Here is the Tentative Calendar for 2021 trail rides, followed by our VERY important Trail Riders’ Rules.
Dates and locations are subject to change, usually because of weather-related conditions or other. Please check before a ride to make sure it will be held as listed here.
Remember: You will need to ride at least 4 of the 6 rides and attend 2 club meetings in order to win a year-end trail award. We look forward to seeing man of you as much as possible!
Detailed information about each ride will arrive via e-mail about one week before each ride. If you plan on attending a ride please RSVP no later than the Thursday night before the ride. Contact Liz Johnson at (303) 678-1469 and please leave a message if she does not answer. If you have questions or need directions, please call.
NOTE: Each member can sponsor guests at designated guest rides. Each guest must pay $5 to cover our costs and must sign a release. All other rides are for members only.
Please remember: NO stallions or dogs.
HEAD TRAIL BOSS: Liz Johnson, 303-877-4829. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2021 TRAIL RIDES
All trail ride information is tentative. Be saddled and ready to ride by 10 a.m. each day. Usually, every ride includes a potluck lunch. However, due to COVID-19 protocols, sack lunches may be indicated.
Please contact Deb Meyer 970-686-2076 for questions and updates. Email is: DSMeyer@aol.com.
May 8, Saturday – Red Mountain. This is a Guest Ride.
June 13, Sunday – Barr Lake. This a Guest Ride
July 24, Saturday – Mount Margaret. This is a Member Ride
August 15, Sunday – Vedauwoo. This is a new trail for NCQHA, and is located between Cheyenne and Laramie, Wyoming. Coggins and current health certificates required.
September 18, Saturday – Hermit Park. This the annual Chili Ride.
October 3, Sunday – Eagle’s Nest.
See you on the Trail!
TRAIL RIDERS’ RULES
Trail rides should be fun outings for both horse and rider. All rides will be walking rides. It gives the old equine campaigner the chance to relax and the young horse experience with new sights and sounds. Since there are such a variety of rider and horse experiences, it is imperative that we have some basic rules so everyone has a safe and enjoyable ride. Horses are herd animals and will buddy-up extraordinarily quickly. When one is ridden away from the group it gets upset because it is leaving its buddies. Those still with the group get upset because one is leaving the herd. Pretty soon several horses are prancy. This adds up to an accident looking for a place to happen. If you want to trot and lope you need to form a separate group and ride ahead. Leaving and rejoining the group at a trot or lope is not allowed.
Other suggestions for an enjoyable and safe ride:
REMEMBER TO BRING:
MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO CONSIDER
Let’s all be Safe and Have Fun!