Calendar

2021 Calendar of Events

The BVDRC’s events are highlighted in Bold Black.

Spring is HERE and based on all of the traffic and horse trailers going up and down the highways, things are getting back to normal!!  Equine events are once again being put on, people are attending these events, and life appears to be getting back to some sense of normal again!!  I know Walter and I are gearing up for upcoming events and really enjoying the spring weather we are having!  So, look the Calendar over, start making your plans, remember to actually check with the organizer to see if there are any changes, and shoot me an email if you want something included in this Calendar!

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.  Here is a listing and if you know of some that are not on this list, shoot me an email and let me know.  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).  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.  (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.

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.

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

April, 2021

Mar. 31-April 4th – CAA’s Driving Weekend to be held at Mullet Hall, Johns Island, SC.  There will be fun driving, social distancing, and great fellowship.  Check website:  carriageassociationofamerica.com.

April 4th – HAPPY EASTER – JESUS HAS RISEN!!  Hope the Easter Bunny brings you lots of goodies!🙏✝️🐇

April 8th – BVDRC’s monthly evening meeting to be held at Cooper’s BBQ in College Station, TX.  Gather at 6:00 and meeting will start at 6:30.  Watch for emails with information.

April 10th – TTCC’s Smiley Ride to be held at the Lazy F Ranch in Smiley, TX.  Check website:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

April 12-15th – BVETR’s trail ride to the Lazy F Ranch in Smiley, TX (near Gonzales).  Make your own reservations and tell them you are with the Cindy Allen group.  Lazyfranch@gmail.com

April 16-18th – **CANCELLED DUE TO COVID***North Texas Whip Club’s Sunrise Ridge Driving Trial and Combined test.  More information will be forthcoming.  Contact Kate Morgan, email:  katermorgan@gmail.com or the American Driving Society’s Omnibus:  americandrivingsociety.com.

April 16-18th – ASPC/AMHR Daffodil Dandy Show to be held in Glen Rose, TX.  Check website:  aspcamhrmtexas.com/Show-information.php.

April 16-25th – 1836 Chuckwagon Races to be held at the Diamond B Ranch in Neches, TX.  Actual races are April 23-25th, but gates open and activities begin on April 16th.  Website:  1836chuckwagonrace.com.

April 17th – Texas Draft Horse and Mule Association’s Plow Day to be held in Huntsville, TX.  Check their FB page for more info:  Texas Draft Horse and Mule Association.

April 17th – Nava Rio Ranch Horse Series show, location TBD.  Check website for information/registration:  navarioranch.com.

April 24-25th – Equine Trail Sports Trail Challenge/Obstacle Course to be held at Parrie Haynes Equestrian Center in Killeen, TX.  Check website:  equinetrailsports.com.

April 29-May 2nd – National Drive Spring Drive to be held at Hoosier Horse Park in Indiana.  Check website:  nationaldrive.net.

April 30-May 2nd – Southwest Mini Horse Club’s Horsin’ Around Mini Horse Show to be held at the Summervell Expo Center in glen Rose, TX.  Check Club website: swmini.com.

April 30-May2nd – BVETR’s trailride which will be held at the T-S Ranch in Kennard, TX.  You will need to make your own reservations.  Tbarshorsecamp@yahoo.com

May, 2021

April 29-May 2nd – National Drive Spring Drive to be held at Hoosier Horse Park in Indiana.  Check website:  nationaldrive.net.

April 30-May 2nd – Southwest Mini Horse Club’s Horsin’ Around Mini Horse Show to be held at the Summervell Expo Center in glen Rose, TX.  Check Club website: swmini.com

May 1-2nd – TTCC’s Spring in the Canyon Ride to be held at the C-Bar Ranch in Valley Mills, TX.  Check website:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

May 1-2nd – Equine Trail Sports Obstacle Course to be held at 2b Ranch Performance Horses, New Caney, TX.  Check website:  equinetrailsports.com.

May 8th – 47th Annual Open Buckle Horse show to be held at Still Creek Ranch Arena, Bryan, TX.  This show is hosted by Brazos Co. 4-H Equestrian Club.  They will be offering Western, English, and Ranch horse classes.  Check FB for more information.

