2017 Club Trail Riding Schedule

Helmets required for all MHTA sponsored rides.

Reminder: always carry proof of Coggins with you and anything else the state you are traveling/riding in requires. Make sure you clean up manure and hay before you leave.

Since these rides are covered by our insurance, all participants must be member of the club unless otherwise stated, must be 21 years of age. Memebers can ride in as many events as they wish during the year.

Ride Coordinators will send out more info a couple of weeks before the ride: ie directions, terrain, etc. So please let the Ride Coordinator know if you are thinking of attending the ride. ALWAYS check your email BEFORE you leave home. If there is a need to cancel ride due to unexpected issues, the Ride Coordinator will send out emails a couple of hours before the "in the saddle" time.


Speakers lined up so far for 2017:
January 2 - Pamela Sorton from the Gilford Hounds will speak about fox hunting and the Gilford club.

April 3rd - Francelia Clark author of the book “Time Travels With Horses”
She will talk to us about the adventures she and her riding companions had while accomplishing the goals she set in retirement. Learning to ride and eventually trail riding thru the Monadnock region.
These adventures, along with the history of the area inspired the book she entitled Time Travels with Horses.

Work Days for 2017:

Sunday May 7th is the spring trail clean up day at Pisgah Park. We will meet at the visitors center at 9:30 am. Bring tools and a lunch if you can come for the day. Just tools or yourself if you can come for an hour or more. We will take any time you can give. Laura and Beth have spent a lot of time over the years to get trails open to us at the park, let's support their efforts.
See you there!
Happy Trails!
Be prepared for the black flies, too. When we attended the FOP Council meeting Beth and I noticed they were swarming the cars. Ticks are out! I've removed several already this year so bring plenty of lotion/spray or whatever you use for repellent!
In case of inclement weather on Sunday check your e-mail or give me a call (381-0922) before heading to the park. We may need to reschedule....

October 22 - Pisgah Park trail cleanup workday. 9am - meet at visitors center, bring tools (clippers, hand saw, et.,) come for as long as you can, bring a lunch if you can stay that long.

Rides for 2017:

April 29- Rail Trail ride and cookout, plan your ride to be back at the trailers for the cookout at 12:30 pm Sharon Thomsen ride coordinator

May 13 - Lake Dennison in the saddle at 10am - will need to confirm it is open to horses closer to date.

May 29 - Northfield ride 10am in the saddle, bring a lunch.

June 10 - Pisgah Park ride, meet at the parking lot on Rt. 119, 9am in the saddle, bring lunch.

June 21-27 - Otter Creek camping trip. More info to follow.

July 15 - Memorial ride from Sandy Holbrook's house in Richmond - More info to follow.

September 16 - Kathy's ride, Parking at Kitty's field off Rt. 32 in Swanzey - 10am in the saddle. Contact Mary Page for more info.

Oct 1 - Lake Dennison - 10am in the saddle, bring a lunch for back at the trailers. Contact Sharon Thomsen for more info.

Oct 7 - Francelia's ride, Dublin, about 10 miles at a walk with stops to discuss cellar holes. Contact Mary Page for more info.

Nov 4 - Swanzey Rail Trail ride, plan your ride to be back at the trailers to join everyone for their bagged lunches at 12:30 pm Sharon Thomsen ride coordinator


Non MHTA Club events:

*Irving Waterfront Park, buy a brick fundraiser. A large brick with seven lines is $70 and a small brick with three lines is $35. For more information please read the 3 attached documents and forms.

May 13 - Miracles in Motion is having a fundraiser.

June 3 - Live and Let Live farm is having a benefit ride

September 24 - Gerda's Animal Aid benefit ride - for more info go to Gerda's Animal Aid website or NH Horse and Trail site.

October 1 - HAMPTON BEACH open to horses

October 14, rain date the 15th - NEPHC Paint ride. Entry forms at http://www.nephe.com/

October 14 - NEECA having a fun show.

October 28 - Heartland VT Halloween Poker run - contact Sue Esty: sesty1964@hotmail.com for entry forms and/or questions.

October 29 - Last Impression Farm in Swanzey is holding a trail challenge. Contact the farm for more information.

