July 2018

Thanks to Host Marsha Korrock for hosting our Memorial Day Weekend. Chanda Donnon, Lori Coffin and friends organized Saturday’s Poker Run with yummy treats for horse and riders. Great idea. Pat Brown organized Sunday’s sweet poker run for Peeps. Congrats to all winners. At Saturday’s potluck, we enjoyed Lori’s awesome pulled pork. Tammy won the 50/50 and donated it right back to SHTRA!  Thanks to all who brought yummy potluck foods. Chanda and friends held an arts and craft session with tie dye shirts for all who wanted to get messy. Cute results. To Don, Scott,  Linda, Todd and others that pitched in and helped. Thanks, if you helped cut firewood, set games, cleared tables, sell apparel, put out signs or helped Marsha K. table sit and register participants. We had nearly 30 rigs that stayed and camped. With the heat , it was a long but very busy weekend. The staging area was full with many day riders. Congrats to 7 new members who signed up. Welcome.

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.

New for 2018, SHSP offers 5 adjacent walk-in for hikers and bikers lake  rustic sites near the cabins.  One separate equestrian, hiker or boater site has been approved for 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 www.midnrreservations.com 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, go to www.midnrreservations.com or call 1-800-44-parks. 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. When you visit Sleepy Hollow’s Horseman’s staging area please notice a new sign-in log box! Connor Brown’s Eagle Scout project will be to use your suggestions and gather feedback from all multi users.  Please take the time to record your visitor info for the DNR and us.

Next campout will be July 20-22 for Lazy Days.  Come camp and just ride. Contact 989-661-2541 for more info.

On August 31-Sept. 3, a long weekend for Labor Day. MHDVA will be joining SHTRA for a “ride or drive” weekend. Saturday Potluck and Sunday will be Root Beer Floats.

Sunday, Sept. 30 is the 15th Kris Kulhanik Memorial Judged Trail Ride hosted by the Rangers 4-H Club. This is a 10 obstacle fun horsemanship event w/cash back, a lunch but no camping. Host Mary Mallory.

Come and have fall fun at the 2nd Explore the Hollow weekend October 19-21. We’ll have special access to certain hiking trails, a unique poker ride, potluck and group campfire.

Happy Trails,

Marsha Putnam