October 2017

HALLOWEEN FUN: Join Sleepy Hollow Trail Riders in “The Spooktackular October Haunt Club Ride” and Campover on October 6, 7, & 8th. Camping is $15.00 per night. $10.00 covers all the games all weekend. Ride when you want. Do as much or as little as you wish. Games on every trail. Ghosts, bats, cats, skeletons, witches, mummies and ZOMBIES! Friday night is mummy dog night with potluck. Saturday is share the leftovers with a Spooky Glow Stick evening ride. Four costume contests – Horse, Human, Dog and your Campsite! The famous 50/50 Heads or Tails game will be played. Any questions? Call Therese Kline 989-289-2334. Register at the Horseman’s Staging Area.

OPEN HOUSE – THE EQUESTRIAN CABINS – EXTRA TRAIL MILAGE! This is your chance to view the insides of the Rustic and Modern Cabins that allow equestrians to rent and stay anytime. This new event will be the “Explore the Hollow” weekend on Oct. 20-22. SHTRA members have rented, for your visit, Saturday Oct. 21st the Modern and the Rustic Cabins with their picket poles for anyone to tie up and visit. Cider and donuts will be served on Saturday 11am – 3pm. These cute cozy cabins overlook Lake Ovid and are available for equestrians to rent by calling 1-800-447-2757. An access trail leads to the equestrian trail. Have you been to the Island? That day a special ride on “Forbidden Trails” is being allowed to “Explore” a beautiful part of the park’s bike trail that we cannot have access to. Sleezy Barb Horsewear is helping sponsor this event. All camping participants need to register with Host Todd at the Horseman’s staging area, enjoy the group Saturday potluck and campfire. If interested in being an “Explorer”, come for the day as we will have a special poker run! There will be a costume contest before the potluck – dressing as your favorite famous explorer. Prizes! Your participation is welcome. Check our website¬†shtra.org or our group¬†Facebook page as the date gets close for specific details.

Our Labor Day weekend was a Ride or Drive ’em weekend when MHDVA joined SHTRA Sept 1-4. Over 40 riders and drivers enjoyed a unique poker ride and were thrilled when a young gal won the pot with three kings. On Sunday, the Sneaky Snake poker ride and root beer floats were enjoyed by a large gathering. The same lucky gal drew the same winning hand – three kings again! The riders and drivers were able to share the trails enjoying each others’ horsemanship and company. MHDVA had eight drivers with different cart styles. Minis to Cleveland Bays were some of the different breeds. We hope that the drivers who used the south loop in different combinations will be back to drive the park more often. I was the host and appreciated all the help from Don and Pat Brown, Rosie Johnson, Chanda Donnan and Michelle VanderBoom.

Don’t forget to wear your hunter orange while riding!!

Happy Trails,