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Feb
22
Thu
Forsyth GA Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center Mid-Week Trail Ride Thursday Feb 22 at 10:00 @ Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Looking forward to riding on this beautiful 5.6 multi-use trail at Charlie Elliott on Thursday, Feb 22 at 10:00.  Trail is a good one – where most riders can ride side by side.  If 5.6 miles isn’t quite enough time in the saddle, you are more than welcome to go around again!  Plan on joining us and see for yourself what a beautiful place this is to enjoy with our horses.

 

Feb
24
Sat
Newberg, OR – Hardy Creek Trail Ride @ Hardy Creek
Feb 24 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Come ride the Molalla Corridor Saturday, we’ll be meeting in the parking area at Hardy Creek Trail Head at 10:30am.

Benbrook, TX Saturday Ride Location Change @ SIX-O Ranch
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

We ride out at 11:00 weather permitting.  This is a beautiful ride in the woods with creeks and a river crossing.

Franklin, NC – Chattahoochee-Oconee Nat’l Forest, Trail Ride @ Cannon Rd, parking, Chattahoochee Nat'l Forest
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Trail ride at the back side of Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, exploring new areas and trails. Lady Splipper and Lake Russell trails are nestled amongst the beautiful foothills of Northeast Georgia. Meeting at the end of the road of Cannon Rd, which is just past Frady Branch Equine main trail parking.

*******: Directions: HWY 441 South towards Toccoa, turn left and then next left onto 17/365/123, go down to right light of HWY 184./123, then left just past Highway patrol station onto Hwy 184 go past Frady Branch’s main parking area about a mile to 2 miles and then we will turn right onto Cannon Rd and follow it down to end.
Call or text Tammy for info, directions, or questions 828-215-1059

 

Midlothian, TX: Lake Whitney Ride @ Lake Whitney
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Meet at Lake Whitney Trail head at noon

283 McCown Valley Park Road, Whitney, TX 76692

Feb
25
Sun
Gainesville, TX Trail Ride @ Platter Flats @ Platter Flats Equestrian Camp
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Platter Flats on Lake Texoma is a BEAUTIFUL place to ride. The trails are fairly easy through the woods and along the lake. The footing is sandy. Pack a snack to stop midway at Rooster’s Roost with a gorgeous view overlooking the lake, with a picnic table and hitching posts.

Kings Mountain, NC Day Ride @ Kings Mountain State Park
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Kings Mountain State Park   Day Ride Meet at 10:00, ride out by 10:30. $3.00 per horse. 

located on Apple Road (Equestrian TrailHead) 

You can put 1277 Park Road, Blacksburg, SC in your GPS, but remember you are going to Apple Road once you reach Park Road. 

This easy to moderately difficult 30+ mile loop trails begins in Kings Mountain State Park and circles into Kings Mountain National Military Park, the site of a famous Revolutionary War battle. The surface is primarily flat with some rocky areas and some clay spots. A local saddle club takes care to watch over the trails and ensure solid footing on some of the ridge climbs. Shoes or boots recommended.

Abilene, TX- Abilene Lake Trail Ride @ Abilene State Park
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm

Join our Marvelous Mavericks riding the trails around the lake at Abilene State Park.
Check in at the office to show proof of negative coggins, and pay the $5/person park entrance fee.
Make a U-turn around the office and go back out to the highway. Go Left for 1 mile. Lake entrance is on the right. We park near the swimming area or in the first boat ramp parking lot.
The trail is a 2 hour ride. Bathrooms are close to parking. Yes, there are areas where you can water your horse.
Melisa is leading the way!

Forsyth GA Trail Ride at 1099 on Feb 25th at 2:30 @ 1099 Trails (Next to The Bluffs off Hwy 83)
Feb 25 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

We will be riding at 1099 (Part of Ocmulgee Bluffs) on Sunday, Feb 25 at 2:30.  Directions to 1099 are as follows:

From Monticello, Ga take Hwy 83 south towards Forsyth.  Travel approximately 12 1/2 miles.  At mile marker #2, slow down.  Note:  mile markers are on the left side of the rod.  At the top of the hill, just before mile marker #1, take the gravel road on the right.  There are two metal posts at the entrance, but no sign.  Will have our 40 Something Cowgirls Sign out by the road to help you know where to turn.  Go 1 mile and you will see a State Park sign on the left where you can park your trailer.  Camping is on the left side of the road as well.

