January 2019

Plan on Saturday Feb. 2, 2019 for our Annual Meeting with potluck and auction.  This fun meeting will be held in The Victor TWP Hall located at 6843 Alward Rd. Laingsburg, Mi 48848.  Hall set up starts at 11:00 am, Noon social hour with have Danny Crampton and The Cow Patties playing favorite tunes, while we check out the donated items available during the after dinner auction with Don Brown.  Please bring a dish to pass  and a horse related item that is in good condition for the auction. There will be table service, coffee and water will be there. If you wish something different to drink, please bring it. A short business meeting will occur to elect new members to the Board, honor volunteers and recap 2018. Our apparel will be there to buy and special prepaid orders will be taken. After the festivities, those who wish to stay to socialize, play board games or various card games. Euchre, Mexican Train, and Dominos are some of the games that will be played. So bring your favorite game and join in the fun. Mark your calendar and we’ll see ya there.

Other 2019 events are being planned.  Our first Workbee for cleaning up trail debris and the staging area will Saturday April 27th. The Rotten Egg Hunt hosted by Pat Brown will be Sunday May 5 th .  Memorial Day Weekend will have a 3 night campover, one fundraiser ride, potluck and campfires with Marsha Korrock hosting. MHDVA will be attending this event. There will be no Fourth of July Ride as so many other events are occurring elsewhere. July 12-13 will have us gathering for a 2 night campover. The Labor Day weekend will be hosted by Marsha Putnam and MHDVA friends. It will be a 3 night campover will special fundraiser ride, Sat. Potluck, Sunday Root Beer Floats and  group campfires.  Sunday Sept. 29 will be the 16th Kris Kulhanek Judged Trail Ride hosted by the Rangers 4-H Club.  This is a great horsemanship  test, lunch and cash back prizes.  Our 3rd Explore the Hollow weekend will be a 2 night campover Oct. 18-20. This full moon weekend have a special ride.  Come ride the forbidden trails. If your are interested in helping or hosting with an event- Pirate Ride, Poker Run, ect let us know ASAP to be included in the plans. We welcome everyone’s assistance.

If interested, go to 1-800-44-Parks or on line www.midnrreservations.com to register for a cabin rental. If you want to horse camp, ride or drive when there is no special event scheduled at Sleepy? Don’t have an LQ  trailer? Try renting either the two bedroom modern cabin/electricity or the one bedroom rustic cabin for a “get away & go riding” weekend, get a group together. It’s easy and fun to rent a SHSP camp or both w/pickett poles overlooking the lake. If want to bring your dogs, it is now allowed at the rental cabin for a $10.00 fee. You can call SHSP at 517-651-6217 for more information but must book online.

Got your 2019 renewal letter w/membership form? Sent it back?  If you would like to join our fun group and need a membership form, go to our website www.shtra.org  or call 989-661-2541 and I will send you one.

Happy Trails,

Marsha Putnam