June events to Kick off Summer

June membership meeting will be Wednesday, June 6th.  Reminder out meeting start time is 6:30 PM.

June 10th is our annually held de-spook clinic at the Events Center area at Jeffco Fairgrounds.

We are having two “Meet-Up” rides this month.  As planned these rides will be happening the 2nd Thursday and 4th Monday of each month.

For June the 2nd Thursday ride will be at north Table Mountain Park in Golden.  This park has good trailer parking and the trail offers great views of both the mountains and the front range of Denver and its suburbs.  The trail offers prairie to explore on top of the mesa, with a variety of birds and wildflowers.

June 25th the 4th Monday ride will be at Stauton State Park just west of Conifer.

 

Breakfast Ride at Bear Creek Lake Park in Morrison

Breakfast Ride – Sunday, May 20th

We have had interest in members getting together for a breakfast ride.  To accommodate those who want to get out early for ride a breakfast, we have scheduled one for Sunday, May 20th.  We will ride through Bear Creek Lake Park in Morrison, and head east out of the park to the adjacent Homestead Golf Course – that happens to have hitching rails and a very nice restaurant for breakfast/brunch.  (Be sure and bring your halter/lead ropes to tie your horses at the hitching rails the golf course has provided.)

Ride out location will be from the dead-end cul-de-sac, that is on the west side of the first Simms St. traffic circle, on the south side of US Hwy 285.  This area provides free parking and easy access to the park, so you do not have to pay the park entrance fee.  Please rsvp through our website comment form, so we know how many are coming.  We don’t want to leave without you.  Be ready to ride at 9:00 AM.

Trail ride meet-up at Dawson Butte Ranch Open Space Park

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/

Directions:

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.

Upcoming Meeting, March 7th, 6:30 PM

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!