Calendar

2020 Calendar of Events

Just a reminder that you need to “call before you haul” before you just load up and go to an event.  There are a lot of shows, playdays, and events that have been added, so dates are subject to change, to being rained out, etc.  Therefore, just to be safe, check with the organizer before you leave home.

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.  The BVDRC’s events are in BOLD.

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 that can be contacted through their FB page as their website is currently down.

February, 2020

Feb. 1st – ***RESCHEDULED*** from 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. Cost is $20/member, $25/non-member.  Contact Terry Arnold (713) 703-3856 or email:  wallerperson@yahoo.com.  Check website:  hacaclub.com.

Feb. 1st – Intro to: Liberty and Tricks Clinic to be held at the Rocking T Arena, North Zulch, TX.  Clinicians are Sam Van Fleet and Camille McCutchon.  Time will be from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm with a 1 hour lunch break (lunch NOT provided).  Limited private lessons available after clinic.  Cost is $150/participant, $25/auditor, and $70/private lesson.  Contact Sam (413) 222-9413 or email  vanfleetmustangs@gmail.com.

Feb. 1st – Lost Horizon Ranch Playday Series 1 #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.

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 at Sloppy Joe’s, 3629 Tabor Rd., Bryan, TX, 77808.  The Club will be paying for the meal and we will have a video clinic featuring trainer, Carson James.  This will be an evening meeting as it is an “even numbered” month, so we will be eating at 6:00 and the video  will start at 7:00.  Because the Club is paying for the meal, you will need to RSVP to Lisa Robertson (979) 229-3622.  Deadline too RASVP is Feb. 8th.

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

Feb. 15th – Lost Horizon Ranch Playday Series 1 #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.

Feb. 15th – 2020 Ranch Horse Series to be held at Still Creek Ranch.  There are 4 shows in the series, and this is the 1st show in the series.  They are following the SHTX rulebook.  Contact Still Creek Ranch at their website:  stillcreekequestrian.org.

Feb. 16th – TCA’s annual Membership Meeting to be held at Pecan Grove Fellowship hall, Greenville, TX.  Begins at 10:00 am.  All members are welcome.  Will be a social, pizza lunch, and 2 educational seminars.  Check website:  tejascarriageassociation.org.

Feb. 21-23rd – ***DATE CHANGE*** SEE Mar. 13-15th Louise Fox Educational Clinic.

Feb. 28-Mar. 1st – SHOT Stock Horse of Texas clinic, show,  and Year End banquet to be held at the Brazos Valley Expo Center, 5827 Leonard Rd., Bryan, TX 77807.  Check their website:  stockhorseoftexas.org.

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.

 

March, 2020

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:  farriershop@icloud.com. 

Mar. 13-15th – ***NEW DATE*** 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.  Contact Nancy Stimach (512) 924-1047.  Check HACA’s website:  HACAclub.com.

Mar. 14th – 2020 Ranch Horse Series to be held at Still Creek Ranch.  This will be the 2nd show in the 4 show series.  They are following the SHTX rulebook.  Contact Still Creek Ranch at their website:  stillcreekequestrian.org.

Mar. 14-15th — TTCC’s Cactus Crawl Trail Challenge at the Woodward Ranch, Hwy. 190 W., Eldorado, TX  76936.  Check website:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

Mar. 17th – HAPPY ST. PATICK’S DAY!  May the luck of the Irish be with you!🍀

Mar. 18- April 4th – Pin Oak Charity Horse Show to be held at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center, in Katy, TX.  Offering Hunter/Jumper, Grand Prix Jumping, and Derby Jumping.  General admission is free.  Check website:  pinoak.org.

Mar.  20-22nd – Aggie Super Circuit AQHA & TQHA Novice Show to be held at the Brazos Co. Expo, 5827 Leonard Rd., Bryan, TX 77807.

Mar. 21st – Brazos Valley Horse Show #1 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.

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

Mar.  21-22nd – 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.

Mar. 27-29th – Rio Grande Region Pony Club Show Jumping Rally to be held at the Brazos Co. Expo, 5827 Leonard Rd., Bryan, TX 78807.  

Mar. 28-29th – BVDRC ride/drive at Crockett National Forest with overnight at the TbarS Horse Camp in Kennard, TX.  More details will be coming out in the meetings/newsletters.

 

April, 2020

Mar. 18- April 4th – Pin Oak Charity Horse Show to be held at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center, in Katy, TX.  Offering Hunter/Jumper, Grand Prix Jumping, and Derby Jumping.  General admission is free.  Check website:  pinoak.org.

April 4th – Lost Horizon Ranch Horse Show Series 2, 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.

