September 2019

The SHTRA Labor Day weekend camp over will be hosted by Marsha Putnam, friends and MHDVA invited to attend . It will be a 3 night camp over with Saturday’s patriotic poker ride, 6:00 pm Sat. Potluck w/ SHTRA furnishing Build your Burgers, 2:00 pm Sunday Root Beer Floats for all and Crazy Bingo ($1 a card) following with a group campfire. If you play guitar, enjoy campfire singing, come join us! Don’t fight the crazy holiday traffic. Ride or Drive them.

Sunday Sept. 29 will be the 16th Kris Kulhanek Memorial Judged Trail Ride hosted by the Rangers 4-H Club at the SHTRA staging area. Returning participants never want to miss this fun event. No overnight camping this year. This is a great horsemanship test with 10 obstacle stations, served with lunch and cash back prizes. Six divisions. Ride from 10:00am – 2:00 pm for prizes. Special $10 discount for 4H Club and SHTRA members. $30.00 entry fee for others. For more info contact Mary at 517-651-6884 or email

Our 3rd Explore the Hollow Weekend will be a 2 night camp over Oct. 18-20 with Host Pat Brown. This weekend is just in time for fall colors, a full moon and special riding on Forbidden Trails. So plan to come explore the marked hiking/bike trails increasing trail mileage by ten miles. This year we are riding the extra loops BOTH Friday and Saturday. Sunday is clean up the poo day so riders-back to the regular horse trails. Come and join us riding and at our last potluck at 6:00 pm Sat.

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?

The weekend of July 26-28 theme was “Fantasy Island”. Host Dave and Therese Kline planned numerous sights and a huge bonfire for the riders this fun weekend. We had many participants camping but many were Day riders who came to ride , potluck and campfire. Chef Dave made fantastic burgers for us. By popular vote, I won the campsite decorating contest with my Fantasy Horse camp, have pictures but cant post. Thanks Klines for the prize of a night at the Modern cabin. Each trail loop had its own surprise game. Thanks you Therese and Dave for decorating all the trails with such fun things to find. Great event!

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/picket 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 you 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.