November 5 - North Brookfield Sportsmen’s Club is holding their 18 th Eastern Regional
Pleasure Trail Ride. For information and entry form contact:
ERegTrailRide@yahoo.com or Larry Underwood, 41 Boynton Road, North
Brookfield, Mass. 01535 508-867- 7855

November 9-12 - Equine Affaire - The Big E in Mass

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Draft Gratitude will host a Large Animal Rescue Training on April 22, 2017.  Instructed by Roger Lauze, MSPCA-Nevins Farm. Firefighters and first responders will learn how to safely and appropriately respond to trailer accidents including extricating a horse.  
Auditors will be able to watch and learn what happens in a trailer accident.  You will also learn how to safely hitch up your trailer, what you should carry with you, and tips on hauling horses safely.  Please bring a lawn chair. Cost to audit which includes lunch is $40. Pre-register at: www.draftgratitude.com or call 1-603-762-3266. On the day of the event, registration begins at 8:30am and training is from 9-4pm.


Free Mounted Hunt Clinic!!!
The Wentworth Hunt invites you to a great opportunity to introduce yourself and your future foxhunter to the sport.
Saturday, May 13 at 11 a.m. Tuckaway Farm, Lee, NH


Saturday, May 6, Barre Riding & Driving Club
Spring Trail Ride & Drive, Felton Field, Barre (MA).
13 & 15 Mile Trail Routes
Gravel Roads, Rail Bed, Woods Trails and a little Tar.
Drivers need to call ahead for driving routes.
Camping available (NO HOOK-UPS)
Bathroom facilities
Full Breakfast, Home Cooked Lunch at Felton Field and Lunch on Trail Provided on Saturday.
Pot luck Supper Friday Night. ( Bring Your Favorite Dish)
Campfires at Night
Registration 8:00-9:30 AM
$25.00 Ride Fee
Riding Helmets required for all riders 18 years and younger.
Link for the Spring Ride Entry Form:

September 10, Hampshire County Riding Club, Hawley State Forest Ride, Hawley, MA 01245 (60 miles from Keene). FMI contact: Diane at (413) 268-3372


Granite State Carriage Assn Ride & Drives
Sunday, May 21, GSCA Cheshire Rail Trail Ride, Keene NH
Sep 1-3, GSCA Labor Day Weekend Outing, Hancock NH
Oct 7-8, GSCA Autumn Outing & BBQ @ Touchstone, Temple NH

Sunday, May 7, Hazel Grove Agricultural Association Benefit for Hazel Grove Park
Hazel Grove Park, 166 Jenkins Rd, Groton, MA
9/16 miles; $35 sr., $25 jr.; check-in 8:30; ride-out 9:30; refreshments before, on-trail, and after.
Laurie Smigelski, Phone: (978) 448-2768          
farmnglass@verizon.net   www.hgaa.org
Tuesday, May 9, Hartland Riding Club: Full Moon Ride
Mt Tom, Woodstock, VT
5 miles; $10; check-in 4:00-5:00 pm; ride-out begins 5:00 pm, ends 8:30 pm; refreshments after; potluck, bring a dish.
Sue Esty, Phone: (802) 299-1172          
sesty1964@hotmail.com   www.hartlandridingclub.org
Sunday, May 14, Piscataquog Area Trailways, Mother’s Day Ride     
Near Post Office 71 Mount Vernon Rd, New Boston, New Hampshire
Approx.12 miles (possibly 8 mile short loop, weather dependent); $35, $25 youth; check-in 8:00, ride-out 9:00-10:00; pre-reg req’d by 5/10; refreshments before, after; limited facilities; ride will feature the new bridge over the Piscataquog River, partially funded by Piscataquog Area Trailways.
Chris Lippincott, Phone: (603) 487-5168                                                          piscataquogareatrailways@gmail.com   www.piscataquogareatrailways.com
Saturday, May 20, New England Equestrian Center of Athol (NEECA), Spring Trail ride  (Rain date 5/21)
Lake Dennison, Winchendon, MA
7/11/14 miles; $25 member, $35 non-member; check-in 9:00, ride-out begins10:00; refreshments before, on-trail, and after; new parking area; same great trails; enter through River Road.
AnnMarie Fisher, Phone: (978) 314-6553          
winchendon35@gmail.com   www.neeca.org
Saturday, Jun 3, Live and Let Live Farm, Live Free and Ride for Rescue Trail Challenge and Ride (Rain date 6/4)               
20 Paradise Lane, Chichester, NH 03258
6/10/14 miles; $30; check-in 8:30, ride-out 8:30-10:00; camping; refreshments before, on-trail, and after (extra meal $5); If camping, contact organizer in advance and donation appreciated!
  Kristen Manning, Phone: (603) 533-0433          
kbmanning78@gmail.com   www.liveandletlivefarm.org


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