April 2018

SHTRA events for 2018 will include The Rotten Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 14th. This is for the young at heart on foot in the staging area. Spring Work Bee will be Saturday, April 29th (weather permitting) with Staging Area and trail debris clean-up. Call 989-661-2541 or 517-651-5984 for work bee info. We can always use lunch donations and helpers.

Our first camp-over weekend will be May 25th-May 28th for Memorial Weekend. There will be one potluck and one poker ride.

July 20th-22nd will be a camp-over weekend.

August 31st-September 3rd, a long weekend for Labor Day. MHDVA will be joining SHTRA for a “ride or drive” weekend.

Sunday, September 30th we will have the 15th Annual Kris Kulhanik Memorial Judged Trail Ride, hosted by the Ranger 4-H Club. This is a 10 obstacle fun horsemanship event with cash back and lunch, but no overnight camping.

Come and have fall fun at the 2nd Annual Explore the Hollow Special Trails weekend October 19th-20th. Events include unique poker rides, potlucks and group campfires.

Want to horse camp when there is no special event scheduled at Sleepy? Don’t have a living quarters trailer? Tired of sleeping in a tent? Try renting either the modern cabin or rustic cabin for a “get away go riding”¬†weekend, go to www.midnrreservations.com or call 1-800-44-parks.¬†It’s easy and fun to rent a cabin w/picket poles overlooking the lake. If you want to bring your dogs along to the rental cabin, it is now allowed for a $10 fee. Also new for 2018, SHSP offers 5 walk-in rustic lake camping sites and an equestrian site is in the works!

Please mail or email for your 2018 memberships. Don’t miss out on unique special camping events being planned for group fun. Check out our website for membership forms that can easily be downloaded. That’s shtra.org or chat with us on our group’s Facebook page.

If the trails are really muddy this spring, please stay on the old road trail, main part of the South Loop Trail, if you choose to ride at Sleepy.

Happy Trails,
Marsha Putnam