One Day – 2 Clinics, Saturday, August 25th!

Moring session:  Safety and Self Defense for Trail Riders Clinic

10:00 AM – Noon

What you need to know when this Ranger is not riding with you.

Our clinician, Mary Miklos (member of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office), will present this practical, ever popular clinic.  Learn how to stay safe on the trail, and how to protect and defend yourself while trail riding.  You will learn defensive maneuvers and how to use your horse to keep the bad guys away from you.



Afternoon session:  Jumping 102 for Trail Riders Clinic,
(aka: To Jump or Not to Jump)

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

A follow-up to our previous Jumping 101 Clinic held last year, this clinic builds on basic secure, jumping techniques, and will focus on providing you with training lessons and tips for you to become the leader and decision maker when negotiating obstacles you encounter.  Learn how to teach your horse to jump or walk an obstacle on your command.

There will be an hour lunch break 12-1 PM, so plan on bringing lunch and a drink.

Auditors welcome!

Location: Event Center at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

General Meeting Wednesday, August 1st – Boots, Boots and Boots

Boots, Boots and Boots…  For the horse of course!

No, not this kind.

We hope you will join us for our General Meeting on Wednesday, August 1st, 6:30 PM

Discussion topic will be all about hoof boots.

Your horse be like, “I’m cool!”

  • Many styles and brands available for hands-on inspection.
    • Easyboot
    • Epic
    • Boa
    • Old Mac
    • Renegade
  • Buying and fitting.
  • Trail and town.
  • Review best use practices.
  • Hear pro and con opinions.

Colorado Driving Horse, Mule & Carriage Auction

If you like or are interested in driving horses, don’t miss Troyer’s Colorado Driving Horse, Mule & Carriage Auction on Friday, July 9th and Saturday, July 10th.

Troyer’s auction has all sorts of driving paraphernalia, and many different carriages, carts and wagons.  It is like going to a free carriage museum.  If you have wondered what it would cost to enter into the driving world, this is where you can find out what it will take for you to equip your horse – or even buy an already trained driving horse.



Staunton State Park ride – Monday, June 25th

Hope you will join us up in the cool of the mountains to ride Staunton State Park.  The park has about 15 miles of trails, with plenty of shade and watering spots along the way.  Lunch can be at the Elk Falls Overlook, with a great view to enjoy.  Let’s try and be ready to ride at 10 AM.

Click here for more park information.  Park admission is $7.  If you have exact change you can pay at their self-service kiosk.  Here is a link to their trails map: Staunton Trails.

Dawson Butte Re-Visit Ride

Taking a pair of jumps along the trail route.

Many of our members had such an enjoyable time riding the trails and practice jumping down at Douglas County’s Dawson Butte Open Space Park, last month, that we are doing a repeat Meet-Up ride on Tuesday, June 19th.

Plan to arrive early and be ready to ride by 9:30 AM.  Be sure and pack water and a lunch.

Here is a link for more info:


1923 Tomah Road, Castle Rock. From I-25, take the Plum Creek Parkway exit west and head south five miles on the frontage road; turn right/west at Tomah Road; follow 1.5 miles to the Dawson Butte Ranch entrance on the right.