August 2019

The weekend of July 26-28  theme is “Fantasy  Island”. Host Dave and Therese Kline are planning numerous sights for the riders this  fun weekend. You won’t want to miss this unique event. Win the campsite decorating contest with showing us your Fantasy camp. For all, each trail loop will have its own surprise game. Do as much as you want or as little as you wish. Saturday 6:00 pm potluck w/ main meat dish provided. Please bring a dish to pass. 50/50 after dinner.  Don’t forget to decorate your stick horse for the big race! Divisions depend on number of stick horse entries. You know there will be the chimney campfire with pirotech Dave in charge of the fire tongs. More Info? Call 989-289-2334.

The Labor Day weekend will be hosted by Marsha Putnam, friends and MHDVA . It will be a 3 night campover with Saturday’s patriotic fundraiser ride, 6:00 pm Sat. Potluck, 2:00 pm Sunday Root Beer Floats and evening group campfire.

Sunday Sept. 29 will be the 16th Kris Kulhanek Memorial Judged Trail Ride hosted by the Rangers 4-H Club. No camping. This is a great horsemanship test, lunch and cash back prizes. 6 divisions. Ride from 10 am-2pm 517-651-6884.

Our 3rd Explore the Hollow weekend will be a 2 night campover Oct. 18-20 with Host Pat Brown. This weekend is time for fall colors, a full moon and special riding on Forbidden Trails.  So plan to come explore the hiking/bike trails on Friday and Saturday. Saturday Potluck. Sunday regular trails.

Our Face book page is a great way to contact others who are attending or gathering to ride or drive the SHTRA trails. Also, please no carts over the big 100’ bridge to the island as it has narrow winding trails. Have you visited Wayne Mears’s Memorial picnic table on the Island?

If interested, go to 1-800-44-Parks or on line to register for a cabin rental. 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 two bedroom modern cabin/electricity /shower or the one bedroom, heated rustic cabin for a “get away & go riding” weekend. Try getting a group together and rent both!  It’s easy and fun to rent a SHSP cabin w/pickett poles overlooking the lake. If want to bring your dogs, it is now allowed at the rental cabin for a $10.00 fee. You can call SHSP at 517-651-6217 for more information but must book online. If you would like to join our fun group and need a membership form, go to our website  or call 989-661-2541 and I will send you one.

Thanks go to our Work bee crew for finding the flooding tiles, fixing culverts, grading the road, mowing the trails, cutting firewood and downed trees. You know you are greatly appreciated Don, Scott, Rosie, Bob, Ryan, Del, Pat, Dave.

Chanda and friends did a great job with LazyDays Campover July 12-14. The tie-dyed shirts and chocolate bunny bingo games were fun. Thanks for cooking burgers for everyone, they were delicious! We had over fourty folks for the potluck. The full moon made it easy for glow stick riding. The hollow log made a fantastic fire. The musicians-Danny, Pat  and Rachel played and sang for us. Thanks to all camping participants!!!