August/September 2018

Where has summer gone?  If you have not made it to SHSP Equestrian Trails, come and ride.

The spring work bees had the staging area and trails looking good after all the rain we have had. Thanks gang you make SHTRA a group to be proud of. When trail conditions are poor due to mud, please ride the south loop as it’s surfaces are more solid.

On August 31-Sept. 3, the long weekend for Labor Day,  Michigan Horse Drawn Vehicle Association will be joining SHTRA for a “ride or drive” weekend. Plenty of room on the trails for all participants. On Saturday there will be a fun Poker Run, 5:00 Potluck and groups campfire.  Sunday afternoon there will be Root Beer Floats at 2:00 pm. Bring your own choice of pop if you don’t like Root Beer.  Group campfire.  Come, camp and not fight the holiday traffic.

Sunday, Sept. 30 is the 15th Kris Kulhanik Memorial Judged Trail Ride hosted by the Rangers 4-H Club. The ride is from 10-2 pm. Come early and be ready to ride this 10 obstacle/station fun horsemanship event. It will have 6 divisions w/cash back prizes, a nice lunch but no camping. Host Mary Mallory 517-651-6884 for registration forms. Pre-registration not necessary. Discount for 4-H Clubs and SHTRA members.

Come and have fall fun riding at the 2nd Explore the Hollow weekend October 19-21. We’ll have special access to certain hiking trails, a unique poker ride, Sat. potluck and group campfire. This is a chance to ride “new” mileage Saturday on trails that are closed to us the rest of the year.

One separate equestrian, hiker or boater primitive site has been highly used by the lookout area! It has a picnic table, fire ring and outhouse. It is a walk-in, boat to or ride to site for preregistered users. If interested, go to 1-800-44-Parks or on line to register for a site. If you want to horse camp when there is no special event scheduled at Sleepy? Don’t have an LQ  trailer? Try renting either the modern cabin or rustic cabin for a “get away & go riding” weekend. It’s easy and fun to rent a SHSP camp w/pickett poles overlooking the lake. If want to bring your dogs  to the rental cabin, it is now allowed for a $10.00 fee. If interested, go to 1-800-44Parks.

When you visit Sleepy Hollow’s Horseman’s staging area please use the sign-in log. Comments, your suggestions help gather feedback from all multi users.  Please take the time to record your visitor info for the DNR and us.

Happy Trails,

Marsha Putnam