March 2016

The rustic cabin that SHTRA helped create is rentable for 2016 equestrians. This cute, rustic insulated cabin can sleep 4 w/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, microwave and electricity for $96.00 plus registration fee. It also has 4 pickett poles and the trail to connect to the trail network. Go to 1-800-44-PARKS or\ reservations to rent. Make plans for 2016 to camp anytime there w/ your horses! See pictures of it in our face book photos.

The new SHTRA logo is ready and new apparel is ordered! The logo features the awesome island bridge with horses crossing it. Thanks to Brad Wirostek, an upcoming graphic designer, the outline of the island bridge with pine trees looks really sharp. Our online store will soon be ready thanks to webmaster Barb Drake and helper Todd Ring. We have PayPal to make your ordering easier.

February 6th was SHTRA’s 18th year Annual Potluck and Auction Meeting The Singing Cowboy-Danny Crampton and his Posse sang our favorite trail tunes. There was a huge potluck dinner with the following auction done by Don Brown and Dave Kline. The door prize winners were Myron Karsten and Del and Jean Austin. Nine winners were drawn for the horse item baskets prepared by Linda Kraai. Thanks for SHTRA donations from the following businesses: Crestview Tack, The Wire Horse, Tom’s Western Store, Ovid Farmers Elevator, Clinton Vet Service, Dr. Roger Massa, Tractor Supply Stores of Owosso and St. Johns, The Family Farm and Home stores of Corunna, Mason, and St. Johns Graff Chevy, and Wash World. The following incumbent Board members were elected:Chanda Donnan, Linda Kraai, Val Lau and Mike Wood. Thanks to all fundraiser participants and members who made these donations possible.

Upcoming events are planned for 2016 so check our web or Facebook for contact info.

April 17th
May 27-30th
July 1-4th
Sept 2-5
Sept 25th
Oct 14-16th

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. Membership cards are in the mail. Check our website (no www. anymore) or contact us on our FaceBook page.

Marsha Putnam