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

April 4-5th – HACA’s 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.

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.

April 10-12th – Ranch Sorting of America will be having a show at the Brazos Expo, 5827 Leonard Rd, Bryan, TX. 77807.  Check website:  ranchsortingofamerica.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 18th – Lost Horizon Ranch Horse Show Series 2, 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.

April 18-19th – TTCC’s “Smiley” Trail Challenge 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:  katermorgan@gmail.com.  Check website:  ntw.clubexpress.com or omnibus.americandrivingsociety.org.

April 25th – St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital fundraiser Trailriide to be held at Tonkaway Ranch in College Station, TX.  Contact John Allen (979) 828-4123 or email:  skylark@tconline.net.

April 25th – Brazos Valley Horse Show #2Hunter/Jumper show hosted by Brazos Pony club.  Facility/details to be announced.  Check website:  bvhorseshows.org.

April 25-26th – Gulf Coast Appaloosa Horse Show to be held at the Brazos Valley Expo, 5827 Leonard Rd., Bryan, TX  77807.  Check website:  gulfcoastaphc.org.

 

May, 2020

May 2-3rd – TTCC’s Spring in the Canyon Trail Challenge to be held at the C-Bar Ranch in Valley Mills, TX.  Check website:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

May 2nd – Lost Horizon Ranch Horse Show Series 2, 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.

May 9-10th – TCA’s ADS Recognized Combined Test, to be held at the OK Corral, Terrell, TX.

May 8-10th – Ranch Sorting of America will be having a show at the Brazos Expo, 5827 Leonard Rd, Bryan, TX. 77807.  Check website:  ranchsortingofamerica.com.

May 10th – HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!  Tell your mom you love her! 

May 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. 

May 15-17th – Special Olympics Equestrian Show to be held at the Brazos Valley Expo Center, 5827 Leonard Rd., Bryan, TX 77807.

May 16th – Lost Horizon Ranch Horse Show Series 2, 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.

May 16-17th – TTCC’s Wild West Wrangle Trail Challenge  to be held at the Rexana Ranch, 2191 Ross Road, Blackwell, TX 79506.  Check website:  texastrailchallengeclub.com.

May 16-18th – BVETR’s monthly ride/camping trip to Train Robber’s Ranch near Palestine, TX.  The club is renting the facility, so contact Cindy Allen to reserve a RV site, or room.  Cindy Allen, email:  cindystewartallen@gmail.com.

May 23rd – Brazos Valley Horse Show #3 Hunter/Jumper show #3 to be held at 3 Brothers Stable, Bryan, TX.  Check website:  bvhorseshows.org.

May 23-25th – HACA’s Pine Hill CD Driving Competition to be held at Pine Hill Farm, Bellville, TX.  More details to follow.  Contact is Tammy Lewis (979) 583-8309 or email:  tammy.lewis@athenainc.net.  Also check the ADS Omnibus: omnibus.americandrivingsociety.org.

May 25th – Memorial Day!  THANK YOU TO THOSE THAT GAVE THEIR ALL!🇺🇸🙏

May 30th – GHQHA Open All Breed Show to be held at the Brazos Expo, 5827 Leonard Rd., Bryan, TX 77807.

 

June, 2020

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.

June 11th – 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.

June 13-14th – 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.

June 21st – HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!!  Tell your dad you love him!

 

July, 2020

July 4th – HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!! 🎉 🇺🇸

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 11th – Lost Horizon Ranch Playday 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 – 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 – Lost Horizon Ranch Playday 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 – State 4H Horse Show to be held at the Brazos Valley Expo, 5827 Leonard Rd., Bryan, TX. 77807.

 

August,  2020

Aug. 1st – Lost Horizon Ranch Playday 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.. 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 – SAVE THE DATE!!  Horseman’s Market Day, sponsored by BVDRC.  To be held at the Brazos County Expo Center; 5827 Leonard Rd, Bryan, TX; 77807.  Watch for more details and check their website:  BVRDC.com or their FB page.

Aug. 15th – Lost Horizon Ranch Playday 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. 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 – Ranch Sorting of America will be having a show at the Brazos Expo, 5827 Leonard Rd, Bryan, TX. 77807.  Check website:  ranchsortingofamerica.com.

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

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.

 

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

Oct. 24-25th – TTCC’s Grassland Gallop Trail Challenge to be held at the LBJ Grasslands, Decatur, TX.  Check website:  texastrailchallengeclub.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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 – Brazos Valley Horse Hunter/Jumper show #6.  Facility/host to be determined later.   Check website:  bvhorseshows.org.

Nov. 26th – HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 🦃

 

December, 2020

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

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