop@icloud.com.

June 10th – BVDRC’s informal monthly ride to be held at 7D Ranch, 2729 CR 305, Navasota, TX 77868.   Look for emails with more information.  Contact Jim Wood (979) 422-0189.

June 16-18th – SAVE THE DATE for TCA Clinic.  More information to follow.   Ruth Graves (903) 883-4638; email:  iminthebarnnow@gmail.com.

June 16-19th – BVETR’s informal monthly ride will be an overnight ride at Ebenezer State Park, Recreation Road 255, Jasper, TX. 75951. Contact Cindy Allen, email:  cindystewartallen@gmail.com, (979) 224-3661 (cell/text), (979) 828-4123 (H).  Check website/FB;  BVETR.org/BV Equestrian Trail Riders.

June 18th – HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!!  Tell your dad that you love him! 👨🏻‍💼❤️


July, 2023

July 4th – INDEPENDENCE DAY!  Happy Birthday USA!! 🇺🇸🎇🎂

July 8th – OKHSA Mule and Donkey show to be held at the El Reno Canadian Co. Expo and Event Center in El Reno, OK.  Hosted by OK/TX Pinto Club.  Contact Kristen Stolee (817) 658-6390.

July 13th – BVDRC’s monthly meeting.  Location TBD.  Watch for email and minutes for details.  Contact Lee Fuermann (979) 777-9239 or email:  farriershop@icloud.com.

July 15th – BVDRC’S Game Night “Because it is Too Hot to ride” that will be held at Jim and Denise Wood’s place.  More details will follow.

July 18th – BVETR’s Summer membership meeting.  More details to follow.  Contact Jim Wood (979) 422-0189.

July 22nd – BVETR’s monthly informal social event.  More details to follow.  Contact Cindy Allen, email:  cindystewartallen@gmail.com, (979) 224-3661 (cell/text), (979) 828-4123 (H).  Check website/FB; BVETR.org/BV-Equestrian TrailRiders.


August, 2023

Aug. 5-6th – HACA Driving Derby to be held at the Leon Co. Expo Center, Buffalo, TX.  Contact Keith Yutzy, (979) 451-1895 or email:  keith@lonestardartmoors.com.  Also check HACA website and/or ADS omnibus.

Aug. 7th – Postmark Deadline for Horseman’s Market Day booth registration mailed.  Contact Lee Fuermann (979) 777-9239 (cell/text), email:  MarketDay@BVDRC.com or check website:  BVDRC.com.

Aug. 10th – BVDRC’s monthly meeting.  Location TBD.  Watch for email and minutes for details.  Contact Lee Fuermann (979) 777-9239 or email:  farriershop@icloud.com.

Aug. 19th – 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.  Contact Lee Fuermann (979) 777-9239 (cell/text), email:  MarketDay@BVDRC.com or check website:  BVDRC.com.


September, 2023

Sept. 9th – OKHSA Mule and Donkey show to be held at the El Reno Canadian Co. Expo and Event Center in El Reno, OK.  Hosted by OK/TX Pinto Club.  Contact Kristen Stolee (817) 658-6390.

Sept. 14th – BVDRC’s monthly meeting.  Location TBD.  Watch for email and minutes for details.  Contact Lee Fuermann (979) 777-9239 or email:  farriershop@icloud.com.

Sept. 15-17th BVDRC’s monthly trail ride will be an overnight ride at Train Robber Ranch in Rusk, TX.  Look for emails with more information.  Contact Jim Wood (979) 422-0189.

Sept. 23rd – TCA Recreation Drive, hosted by Fran and Bill Woodfin, McKinney, TX.  More information to follow.  Contact Eileen Leek, (972) 345-8409; email:  eleek5@verizon.net.

Sept. 23-24th – BVETR’s monthly ride will be an overnight ride to be held at Prairie Haynes Ranch, 13816 Maxdale Rd., Killeen, TX 76549.  Watch for more information.  Contact Cindy Allen (979) 224-3661 (cell/text), email:  cindystewartallen@gmail.com.  Check website/FB; BVETR.org/BV-Equestrian TrailRiders.

