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

May 21 - 25, 2015   Memorial Day Campout at Elk Hill

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!


Announcing a new Equine Campground!!

D bar D Ranch

Located in Chase, MI the opening weekend is
May 1, 2015
The weekend will feature the Trail Boss leading the 1st Trail Ride on Saturday.  Sunday will feature a Pig Roast and Potluck.

D bar D Ranch has electric & water sites, as well as rustic sites. 
They feature a full schedule for the entire summer. 
D bar D Ranch offers a beautiful full-featured facility, great camping, nice trails and the best owner/trail boss west of Reed City!

Visit their website at:






Michigan Horse Expo

When: March 13-15, 2015

Time: All Day


Where: Michigan Horse Expo
            MSU Pavilion
            4301 Farm Lane
            East Lansing, MI


There are dozens of clinics, seminars and educational events conducted by Michigan’s top horse professionals as well as top horse professionals from around the country. There are more than 200 vendor booths providing excellent shopping opportunities for both you and your horse!




Road To The Horse

When: March 26-29, 2015

Time: All Day


Where: Kentucky Horse Park
            Altech Arena
            Lexington, KY


Road to the Horse is a one-of-a-kind experience that combines education and entertainment for an all out horsemanship experience. 

The competition has in the past taken three or four internationally known, elite horse trainers and clinicians and puts them up against each other for the esteemed title of Road to the Horse World Champion. These competitors choose a horse out of the AQHA Remuda, a group of 3 year old untouched horses, and they begin building a relationship between horse and human.






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





March 2015


Happy St. Patrick's Day
and believe it or not
Happy Spring!!

At the Spring (or Vernal) Equinox the sun rises exactly in the east, travels through the sky for 12 hours and then sets exactly in the west. So all over the world, at this special moment, day and night are of equal length hence the word equinox which means 'equal night'. The word Equinox originally meant sun galloping day as the sun appears to move the fastest on these days, hence the same root as Equine meaning horse like.

Of course, for those of us here in the northern hemisphere it is this equinox that brings us out of our winter.

As the Vernal Equinox heralds the arrival of spring, it is a time of renewal in both nature and the home, so time for some spring-cleaning!

This is more than just a physical activity, it also helps to remove any old or negative energies accumulated over the dark, heavy winter months preparing the way for the positive growing energy of spring and summer.

As with all the other key festivals of the year, there are both Pagan and Christian associations with the Spring Equinox.

To Pagans, this is the time of the ancient Saxon goddess, Eostre, who stands for new beginnings and fertility.

This is why she is symbolized by eggs (new life) and rabbits/hares (fertility).

Her name is also the root of the term we give to the female hormone, estrogen. By now, you may be beginning to see the Christian celebration derived from this festival - Easter.

And this is the reason why the 'Easter Bunny' brings us colored eggs (and if you're lucky chocolate ones!) at this time of year.

So, as nature starts to sprout the seeds that have been gestating throughout the winter, maybe you can start to think about what you want to 'sprout' in your life now and start to take action.

Fun Facts About the First Day of Spring

Here are a few other interesting facts about the first day of spring:

  • If you were standing on the equator during either the vernal or autumnal equinox, you would see the sun pass directly overhead, the only two times in the year when that is true.
  • The two equinoxes are also the only times during the year when the sun rises due east and sets due west.
  • In spring, the Earth’s axis is tilted toward the sun, increasing the number of daylight hours and bringing warmer weather that causes plants to bring forth new growth.

There is a persistent myth that at the vernal equinox, and only at the vernal equinox, can you stand a raw egg on its end.







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