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. 


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

Pigeon River Trail Riding

Spring is right around the corner
and so are the
Alpena County Horsemen's Club



September 3-7, 2015  Labor Day Campout at Elk Hill

September 17-20, 2015  Fall Ride Campout at Elk Hill

October 8-11, 2015  Color Ride at Elk Hill

Reservations are required!


ACHC Club Meeting & Potluck!

July 14, 2015 • 6:30 PM

The meeting and Potluck Dinner will be held at the Arnie Domke Memorial Park located in St. Matthew Cemetery on Wolf Creek Rd., in Herron, Michigan. Traveling on Wolf Creek Rd. from the north it’s past Dege Rd., coming from the south it’s past Schultz Rd. Once you enter the cemetery it’s right down the hill by the river. It’s approximately ⅛ mile past the old Wolf Creek Grain Mill.

•  Potluck Dinner, bring a dish to pass.

Picnic Tables are available, please bring your own lawn chair.

Please bring your own beverage.

•  The club will provide plates and silverware.











Horsemanship Clinic
Sue Moffit

Come and learn from the best! Sue has been a professional horseman for 35 years. She is versed in many disciplines such as; eventing, jumping and reining. She has shown successfully at the national level and also does dressage and western dressage.

If you would like to learn or gather more knowledge in these areas, please sign up and let us know what you would like to work on.

We will need six riders to hold this event. Fran Arthur, 989-727-4207, will handle scheduling and can answer your questions.

Date: Saturday and Sunday
          July 25-26, 2015

Location: Optimist Acres

Start Time: 10 AM

Cost: $60.00 for 2 hours lesson – maximum 4 riders per class

Auditors and spectator's are free.

Deposit required: $20.00 deadline is July 11, 2015

Contact: Darlene Alexander 989-727- 3137

*Refunds on deposit will be given only if a medical proof is provided in a timely manner.

**Trainer reserves the right to cancel lesson at any time, for any reason, also if the weather or safety is an issue.



The Alpena County Horsemen’s Club would like to express our sincere thanks to:

Team Elmers 
704 Progress Street
Hillman, Mi 49746

Alpena Aggregate
7590 Weiss Road
Alpena, Mi 49707

Yockey Excavating
4581 Us 23 North
Alpena, MI 49707

Losinski Excavating
5281 Us 23 North
Alpena, MI 49707

On Thursday and Friday May 21 & 22, 2015 the trucks were busy at Optimist Acres. The above businesses donated truck load after truck load of sand to help prepare the arena for this year.

The ground needed a lot of up keep and these wonderful businesses donated their time and fuel and dirt to help out the Alpena County Horsemen’s Club. This an example of community spirit at it’s finest!

When you’re out and about in our community give a holler to these wonderful businesses. This is a wonderful thing they did. Now we all know if we need excavating work, these are the companies to call and recommend!





Brown Trout Festival Tickets
Are Here!


Michigan brown trout raffle tickets are on sale right now. Alpena County Horsemen’s Club has 300 tickets to sell, if you would like to sell some tickets or a buy some tickets to help the club out please contact Darlene Alexander at

This year’s raffle prizes include:

  • 2015 Honda Pioneer 500 4x4
  • $1,000 Cash
  • $500 Cash

The club has to recoup their expenses. Please note: the Michigan Brown Trout Festival is the club biggest and easiest fund raising project for the year.





Announcing the NEW Youth 4-H Club,
The Kountry Kickers in Hubbard Lake Area!
Contact Bonnie Cornelius to join!


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

Send them to Bonnie or Jackie
as an Email Attachment





June 2015


Random Summer Facts:

Summer Holidays include Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day.

The Dog Days of Summer refers to the weeks between July 3rd and August 11th. They are named after the Dog Star (Sirius) in the constellation of Canis Major.

Ancient Romans and Greeks blamed Sirius for the extreme temperatures, drought, sickness, and discomfort that came in late summer.

The Summer Olympics take place every four years. They were held for the first time in Greece more than two thousand years ago.

The modern Summer Olympics were revived in 1896.

Mosquitoes, summer's pest, have been around for more than 30 million years.

Watermelon is summer's most popular vegetable. It is part of the cucumber, pumpkin, and squash family. The average American eats 15 pounds of watermelon a year and these juicy favorites are 92 percent water.

July is National Ice Cream Month. More Americans buy ice cream in July than any other month.

Summers spent throwing a Frisbee back and forth owe their game to a pie maker named Mr. Frisbee.

The first bathing suit for women was created in the 1800s. It was long sleeved with woolen bloomers.

June is named for the Roman goddess Juno (Hera).

Romans began the summer wedding tradition, choosing June for Juno's blessing. The tradition stuck.

August is the busiest month for travel and tourism.

Summer movie season is considered the most popular time for audiences to watch films.

Summer television used to be repeats only as Americans were typically outdoors during the summer. New programming was added to summer television line-ups beginning with 90210's special summer season of 1991, a network first.

Days are longer in summer.

Summer temperatures in the southern regions of the United States are significantly higher than northern regions. Both tornadoes and thunderstorms occur more often during the summer.

Hurricane season begins June 1st and lasts until November 30th.

Rainfall is less in summer than other times of year and droughts may seem more severe in summer time.

In 1816, the northeastern United States experienced snow and cold weather throughout the summer. Scientists cited a volcanic eruption in Indonesia as the cause.

The frequency of a cricket's chirps fluctuates with the temperature. If you count a cricket's chirps for 15 seconds and add 37, you will have the approximate outdoor temperature (in Fahrenheit).

The Folies-Bergere theater in New York began offering air conditioning in the summer of 1911 to lure audiences in to watch films and cool off.










Have an idea for Group Camping? 

 Contact Jackie Konecke at 989-356-0071

Want to plan a Day Ride? Contact...

Indian Reserve Road, Chippewa Hills or Graham Road
Contact Darlene Alexander 989-727-3137

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