Sept. 30/Oct. 1st – Greg Dial 2 day clinic emphasizing Mind and body of horse and rider.  The clinic will be held at the Diamond A Trails, Wheelock, TX.  There are camping, RV sites, cabin rental, horse pens available.  The cost is $300 for clinic; camping/pens and food (2 lunches and 1 supper) will be extra.  Contact Cindy Allen (979) 224-3661 (cell/text), (979) 828-4123 (H), email:  cindystewartallen@gmail.com.


October, 2023

Oct. //- OKHSA Mule and Donkey show to be held at the El Reno Canadian Co. Expo and Event Center in El Reno, OK.  Hosted by OK/TX Pinto Club.  Contact Kristen Stolee (817) 658-6390.

Oct. 12th – BVDRC’s monthly meeting.  Location TBD.  Watch for email and minutes for details.  Contact Lee Fuermann (979) 777-9239 or email:  farriershop@icloud.com.

Oct. 14th – BVDRC’s informal monthly ride to be held at Millican Reserve, 19851 FM 2154, College Station, TX.  More details to follow.  Contact Jim Wood (979) 422-0189 cell/text. 

Oct. 14-15th – TCA Driving at the Draw DT & CT hosted in Weatherford, TX.  More information to follow.  Contact Eileen Leek, (972) 345-8409; email:  eleek5@verizon.net.

Oct. 17th – BVETR’s Fall Membership Meeting.  Location and time TBA.  Contact Cindy Allen, email:  cindystewartallen@gmail.com, (979) 224-3661 (cell/text), (979) 828-4123 (H).  Check website/FB; BVETR.org/BV-Equestrian TrailRiders.

Oct. 21st – BVETR’s informal monthly ride will be held at the Allens’ Diamond A Ranch in Wheelock, TX.  Watch for more information.  Contact Cindy Allen, email:  cindystewartallen@gmail.com, (979) 224-3661 (cell/text), (979) 828-4123 (H).  Check website/FB; BVETR.org/BV-Equestrian TrailRiders.

Oct. 21-22nd Nava Rio Horse Clinic and Show to be held at Miracle Farm Arena, 10802 FM 2621, Brenham, TX 77833.  Check website:  navarioranch.com.

Oct. 28th – TDHMA’s Halloween Play Day, Limestone Co. Fairgrounds, Groesbeck, TX.  Play day will have halter, riding/driving classes, games, and costume classes.   Check FB – Texas Draft Horse and Mule Association.


November, 2023

Nov. 9th – BVDRC’s monthly meeting.  This will be our elections meeting.  Location TBD.  Watch for email and minutes for details.  Contact Lee Fuermann (979) 777-9239 or email:  farriershop@icloud.com.

Nov. 11-12th – BVDRC’s informal ride will be an overnight ride at the T Bar S Horse Camp, 6387 FM. 2781, Kennard, TX 75847.  Contact Jim Wood (979) 422-0189 cell/text. 

Nov. 18th – TDHMA’s Field Day, 196 Farris Lane, Smithville, TX.  Field work with draft horses/mules.   Check FB – Texas Draft Horse and Mule Association.

Nov. 19th – BVETR’s informal ride will be a Ladies Overnight Ride at the Diamond A Ranch, Wheelock, TX.  More details when ride gets closer.  Contact Cindy Allen, email:  cindystewartallen@gmail.com, (979) 224-3661 (cell/text), (979) 828-4123 (H).  Check website/FB; BVETR.org/BV-Equestrian TrailRiders.


December, 2023

Dec. 9th – BVETR’s Christmas party.  More details as date gets closer.  Contact Cindy Allen, email:  cindystewartallen@gmail.com, (979) 224-3661 (cell/text), (979) 828-4123 (H).  Check website/FB; BVETR.org/BV-Equestrian TrailRiders.

Dec. 14th – BVDRC’s monthly meeting.  More details as date gets closer.  Contact Lee Fuermann (979) 777-9239 or email:  farriershop@icloud.com. 

Dec. 16th – BVDRC’s Christmas party.  More details as date gets closer.  Contact Denise Wood (979) 422-0188 or email:  2chefdenise@gmail.com.