From Forsyth, Ga (off I-75), take Hwy 83 North/East. Will reach a four-way stop at the intersection of Hwy 83 & Hwy 87.  Stay on Hwy 83.  Will cross some railroad tracks and the Ocmulgee River.  Once crossed the River, Forest Service Rd 1099 is the first road on the left at the crest of the hill right before a curve.  There are two metal posts at the entrance, but no sign.  Will have our 40 Something Cowgirls Sign out by the road to help you know where to turn.  Go 1 mile and you will see a State Park sign on the left where you can park your trailer.  Camping is on the left side of the road as well.

From Jackson, Ga, take Highway 87/23 South and will come to a 4-way stop.  Turn left on to Highway 83 heading East.  Will cross some railroad tracks and the Ocmulgee River.  Once crossed the River, Forest Service Rd 1099 is the first road on the left at the crest of the hill right before a curve.  There are two metal posts at the entrance, but no sign.  Will have our 40 Something Cowgirls Sign out by the road to help you know where to turn.  Go 1 mile and you will see a State Park sign on the left where you can park your trailer.  Camping is on the left side of the road as well.

Hope we have a good turn out and a fun and safe ride!

Mar
1
Fri
Church Point LA – Ebenezer park trail ride_Jasper, Texas @ Ebenzer Park
Mar 1 – Mar 3 all-day

Click the link below to reserve your RV spot.

Ebenezer Park, Sam Rayburn Reservoir – Recreation.gov

 

Mar
2
Sat
Franklin, NC – Frady Branch – Trail Ride @ Frady Branch Trail Head, Chattahoochee National Forest
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Day trail ride at Frady Branch – Chattahoochee National Forest, Toccoa, Ga. – 14.5 miles of trails and four separate loops to explore. Meet at the trailhead parking area at 10 am. There is a

$ 5-a-day use fee which you can buy a yearly pass from USDA Forest Service. Bring lunch, snacks, and drinks.  See ya on the trail

Gainesville, TX Attending LRRETA Monthy Trail Ride @ Lake Ray Roberts Jordan Park
Mar 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Enjoy a leisurely ride around beautiful Lake Ray Roberts. Wear green!

Mar
3
Sun
Benbrook TX -Monthly Trail Ride @ Dutch Branch Park
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

We ride out promptly at 10am! Trailer parking behind the Benbrook Stables. turn on Stevens Road to access (right off 377-Dutch Branch Park entrance) then left on Lake Shore.

Lunch after at 3 Parrots. Dutch treat.

Franklin, NC – Fants Grove, Butch Kennedy Trailhead @ Fants Grove
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fants Grove, Clemson
Butch Kennedy Trailhead parking lot, behind arena
Meet at 8am at Chevron stateline, then head over to SC to Buck Kennedy Trailhead horse parking lot
Bring coggins
Bring drinks, lunch, snacks, & horsey treats
Wylie, TX Caddo Grasslands Trail Ride @ Bois D'Arc Trailhead
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am

** Make note that this ride is rescheduled from February 17th to March 3rd**  We are going to hope for good weather so that we can get out and ride so come join us if you can!!  Weather permitting we will meet up at 10am to ride out at 10:30.  Hope to see you there!

Poolville, TX Attending Trail Ride @ Six O Ranch @ Six O Ranch
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

We will be attending a trail ride organized by BTCC at Six O Ranch. Ride out is at 11, usually ride 3ish hours here.

*Must have current coggins
*$10 ranch fee

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Poolville, TX Trail Ride @ LBJ Grasslands @ LBJ Grasslands - Valley View
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Sunday Afternoon ride at the Grasslands! Changing things up and starting from the Valley View trailhead to see the other side of the Grasslands. Charges for parking in the camping area.

Mar
6
Wed
Franklin, NC – Chattahoochee-Oconee Nat’l Forest, Trail Ride @ Cannon Rd, parking, Chattahoochee Nat'l Forest
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Trail ride at the back side of Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, exploring new areas and trails. Lady Splipper and Lake Russell trails are nestled amongst the beautiful foothills of Northeast Georgia. Meeting at the end of the road of Cannon Rd, which is just past Frady Branch Equine main trail parking.

*******: Directions: HWY 441 South towards Toccoa, turn left and then next left onto 17/365/123, go down to right light of HWY 184./123, then left just past Highway patrol station onto Hwy 184 go past Frady Branch’s main parking area about a mile to 2 miles and then we will turn right onto Cannon Rd and follow it down to end.
Call or text Tammy for info, directions, or questions 828-215-1059

 

Mar
9
Sat
BRECKENRIDGE,TX Trail Ride @ Gentry's house
Mar 9 all-day

Join us for our annual ride to Canyon Road Barn and Grill from Gentry’s house. What could be better than some great girl time horseback while your hubby/spouse/friend/voluntold person drives your rig to the restaurant while making occasional stops to provide you with a cold beverage. Ride ends with dinner + dancing.

