This past Saturday Janet and I hosted our local club in our annual Moderate Trail Challenge. I call it moderate because it’s not at all as difficult as Craig Cameron’s Extreme Trail Challenge. Ours is basically a 2 mile timed event with some “speed bumps” along the way. We had twenty contestants and the winning time was a hair more than 19 minutes. Chick Filet in Ellijay catered lunch. It was a gorgeous day and this event and people remind me why I’m a tree hugger in north Georgia.
I went to the annual Chattahoochee Trail Horse Association Poker Ride this past Saturday at Jake Mountain in north Georgia. Took Chief, my appaloosa gelding, since he hadn’t been ridden in a while. The CTHA does a great job in running this event and it’s for a worthy cause – trails maintenance. The cold weather spell this weekend caused the turnout to be lower than expected, but the sun was out and the trails were dry. The 3 hour ride was just what my boy needed and we had a wonderful time. The CTHA has turned into a great riding club over the last 15 years or so and we trail riders are lucky to have such a dedicated group looking out for our trails.
The Chattahoochee Trail Horse Association’s annual fundraiser for maintenance of the trails in Georgia’s National Forest and State Parks is scheduled for Saturday, November 6th. Contribute to the preservation of our trails by participating in its poker ride at the Jake Mountain Horse Camp in the Chattahoochee National Forest. It looks to be a real fun event for a worthy cause. Click here for the Flyer.
I attended this year’s Southeast Trails Conference held at the Norcross Marriott last week. It was hosted by the CTHA with help from the BCHNG. Keynote speaker was Rick Lamb of RFD-TV and Road to the Horse fame. If you’re an avid trail rider on public land then this is the most important event of the year. Speakers were from the various government agencies (National Forest, State Parks, etc) who discussed accomplishments, issues and challenges facing their areas of responsibilities. It was a very informative, well run event. Kudos to the organizers and hosts.
I had the pleasure of visiting Long Branch last weekend and riding the member trails
This is quite a place in middle Tennessee
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