Listing of Trail Riding Options

There are numerous trail riding options around Texas.  Here is a listing of some of them, and if you know of some that are not on this list, shoot me an email and let me know.  Also check out the following trail riding clubs:  Brazos Valley Driving and Riding Club that welcomes drivers and riders, BVDRC.com. Brazos Valley Equestrian Trail Riders is a local trail riding group, BVETR.org.  Texas Equestrian Trail Riders Association is a statewide trail riding/trail development club; TETRA.memberlodge.org.

Birch Creek Park at Lake Somerville in somerville, TX (979) 535-7763 is now open to equestrians (they have been closed due to much flood damage from 2017).  

Brazos Bend State Park, 21901 FM 762, Needville, TX 77461.  They have 13 miles of multi use trails, and primitive equestrian campsites at the trailhead.  Phone (979) 553-5102; website:  tpwd.texas.gov and type in Brazos Bend State Park.

5D Ranch Riding Trails 6536 Joee Lane, Navasota, TX 77868.  Their phone is (979) 204-2559; website:  5dranchnavasotatx.com.

7D Ranch 2729 CR 305, Navasota, TX 77868.  They have equestrian trails and various options for overnight.   Phone (936) 870-5114; website: 7dranchtexas.com.  

7iL Ranch in Cat Springs, TX (south of Bellville).  Equestrian trails, RV sites, stalls, lots of trails.  Phone:  (979) 236-5552, website:  7iLranch.com.

Ebenezer State Park, Recreation Road 255, Jasper, TX 75951.  RV sites, corrals, trails, etc.  Campground inquiries call (409) 384-5716.  Website:  recreation.gov.

Granger Lake State Park/Corp of Engineers at Willis Creek on CR 346, Taylor, TX.  Has equestrian trails, and a few hook-ups (not in real good shape; this is a better day use facility than overnight).  Website:  tpwd.tex.gov.

Indian Spirit Springs 4342 Dobrovolny Rd,  Bryan, TX 77807.   Phone is (979) 318-2411 or email:  info@IndianSpiritSprings.com.  

Lazy F Guest Ranch; 15547 FM 1116, Smiley TX 78159; (210) 391-6378, website:  lazyfguestranch.com.  

Millican Reserve, 19851 FM 2154, College Station, TX 77845.  You will need to get a Conservancy Trail pass for $10/month to ride unlimited amounts of time for each month you sign up for.  Go to the website:  millicanreserve.com, select the trail pass and sign up.  (979) 985-5630.

Nails Creek Park at Lake Somerville; 6280 FM 180, Ledbetter, TX 78946 (979) 289-2392.  This park is now open for camping and equestrian use.  It is $5/person and $2/equine.  They have quite a few nice trails and pens/primitive/RV camping sites available.

Parrie Haynes Ranch 13816 Maxdale Rd., Killeen, TX 76549.  Phone (254) 394-0330,  email:  parriehaynesranch@gmail.com, website:  parriehaynesequestriancenter.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 and/or make reservations. 

Richards/Raven Equestrian Trail located in the Sam Houston National Forest.  Address is 1773 FM 1791, Richards, TX 77873.  This is a fairly new trail that just opened up.  Check website:  samhoustontrails.org. or Goggle Richards-Raven Equestrian Trail

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.  

Six RS Ranch LP, 20081 FM 831, Oakwood, TX.  Has RV sites, some stalls, pens, and a guest house.  Contact Doris Ann (903) 388-0439 (cell/text) to reserve spots.

T bar S Horse Camp; 6387 FM 2781, Kennard, TX 75847.  (832) 928-9584 (cell/text), website:  TbarShorsecamp.com.  This is a private facility that butts up against the Davy Crockett National Forest.  Has RV sites, pens, etc.  Lots of trails.

Train Robber Ranch; 2692 Iron Bridge Rd, Rusk, TX 75785.  (281) 507-2714.  Website:  trainrobberranch.com.  This facility is ONLY available by renting the WHOLE place.  You cannot just show up and camp/ride there.  They have a full facility – RV sites, bunkhouse, large house that sleeps a lot of people, stalls, pens, and access to Fairchild State Forest.