May 9th – HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!  Tell your mom you love her!!❤️🥰

May 11-17th – ***THIS DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED DUE TO COVID – See June 26th***Carriage Association of America’s annual trip to the Royal Windsor Horse Show to be held at Windsor Castle in England.  Check website:  Carriageassociationofamerica.com.

May 13th – BVDRC’s monthly evening meeting.  Location and details TBD.  Watch for emails with information.

May 15th – BVETR’s monthly trailside at the Diamond A Ranch in Wheelock, TX.  This is the Allen’s place.  Call Cindy Allen at (979) 828-4123 for information.

May 15-16th – TTCC’s Wild West Wrangle Trail Challenge to be held at the Texana Ranch, 2191 Ross Road, Blackwell, TX.  Check website:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

May 15-16th – ***NEW DATE/LOCATION*** Southwestern Donkey and Mule Society’s ClASSic Show (had been scheduled for July 15-16th), to be held in Lampasas, TX.  Show bill and more information to be coming.  Check their website:  swdonkeyandmulesociety.com.

May 22nd – Texas Draft Horse and Mule Association’s Harvest Day to be held in Ledbetter, TX.  Check their FB page for more info:  Texas Draft Horse and Mule Association.

May 22-23rd – Equine Trail Sports Trail Challenge/Obstacle Course to be held at Morning Star Ranch in Milano, TX.  Check website:  equinetrailsports.com.

May 29-May 31st – NTW’s Fun Drive #1 to be held at Ree Salter’s place.  This weekend long fun event to open to members only.  Check club website:  ntw.clubexpress.com.

May 29-30th – TTCC’s Wyatt Ranch on the Paluxy Trail Challenge to be held on the Wyatt Ranch in Glen Rose, TX.  Check website:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

May 31st – HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!  For those that gave the ultimate sacrifice!!🇺🇸

June, 2021

June 4-6th – Heart of Oklahoma Miniature Donkey and Mule Show to be held at the Expo Center in Shawnee, OK (about 25 miles east of OK City).  Buckles, and halter prizes will awarded to quite a few categories.  A schooling show will be offered Saturday morning on June 5th.  Contact Kim Winton (405) 249-4689 (text first or leave message), email:  Contact@AssN9Ranch.com or check website:  www.assn9ranch.com.

June 4-6th – CAA’s Learning Weekend and “In the Neighborhood” event to be held in Thousand Oaks, CA.  There will be interesting, educational, and fun events for you to enjoy.  CAA will also hold a CAA Carriage Showcase competition and the CAA Annual Membership meeting.  Check website:  carriageassociationofamerica.com.

June 10th – BVDRC’s monthly evening meeting.  Location and details TBD.  Watch for emails with information.

June 11-13th – ASPC/AMHR Area V Nationals to be held at Glen Rose, TX.  Check website:  aspcamhrmtexas.com/Show-Information.php.

June 12-13th – HACA and Tejas Carriage Association Driving Clubs will be co-hosting a DRIVING DERBY at the Leon Co. Expo in Buffalo, TX.  It will be similar to the one that was held in 2020.  Look for more information/details as the date gets closer.  Check websites of each club:  hacaclub.com or tejascarriageassociation.org.

June 14-26th Pinto World Championship Show to be held in Tulsa, OK.  Check Association’s website:  pinto.org.

June 19th – BVETR’s monthly trailside.  Location and details TBD.  Check website:  BVETR.org and/or watch for emails.

June 20th – HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!  Tell your dad you love him!❤️🥰

June 25-July 11th – American Paint Horse World Championship Show to be held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, Ft. Worth, TX.  Check Association’s website:  apha.com.

June 26-27th – Equine Trail Sports Trail Challenge/Obstacle Course to be held at Parrie Haynes Equestrian Center in Killeen, TX TX.  Check website:  equinetrailsports.com.

June 26-July 8th – ***NEW DATE*** Carriage Association of America’s trip to Royal Windsor Horse Show/Driving at Woburn to be held at Windsor, England.  For details on trip go to their website:  carriageassociationofamerica.com.

July, 2021

June 25-July 11th –  American Paint Horse World Championship Show to be held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, Ft. Worth, TX.  Check Association’s website:  apha.com.

June 26-July 8th – Carriage Association of America’s trip to Royal Windsor Horse Show/Driving at Woburn to be held at Windsor, England.  For details on trip go to their website:  carriageassociationofamerica.com.

