The Alpena County Horsemen's Club is a group of people with a common yet diverse interest in horses and related activities.  Member's interests include showing (at local, state and national levels), training, breeding, trail riding, horse camping, search and rescue,and driving. We are all about enjoying and getting the most out of the time that we spend with our horses. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in horses. 

TRAIL RIDING

For complete details
on all trail riding see our
Trail Rides page 

Pigeon River Trail Riding

 

Fall Color Ride Weekend
Camping and Riding
October 9-12, 2014
Pigeon River Group Campground

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Be sure to reserve your spot early
so you don't miss the fun!

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CLUB NEWS 



Upcoming Horse Shows

Saturday October 4, 2014
10:00 AM
 at Optimist Acres
NEMAHC approved cowboy challenge, some fun show classes and western dressage. 
For further information contact
Fran Arthur at 989-727-4207
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Sunday October 5, 2014
12:00 PM
Alpena County Fairgrounds

  NEMAHC approved speed only.
Rain or shine! 

For further information contact
Kari Spragg at 989-464-7260
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Important Notice from the DNR:

The DNR has requested that we make all ACHC members aware that while portable corrals/fences are not prohibited when camping at Elk Hill in the Pigeon River Country, there are certain restrictions that apply.

Portable corrals/fences are permitted only around the immediate area of the picket posts.  It is not acceptable to install a large corral area, as this leads to destruction of the grass and ground areas. 

It is never permissible to tie/picket or high-line horses to trees.  There are picket posts available at every campsite. 

We all enjoy camping in the Pigeon River Country and we all share the responsibility to care for the wilderness and above all always leave it cleaner and better than we find it.

Leave no trace!
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Announcing the NEW Youth 4-H Club,
The Kountry Kickers in Hubbard Lake Area!
Contact Bonnie Cornelius to join!
989-727-3145

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Do You Have Some Cool Event Photo's 
for the Website?

Send them to Bonnie or Jackie
as an Email Attachment

THE NEXT BIG EVENT!

SEE ALL EVENTS ON THE CALENDAR PAGE!

 

 

September 2014

 

Bizarre Horse Laws

Some American cities have bizarre horse laws. In Hartsville, Indiana, you can be put in jail if the horse you’re riding is ugly. In Budds Creek, Maryland, it is illegal for horses to sleep in bathtubs.

If you live in Franklin, Kentucky, you can't legally trade horses after dark.

In Marshalltown, Iowa, a horse will be breaking the law if it eats a fire hydrant.

In Wilbur, Washington, it is against the law for a person to "ride an ugly horse" - the fine is $300!

In Winona, MS, it is illegal to drive a car on Main Street because it frightens horses

In Calgary, Canada, a by-law requires businesses within the city to provide rails for tying up horses.

It's illegal in Marion, South Carolina, to tickle a female under her chin with a feather duster to get her attention while she's riding a horse.

In New York City, it is illegal to open or close an umbrella in the presence of a horse.

It is illegal to fish from horseback in Washington D.C, Colorado, and Utah.

Tennessee prohibits riders from lassoing fish.

Horses are required to wear hats in hot weather in Rasario, Argentina.

A fine of $25 can be levied for flirting. This old law specifically prohibits men from turning around on any city street and looking "at a woman in that way." A second conviction for a crime of this magnitude calls for the violating male to be forced to wear a "pair of horse-blinders" wherever and whenever he goes outside for a stroll.

In Guernee, Illinois, it is illegal for women weighing more than 200 pounds to ride horses in shorts.

In Kentucky, it is illegal for a woman to appear in a bathing suit on a highway unless she is: escorted by at least two police officers; armed with a club; or lighter than 90 pounds or heavier than 200 pounds. The ordinance also specifically exempts female horses from such restrictions.

In London, England, law required taxi drivers to carry a bale of hay on top of their caps to feed their horses. The law was in force until 1976.

In Arizona, it is illegal for cowboys to walk through a hotel lobby wearing their spurs.

In Raton, New Mexico, it is illegal for a woman to ride horseback down a public street with a kimono on.

In South Carolina, it is legal for adult males to discharge firearms when approaching an intersection in a non-horse vehicle to warn oncoming horse traffic.

A mis-worded ordinance in Wolf Point, Montana: "No horse shall be allowed in public without its owner wearing a halter."

In South Carolina, no horses are allowed into Fountain Inn unless they are wearing pants.

In Omega, New Mexico, every woman must "be found to be wearing a corset" when riding a horse in public! A doctor is required to inspect each woman to make sure that she is complying with the law.

Pennsylvania law states: "Any motorist who sights a team of horses coming toward him must pull well off the road, cover his car with a blanket or canvas that blends with the countryside, and let the horses pass. If the horses appear skittish, the motorist must take his car apart, piece by piece, and hide it under the nearest bushes.''

Pattonsburg, Missouri, Revised Ordinances, 1884: "No person shall hallo, shout, bawl, scream, use profane language, dance, sing, whoop, quarrel, or make any unusual noise or sound in such manner as to disturb a horse."

Abilene, Kansas, City Ordinance 349 declares: "Any person who shall in the city of Abilene shoot at a horse with any concealed or unconcealed bean snapper or like article, shall upon conviction, be fined."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEATURES 

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Have an idea for Group Camping? 

 Contact Jackie Konecke at 989-356-0071
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Want to plan a Day Ride? Contact...

Indian Reserve Road/Carol Clute 989-727-2405
Chippewa Hills/Darlene Alexander 989-727-3137
Graham Road/Carol Dodge-Grochowski 989-379-2701

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Weather Alerts! 

For current up-to-the-minute weather
alerts regarding club events and weather
situations, go to the Club Forum page
and click on Weather Alerts
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