February 2016

The new SHTRA logo is ready and new apparel is ordered! Thanks to Brad Wirostek, an awesome graphic designer, the outline of the island bridge with equestrians looks really sharp. Thanks Brad!

Our online store will soon be ready.

Mark your calendars for February 6th for SHTRA’s Annual Potluck and Auction Meeting. This will be the 18th year for this fun event. Victor TWP. Hall at 6843 Alward Rd. opens by 11:00 am for set up and social hour before dinner. The Singing Cowboy-Danny Crampton and his Posse will be sing your favorite trail tunes. Potluck dinner at 1:00 pm with the auction following. Please bring a dish to pass and a horse related item for the auction. Table service, coffee and water will be provided. Bring family and friends, guests are welcome. Sign up for door prizes will you arrive! Thanks to SHTRA donations, fundraiser participants and members who made these donations possible.
The rustic cabin that SHTRA helped create is rentable for equestrians. This cute, rustic insulated cabin can sleep 4-bunk bed and couch, table, heat, porti-potty, picnic table, and 4 picket poles! It rents for $60.00 plus registration fee a night. Nearby, the modern cabin rents w/showers and electricity for $96.00 plus registration fee. It also has 4 pickett poles and a trail to connect to the trail network. Go to 1-800-44-PARKS or Michigan.gov\ reservations to rent. Make plans for 2016 to camp anytime there w/ your horses! See pictures of it on face book.

Upcoming events are planned for 2016 so check our web shtra.org or Facebook for contact info. If you are interested in being an event host/hostess please contact Marsha or post on face book. Hosting an event is a great way to be involved, meet new people, help SHTRA and have fun.

Feb 6th
April 10th
May 27-30th
July 1-4th
Sept 2-5
Sept 25th
Oct 14-16th

Annual Auction and Potluck Meeting
Rotten Egg Hunt
Memorial Day Youth Weekend
The Pirate Ride
Labor Day Weekend
Judged Trail Ride
Ichabod Crane Weekend

2016 Workbees are pending weather conditions. We are replanking the big woods bridge on the east loop and graveling low areas. Our spring workbee will also tidy up the staging area. Please pick up poop if you are there and see that someone forgot to use their pick. Thanks!

Consider joining us with a 2016 SHTRA Membership. Memership cards are in the mail. We have Pay Pal, fun events, great friendship and lovely trails. Check our website shtra.org (no www. anymore) or contact us on our FaceBook page.

Marsha Putnam