July 4th – HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!  Happy birthday to the USA!!🎉🇺🇸

July 5-11th – Championship Chuckwagon Races N Trail Rides to be held at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in TN.  To reserve spots, stalls, etc., call (931) 296-7700.  To get more information, check their FB page:  Championship Chuckwagon Races N Trail Rides.

July 8th – BVDRC’s monthly evening meeting.  Location and details TBD.  Watch for emails with information.

July 9-11th – American Miniature Horse Central Regional Championship Show to be held in Belton, TX.  Check website:  amha.org.

July 16-18th – ***DATE/LOCATION HAS CHANGED***. SEE MAY 15-16th!!  SDMS ClASSic Donkey and Mule Show. 

July 16th – NTW’s General meeting from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.  Location and more information will be coming.  Check website:  ntw.clubexpress.com.

July 26-31st – American Shetland pony/American Show Pony Congress.  Check website:  shetlandminiature.com.

August 2021

Aug.12th – BVDRC’s monthly evening meeting.  Location and details TBD.  Watch for emails with information.

Aug. 21st – BVDRC’S Horseman’s Market Day to be held at the Brazos Co. Expo, 5827 Leonard Rd., Bryan, TX, 77807.  Buy, sell, trade all things equine related(no live animals though).  Free admission, free parking, covered, and lots of spaces!  Check the website:  BVDRC.com or their FB page.

Aug. 28-Sept. 6th – National Chuckwagon Races to be held at OF Ranch, Clinton, AR.  Website:  chuckwagonrraces.com.

September, 2021

Aug. 28-Sept. 6th – National Chuckwagon Races to be held at OF Ranch, Clinton, AR.  Website:  chuckwagonrraces.com.

Sept. 4-6th – NTW’s Fun Drive #1 to be held at Ree Salter’s place.  This weekend long fun event to open to members only.  Check club website:  ntw.clubexpress.com.

Sept. 6th – HAPPY LABOR DAY!!

Sept. 9th – BVDRC’s monthly evening meeting.  Location and details TBD.  Watch for emails with information.

Sept. 9-12th – CAA’s Carriage Showcase competition to be held in conjunction with the Villa Loouis Carriage Classic show in Prairie du Chien, WI.  Check website:  carriageassociationofamerica.com.

Sept. 9-19th – American Miniature Horse Registry’s (AMHR) National Show to be held in Tulsa OK.  Check Association’s website:  shetlandminiature.com.

Sept. 11-12th – TTCC’s Pony Pilot Competition, Fundraiser, Arena Games and Picnic to be held at BLORA which is at the intersection of Sparta, and Cottonwood Rd, Fort Hood, TX.  This is a new location for this ride.  Check website:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

Sept. 11-12th – SAVE THE DATE for the State Fair of Texas Donkey, Mule, one NMDA show.  More information will be coming soon.

Sept. 18th – Nava Rio Ranch Horse Show series to be held at Miracle Farm in Brenham, TX.  Nava Rio Ranch Horse Series show to be held at the Snook Rodeo Arena in Snook, TX.  Check website for information/registration:  navarioranch.com.

Sept. 18-19th – CAA’s Sporting Day of Traditional Driving to be held at Wethersfield Farm in Millbrook. NY.  Check website:  carriageassociationofamerica.com.

Sept. 18-19th 0 Equine Trail Sports TC/OC to be held at Morning Star Ranch, Milano, TX. Check website:  equinetrailsports.com.

Sept. 23 -Oct. 3 – CAA’s Trip to the Netherlands/Germany.  Check website:  Carriageassociationofamerica.com.

Sept. 24-Oct. 2nd – American Miniature Horse (AMHA) World Championship show.  Check website:  amha.org.

Sept. 25-26th – TTCC’s Concho Valley Showdown to be held at the San Angelo State Park at the North Concho and Bald Eagle camping areas.  Check website:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

Sept. 25-26th – “Let’s Have Fun In Texas” Driving Trial and Combined Test to be held at Equirena Fields in Burnet, TX.  Check American Driving Society’s Omnibus:  americandrivingsociety.org.

Sept. 25-26th – SAVE THE DATE!  2021 NMDA National Miniature Donkey Show to be held in Oklahoma City, OK at the Oklahoma State Fair. Keep watch for more information as it gets closer! 