Please let us know if you can make it.

*Ride day and time subject to weather. *

Wylie, TX – trail ride around Lake Lavon@ Brockdale trailhead @ Brockdale Trailhead
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come out and join us on the trails!  With the weather becoming warmer, let’s get out and ride!

*location and date are subject to change pending on weather*

Breckenridge, T.X. Ride to Canyon Road Bar and grill @ Gentry Wimberly's House
Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm

We will be riding from Gentry Wimberely’s house to Canyon Road Bar and Grill. This will be a 6-7 mile ride with drink stops if needed. we are planning to unload at Gentrys then convoying trucks and trailers to Canyon Road we will have a cowgirl uber to take the drivers who are also riding back to the horses. Husbands can ride to if they want… for more information please contact your friendly neighborhood Queen or Princess

Mar
10
Sun
Farmersville TX @ Caddo Grasslands Trail Ride Week @ Caddo Grasslands
Mar 10 – Mar 16 all-day

Come ride with the best… our official Trail Boss, Linda Deas.  Linda is a very experienced Trail Hand and will guide you to the best trails and activities.  She will be spending the week and all will have a great time.  You can come for the week or just to Day Ride!  She will ride out at 10:30 am each day.  Bring your lunch or food as needed.  To my understanding this is a primitive campground.  You will need your generator for power, if you chose to stay.  Please contact Linda with any questions!!

The Caddo National Grasslands WMA is located in Fannin County about 70 miles northeast of Dallas near Bonham. From Dallas take US 75 north for 35 miles to the SH 121 exit going to Bonham, another 35 miles to Bonham, and then about 15-20 miles northeast of Bonham to the WMA. SH 121 connects to US 82 at Bonham. Stay on US 82 18 miles to Honey Grove.

Caddo is a Federal Park Property.  You can purchase a Lifetime Senior Membership Discount Card at www.Reservations.gov, or several others to pick from!

 

Mar
13
Wed
Benbrook, TX Wednesday Trail Ride @ Holiday Park
Mar 13 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

We ride out at 11:00 weather permitting.

Mar
15
Fri
Ball Ground, GA Trail Ride -Garland Mountain @ Garland Mountain Horse trails
Mar 15 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mar
16
Sat
Kings Mountain, NC Kings Mtn State Park Day Ride @ Kings Mountain State Park
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Kings Mountain State Park   Day Ride Meet at 10:00, ride out by 10:30. $3.00 per horse. 

Located on Apple Road (Equestrian TrailHead) 

You can put 1277 Park Road, Blacksburg, SC in your GPS, but remember you are going to Apple Road once you reach Park Road. 

This easy to moderately difficult 30+ mile loop trails begins in Kings Mountain State Park and circles into Kings Mountain National Military Park, the site of a famous Revolutionary War battle. The surface is primarily flat with some rocky areas and some clay spots. A local saddle club takes care to watch over the trails and ensure solid footing on some of the ridge climbs. Shoes or boots recommended.

Benbrook, TX Trail Ride @ Trinity River Trail FTW Stockyards Billy Bobs Parking
Mar 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Let’s ride the Trinity River Trail before the parade!  Parking is free on the East side of Billy Bobs. Come join in the fun!

Neptune NJ Open Trailride/Hike @ Shark River Park
Mar 16 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Hello All!

Happy St. Patty’s Day !

This is a invite to all whom would like to join us on this event to ride and hike the trails of Neptunes Shark River Park with Neptunes Cowgirls!

We will be having corned beef and cabbage and potatoes made by our cowgirls!!

 

Whether a member or not come on out meet us and see some horses!!! We enjoy opening up our passion to our local shore communities!

Don’t forget apples and carrots for our giant furry kids!! Make sure you dress the best in your green!!

 

 

(Rain date will be scheduled for Sat,March 23,2024 @12 noon)

Mar
20
Wed
Benbrook, TX Wednesday Ride @ Rocky Creek Park
Mar 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Come and join us!  We ride out at 11:00 weather permitting.

