At our May meeting we scheduled several “during the week” trail rides for our members that are available for weekday riding and want to meet up at some of our local parks. Our first one will be this Tuesday, May 22, 2018.
This park has a small parking area, so we are planning to arrive early and be ready to ride by 9:30 AM.
This park only has a 5 mile trail, but it has a parallel bridle path with over 50 jumps along the route. It has a nice picnic spot halfway out, with tie rails for the horses.
Here is a link for more info: https://www.douglas.co.us/dcoutdoors/trails/open-space-trails/dawson-butte-ranch-open-space-trail/
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.
Lakewood Riding Club has participated in the Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade for many years, and 2018 is no exception!
This is a huge parade, one of the top three in the nation, and draws a crowd in the ten’s of thousands. Here are some pictures from one of our past parade entries.
Our March meeting will be focusing on Colorado’s Brand laws and how they can impact your warm weather travel and riding plans.
Horse/Livestock Travel in Colorado – Inspections & Regulations
Learn: Brand Inspections and Rules
~When & What kind – More than just sale of animals!!
~Travel requirements – Ownership, Health, Distance
~Livestock inspections & movement – How far can you go?
~ Rules and Regulations – where to find the Information you need!
We have been notified by the folks at Jeffco Fairgrounds that the Green Mountain Conference Rm. is unavailable for our meeting for this Wednesday, February 7th. Additionally, their Exhibit Hall areas are being re-roofed, so they cannot move us into those. We have been unable to procure alternative meeting space, so the February General Membership meeting is canceled:-(
We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.
Our meeting on Wednesday, March 7th will be held as usual. Our tentative speaker topic will cover Brand Inspections – what you need to know.
Please join us for a viewing of one of the top horse movies of all time:
Called “a flat-out great movie,” by Larry King.
Seabiscuit is a 2003 equestrian sports film directed by Gary Ross and based on the best-selling non-fiction book Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand. The film is loosely based on the life and racing career of Seabiscuit, an undersized and overlooked Thoroughbred race horse, whose unexpected successes made him a hugely popular media sensation in the United States during the Great Depression. Seabiscuit was nominated for seven Academy Awards. This movie stars Toby Maguire, Jeff Bridges and Chris Cooper.
Plan on arriving at 6:30 PM and the movie will start at 6:45 PM. Plenty of Buttered popcorn and Kettle corn will be provided and also ice water. Please feel free to bring a drink of your choice and your own comfortable, camp chair, lounger, or even a bean bag or blanket, so you can kick back and relax (i.e. not squirm on one of the conference room’s folding chairs;-)