October, 2021

Sept. 23 -Oct. 3 – CAA’s Trip to the Netherlands/Germany.  Check website:  Carriageassociationofamerica.com.

Sept. 24-Oct. 2nd – American Miniature Horse (AMHA) World Championship show.  Check website:  amha.org.

Oct. 8-10th – Tejas Carriage Association will be having a Pleasure Driving Show at the Leon Co., Expo in Buffalo, TX.  More details to follow.  Contact Ruthie Graves (903) 883-4638 or email:  iminthebarnnow@gmail.com.  Also check website:  tejascarriageassociation.org.

Oct. 8th – TTCC’s Fall Rider Clinic to be held at the Smith ranch, 245 FM 1042, Three Rivers, TX 78071.  Check website:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

Oct. 8-15th – Morgan Horse Grand National and World Championship show.  Check website:  morganhorse.com.

Oct. 9-10th – TTCC’s South Texas Shoot Out to be held at Smith Ranch, 245 FM 1042, Three Rivers, TX 78071.  Check website:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

Oct. 14th – BVDRC’s monthly evening meeting.  Location and details TBD.  Watch for emails with information.

Oct. 16th – Nava Rio Ranch Horse Show Series to be held at the Snook Rodeo Arena in Snook, TX.  Nava Rio Ranch Horse Series show to be held at the Snook Rodeo Arena in Snook, TX.  Check website for information/registration:  navarioranch.com.

Oct. 16-17th – SDMS’s Spooktacualr Donkey and Mule Show to be held at the Bell Co. Expo Center, Belton, TX.  Check website:  swdonkeyandmulesociety.com.

Oct. 23-24th – TTCC’s Grasslands Gallop to be held at the LBJ Grasslands, Decatur, TX.  Check website:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

Oct. 30th – Texas Draft Horse and Mule Association’s Play Day to be held at Groesbeck, TX.  Check their FB page for more info:  Texas Draft Horse and Mule Association.

Oct. 30-31st – Equine Trail Sports Trail Challenge to be held at Morning Star Ranch, Milano, TX.  Check website:  equinetrailsports.com.

Oct. 30-Nov. 1st – ASPC/AMHR Halloween Spooktacular show to be held in Glen Rose, TX.  Check website:  aspcamhrmtexas.com/Show-Information.php.

Oct. 31st – HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! 🎃👻

November, 2021

Oct. 30-Nov. 1st – ASPC/AMHR Halloween Spooktacular show to be held in Glen Rose, TX.  Check website:  aspcamhrmtexas.com/Show-Information.php.

Nov. 5-13th – Color Breed Congress. Sponsored by the Pinto Association.  Check website:  pinto.org.

Nov. 11th – VETERANS’ DAY!  Thank a Veteran for his/her service!!🇺🇸

Nov. 11th – BVDRC’s monthly evening meeting.  Location and details TBD.  Watch for emails with information.

Nov. 13th – Nava Rio Ranch Horse Show Series to be held at Miracle Farm in Brenham, TX.  Nava Rio Ranch Horse Series show to be held at the Snook Rodeo Arena in Snook, TX.  Check website for information/registration:  navarioranch.com.

Nov. 13-14th – Tejas Carriage Association’s Pinch Hitcher Driving Event to be held at the Leon Co. Expo in Buffalo, TX.  More details will be coming.  Check website:  tejascarriageassociation.org.

Nov. 13-14th – TTCC’s Rinal Follies/Salute to the Troops, to be held at the C Bar Ranch, Valley Mills, TX.  Check website:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

Nov. 13-14th – Equine Trail Sports TC/OC to be held at 7iL Ranch, Cat Springs, TX.  Check website:  equinetrailsports.com.

Nov. 20th – Texas Draft Horse and Mule Association’s Field Day to be held in Smithville, TX.  Check their FB page for more info:  Texas Draft Horse and Mule Association.

Nov. 25th – HAPPY THANKSGIVING!🦃

December, 2021

Dec. 9th – BVDRC’s monthly evening meeting.  Location and details TBD.  Watch for emails with information.

Dec. 24th – SANTA’S IS COMING!!!  Better watch out!!🎅🏻

Dec. 25th – MERRY CHRISTMAS!!  Happy Birthday, Jesus!!🎄🙏