Mar
21
Thu
Farmersville TX @ T Bar S Horse Camp Trail Ride @ T Bar S Ranch
Mar 21 – Mar 25 all-day

Trail Boss, Linda Deas, has organized a long weekend for Trail Riding.  Plan will be to ride out each morning at 10:30am.  This site is in the Davy Crockett National Forest.  It has pens, electric and water.  Please register online at www.tbarshorsecamp.com to make your reservation!!  And as always, contact Linda if you have any questions whatsoever!!  And based on weather, please “call before you haul”!!

Kings Mountain, NC Day Ride @ Kings Mountain State Park
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Kings Mountain State Park   Day Ride

located on Apple Road (Equestrian TrailHead) 

You can put 1277 Park Road, Blacksburg, SC in your GPS, but remember you are going to Apple Road once you reach Park Road. 

This easy to moderately difficult 30+ mile loop trails begins in Kings Mountain State Park and circles into Kings Mountain National Military Park, the site of a famous Revolutionary War battle. The surface is primarily flat with some rocky areas and some clay spots. A local saddle club takes care to watch over the trails and ensure solid footing on some of the ridge climbs.

Meet at 10:00, ride out by 10:30. $3.00 per horse. 

Mar
23
Sat
Wylie, TX – trail ride @ Chaparral Trail @ Brockdale Trailhead
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come out and join us on the trails!  With the weather becoming warmer, let’s get out and ride!

*location and date are subject to change pending on weather*

Benbrook, TX Saturday Ride @ LBJ GRASSLANDS
Mar 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

We ride out at 11 o’clock, weather permitting,  look for GRASSLAND BED & BARN.  We will be riding out from the windmill across the road.

Mar
24
Sun
Agua Dulce, CA – Tammy & Esme Trail Ride @ Tammy Gillette's home
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Details to follow

Mar
30
Sat
Early, Texas Monthly Trail Ride @ Lake Proctor
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Early, Texas.  Monthly Trail Ride

Lake  Protor ride in Comanche is both beautiful and scenic

ride last about an hour and a half and is rated easy with some rocks and sand

Plenty of parking for your truck and trailers

Afterwards  we’ll head over to Miguel’s Mexican Restaurant in Comanche , just a few minutes away …. Lunch is Dutch

current coggins is required

Forsyth GA Spring Trail Ride at Ram Branch Farm in Fort Valley @ Ram Branch Trail Ride
Mar 30 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Please join us for a Spring Trail Ride on March 30th beginning at 11:00 at Ram Branch Farm in Fort Valley GA.  Farm opens at 9:30.  Cost is $15 with a free raffle ticket!  Riders can bring along their favorite person who can fish for $5 while you are riding!  Should be a lot of fun!  See information below.

Apr
5
Fri
Greenville, TX – CTCC 3rd Annual Spring Trail Ride @ Cross Trails Cowboy Church
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm

Friday – Set up primitive camp at Church (Optional)

Saturday – Ride out 10:30 a.m. – Bring snacks

Meal provided by Church when done (approx. 3:00 p.m.)

Draw Pot Ranch Rodeo – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday – Church Service In Arena 8:45 a.m.

Negative Coggins required.

Apr
6
Sat
Midlothian, TX: Ride at Lake Ray Roberts @ Lake Ray Roberts State Park
Apr 6 all-day

Details TBA

Benbrook, TX Obstacle Course @ Branded Cross Cowboy Church
Apr 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come join us for the 1st Annual Obstacle course contest with Booths, tack swap, concessions, prizes, raffle and more. Registration starts at 8 AM Contest begins at 9 and goes till 5.  Should be a LOT of fun.

Gainesville,TX Attending Celebration Of Life Trail Ride for Peggie Redhorse Kimberlins @ TADRA @ LBJ Grasslands
Apr 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

We’re honoring the life of a great Cowgirl. We’ll be having her favorite trail ride lunch after, bologna sandwiches. I think someone is smoking a bologna. So bring a potluck dish to share.

Apr
7
Sun
Benbrook TX -Monthly Trail Ride @ Dutch Branch Park
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

We ride out promptly at 10am! Trailer parking behind the Benbrook Stables. turn on Stevens Road to access (right off 377-Dutch Branch Park entrance) then left on Lake Shore.

Lunch after at 3 Parrots. Dutch treat.

Kings Mountain, NC Day Ride @ Latta Plantation
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Latta Plantation Day Ride

6345 Sample Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078

No fee to ride cost; park at the old equestrian center, there are signs, they close after rains. 

No water or restrooms at trailer parking.

Shady trail side is mostly flat terrain and barefoot friendly. Prairie trail has bluestone rocks and mid sized round rocks, so boots or shoes recommended.

Apr
8
Mon
Midlothian, TX: Eclipse Ride @ TBA
Apr 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Location TBA – wear eclipse glasses!

Apr
14
Sun
Abilene, TX- Trail Ride @ Kemper Ranch
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm

Annalise has invited us to ride her family ranch! Kemper Ranch has some rocky areas and opportunity to play in the water. Can’t wait to see y’all on this beautiful spring time ride!
Please reach out for the address.

Apr
19
Fri
Ball Ground, GA Trail Ride -Garland Mountain @ Garland Mountain Horse trails
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Apr
20
Sat
Neptune NJ Beach Day on the Jersey Shore @ Island Beach State Park
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 5:30 pm

This is a ticketed event

Ride #1                4/20 Ride——-> SOLD OUT

Ride#2                 4/27 Ride—–

******Horse guest list>—-each horse must have paid the $20 fee to enter the gate******

Bring as many riders as you please at no fee.

Light refreshments will be provided.

All event fees goes to the Special Permit Use and to help Support 40 Somethings Cowgirls Neptune, NJ Chapter for future events and special donations!

$10 prepaid via venmo/zelle/paypal will hold your horses numbered spot/ non refundable

Whether pending—-we will be watching the weather closely…if its a blow rainy stormy weather event will be cancelled

3-4 days prior to date of event one of  our cowgirls will call you to collect the remaining $10 prior to the date of event then your good to go on the guest list…Spaces are limited to 20 horses /day so we do offer a cancellation list and waiting list for our next rides to be offered to those on a first come serve basis. Many really want the chance to ride the shoreline horseback and or just enjoy seeing them even interacting with them.

Whether a equestrian or not, a member or not take the ride out to join us on this very special event making many dreams come true to ride the Jersey Shore ! Open to photographers!

 

Apr
27
Sat
Neptune NJ Beach Day on the Jersey Shore @ Island Beach State Park
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 5:30 pm

This is a ticketed event

Ride #1                4/20 Ride——-> SOLD OUT

Ride#2                 4/27 Ride—–

******Horse guest list>—-each horse must have paid the $20 fee to enter the gate******

Bring as many riders as you please at no fee.

Light refreshments will be provided.

All event fees goes to the Special Permit Use and to help Support 40 Somethings Cowgirls Neptune, NJ Chapter for future events and special donations!

$10 prepaid via venmo/zelle/paypal will hold your horses numbered spot/ non refundable

Whether pending—-we will be watching the weather closely…if its a blow rainy stormy weather event will be cancelled

3-4 days prior to date of event one of  our cowgirls will call you to collect the remaining $10 prior to the date of event then your good to go on the guest list…Spaces are limited to 20 horses /day so we do offer a cancellation list and waiting list for our next rides to be offered to those on a first come serve basis. Many really want the chance to ride the shoreline horseback and or just enjoy seeing them even interacting with them.

Whether a equestrian or not, a member or not take the ride out to join us on this very special event making many dreams come true to ride the Jersey Shore ! Open to photographers!

 

May
1
Wed
Kings Mountain, NC Day Ride @ Woods Ferry Recreational Area
May 1 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Woods Ferry Recreational Area    Day Ride 

Meet at 9:30, ride out by 10:00. 

TrailHead is easiest found by putting Buck’s Grave Road, Chester, SC in your GPS. You will take Woods Ferry Road to get to Buck’s Grave Rd. This will take you to the gravel road that goes to the trailhead. No restroom nor water at trailhead. 

Located in western Chester County, lies within a beautiful wooded floodplain surrounded by upland pine woods and maturing hardwood forests. Some hills and a few rocky/rooty areas. Boots or shoes recommended.

May
5
Sun
Benbrook TX -Monthly Trail Ride @ Dutch Branch Park
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

We ride out promptly at 10am! Trailer parking behind the Benbrook Stables. turn on Stevens Road to access (right off 377-Dutch Branch Park entrance) then left on Lake Shore.

Lunch after at 3 Parrots. Dutch treat.

May
10
Fri
McMinnville Oregon Elijah Bristow day ride @ Elijah Bristow, Elijah Bristow State Park
May 10 @ 12:02 am – 1:02 am

Come, join us for a day ride in Dexter, Oregon at Elijah

May
16
Thu
Spanaway, WA: Attending 2024 Cross State Ride @ Palouse to Cascades
May 16 – Jun 1 all-day

Please visit https://www.johnwaynetrailride.com/rideinformation to learn more about the 2024 Cross State Ride.

40SC Bev Court will have the roster.